Be More Colorful Receives TechND’s Premier Tech Business Award

Be More Colorful Receives TechND's Premier Tech Business Award

The end of summer and beginning of fall has been a flurry of events, shoots, new team members, and even awards! Be More Colorful and CareerViewXR had the honor of receiving the 2022 Premier Tech Business award from the Technology Council of North Dakota (TechND). Co-founders Katie and Matt Chaussee were officially recognized for their efforts on the CareerViewXR platform at the annual CyberCon Conference on Oct. 4th, 2022

Watch our Award Acceptance Video

TechND’s annual awards program acknowledges and celebrates the individuals and organizations that make an impact in North Dakota’s growing technology landscape. The program commemorates the creativity, innovation, and dedication that these technology companies put into their ideas to make North Dakota shine. Be More Colorful had the pleasure of being nominated by Taya Spelhaug, TechSpark Manager at Microsoft, and was selected by the Technology Council. Other awards given at the awards ceremony include the Technology Innovator Award to POEM Design Co. of Minot and North Dakota Technology Champion Award to David Crothers of the Broadband Association of North Dakota. Congratulations to our fellow award winners! We’re so fortunate to be in a region with a strong, supportive community of innovative technology businesses and organizations.

Thank you to the Technology Council of North Dakota for this prestigious award. Stay tuned, the work we’re doing is just getting started!

Michael Bush

Creative Lead

Maddysen Boecker

Communications Coordinator

Maddy has a variety of creative experience under her belt from over the past few years and enjoys learning new things. She has been involved in video and podcast editing, copywriting, email campaigns, social media management, website design, and more. Her experience and understanding of many aspects of pre-production, production, and post-production helps her be an asset for the team at any stage.
B.S. Animation, minors in Film Production and Graphic Communication – MSUM May 2020
Member of Team BMC since April 2022
Primary Roles:
  • Ensures project success by maintaining client communications
  • Assists in internal management of project tasks
  • Highlights company news through email and social media campaigns
  • Composes unique and thoughtful copy for blogs and other needs

Kryss Geray

Post Production Specialist

Kryss has worked in several different industries, including as a test engineer at a local Fargo company.  As a test engineer, she helped with quality assurance to ensure all products met the highest standards, tested and documented all products, and collaborated on more effective and efficient ways of completing these tasks. She is proud to have worked on agricultural equipment such as acoustic material flow sensors and electronic motor and hydraulic controls, along with aviation equipment such as the Stratus ADS-B Receivers, and recoverable data modules.
Education
Member of Team BMC since March 2022
Primary Roles:
  • Oversees initial processing of all 360° media
  • Provides quality assurance for 360° photos and video content
  • Proofreads tour content meticulously

Michael Bush

Creative Lead

Drew Swenson

Media Production Manager

B.F.A. Musical Theater, minor in Media Production – UWSP May 2018
Member of Team BMC since August 2021
Primary Roles: 
  • Leads direction for all 360° media scouting trips and shoots
  • Supervises production team
  • Oversees creation of audio assets

Maddy

Creative Lead

Michael Bush

Creative Lead

B.A. 2D/3D Animation – MSUM May 2020
Member of Team BMC since February 2021
Primary Roles:
  • Dynamically animates in 2D and 3D
  • Meticulously designs UI and UX elements
  • Formulates graphics for print and web use
  • Champions XR research & development
  • Guides efforts of the creative team

Matt Chaussee

Co-Owner, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Matt is the Chief Executive Officer and co-owner of Be More Colorful. He has extensive experience in technical services administration, higher education, teaching, and technology training initiatives. While Matt’s role is primarily focused on business development and outreach, he is a self-professed lifelong learner who feels he has found his life’s calling in being able to learn about, explore, and share the amazing diversity of careers available to students today.
B.S. Mathematics minor Music and Psychology – NDSU December 2005
Masters of Business Administration – NDSU May 2009
Cofounded Team BMC in August 2016
Primary Roles:
  • Spearheads business development
  • Nurtures sales efforts
  • Amplifies community outreach
  • Coordinates workflow development
  • Maintains HR and payroll functions

Michael Bush

Creative Lead

Drew Swenson

Creative Lead

Kryss

Creative Lead

Maddy

Creative Lead

Katie Chaussee

Majority Owner, Co-Founder, Chief Administrative Officer

Majority Owner, Co-Founder, Chief Administrative Officer
Katie is the Chief Administrative Officer and majority owner of Be More Colorful. She has a strong background in customer service and a keen eye for creating captivating visuals, both defining characteristics of the company. Katie was Be More Colorful’s first VR photographer and has served the company as an image processor, experience builder, and quality assurance specialist. In her current role, Katie is the key administrator for Be More Colorful’s in-office operations where she works to adapt and refine workflows for a talented team of creative professionals.
B.S. Psychology minor Art – NDSU May 2003
Cofounded Team BMC in August 2016
Primary Roles:
  • Coordinates workflow development
  • Oversees various aspects of office management
  • Manages various purchasing decisions
  • Maintains HR and payroll functions
  • Formulates creative marketing ideas

Michael Bush

Creative Lead