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Digital Strategy, Design & Development - Milwaukee, WI

  • TIM GROVE, SR. TECHNICAL ARCHITECT JOINS NORTHERN GROUND

    10Q with Tim, a key member of our growing team. Tim will begin to lead our more challenging development projects. Oh wait, thats all we do. Anyhoo, Tim is rad and we are happy to have him. Welcome! Q1 Northern Ground: Tell us about your professional background. Tim: ... more

    #CODESONCODES

  • WANTED: SENIOR WEB/MOBILE DEVELOPER

    UPDATE 2/21/14: We are excited to announce that this position has been filled! Thank you for the overwhelming interest and stay tuned to meet our newest team member soon... Can't fall asleep until you figure it out? Do you have a strong sense of craft? Are you proud of your code? Come work where you will be appreciated and challenged to grow; a place where you can finally do your... more

    WE WON'T HOVER OVER YOU WITH TIMESHEETS. WHY? BECAUSE TRACKING HOURS MAKES NO FRIGGIN' SENSE.

  • WELCOME NICOLE MADISON, SR. USER EXPERIENCE DESIGNER

    Our work is not for the faint of heart. From embedded touch systems to games to mobile apps to new platforms, we get the tough stuff, and we wouldn't have it any other way. Nicole has joined Northern Ground to round out our capabilities related to information architecture and user experience planning. Her deep digital chops coupled with her design background make her a perfect fit for... more

    DAY DREAMING ABOUT THE PORK BUNS AT BRAISE.

  • SEASON'S GREETINGS!

    To all of our amazing customers, partners and vendors, thank you for a wonderful year of challenge and opportunity! We wish you the happiest of holiday season's and a healthy and prosperous New Year. Stay warm my friends! more

    YES, THAT IS A CONCRETE IGLOO. IT'S POSSIBLE?

  • BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING

    To be honest I don't love the word 'usability.' It's a useful word (derp), but I have a totally unfair and cynical thought that it was invented by some designer as a spin for clients, to both raise the importance of design while simultaneously lowering the expectations for it. It promises both more and less than it can deliver. For a long time, designers had to strug... more

  • HARD OUT HERE FOR A DESIGNER (NOT REALLY)

    Now that we have a pretty fat year of work to show in a portfolio, we've begun working on a new version of the Northern Ground website, which will go live hopefully by January. I always have formal and aesthetic ideas I want to try, and naturally see our own website to be the perfect place to indulge that stuff. If we can't/don't innovate with our own site, when would we? Anyway, I ... more

  • QOTD: EMPATHY IN DESIGN

    ‘To make’ is to take on the challenge of engaging an other in an empathic conversation. An other we perceive as being separate from our ‘selves.’ An other we do not know. An other that can just as well be a fellow human being, as it could be a character in a story, a piece of raw material, or even your own body. These are all others we can make with, by realizi... more

  • MSOE: A MAGENTO E-COMMERCE SOLUTION FOR HIGHER ED

    "We all need a super hero once in a while! Northern Ground saved the day for us when we needed it most. We were in the midst of a new website launch yet Northern Ground found a way to work with our existing vendors and had us up and running with an e-commerce solution within an extremely tight deadline. We are so appreciative of the time, effort and willingness to answer our big and s... more

    MSOE IS MILWAUKEE'S ONLY UNIVERSITY LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN.

  • QOTD: CRAFTSMANSHIP

    "There is a growing desire for authenticity in the world. Handcrafted goods, artisanal foods, community gardens; people are nostalgic and business are returning to old-world ways. We want to know where things come from, who makes them, what are the values behind a product. Craftsmanship is about human touch. Touch links us to som... more

  • 10Q WITH NEW SR. FRONT-END DEVELOPER MIKE GRUNWALD

    One year in and we continue to grow in smart ways with employee #6. We are elated to welcome Mike Grunwald as a dedicated front-end developer to lead our pipeline of large-scale projects. He brings agency and client-side experience and a balanced set of digital skills. Welcome Mike - let the hazing begin! Q1 Northern Groun... more

    WE ALMOST DIDN'T TRUST HIS TECHNICAL SKILLS BECAUSE HE LOOKED TOO CLEAN TO BE A DEVELOPER.