The partner spotlight is a weekly series where we go behind the scenes with some of the companies that make VendorDB great. Next up is Rabon Digital!
Name: Rabon Digital
Location: Alamosa, Colorado
Year Founded: 2014
Specialties: Motion Design, Graphic Design, 3D Modeling/Animation/Rendering, VFX/Compositing, Interactive Development
What inspired you to start your company?
It was actually out of necessity. After getting laid off from CP+B, and living in Alamosa at the time of the layoff, I wasn’t prepared to move out of Colorado or to a big city. At that moment I thought I may as well give it a shot; I had nothing to lose.
What was the most technically challenging work you’ve created?
I think it really boils down to creating my company web site single handedly. When you’re a one man shop you really are responsible for the entire execution of the project. My home screen consisted of some 3D animation effects created from Houdini, which in itself is a pretty complex program I’m learning. The remainder of the site from design, front end dev, back end dev was all on my shoulders. Projects like these really pushes a person to perform in so many aspects.
What is the smartest work you’ve seen in the past year that didn’t come from your shop?
I’ve really always admired and respected the work being produced from The Mill. They have a Midas Touch; everything they touch turns to gold. Their VFX work has been very much an inspiration in what I would like Rabon Digital to grow and evolve into.
What emerging tech trend will have the biggest impact on your business?
I think the trend from web and mobile advertising transitioning out of flash and more prominently to HTML5 will ensure a relatively consistent flow of work coming in. Having a strong background in not only flash, but Interactive Development, has secured the future of Rabon Digital.
What is your biggest challenge at the moment?
I would say my biggest challenge is trying to secure clients, partners and creatives to sustain growth. I would really like to keep gaining momentum to allow my company to hire more talent, and work on amazing projects.
Where is the best bar in Alamosa, Colorado?
Actually the best bar in Alamosa doesn’t exist here! I usually find myself heading out of town to Salida (Woods Distillery), Buena Vista (The Dearhammer Distillery), or Crested Butte (The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin).
What does the future look like for Rabon Digital?
The future looks very promising! I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the best talent in this industry, and along the way have formed some lasting relationships. The way the industry is evolving allows the continuation of a working relationship regardless of who they work for and where they work.