For more than a dozen years now I’ve provided independent consulting and coaching to executives, directors, and managers responsible for their organization’s digital growth. I’ve helped established corporations and mission-oriented non-profits deliver higher quality, more sustainable digital products on time and under budget.
In the past year I’ve:
- shepherded a multi-organization team from idea to initial launch on web and iPhone in under than 12 weeks.
- encouraged reluctant team members to successfully adopt new technologies resulting in a dramatic increase in an entire department’s efficiency and level of quality.
- increased accountability within a managerial team resulting in delivery weeks ahead of schedule.
- led multiple teams through a substantial technical migration, redesign, and relaunch all in under four months, resulting in accolades within their respective industries.
“Monthly meetings with Garrick have helped me to make great strides in prioritizing my business and life goals. With Garrick’s help, I feel like I am making steady progress towards doing the work of my dreams, which, surprisingly for me, hasn’t been about work at all, but, rather about family and personal dreams. Garrick is, basically, helping me to bring my life goals into sync with my business goals.” – Toby Cryns, Owner, The Mighty Mo
“Garrick is a deep thinker, a creative strategist, and a great listener. I’ve had the benefit of knowing him for a decade and always look to include him in my projects. Every meeting he delivers actionable insights and suggestions. For any of my friends looking for a sounding board that replies with valuable reactions EVERYTIME, Garrick is a resource you should call upon.” – Andrew Schroepfer, HOSTING.com Chief Strategy Officer
“Garrick is smart. Wicked smart. Give him a problem and he’ll come up with a solution that will meet and beat your expectations. It’s a rare to find a person who deeply understands technology but also understands how to make it useful and accessible.” – Mike McIntee, The UpTake Executive Producer & Co-Founder
“We hired Garrick to improve our ad serving system quickly and on budget. Garrick delivered. He helped create a strong framework that we can continue to develop with confidence. He is a pleasure to work with and I recommend his work.” – Joel Kramer, MinnPost.com CEO & Editor
“Garrick is a pleasure to work with, highly responsive and nails deadlines. He has good ideas and is a terrific sounding board both for strategic issues as well as more practical functionality and user interface things. I recommend him highly.” – Ben Tregoe
“Garrick’s expertise has been invaluable to our firm. He provides strategic suggestions and solutions that simply work. What makes Garrick unique is his ability to work at the highest level of project conception, as well as handle the smallest details required for delivery and follow-through. He is a consummate professional and his deliverables truly speak for themselves.” – Wednesday Reynolds
Ways to contact Garrick:
612 325 9110
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/garrickvanburen
Garrick and his work has been mentioned in the following books:
Jason Cranford Teague’s Fluid Web Typography and John Allsopp’s Developing with Web Standards
Julio Ojeda-Zapata’s Twitter Means Business
Peter Van Dijk’s Information Architecture for Designers: Structuring Websites for Business Success
George Colombo’s Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Podcasting (Absolute Beginner’s Guide)