2017 was a breakthrough year, project inquiries were flooding in and the only way to meet demand was to once again expand the team to harness more manpower.
Erika Schroeder joined on as an Admin Assistant, bringing valuable experience from her previous position at a college where she understood the frustration families and students experienced from an outdated website. Working on her own time to push the college to overhaul the site, she was excited to take that same drive into her new role at 8bit. After a dedicated two years, Erika became the sole gatekeeper for all client relationships and was promoted to Account Manager.
Later in July of 2017, 8bit contracted Alayna Foran, a recent Graphic Communications and Marketing college graduate who had built up her portfolio the last couple years working as a web designer at an agency in Michigan. After contracting design services on a few projects, Matthew made it official and hired Alayna on full time as the new Visual Designer.