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About Me - John Helfen

Image of John HelfenHere is some background about me and how randomdefinition came to be. I have always been interested in all types of technology. I originally went to school for graphics design and that has continued to be my passion.

I have spent almost 11 years working for Autodesk, Inc. starting in Customer Support and continually moving up into new and exciting positions as opportunities presented themselves. During my time at Autodesk I held rolls in Customer Support, Technical Marketing, Service Desk Manager, Premier Support Manager and finally Product Manager for their online collaborative project management solution, Buzzsaw.

While building my career I never lost the passion for graphics and technology. After purchasing my first digital camera, I started building a website for my family. Over the years I have become an expert with many software programs including: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Dreamweaver, 3D Studio Max and the entire Microsoft Office Suite including Access.

In the process of developing my family website in ASP.NET and VB.NET, I came across the DotNetNuke Open Source Content Management System and became interested in what content management systems could provide. I began building on the DNN platform and that quickly turned into building sites for family and friends, from there I expanded to business sites.

Once I had several customers I decided to establish randomdefinition LLC as a legitimate outlet for my passion. This site exhibits samples of my work and sites I have built.