WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT WORKING WITH GROWING LOCAL BUSINESSES.
The Turning Gear is a Columbia, Missouri-based idea company with an office in Fullerton, CA that is the result of two long time friends and colleagues fusing their complimentary creative forces. With Michael’s proficiency in designing well-structured, and functional software, and Darren’s passion for aesthetics and design they create the perfect combo to take on any project.
We specialize in custom software development and web design to build, extend, and solidify the online presence of local businesses. We take a client-first approach with all of our projects by taking the time to really understand your business goals, needs, and limitations, allowing us to find the best solution for your specific situation.
I am a designer. My passion is creating beautifully functional user experiences. I have over 10 years experience crafting unique and creative websites, combining powerful visual tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator with meticulously written HTML and CSS. My greatest strengths include front-end development, UX, responsive web design, & web/print graphics. I have worked with many well known local businesses, including Harpo’s, Tiger Hotel, Focus on Learning Center, and The Blue Note just to name a few. My goal is to develop robust and engaging websites with carefully composed imagery for each client allowing their businesses and brands to truly flourish.
I’m a software consultant and developer with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Information Systems with a minor in business. I have over five years of experience working as a freelance developer, helping both small and medium-sized businesses expand through well designed software. My passion is helping take other’s big picture ideas, and turning them into real-world software solutions. The most fulfilling aspect of my career is that I get to constantly learn, adapt, and grow to keep up with the software needs of my clients.
IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, WE CAN BUILD IT.
LET US GET STARTED ON YOUR PROJECT TODAY!