Ty Cooper
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Ty Cooper

Ty has been in the field for over 15 years, and is one of Jell’s lead brand managers and Web developers. His specialties include brand development, logo design, user interface design, interactive programming, and the assessment and assimilation of emerging technology standards.

Originally from Ohio, he moved to Chicago in 2005 in search of new challenges, urban adventure, and great Mexican restaurants. He enjoys pushing the limits in PHP, Javascript, AJAX, HTML5, CSS, and Flash, and prizes concept over glitz. He holds an AAS from the School of Advertising Art in Kettering, Ohio.

Ty’s past passions: drumming (four bands, four years) and skateboarding (okay, he still does it, despite a recent fracture). Thanks to the Old Town School of Folk Music, he can now list fiddling as a developing skill. On good days, he entertains the rest of the staff with a brief jig.

  • free-form

  • Great Lakes • onomatopoeia • Helvetica • needless home remodeling • 7-inch EPs • Gnar

  • food

  • tacos • vindaloo • deviled eggs • cottage cheese • pie 

  • music

  • The Clash • Hank Williams (Sr and III) • Miles Davis • Tinariwen • Skip James • DEVO • Loretta Lynn • Billie Holiday • Ray Charles • Television • Tim Fite • Duke Ellington • RZA • GZA • Ryan Adams • Mississippi John Hurt • Fugazi • Lou Reed • Ezra Furman • Iggy Pop • Tom Waits • The Pixies • Toots and the Maytals • Curtis Mayfield • Etc...

  • books

  • Breakfast of Champions • What is the What • Ham on Rye • Education of a Felon • There are No Children Here • Ishmael

  • periodicals

  • Tribune • Communication Arts • Print • Wired

  • casts

  • A Prairie Home Companion • This American Life • Sound Opinions • Radio M • Wiretap • Resound • Curb Your Enthusiasm • Bored to Death • Big Love

  • creatives

  • Johnny Cash • Joe Strummer • Kurt Vonnegut • Edward Bunker • Art Chantry • Ed Templeton • Mike Hill • Don Pendleton • Chris Ware • Paul Rand