This is the personal site and portfolio of Joe Bergantine, a Bozeman, Montana – based user experience designer.
I have been programming applications since 1997, when as a middle schooler, I programmed a tick-tack-toe game on a TI-82 calculator—working out the game mechanics so the application would always win. In high school I found a creative outlet in photography which lead me to digital art and eventually a BS in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Portland.
After working as a freelance graphic designer in Portland, OR, I moved back to my hometown of Bozeman, MT to join what's now O’Berry Collaborative (O;C) where I shifted to focus on Web design and development full time.
After growing out an interactive department at O;C for a few years I left to take on a similar role as Interactive Producer at MercuryCSC, a Bozeman-based marketing agency. I now run Kinsa, a creative consultancy focused on user-centric design.
In my spare time I lurk on development forums, answering questions about version control systems, Django and the Panic Coda text editor. I'm an avid yogi and triathlete and enjoy cycling, skiing, and running around Bozeman with my Black Labrador, Eddie.