About Us

We’re a boutique agency in Austin, Texas. We’re thinkers, coders, creators, problem-solvers.

Our Team

Adam Rasmus

Partner & Creative Director

Benjamin Slade

Partner & Creative Director

Jesse Kevon

Web Developer

Junie Threatt

Web Developer

Luke Duncan

Web Developer

Ryan Curtis

UX/UI Designer

Adam Rasmus

Partner & Creative Director

With a background in the arts, Adam is a strategic design leader who combines his creative and visual acuity with deep expertise in branding, marketing and digital to help companies rise above competitors and connect with customers. Adam co-founded what.it.is, and serves as the managing partner and the strategic lead on a wide range of branding, interactive, design and experience projects.

Benjamin Slade

Partner & Creative Director

Benjamin Slade is a senior creative director and designer with experience leading complex, multi-faceted projects for clients operating in a wide variety of markets and industries. From strategy to execution and delivery, Ben is focused on delivering quality products and experiences that solve problems, deliver results, and forge connections with the people they touch. Ben co-founded what.it.is in 2010, and serves as a Partner and Creative Director for the agency.

Jesse Kevon

Web Developer

Jesse Kevon is a full-stack web developer specializing in front-end development and Ruby on Rails. Jesse has been creating beautiful digital experiences with what.it.is since 2013. Prior to his experience in the tech industry, Jesse managed a music venue in Nashville, TN where he was responsible for all event management, volunteer recruitment and oversight, concert promotion and maintaining artist and booking management relationships.

Junie Threatt

Web Developer

Junie Threatt is a senior web developer with deep experience in a wide array of programming languages and services. Prior to joining what.it.is, Junie held lead developer roles at T3 and Livestrong Foundation.
Born in Conroe, Texas, Junie is the son of actor Junie Threatt II and Dancer Kathy Martin. He has 2 siblings, Tim and Niki. In 2005, he left Austin Community College in Austin, Texas to pursue his development career.

Luke Duncan

Web Developer

Luke is a software developer who enjoys building applications big and small, and preferably in Ruby. Originally from Aberdeen, Scotland - Luke found his way over to the Lonestar state where he earned his Marketing and Finance degrees from St. Edwards University in Austin. When not behind the keyboard, you can find him either running long distances, on the golf course or playing soccer (he insists on calling it football).

Ryan Curtis

UX/UI Designer

Ryan Curtis is a multidisciplinary designer, with experience working on internal product teams and at agencies. Before moving to Austin, Ryan got his degree in Strategic Communication from the Missouri School of Journalism, with a focus on Art Direction. Ryan understands and respects the symbiosis of UX and UI, and brings equal passion to both aspects of the digital design process. Outside of work, Ryan enjoys shredding on the skateboard and the guitar.

 

We're Hiring

Below are the positions we currently have available. We look forward to hearing from you.

Graphic Designer

what.it.is seeks a passionate, detail-oriented designer to conceptualize and contribute to work on branding, print and interactive design for a diverse array of clients. On a day-to-day basis you will work hand in hand with the design team to create new brands, improve on existing ones, and realize a wide array of deliverables for clients. This includes — but is by no means limited to — work on logo designs and brand systems, packaging and merchandise design, collaborating with architects and interior designers to bring brands into spaces, as well as seeing print and environmental pieces through from concepting and revisions to production and delivery.

The right candidate will be a follower of emerging trends in design and visual culture, engaged in the design community, and focused on doing intelligent work at the highest level possible.

Experience & Qualifications

  • 2-4+ years experience building brands and creating thoughtful work across print and environmental media
  • Strong conceptual thinking. Create more than just beautiful things. Work that demonstrates execution based on set design parameters and objectives
  • Experience in illustration and infographic work — the ability to communicate and visualize abstract concepts and ideas
  • Experience designing for websites and other digital media
  • Client-facing experience presenting work, talking through feedback and iterating on deliverables
  • The ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team
  • Experience managing multiple projects, tasks and deadlines simultaneously
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Fluent in industry tools and technologies
  • Willingness to be flexible and responsive as priorities and client needs change

What We Bring

  • Competitive salary and full benefits
  • Challenging, forward-thinking projects
  • Diverse clients working across a wide array of industries
  • Emphasis on doing only exceptional work
  • Dedicated, hands-on project team
  • New studio in East Austin
  • Flexible vacation

How To Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and relevant work samples via the service of your choice to info@what.it.is

Questions?

Questions regarding any component of this process are welcome. Please send all inquiries to info@what.it.is No phone calls, please.

Web Developer

what.it.is seeks an experienced, driven web developer to produce functional, standards-compliant experiences for websites targeting users across browsers and devices. On a day-to-day basis you will work hand in hand with the design team to produce innovative experiences on the web. This includes – but is by no means limited to – responsive HTML layouts, product development for clients and partner companies, custom API and product integrations, custom UI controls and behaviors, as well as maintenance of existing client sites.

At what.it.is, all of our focus and energy goes towards one common goal: doing only exceptional work. We see this hire as a critical step as we continue to elevate our work in the digital sphere. The right candidate will be a follower of emerging trends and technologies, engaged in the development community, and focused on doing intelligent work, regardless of how many projects we’re juggling as a team on a weekly basis. Finally, we are looking for a team player, motivated to both learn from and help team members daily in order to achieve our goals.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Fluent in current HTML/CSS best practices and execution
  • Strong knowledge of Javascript, Javascript optimization, and common libraries
  • Core understanding and familiarity with PHP
  • Experience working with a variety of CMS platforms (WordPress and other headless CMSs)
  • Proven ability to test and troubleshoot compatibility issues across browsers and devices
  • Experience working in a fluid manner with design teams to take approved UI designs and make them a reality – Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite experience a must
  • Experience building with app frameworks such as Ionic, Angular / React a plus
  • E-commerce and SSL experience a plus
  • Experience on enterprise web-apps and software a plus
  • Experience managing multiple projects, tasks and deadlines simultaneously
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Ability to execute at a high level within tight timeframes
  • Willingness to be flexible and responsive as priorities and client needs change

What We Bring

  • Competitive salary and full benefits
  • Challenging, forward-thinking projects
  • Diverse clients working across a wide array of industries
  • Emphasis on doing only exceptional work
  • Dedicated, hands-on project team
  • Flexible vacation

How To Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and relevant work samples via the service of your choice to info@what.it.is

Questions?

Questions regarding any component of this process are welcome. Please send all inquiries to info@what.it.is No phone calls, please.