A little bit about myself
& Green Apple Dirty
A brief story about my career history and how I ended up where I am now. Also, the origins of where the name Green Apple Dirty came from.
Working with Green Apple Dirty
Hi, I'm Todd Jackson. I've been working in web development and design for over 15 years. I started doing freelance work back in 2003, building basic HTML websites for businesses and organizations. This was a time when the internet was just starting to explode with technology.
After getting into website development I then found myself going after jobs which fit into my interest...development, design, print, and marketing. Throughout college I worked at the local FedEx Kinko's producing print jobs for a wide variety of products and projects. Working here allowed me to learn the various forms of graphic design.
As time moved forward I continued my education of web development and design during my free time. Around 2006 I landed a job in Addison, TX which would give me the opportunity to design websites all day for the apartment industry. This was an extremely beneficial job to me because it gave me the opportunity to see all aspects of the business around websites. I was immediately exposed to client interaction in regards to initial website designs, revisions, testing, and maintenance. At this point I was still designing website full time but coding on the side.
In 2010 I applied for a graphic design/front end development job based in Plano, TX. This was a big moment for me because it was one of the first times I was applying for a job which required a background in coding, which up to this point I had only done on freelance projects. I landed the job and everything took off from there. Over the 10 years that spent with this company I gained a very high level of knowledge about the website industry. I was exposed to multiple coding languages I had never worked with before and had the opportunity to work with some of the most brilliant people I had ever met. I consider myself very fortunate to have had the opportunity to have a job with so many like minded co-workers who were always working to make the company better while staying ahead of the curve in regards to technology, software, and design.
That brings me to today. Green Apple Dirty... What is "Green Apple Dirty"??? When I was about 16 I was practicing music in the garage with a few of my friends. We were getting ready for an upcoming talent show my school was putting on. We were stumped on coming up with a name for the band and at one point my dad walked out and asked what we were doing. We explained that we could not come up with a name for the group. He replied with "just pick something simple like Green... Apple... Dirty...". We all laughed and thought it was a clever name but eventually picked something else. However, that name stuck with me and the fact that my dad had said to keep it simple and it just rolled off the tongue. To me, Green Apple Dirty is keeping it simple.
At Green Apple Dirty my job is to help you get something online which will benefit you. It's frustrating to want something but not know how to get it done. Keep it simple. When it comes to websites Green Apple Dirty is here for you.
Here are a few additional photos of myself doing what I love, with the people I love. I hope you enjoyed my story and feel free to reach out to me anytime with any questions you might have.