Experience

SUPERPOWERS

  • Innovative integrated marketing strategist, digital strategist, graphic and UX/UI designer
  • Visionary leader of multidisciplinary, high-functioning local and remote team
  • Trendspotter and momentum creator
  • Proven community builder
  • Entrepreneur
  • Chef

from 2008   Independent Business Strategist & Consultant, Jules Says

  • Worked with Berkeley Bionics to rebrand the company; created the initial integrated marketing strategy; designed, implemented, and managed the website; and oversaw the official launch of eLEGS, their bionic exoskeleton.
  • With Firecat Studio, created information architecture and wireframes and was Art Director for the Southwest School of Art website redesign.
  • Developed integrated marketing and social media strategies and designed logos and websites for several small businesses, including JPeterson Garden Design, The Go To Gay Guy, Queen of Points, and BlogathonATX.
  • Provided consulting for a variety of companies including Austin Pets Alive!, Continuum Analytics, Evermarket, and Dole.

2007 – 2009   Founder & CEO, LaunchPad Coworking

  • Recognized coworking as an important, emerging trend in early 2007. Created an innovative business model and detailed, phased business plan combining the coworking, multi-use urban development, remote collaboration, and mobile workforce trends with an SaaS partnerships model.
  • Developed sophisticated, proprietary web-based reservation software and e-commerce tool suite.

2001 – 2009   Co-founder & General Manager, Halsoft.com, Inc.

  • Capitalized on deep experience at Excite to create VP chat – an innovative, sustainable subscription-based web community.
  • Oversaw rapid implementation leading to profitability in the first month.
  • Leveraged success with VPChat to develop and commercialize two successful software products: Halsoft Online Subscription Service and Halsoft Leagues.

1996 – 2000   Director of Product Development & Marketing, Excite Communities

  • Created Excite’s entire online community strategy, identified and designed products that became the suite of community products.
  • Performed due diligence on companies targeted for acquisition.
  • Grew communities into the only profitable area of Excite.
  • Managed Excite’s Austin-based staff of 35 and remote teams around the world.

1987 – 1996   Founder & President, Go Media, Inc.

  • Grew the company from a one-person shop into an award-winning, 17-member digital media design and development agency.
  • Fearlessly adopted and mastered each new wave of media technology.
  • Successfully introduced new media strategies to lead clients to the web as early as 1993.
  • Worked with diverse clients including Whole Foods, the Nature Conservancy, Holt Rinehart Winston, Dell, SXSW, and Texas Monthly.
  • Sold Go Media to Excite in 1996.

1995 – 2003  Co-founder, President & Board Member, Austin Free-Net

  • Defined vision and goals for community computing in traditionally underserved markets in Austin.
  • Crafted a strategic plan with practical steps and achievable milestones.
  • Created a model now recognized internationally as a blueprint for success in community computing.

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Honored for excellence by the City of Austin with a Distinguished Service Award
  • Mayor’s Technology Advisor for Kirk Watson
  • Guest lecturer, Texas State University
  • Mentor, LBJ School of Liberal Arts & Science
  • Frequent speaker: SXSW Interactive, RISE Austin, Innotech, Pubcon, Women in Technology, Women in Communications, and the Austin Content Marketing Association.
  • Founded WebEdge, one the first web development conferences, in 1994. Sold it after 2 years.
  • Created and ran Innovation Camp in 2011.

EDUCATION

  • Attended Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts 2013–2014. Completed my 3-month externship in Ecuador.
Julie Gomoll 
Integrated Marketing Strategist & Designer in Austin, TX