About Me, Eric Grossnickle
Interface designer and developer, homebrewer, vinyl enthusiast.
Yeah, that's me at 'the lake' in Maple City, Michigan.
Although Mighty Dream was only made official in May of 2008, I've been immersed in the web since I was in middle school—somewhere around 1995. I remember creating my first website, a fan page for the computer game, Quake. I created it in FrontPage on an old Acer laptop, uploaded it via dial-up, and hosted it on GeoCities—how times have changed!
I continued my interest in web development through much self-motivated learning. Eventually, I formalized this interest when I graduated from DePauw University in 2004 with a BA in Computer Science. But that only covered half of my interest—the more technical stuff. I was also interested, if not more so, in the aesthetics of the web.
So, I continued my education at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, graduating in 2008 with a MFA in Computer Arts / New Media. Here, my thesis project gave me the opportunity to not only create something that would test every aspect of my abilities, but also seek out several industry advisers who helped me realize my goal. In May of 2008, after taking some time off after graduation, I began working for myself under the studio moniker, Mighty Dream. Since April of 2009, I've worked closely with the ridiculously good team of people at Bust Out Solutions.
Originally from the fine state of Indiana, my wife, Alanna, and our two cats, Gris and Dante, left the SF Bay Area in 2010 and moved across the country and up north to the wonderful town of Traverse City, Michigan.