Adam Kempa

Creative Technology Strategy & Execution
Ann Arbor, MI

I plan and build digital experiences, and I care about how they look and work.

adam@kempa.com
@adamkempa
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Skills

Solutions Architecture
Technical Leadership
User Experience / UX
Prototyping / Ideation
Responsive design
Documentation
HTML5 / CSS3
Javascript
Mapping & Location
Twilio / Interactive SMS
PHP
C# / .NET
MySQL, MSSQL, SQLite
WordPress
Emails with jokes
Adobe Creative Suite
Objective C / iOS
Server Configuration


Experience

Perficient Digital / Ann Arbor, MI
Technical Director / 2016 - Present
  • Co-manage and coordinate a large, multi-functional engineering team
  • Strategize, document, and execute technical marketing solutions for web, mobile, and physical experiences
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

Enlighten / Ann Arbor, MI
Senior Software Engineer / 2010 - 2015
Software Engineer / 2005 - 2010
  • Lead and coordinate the efforts of large technical teams
  • Lead creation and development of web solutions for brands of all sizes
  • Code in a technology-agnostic environment
  • Assess and apply new technologies

Featured Work

Client: The Henry Ford
Digital Transformation / February 2016
thehenryford.org
The Henry Ford

Client: Jimmy John's
Responsive Redesign / July 2013
jimmyjohns.com
Jimmy John's Responsive Redesign

More Work

carharttlookbook.com / Carhartt, Inc / 2016
thehenryford.org / The Henry Ford / 2016
thisismichigan.com / U of M / 2015
udr.com / UDR, Inc / 2014
jimmyjohns.com / Jimmy John's / 2013
heritage.umich.edu / U of M / 2013
guituner.com / Personal Project / 2013
826michigan.org / 826Michigan / 2013
jergens.com / Jergens Skincare / 2012
biore.com / Biore Skincare / 2012
mascocs.com / Masco / 2011
whatwasthere.com / Team Project / 2011
dfcufinancial.com / DFCU Financial / 2010
fruit2o.com / Fruit2O / 2010
johnfrieda.com / John Frieda Haircare / 2010
richmondamerican.com / MDC Holdings / 2008
colgate.edu / Colgate University / 2008
be-bratz.com / Bratz / 2007
the-n.com / Nickelodeon / 2006
audiusa.com / Audi of America / 2005
comerica.com / Comerica Bank / 2005

Awards

Web Marketing Association
   Outstanding Achievement / 2016
   The Henry Ford

American Alliance of Museums
   Online Presence - Silver / 2016
   The Henry Ford

W3 Award
   User Experience - Silver / 2013
   Jimmy John's

The One Show
   Interactive Merit Award / 2012
   WhatWasThere

Speaking

Self.Conference Detroit
   Presentation deck / May 2014

Ektron Responsive Workshop
   Presentation deck / October 2013

Ignite Ann Arbor
   Presentation deck / October 2012

Internet UX Conference
   Presentation deck / June 2012

Ignite Detroit
   Presentation video / April 2011

Ignite Ann Arbor
   Presentation video / February 2011

Publications

The Believer (PDF) / July 2010
Hacker Monthly (PDF) / June 2010
Make Magazine (PDF) / Spring 2005

Education

Bachelor of Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Wayne State University / Detroit
Cum Laude Graduate