Stuart was introduced to the world of web development while pursuing a degree in design at Michigan State University. He found that developing his own tools was not only an asset to him as a designer, but a truly enjoyable pursuit on its own. Stuart continued to explore a range of interests throughout college by taking courses in art, design, game development, religion, animation, business and entrepreneurship, and more.
During his final year of college, Stuart came home from MSU to be with his family while they endured some difficult times. Although he missed his friends and his life at school, he found that you can get a lot done digitally, and he continued classes from home. As graduation grew closer, Stuart began freelancing as a web developer, working on small business websites and building his professional network from a distance.
After graduating, Stuart continued his freelance career for three years with moderate success. Work came in all shapes and sizes: building websites, designing logos, teaching classes and workshops, and, for a short time, working at a treehouse park. Though he eventually learned to embrace the lulls in business with volunteer work and odd jobs, Stuart found himself looking for a change. That’s when he discovered LaFleur, where he now works as a web developer.
In his role at LaFleur, Stuart enjoys solving complex problems; collaborating with the team of designers, writers, and project managers; and molding new technical processes. Off the clock, Stuart enjoys diving into new hobbies, spending time with his friends and loved ones, and dreaming (as well as agonizing) about the future.