Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Vexcom Has Closed

Vexcom Web Development Has Closed

Unfortunately due to the poor state of the economy Vexcom was forced to close it's office as of January 1st, 2010. We would like to thank all of the clients, employees and partners that have worked with us over the past 15 years. While we can no longer provide development service, we will do what we can in order to assist any clients that have projects which were developed by us in the past. If you need a recommendation, you can contact me at vexcom@gmail.com and I will see if I can point you in the right direction. If you are just looking for some simple web design then go here.



So what happened to everyone?

During 2009 most of the staff either chose to move on or had to be let go as the amount of development work dried up. By December we were down to a skeleton staff of only five people, myself included. We had expanded rapidly over the past five years and had a huge amount of office space. By December we were not even using 25% of the space, the rest remained empty and unused (and costing us a fortune). The economic climate had forced many companies to underbid and take work at a loss just to keep money flowing. We could not compete so our development business, which was the core of Vexcom, dwindled away to nothing. Some of our developers went freelance or started their own companies. Most found new jobs in other industries. I am currently working on some new startups and taking occasional consulting contracts.


I really need to thank all the people that worked at Vexcom over the years. We had the best team on the planet. The people who worked at Vexcom are what made it great and I am grateful to have worked with so many talented, positive and just plain awesome people. I consider myself very lucky to have been a part of it. Vexcom was a small company, perhaps 15 people at our peak, and many more that have come through over the years. We were all very close and it really was like a family and I will miss that the most.



Will you start another development company?

No.



So what are you going to do?

I am working on some start up ideas and taking the occasional consulting contract. As I have over 15 years experience and considerable expertise in many areas of web development and marketing, I am able to provide very valuable insight and direction to companies that are developing or growing an online strategy. If you are such a person, feel free to contact me to see if I can help you out.


Jessica, the co-founder and Creative Director of Vexcom is also working on some new projects further pursuing her creative talents in the fields of photography and visual arts, as well as helping out charitable organizations. You can see what she is up to here.

The development market has been decimated by the economy and by a flood of cheap overseas IT labor. First the design industry got hit, the development industry was next. So once again, thanks for all of the support over the years and best of luck in all your ventures.


If you need further assistance please contact me or Joe Sado at (404) 474-8237 x204 joe@vexcom.com


Regards,
- Wesley E. Warren (former) CEO
- Jessica Warren (former) Creative Director - vexcom, inc.

Friday, May 1, 2009

May Birthday's



A special Birthday wish goes out to:





Patrick, May 24th

Happy Birthday to all the "May" babies at Vexcom.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Vexcom a "Lime Green Utopia"


When you first walk into Vexcom’s office the first feeling that hits you is whether you have just entered a "Lime Green Utopia" thats intertwined with hints of royal blue or perhaps some type of modernesque art gallery.

Wikipedia's Utopia definition; "Utopia" is sometimes used pejoratively, in reference to an unrealistic ideal that is impossible to achieve". I think this is an excellent way to describe Vexcom and the people who work there.

The staff at Vexcom is a cozy yet pleasant trail mix of people with diversified yet creative talents. Everyone so different with eccentric personas that are larger than life itself. Their existence is vital for each plays an intricate role that's so crucial to the Vexcom puzzle.

As you walk further through the office you may see beautiful displays of art, Spider-man, Mickey Mouse, Darth Vader or even an extra-terrestrial being moving about. There are green frogs staring at you from every angle.

There are rarely any rough days at Vexcom. In order to spark even more creativity Vexcom has a few recreational items in place such as; fitness equipment, a pool table and a basketball hoop in the company game room. There are always interesting topics being discussed along with innovative clients always walking through the doors. It’s truly never a dull day at Vexcom the "Lime Green Utopia".

Monday, March 23, 2009

Vexcom Is Taking a New Quot'em Leap


Vexcom is currently in the beta testing stages of its new site called “Event Quote”. EventQuote.net is a site that is designed to help clients organize their event by saving time and money when planning their event. Event Quote provides this service free to clients hosting an event. The service will contact multiple event service providers (vendors) such as photographers, videographers, equipment rental agencies, caterers, etc. This cool new site helps with event planning by locating local service vendors who are ready to give you quotes on your event. It’s really a great service that helps eliminates a lot of the time consuming aspects of planning an event. EventQuote connects the clients with the professionals. Event Quote in a nutshell:

~Makes all the initial phone calls for you
~Give you 4 of each service Vendor to choose from.
~Just fill out a simple form to get started.
~Dedicated EventQuote service representatives to assist you
~One of the largest Event Services Directory
~Over 6,000 Vendors throughout the U.S. at your disposal

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

March Birthday's At Vexcom

March Birthday's
A special Birthday wish goes out to Jessica Warren, Co-Founder/Creative Director at Vexcom on March 7th. We had an early celebration at Vexcom. We celebrated by having an indoor Southern Style Picnic. It was way to rainy and chilly to do it outside. We still have a blast as always at Vexcom.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

February Birthday's At Vexcom

For the month of February Vexcom wishes a Happy Birthday to our Web Designer/Graphic Artist "Peter" and our Executive Assistant Brittney. Both whom happen to be born on the 18th.





Thursday, January 22, 2009

Paying Homage to the Red Eyed Tree Frog

Vexcom’s company Mascot is the "Red Eyed Tree Frog". Red Eyed Tree Frogs have unique bright red eyes. The body of the Tree Frog tends to be a really bright green color with yellow and blue hues. They also have orange color coordinated toes. They are truly a colorful specimen to look at. So in celebration of our Mascot I thought it would be cool to post a few pics in honor of this cute little guy. First there is a photo of Jess our Co-Founder/Creative Director at Vexcom's "08" Christmas party holding a porcelain Tree Frog she won in the Secret Santa Game.


Next we have a an interesting photo from Most Emailed Photos: The shadow of a frog is seen on a banana leaf at a garden in Kuala Lumpur January 21, 2009. REUTERS/Zainal Abd Halim (MALAYSIA)









Then finally lovely image of a Red Eyed Tree Frog in full effect