Stephen Wise

Design & Marketing

Skills

I'm a Swiss Army Knife - I do everything.
I especially love Design & Marketing.

Design

Design

7 years of professional experience
Web Design
UI / UX
Product Design
Game Design
Animations
Sound Design
Pixel Art
Graphic Design
Video Production
Photography

Marketing

Marketing

7 years of professional experience
Branding
Digitial Marketing
User Acquisition
Ecommerce
Newsletter Campaigns
Crowdfunding
Content Marketing
Community Management
Press Relations
Growth Marketing

Development

Development

10 years HTML, CSS, Javascript
8 years PHP & MySQL with WordPress
2 years C# with Unity3D
1 year C++ in college
Currently learning Swift 3
Agile Methedologies

Analytics

Analytics

7 years of professional experience

Keeping an eye on researching user's trends like sessions, event & conversion tracking, and KPIs help me react and a/b test new designs, copy, and marketing efforts. It helps me improve user retention and User Experience.

Integrations

Integrations

7 years of professional experience

I've had to integrate a bunch of third party services with websites and apps. I'm "that guy" everyone at the office asks to find a solution to all kinds of things.

Guess who ends up managing the accounts to all of these?

SEO / ASO

SEO / ASO

7 years of professional experience

Best SEO service in Charlotte. Best SEO in Charlotte. Best Search Engine Optimization in Charlotte.

Joking aside, as a slave to bots and crawlers, one must cater to search engines and app stores.

Work Experience

These are my most relevant jobs I've had while in my 20's.

Tapity Inc.

Marketing, iOS Game Design & Development, Web Design, Asset Design, Front-End Developer, Analytics, Adwords, Payments
(Feb 2015-Dec 2016)

Apple Design Award-winning app studio specializing in app design, development, and marketing. We have 4 apps, each reaching #1 in their category and have been featured on the home page of the app store with a main banner.

I was hired as an iOS game developer. When that game shipped, I helped re-invent Hours as a marketer/business developer, and other things. After we sold Hours, I’ve been doing branding, marketing, and design work on our own apps and products, as well as our client’s apps since. Each app has hit #1 in their category and featured on the homepage of the app store. Tapity ended business at the end of 2016.

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Imperium42 Game Studio

Technical, PR, Marketing, Community Management, Writer
(July 2016-Present)

An "indie" game studio based in Las Vegas with team members from all around the world, including USA, UK, Canada, India, and Ireland

Working part time as a hobby on our new game, Throne of Lies - Online 3D multiplayer social deduction game of deceit, inspired by medieval politics and the Werewolf/Mafia party game genre.
I created our Kickstarter, which was successfully funded with 393 backers who pledged $21,795. Our game was also greenlit on Steam Greenlight. Alpha testing begins March 31st, or shortly after. We have over 2,500 registered accounts. I'm also the community manager and I help write lore for the game.

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Hours Time Tracking

Hours - Time Tracking

Marketing, Technical Operations (2015-2016)

I was part of the branding and business development for Hours, as well as marketing and some design. Mike and I created the crowdfunding campaign, and I also integrated and managed our payment system. I designed the blog, then marketing/design for the iOS app and website. I even had a part in payments, testing, and QA. We sold the company to Five Pack Creative.
  • Branding & Marketing (copy, pricing, taglines, message, web design)
  • Managed newsletter of over 70,000 subscribers
  • Set up and managed Analytics & conversion tracking
  • Created crowd-funding campaign, raising $80,000+
  • Designed official blog
  • Developed in-app marketing and triggers for auto-emails
  • Set up and managed Stripe & Recurly subscription payment system
  • SEO/ASO, Google Webmaster Tools, and set up SSL Certs
  • Payment-related customer service via Helpshift

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FireFold

Web Designer, Director of Marketing (2011-2015)

An ecommerce site for Home Theater and Networking products. Local services include Web Design & Hosting and Home Theater & Networking installation.
  • Rebranded and designed/developed the ecommerce website
  • Managed $35,000/mo budget on Google Adwords / Bing Ads
  • Single-handedly Managed over 70 clients' websites and hosting
  • Maintained Google Product Listing ads for over 3000 procucts
  • In charge of Email Marketing to over 35,000 subscribers
  • Managed Social Media accounts
  • Set up creepy "follow you around for 15 days" remarketing ads

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Fun Fact #1: The host on the right, Sam Iglesias, now works at Apple.

Fun Fact #2: A 4 oz unit of my tea cost me about $1.75. I sold it at $22.

Fun Fact #3: I hand-drew our brand logo onto each bag, usually while in Entrepenuership class, sitting next to Jeremy Olson (Founder of Tapity). I also wrote "thank you" notes for every order.

Utopian Tea

Founder
(2010-2012)

A modern-style online only tea store, providing bold, earthy loose leaf teas straight from individual tea plantations within the Fujian province and Wuyi mountains in China.

This is where I got started as an all-around do everything guy. I invented the brand, made the website and shipped the orders. I had a tea blog called TeaHacker.com. A ton of tea companies were asking to advertise on my site and send me free tea to review. I decided that instead of selling their tea, I'd start my own tea company and sell my own tea. I found some tea plantations in China willing to sell to me in bulk, and that's how Utopian Tea came into existance. I stopped doing this when I sold out of my bulk tea to focus on Computer Science at UNC-Charlotte.

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Design

I make things in Sketch, Photoshop, Unity3D, and Unreal Engine

Hire Me

Design and Marketing interest me most, but if you need someone with any skills above, send me an email.

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Stephen Wise

I live in Charlotte, NC
I love it here, yet I'm willing to relocate.

Teahacker@gmail.com

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