Jeff Byer

Jeff Byer

Jeff Byer has been designing identities and building websites since 1995. He is the CEO and co-founder of Print Fellas LLC, and CEO at Jeff Byer Inc, a web design company in Redondo Beach, California and Host of Digital Rage Podcast.

Degrees & Certifications

Jeff has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. He is a certified Project Manager by Franklin-Covey and has qualifications in Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML, PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, SEO, Bing Ads, and Google Ads. Jeff Byer is a co-author on 5 US Patents related to content management systems he has created on the internet.

Patents

Jeff Byer's full legal name is John Jeffrey Byer, which is how he is cited as co-author on the following 5 patents.

Media content creating and publishing system and process

Patent Date Issued: May 16, 2002
Patent issuer and number: us EP 1402416 A4

A system and process for creating, editing, uploading, storing, sharing, and publishing media content including user selectable operators (310) on a home page (300) that allow a user to incorporate digital assets into a personalized media content. Users may share their personalized media content with others via a share page on the website.

Content management system and process

Patent Date Issued: May 16, 2002
Patent issuer and number: us EP2237172 A1

A content managements system and process for programming, scheduling, uploading, storing and managing content on a website. A web site page comprises content area, channel area, user-selectable operators, advertising space, menu area and promotes. Metadata is attached to website elements which are sorted into hierarchy based on the metadata. The content management system and process perform off-line generation and association of all associated website elements through the metadata into a data package. The data package may then be scheduled for on-line availability at defined times.

System and process of managing media content

Patent Date Issued: Jul 13, 2001
Patent issuer and number: us US6910049

A content management system and process for programming, scheduling, uploading, storing and managing content on a website. The content management system and process attaches meta-data to website elements and sorts the elements into a hierarchy based on the meta-data. The content management system and process may then perform off-line generation and association of all associated website elements, through the meta-data, into a data package. The data package may then be scheduled for on-line availability at defined times. The content management system and process also enables the setting forward of an internal clock so that the data package may be tested within the context of the website before the data package may actually be available on the website. The content management system and process may automatically ingest content based on a naming convention and may also ingest website user content and inherit all meta-data that was associated with user content.

Media content creating and publishing system and process

Patent Date Issued: Jul 13, 2001
Patent issuer and number: us US 6976028

A system and process for creating, editing, uploading, storing, sharing, and publishing media content. The system and process occurs within an online environment including one or more user network devices and one or more server network devices connected by a communications link to the one or more user network-enabled devices. The process includes providing access to digital assets and media creating and editing tools via a website. A website user may incorporate the digital assets into media content created or edited by the user by utilizing the media creating and editing tools. The user may then upload an store this personalized media content to storage space provided to the user by the website. The user may also “publish” this personalized media content to a user showcase page on the website. Users may share their personalized media content with other users via a share page on the website.

Dynamic graphical index of website content

Patent Date Issued: Jul 6, 2001
Patent issuer and number: us US6990498

A dynamically updateable graphical index for rapidly scanning through content available on a website. The index comprises user-selectable levels within branches of a hierarchical tree structure representing various categories and sub-categories of content available on the website. All content on the website is associated with meta-data. The categories and sub-categories correspond to this meta-data. As content is added to the website, the content's associated meta-data is dynamically incorporated into the index and is searchable within the hierarchical tree structure displayed to the user.

Speaking and Press

Jeff Byer is host of the Digital Rage Podcast about all things internet and digital marketing. In 2018 Jeff was profiled in Voyage LA about his experience and the rebirth of his new company. He is a source for a variety of topics including agency ownership, SEO, website design, digital marketing, music and cooking. Mentions inlude Business.com & Welp Magazine.

Experience

Jeff started his first interactive media company, Globaldog Digital Communication, in Studio City shortly after college. At Globaldog, Jeff Byer designed websites for retail marketers, shopping malls, Dental Health Plans, and created an online service for expectant families to share their birth experience with friends and family across the world. That service was called Hello My Baby and sold to an interactive health agency.

Aramark

Jeff entered the corporate world by accepting a database administration project at ARAMARK Uniform Services in Burbank. At ARAMARK, he helped develop their first intranet to improve communication across the country. During his tenure at ARAMARK, he serviced such clients as Sears, Pepsi, Midas, Waste Management and Boston Markets.

Sony

Jeff Byer moved from the corporate sector into entertainment at Sony Pictures. He started as a quality assurance manager for Columbia Tri-Star Interactive (CTI). From this position Jeff moved into website production working on television websites for Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, Rock ‘N Roll Jeopardy!, Party of Five, Dawson’s Creek, Game Show Network and movie sites for Go!, Big Daddy, Godzilla and Men In Black. From CTI, Jeff moved to Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment (SPDE) where he worked on a large variety of projects. He created audio and video pieces for Spider-Man, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Snatch, Roxy, Sweet J Presents, and Screenblast.

While at Sony Pictures Jeff Byer was one of the initial producers at Screenblast, an online creativity service. For Screenblast Jeff have made hundreds of promotional audio and video pieces, and traveled the world promoting two products that he produced; Screenblast Movie Studio and Screenblast Music Studio. These products are audio and video software products that are on sale at most major retail locations. Not only did Jeff produce the software, but he also aided in creating and designing the packaging. Jeff coordinated and shot most of the photos that appeared on the boxes.

DNA Studio

After the Screenblast software had made it to retail shelves, Jeff Byer took an opportunity to develop digital media for some of the world’s top corporations. Jeff joined Dedicated Net Access (DNA) as Manager of Production and quickly took on the top clients in the company. Major brands such as Anheuser-Busch, Nissan, McDonald’s, NASA, Warner Brothers, Sony, Boost Mobile, Schwarzkopf & Dep, and In Demand. The Anheuser-Busch engagement, like most large companies, brought many projects for entities within the larger organization. Jeff Byer started organizing and unifying many of these projects for Anheuser-Busch companies such as SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Discovery Cove, Water Country USA, Adventure Island, and Sesame Place.

Dice Media

Once He was utterly burnt out by agency life, Jeff escaped by joining Dice Media as a partner in 2003. There he got back to his roots of creating digital media for small to medium size businesses. Taking the big agency knowledge and experience, Jeff Byer was able to implement streamlined processes and deliver a much higher level of work. Many of the early Dice Media clients are still growing and building on Dice Media’s original platforms.

Print Fellas

In 2004, Jeff Byer and his partner built a new website called Print Fellas. Print Fellas is an online printing service focusing on full-color business cards, postcards, fliers, etc. Jeff focussed on the customer experience as he developed the new project management and e-commerce system. The system we built in 2004 is still relevant and performing well, with only a small upgrade in 2008.

Then in the ought-teens, Jeff said goodbye to his partner and split the companies, which meant Jeff Byer would keep Print Fellas.

Jeff Byer Inc

Jeff started his firm and started over with a whole new slate of customers and services. Jeff Byer Inc is continually evolving but the overall goal remains the same:

"I want my work to make an important, positive impact on my client's bottom line giving them measurable and reportable returns." – Jeff Byer

Jeff Byer believes the design and the business cannot be separate in a work-for-hire environment. It is the style in which he executes where Jeff gets to stimulate the left and right hemispheres of his brain simultaneously.

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