This is the personal site and portfolio of Joe Bergantine, a Bozeman, Montana – based Web designer, developer, interactive marketing strategist and photographer.
I have been designing websites and programming applications since the middle school when I programmed a tick-tack-toe game on a TI-82 calculator. In high school I turned to photography which lead me to digital art and eventually a BS in Graphic Design from the Art Institue of Portland.
After working as a freelance graphic designer and production artist in Portland, OR, I moved back to my hometown of Bozeman, MT to join a small graphic design shop, as a graphic and Web designer. With an increasing workload of Web projects I shifted to focus on Web development full time; creating an interactive department within the company and straddling the roles of interactive designer, Web developer, IA, SEO, e-marketer, and occasional sysadmin. After growing that department out for a few years I left to take on a similar role as Interactive Producer at MercuryCSC, a Bozeman-based strategic marketing agency focused on authentic story telling.
In my spare time I lurk on Stack Overflow answering questions about Panic Coda, Django, Python and version control systems. I also spend time cycling, skiing, and running around Bozeman with my black labrador, Eddie.