As a Principal Engineer, Joel Schlotterer looks forward to helping his fellow engineers grow while creating amazing websites for WebDevStudios clients.
After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in illustration, Joel freelanced as a traditional media illustrator getting published locally and nationally. That work led to digital illustration work for the web, which led very quickly into some frontend development work. At this point, he started his own business setting up WordPress sites for local business and nonprofits.
After a couple years, an opportunity came to work full time at a marketing agency building hundreds of custom WordPress sites for clients. As the company grew and went through acquisitions, Joel began managing a team to develop and maintain the client sites. Learning from that experience, he architected, built, and implemented a no-code/low-code solution for all client projects that allowed the company to scale the number of sites that could be stood up per the number of developers.
Joel lives in Kansas City, Missouri where he and his partner have three kids (16, 6, and 4), two dogs, and a cat. When not working or wrangling littles, Joel likes to make oil paintings, play disc golf, and go river kayaking.