Dayton Remmers is a front end developer for BFC Print in Batavia, Illinois. He’s responsible for maintaining all client portals and building HTML emails. “I work closely with our designer to build beautiful and functional HTML emails for marketing. I also get requests to change/remove/add features or design elements to client portals,” he says. Dayton enjoys the challenge of discovering how a feature works and how to add or change it in the company’s portals.
Dayton is proud to have earned the Student Ambassador position while studying at The Illinois Institute of Art — Schaumburg. “Through that position I met many friends in different fields, learned what kind of leader I am, and how to give better speeches.” As an ambassador, he helped new students adjust to college life and answered questions about his field of study. Dayton’s creative inspirations include websites that spark his imagination. “I start to wonder how the developer coded the site and why the designer choose the layout they did. I start to think of ways to improve the website.”
Dayton, who in 2013 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Web Design & Interactive Media from The Illinois Institute of Art — Schaumburg, says that his instructors treated classes like jobs. “There were strict deadlines that couldn't be missed, you had a certain number of days that you could miss class, you had to work in teams, and many more similarities to a real job.” He recommends that current students keep pushing forward. “In the web field, technology and trends are changing every day. If you don't work hard to keep learning you will fall behind.”
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