About Manning Krull
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The long-ish version:
I've been working in digital media professionally since 1997(!), largely in the healthcare industry. I get asked about my career path a lot, so I'll explain how I got here...
I started out as an illustrator/designer and later developer for a tiny web design shop in New Jersey in my early twenties — this was actually in the pre-dotcom-boom era! I started at my first large agency in Philadelphia in 2000, and then I moved to France in 2005, where I worked remotely as a freelance designer/dev for ad agencies and small-business clients, mostly in the US.
In 2010 I moved to NYC and joined a mid-sized ad agency, first as a freelance dev, and then I later came on full time and took on the role of tech lead, and that evolved into my current position as director of creative technology. I work as a liason between creative and tech teams as we produce various digital tactics, and I do a lot of writing and consulting on digital best practices. I still love designing and coding stuff myself whenever I get the chance, hence this website and my many personal projects.
Enough about work; here's a little about me and my real life. I've lived in Brooklyn since 2010, but I still miss Paris every day! I still write about Paris occasionally on my site, Cool Stuff in Paris, although it's pretty outdated these days. When I'm not working I devote most of my energy to various art projects; I've done lots of freelance illustration work over the years, and recently I've been focused on making paper-maché sculptures, most notably big Halloween decorations and Mardi Gras masks. I'm a member of Skeleton Krewe, a Mardi Gras parade group in New Orleans, and I make a new skull mask every year and fly down to New Orleans to march with the krewe. My year is basically half Halloween planning and half Mardi Gras planning!
I think that's plenty of info for now! Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org!