Digital / Web Developer
Digital work should be considered holistically — nothing is completely stand-alone. Real success means determining how each component fits in to the larger idea of a project, a campaign, a brand.
Lars is a diverse talent and a nomad in the best sense of the terms. From youth hostels and libraries to carpentry and bartending, he worked his way across the Pacific Northwest, Europe, Japan and Australia. But when he returned home to Montana, he sought a career with craft — something that could keep up with his seemingly innate need to continually add new skills to his repertoire.
Montana Code School’s immersive programming course matched Lars’ affinity for quick thinking and agile work while offering endless potential for new possibilities and landscapes and learning. He especially enjoyed building applications and pushing the limits of what he could create. One app he built was Fail, focused on the principle that the more you fail the more you succeed. Both personal and professional, the app provides a weekly fail card to test a user’s comfort zone. The app’s suggestions demonstrate one of the life lessons Lars learned from his years of travel — that if you don’t put yourself out there, you lose the opportunity to learn.
After school, Lars worked at a web design firm where his days were full of writing code and building front-end frameworks. At PartnersCreative, his diverse background is a boon to our clients as he brings to his work an appreciation for variety and a different lens for looking at audience appeal.
Ask Lars about snow and avalanche conditions. He’s encyclopedic and loves to promote adventure … safely.
Hiking and eating, a combined activity. Lars has a passion for foraging. He even developed an app for it in code school that maps your explorations and discoveries of nature’s secret stashes.
There’s more to Japan than calligraphy and sushi. Lars studied abroad in Japan for six months in undergrad and moved back after graduation for another year.
Five Valley Land Trust volunteer
Le Kickball member of the Dirty Sliders team
MTB Missoula volunteer
Clark Fork Coalition volunteer
Montana State University B.A., history with Japanese minor
Montana Code School graduate
Cicerone Level 1 certification
AIARE Level 2 Avalanche certification