KEVIN McCOY

WORK: Self-taught...kinda.

During my trek through college, I had no idea what I wanted to do. I started out wanting to pursue education, because I have teachers in my family and i've enjoyed helping others learn. I found out that while teaching was personally satisfying, something didn't feel right about it for me. I knew I wanted to get into music somehow, but did not know how to physically play. That lead me to media.

The next step in my journey led me down a journalism, turned communications path. When internships became available, I jumped at the opportunity to apply for the local Alternative Rock station in Kansas City. At the time, I just wanted to be an on-air personality. I landed the internship in hopes of working my way up to DJ. During my internship, I picked up as many skills as I could along the way.

After my internship, I was offered a part-time promotions job. I took it immediately and was now getting paid to learn. I did everything from random errands to engineering live radio remote events. I found I really liked any of the design projects the best. I also got into a little development work, little did I know at the time. I became familiar with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Got some basic HTML & CSS experience through running a couple stations MySpace pages...God, that dates me. I’m sorry for that.

Anyways, I work for a little bit at the stations and finally get my first shot at design and development work. It also happened the same I was offered a part-time on-air spot on the top Rock station in town. I was stoked and worked both a full-time shift and part-time weekend shift for a year or so. I was practically living at the station and got burned out. I had a tough decision to make, but in the end it was the best one for me. I found what I wanted to do.

I worked as the “Webmaster” for a few years and picked up a TON of experience and new skill sets. I was able to learn photography, videography, editing...a whole new world had opened up for me. I learned as much as I could and was ready for the next step. Got a job that was straight up front end web development and felt a bit over my head, but I had very supportive co-workers and I was able to grow, develop and advance up to a manager before leaving.

After leveling up, I was ready for the next opportunity with a small start-up in the Marketing department. I viewed marketing as the culmination of my acquired skills over my professional career. I used a little bit of all my experience and helped build up their online presence and presentation.

I’m not sure where I really fit in the professional world. The university I went to didn’t really prepare me for all my twists and turns, nor did they offer computer science or design classes. Everything I’ve found that I really enjoy working on, are random skill sets that I picked up in the background, while trying to complete another task handed to me. I dig problem solving, creative thinking, applying design to code and vice versa.


PERSONAL

In my free time, I enjoy design, photography, filming/editing video, listening to and creating music, spending time with family and consuming as many comic books as possible.

I have an incrediby supportive family and wife. Family always comes first in my book. My wife is my best friend, mother to our awesome son and my partner in crime.


WORK HARD. PLAY HARD. LOVE OTHERS.


Resumé

Contact: 913.206.0757 or kckmccoy@gmail.com