Leechdemon is the screen name and online persona of Jason Elliott.
I grew up in the Detroit area, and spent most of my teenage years tinkering around with electronics, computers, music, and art. I never really knew what I wanted to do for a living, but I knew it had something to do with technology.
In 2002, I graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with an associates degree in “Specialized Technology” (whatever that means). While the idea was to get a job in 3D Animation, I didn’t find too much work in that area, so I spent about 5 years in the large-format print industry. I specialized in pre-visualizing scenes for the client, matching print colors, and managing the overall print process.
After that, I got my big break into the 3D Animation world with Blue Newt Software, a small software company, where I built 3D models of cars and scenery for a vehicle simulator that was operated by a major automotive manufacturer. I enjoyed the work, and even taught myself to do some basic scripting. A few years later, my girlfriend started an e-commerce fabric shop, which soon became a large priority in our life. I began working at Pink Castle Fabrics full time, helping to manage the operations, and all things technical.
As time went on, I was required to learn more and more website development tricks, and eventually decided that I quite enjoyed it! After 8 years at Pink Castle, I left to join a digital marketing agency called Geektown USA. I was able to further develop my skills in website architecture during my work on multi-location national franchise websites.
Currently, I am doing freelance web development, as well as other creative projects. Want to know more? Get contact me!