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Be More Colorful’s Year Before Christmas

Be More Colorful's Year Before Christmas

Season’s Greetings,

Be More Colorful’s resident poet, Matt, has prepared a festive poem recounting our adventures in the past year. It’s very well thought out and wholesome. Watch it performed by Katie and Matt or read it in all its holly jolly glory below. 

‘Twas our sixth year in business, and all through HQ
Be More Colorful’s growing, launching new experiences too
The year started with, at least for a while
Katie, Matt, Michael, Drew; Nadia and Kyle
New ventures for some, left us with four
Company growth looming, (Yikes, we need more!)
Hired Kryss to work post, then Maddy for comms
Add Canyon and Lynn, (Operation Intern’s the bomb!)
Our team laser focused, from a prior year’s shift
To emphasize workforce, (And funding through LIFT!)
Midway through the year, we’re a great team of seven
Workloads increasing, let’s grow to eleven!
We did need more funding, in order to grow
So we worked with Commerce, ’cause they’re in the know
ND is awesome, for a business this small
Lots of great programs, we looked at them all
Development Fund, was the perfect solution
Fully funding our efforts, (With no dilution)
Now we could partner, with all industry
Self-funding production, (Dare we say free?)
CareerViewXR, has moved to growth phase
To triple the content, our platform portrays
But, so many projects, what should we do?
Need someone to manage, Let’s hire, Katie 2!
And just when we thought, it couldn’t get better
Out of the blue, a nomination letter
TechND grants, on their own accord
Premier Technology Business, (A major award!)
The year’s last three hires, started with Clara
Then Russell and Karen, (No team can compare-a!)
The hires and funding, were just the beginning
New partnerships forming, now that’s real winning
Marketplace for Kids, put us to the test
Engaging with students, where we work the best
Our industry partners, VR content made,
Representing their industries, through trade after trade
Started reseller partners, with ByteSpeed and Bluum
Sending careers on headsets, to their clients soon
CareerViewXR, if you are a member,
On a new platform! (Goes live in December?)
Our workforce stance, now firmly staunch
Has primed next year, for a nationwide launch
So as ’22, comes to a close
Some one-year reflections, (Just not via prose)
Without your support, guiding us through,
Our story’s not possible. We appreciate you!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Hanukkah Sameach, Joyous Kwanzaa, and the very Happiest of Holidays from all of us at Team BMC. We can’t wait to show you what’s in store for next year.

Colorfully Yours,
Katie & Matt Chaussee & Family & The Whole BMC Crew: Michael, Drew, Kryss, Maddy, Canyon, Katie M., Clara, Russell, & Karen

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
3 Months with company, 4 years professional experience
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
4 Months with company, 16 years professional experience
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
1 Year with company, __ years professional experience
Primary Roles: – 5 or less
  • 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
1.5 Years with company, 8 years professional experience
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

Creative Lead

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
6 Years with company, 17 years professional experience
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
6 Years with company, 19 years related professional experience
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