Ted Gerstle, who studied at the University of Arizona, is a Web Developer at UpShift who brings 5 years of web, interactive, responsive, and dynamic design experience to the team—along with an appreciation for music and a great sense of humor.
What made you get into developing websites?
I started developing websites to help out local bands. I was surprised to find I actually really enjoyed coding and began to experiment more and more with friends for fun.
If you weren’t a developer, what would you be doing?
I would probably still be doing book acquisitions for small publishers (my old job before I got the code bug).
Favorite part about working at a design agency?
Seeing the design process and watching the prototypes come to fruition is really interesting.
Tell us one thing we wouldn’t know about you otherwise?
Favorite AC/DC song: “Who Made Who”.
Favorite hangout when not at Upshift?
The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of my favorite places to visit, particularly in the winter when it’s -20 degrees outside and 86 and steamy inside.