Meet the ADS Staff

Brian Whyers - Founder, COO

Overseeing day-to-day operations, Brian has seen ADS grow to an agency with over 300 active clients and a full staff of designers and programmers, now utilizing many of them as Freelance talent. With a BA from the Univ. of Missouri, St. Louis, he helped begin and run several small businesses there before moving to Chicago in 1991. He excels at "strategy within budget", having fine-tuned process maps for artwork and web design/dev. for well over a decade.

Brian is a Christian, happily married to his wife Cheryl. Brian is a bit of an audiophile, a motorcyclist, enjoys science, history, apologetics and church history, speculative fiction, audio books, and playing chess, poker and especially, drums and percussion.

 

Arik Savage - Freelance Developer

Arik (or Eric to you technical, government types) started with ADS in April of 2012. He is a jack-of-trades who graduated in '08 with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in English from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Arik wears many hats: designer, copy writer, bowler, book keeper, top...

Outside of ADS he is a writer of fiction, satire, and penguins with two (yet unpublished) novels under his belt. Other hats from days past have included Shakespearean actor, set constructor, and costume/props maker. He loves the challenge of working with ADS on a wide variety of projects with a variety of clients. IN his time at ADS, Arik has also developed a strong interest in coding, raising his abilities from mid-nineties Geocities levels to a general understanding of PHP. He hopes to continue learning every day at ADS.