Ample is a place for smart, interesting and passionate people to call home. It’s also the first call for anyone seeking great digital work.
When you have a problem you can't solve, a message you can't deliver, a site that doesn't convert – you call the A team. Ample, brings a crew who obsessively delivers on time and with excellence, just as their midwest work ethic demands.
Ample started around a dining room table. We designed, wrote and coded while cooking and sharing meals. As we’ve grown, the setting changed (and a few of the faces) but the family style atmosphere remains. Food is still important… Heck, our office kitchen table is a 10-foot slab of California redwood. And like in any home, it’s where we congregate. Talking politics and tech, football and family. We start our weeks with yoga on Mondays and celebrate the week’s end with drinks on Fridays. In the middle, we work our tails off.
Stop in some time. If you’re lucky we’ll be eating a Lotta Trotta or a Bearcat (best pizzas on earth). If you’re unlucky we’ll be playing MindTrap (worst game on the planet).
This is a place that believes in hiring smart people who take pride in their work and then affording them the freedom to act in our client’s best interest. It’s a team of creative thinkers who aren’t afraid of letting their freak flag fly.
I’ll give it to you straight. Remember The Wolf from the movie Pulp Fiction? He’s the guy who comes in when things are coming undone. He calmly and cooly connects the dots and gets people to move forward together. That’s what I do. I think big, move fast, and solve problems. Then I’ll take you out for pancakes.
Leave this to me. I believe the right way of doings things is the only way of doing things. Why write code unless it’s elegant and scalable? Why cheer on a basketball team other than UK? Why brew something other than an IPA? Do it right the first time and you need not worry about your site going down during the Cats game.
Stories matter most. Facts are facts. In all fairness, I’m a writer, content strategist and father of three girls. I’m writing client stories by day and making up fairy tales at night. I may be a little biased. However, without the story on the page, it's tough sledding to get someone to buy your product.
And that's a fact.
I make things right. I’m not the kind of person that settles. When I start a design, I pair countless typefaces in search of legibility and graphic balance. When I felt like Cincinnati was safe, but not stirring — I moved to Bend, Oregon. Some people say that’s overboard. But those kind of people probably typeset their resume in Arial.
Collaborate and listen. You’ll love me. I’m like 90s rap. I’ve got the technical know how you want, mixed with just enough of that sincerity to let you know I care. I’m Tupac’s lyrics over Biggie’s beat. If you don’t get that, it’s cool. Let’s say this... “if there’s a problem. I’ll solve it. Check with my devs so we can resolve it.”
I’m going to surprise you. I mean that in a good way. I’m not going to jump out and scare you or anything. Though that would be funny. If you walked into the conference room and the lights were out, and then I leapt out like, “SURPRISE!” Oh man... The look on your face. Anyway, I meant my work, will be pleasantly surprising.
Tell me something... Ever found yourself in a situation — surrounded by strangers — feeling awkward and uncomfortable? I haven’t. I’m the kind of developer who loves talking to people. Hearing their stories and understanding what makes them tick…. Wait… You’ve never met a developer like that? Hi, I’m Sean.
Can I just say… You’ll find yourself wondering how you got along without me. My emails will be a delight. And when we chat on the phone, you’ll think, is this is a client call or an old chum on the line? I guess what I’m saying is, “do you want to be best friends?” I’m kidding. But seriously, if you want to grab lunch I’m free.
I’m going to hit the right key. When writing code, a single mistake can take down a website. A tightrope some may find stressful. Yet I’ve been on stage singing, with the Cincinnati Opera, the Cincinnati Ballet, the Knoxville Opera. Mistakes are for rehearsals. When I push code live, it’s stage ready.
I’ll blow your doors off. I like going fast—racing cars on the weekend and outpacing deadlines all week long. As a designer, my workflow is blazing. I pick things up easily, fire through concepting and ideation. You should challenge me sometime. Just try not to blink.
What do you think? Sound like your kind of place? You might be right. We’re always on the lookout for new, interesting, talented people. If you like to have fun, if you have a personal drive to do great work with excellence and you aren’t afraid of challenge, Ample could be for you. We work and celebrate as a team, but it’s the individuals, their personalities and voice, that make it all happen.