Mike Montgomery built liQuidprint by understanding that companies need help doing business on the Web. His marketing background gives him an advantage over other Web design consultants and ensures that liQuidprint Web sites will engage the end-user through results-driven interactive technology.
It's this innovative and effective approach that has built liQuidprint from a basement start-up to a leading voice in the industry.
Before founding liQuidprint in 1996, Montgomery was involved in providing high-end workflow solutions to Fortune 1000 companies.
Mike BenedettoArt Director • Creative Director
Mike has been with liQuidprint since 1998. He has over twenty years of experience working with design, fine art and photography.
Mike believes that the design of a website holds great power: it can greatly enhance ability to communicate a company's purpose, and it can be a substantial support in meeting a company's goals.
He believes that the ability to listen is by far the most important asset a designer can have. If we as designers can hear what a client wants, regardless of how well-versed the client is in design speak, we can not only deliver what is wanted, but can exceed expectations.
Some other things you may or may not want to know:
- He was born feet first.
- He once had a bike stolen from him while he was riding it.
- He drinks half-caff.
Julie CamaratoGeneral Manager
Julie joined liQuidprint in 1999 after spending seven years at a Fortune 100 health care company. The various positions she held during her tenure at Cardinal Health ranged from operations management to marketing and prepared her well for the various roles she plays at liQuidprint.
Satisfied clients and happy employees are the goals that drive Julie. She is passionate about ensuring liQuidprint delivers an amazing product and firmly believes that the great team we have assembled will do just that.
When not working, Julie enjoys spending time with family and friends - especially her daughters Sophia and Ella.
Pete ZundelFront-end Developer
In case you don't already know it, Pete was liQuidprint's very first employee. liQuidprint 'stole' him from the University of Chicago, Networking and Telecommunications Department, where he was responsible for a University wide project to install a new networking infrastructure.
Pete's extensive experience in all phases of the web development process including advanced database applications provide him with the perfect background to lead our Front-end development team. Pete's team is responsible for bridging the gap between our designers and our server-side developers. In his own words, "after many years on the job it is now official. I have now learned enough to be dangerous at every aspect of the web design process."
Pete has developed strong customer relationships over the years due to his recognized commitment to delivering the best product and incomparable service for each of his clients. One of Pete's favorite projects was DeBrand Fine Chocolates. This was a great opportunity for liQuidprint to bring a local company to a national and even global stage.
Even though it's hard to imagine Pete anywhere but liQuidprint, a few of his previous professions include, an auto mechanic, a restaurateur and a paperboy.
Luis ZamarripaSenior Front-end Developer
Louie started off 2010 with a new job here at liQuidprint as a Front-end Web Developer. Prior to beginning his illustrious career Louie graduated from the Illinios Institute of Art Chicago with a Bachelors Degree in Multimedia and Web Design.
He came to liQuidprint after spending about 3 years in the industry and has worked at other web design firms. In his own words, "what separates liQuidprint from the other firms I've worked for is that our team is devoted to your project and to making sure you get the attention you deserve".
In his free time, Louie enjoys:
- A good BBQ
- Turning lead into gold (as of yet no success)
Nick WagnerIT help desk
Nick joined liQuidprint in early 2011 as the resident Help Desk Specialist. He's a very helpful guy, and has been helping folks through technical difficulties for the last ten years. He has worked for the federal government and a small software company, supporting Windows and Mac desktops, Microsoft server environments, and basically anything with a power switch. Most of the phone calls he receives from his friends and loved ones are regarding computer problems.
Nick leads a double life as a comedy professional, performing with the Improvised Shakespeare Company at iO Theatre and creating comedy short films with a production company he started with his creative friends. He recently launched a podcast called Improvised Star Trek. In short, he is a silly nerd and proud of it.
He finds the environment here at liQuidprint to be the best he's ever worked in--interesting, challenging, and rewarding. And his colleagues are seriously fun people.
Phil WeissVideo Specialist
Phil joined liQuidprint in November 2010. He has
experience making all kinds of videos - from weddings to
commercials to sketch comedy for tweens. Whether the project is
small or huge, Phil has the skills to make it happen.
Phil grew up in Chicago and went to the same high school as art director Mike Benedetto (Whitney Young). Their graduation dates are (more than) several years apart.
He believes video is an important and effective way to deliver your message. It can also make your web site, and by extension, your company seem more impressive.
Phil is a runner and cook and enjoys traveling to big cities and getting lost.
Judie SibellSales Director
Judie, who was born in the city but raised in the 'burbs, finds it easier to say she comes from Chicago. She loves to exercise, especially running and her Dailey Method classes. She also has two kids that keep her busy, especially since they're both involved with skating. From September through March you can expect to find Judie tagging out with her husband at the rink, if she isn't here at liQuidprint of course. And if that wasn't enough, she's also the proud owner of large golden retriever named Coach.
Judie is excited to have joined liQuidprint where she believes good people and great teamwork will make all the difference in the world. Our team's priority is working together in an efficient manner, lending consultation, recommendations, and help to our clients so that they can achieve their goals through their web presence. Judie is happy to have found us. She never would have guessed that many years ago, when a mutual friend and sorority sister introduced her to Julie Camarato, our General Manager, she would someday be working side by side with Julie. They had become fast friends and kept in touch throughout the years, which paid off for us in the end.
As a Sales Director, Judie will be leading the sales team and working on continuing to build the relationships we have with our current and new clients to ensure lQp does a fantastic job with each and every project that comes our way. After 20 years of work on the mass media side of business, Judie has developed a strong passion for marketing, client relationships, helping people, and putting clients' needs first to help them succeed with their businesses. It doesn't seem like there's anyone more perfect for this position than Judie.
Eric GomollFront-End Web Developer
Eric was born and bred in Chicago's suburbs - Franklin Park to be exact. He went to college and majored in Multimedia and Web Design at the Illinois Institute of Art in Schaumburg. After graduation, though, Eric's career took several twists and turns away from Web Development. Eventually, and thankfully for us, he found his way again. In fact, this year he enrolled in a Masters Certification program in Web Design and Application Development at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Today, he's pursuing his dreams with a full-time career in Web Development here at liQuidprint.
Mr. Gomoll acts as a Front-End Web Development utilizing HTML5, CSS, jQuery, and much patience. He also dabbles in a bit of PHP and Photoshop with some additional experience with Ruby on Rails and Content Management Systems like WordPress thrown in - for good measure of course. While in our offices, most of Eric's time will be spent taking the lovely designs of our Art Department and turning them into website magic. That's right. He has special powers.
Since being at liQuidprint, Eric has found our friendly, casual, and laid back work environment to be a great atmosphere for Web Development. He feels blessed to work so closely with such great coworkers; even Luis, who, despite his flaws, Eric has remained sitting next to - for now.
When he's not casting Web Development spells, Eric likes to read, exercise, and hike. He finds that long walks in the woods are great stress-relievers, which is probably necessary after long days beside Luis. Eric is also an avid music fan. He boasts a large library of MP3s, CDs, and Pandora stations. He's also chock full of random song and band trivia, which he finds to come in handy during conversation lulls.
Overall Eric has fit in nicely with our liQuidprint family. He does, however, plan on brushing up on his basketball skills in fear that he is on the cutting board for the Thursday afternoon elite lQp team.
Interested in joining our team, visit our open jobs listings