Lon Koenig Communications Technologist

1367 Willow Street #253

Minneapolis, MN, 55403

(302) 566-5293‬ (302-lonk-axe)

  • Director of Development
  • Digital Strategist
  • Content Creator
  • Software architecture
  • Project management
  • Content strategy
  • Public speaking
  • Managed high-volume, localized sites
  • Presented on analytics and content strategy


Firebrand LLC, Minneapolis, MN

Senior Developer

  • Introduced protocols and processes to manage multiple-developer projects
  • Produced scope and budget documents for web sites and social media campaigns
  • Updated Google Analytics and other measurement practices
  • Developed advanced templates, themes, and plugins for vBulletin and WordPress
  • Created digital content strategies for multiple clients
  • Network, DNS, and server administration on multiple platforms
  • Migrate clients from in-house CMS to WordPress
  • Moved all development to git
2015-present LonMakes, Minneapolis MN


  • Designed and built many electronics and "maker" project.
  • Set up streaming studio for Twitch and YouTube.
  • Created brand identity assets.
1998-present Lon Koenig Productions, Minneapolis MN

Director of Interactive Development

  • Designed and built many commercial web sites. Specializing in alternative media like 3D, mobile, video and virtual reality
  • Developed proposals, project plans, and budgets for a number of local new media developers
  • Designed and built a secure distributed file delivery system for a leading shareware distributor
  • Designed and implemented interactive and internet-connected kiosks for multiple clients including Marshall Field's
  • Lead the creative and technical teams for interactive CD-ROMs and DVDs for many clients including Xerox
  • Created computer animations and digital video for web, broadcast, kiosk, and CD-ROM
  • Delivered highly interactive Shockwave and Flash components for educational and corporate clients
  • Prepared streaming media using advanced compression and preparation techniques
1998-2012 Risdall Marketing Group, New Brighton, MN

Chief Technical Officer/Consultant

  • Lead developer for "non-web" applications including avionics, GPS, and mobile applications
  • Helped design network security, backup, and disaster recovery protocols for a mixed platform environment.
  • Built 3D and mobile web applications.
  • Created Kiosk, digital signage, and other content distribution systems.
  • Sole developer on a number of in-house "Social" applications based on Twitter and Facebook.
2007-2008 ZAM Network, Minneapolis MN

Project Manager/ Acting CTO

  • Managed a technical team maintaining servers with millions of visitors a day.
  • Directed the development of a complete news portal publishing site in 20 weeks.
  • Created and implemented a Social Networking strategy including the production of Facebook, Google, and MySpace applications.
  • Bridged the gap between Advertising Operations and the technical teams to increase available ad types.
  • Managed the development schedules for dozens of projects.
  • Recruited top talent for all aspects of the growing business: Visual design to server maintenance.
  • Worked with the technical teams to improve Search Engine Optimization across all sites.
2001-2007 Lon Koenig Productions
(see above)
2000-2001 Learning Outfitters, Excelsior MN
Director of Development
  • Directed multiple creative and technical teams producing web sites based on state educational standards.
  • Designed and implemented web and database architecture for a highly scalable and secure educational software publishing system.
  • Reduced development cycles from months to weeks.
  • Created educational Shockwave and Flash applications with server-based performance tracking.
1998-2000 Lon Koenig Productions
(see above)
1997-1998 IVL Inc./ Juntunen Media Group (SixtyFootSpider) Minneapolis, MN
Director of Interactive Media
1995-1997 Risdall Advertising Agency/RLA/Digital Habitat Partnership, New Brighton MN
V.P. of Interactive Magic
1995-1996 WorldClassifieds Corp., Minneapolis MN
Director of Development/Project Manager
1993-1995 BST Productions Inc., St. Paul MN
1992-1995 MECC/The Learning Company, Minneapolis MN
Senior Systems Programmer/Educational Software Designer/Audio Engineer/Composer
1983-1991 Sunburst Communications, Rochester MN
Computer Programmer/Educational Software Designer
1981-1983 CAPS Project (School District 535), Rochester MN
Computer Programmer/Education Researcher


  • Familiar with popular Social Networking APIs
  • Experienced with real-time hardware integration including programming for serial controllers and other devices
  • Highly experienced with digital video, specializing in video compression
  • Professional sound and video studio experience
  • Database experience includes MySQL, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, FileMaker, and PostgreSQL
  • Familiar with popular development environments and operating systems. (Everything from Apple II's to UNIX, Windows 7, iOS, and Mac/OS.)
  • Extensive experience programming microcontrollers in Assembly Language. Currently developing with Arduino and related technologies
  • Successfully completed commercial products in many computer languages including perl, ASP (VBScript), C, C++, SQL, Java, JavaScript, Lingo, Objective-C (iPhone), PHP, CFML (ColdFusion), ActionScript and Assembly Language


Excellent references available upon request.

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