- What Problem He's Solving: Rebuilding his dad's e-commerce photography site.
- Things he can't live without: Music and laughter
- Next bucket list item: Grow Horschgallery.com to 500 visitors a day
- Jeff in three words: Aware, evolving, focused
Why are you at Starter School?
To learn the skills to redesign Horsch Gallery. Tutorials and videos won't cut it. I want a practical experience, not theoretical.
What's one thing that you have been surprised by at Starter School?
The teachers have been exceptional at breaking down the content for students to grasp at a fast pace.
Is there one experience that stands out for you at Starter School?
Putting together the first rails app that duplicated our home page at www.horschgallery.com
What was the first day of Starter School like?
Exciting! Starter School did a good job of revving up the students with the alumni panel. I was totally shocked about the back history of Neal and Mike.
How do you explain Starter School to your friends, family, and/or significant others?
I'm in a 9 month program where I learn web development, web design, and product development with the hopes to build my own profitable website. Plan B is to have the skills to join a startup.
What makes Starter School different than other classes/schools you've been to?
Starter School offers small class settings where students can get direct feedback from teachers, coaches and other students. There's little time lag in learning and getting questions answered by the top people in the industry.
What are you building right now?
I'm in the process of redesigning my father's Chicago photography website. I will be redesigning the site and adding valuable features to gain a bigger audience and drive more sales. I'm also planning to bring on other photographers to sell their work on the site.
Who or what inspires you and why?
Nature. Look hard enough and you'll have all the answers you need.
What's something you've done in your life that you're most proud of?
Kept HorschGallery.com in business online against large e-commerce stores.
What would you say to someone interested in joining Starter School?
Read the marketing letter again. If it speaks directly to you, don't second guess yourself with putting up the tuition. You won't regret it.