With over 20 years of experience in information technology, graphic art and web design industry, Michelle Overton joined DASI in August of 2016 in the role of Digital Marketing Specialist. Prior to arriving at DASI, Michelle owned a successful web design and graphic art company for over 15 years. Michelle began her career in IT in 1997 working for EDS providing application and technical support in for the Xerox and GM accounts.
What is your role at DASI?
My Title is Digital Marketing Specialist which is an umbrella term for marketing products or services using digital technologies. Web Site Design and Maintenance, Blogging , E-Newsletters, Graphics etc. My first and most important job in this new role was to create a new web site for DASI Solutions. The new site is due to go live by Jan 1 of 2017.
How long have you been working at DASI?
I have been with DASI for just 2 months my start date was August 29, 2016
What do you enjoy most about working for DASI?
So far I truly enjoy the collaborative environment; the work atmosphere is one of fun, hard work, team support and family. I have truly enjoyed my 2 months thus far, being that I owned my own business for years, the transition to 8-5 has been seamless for me – I really enjoy my work environment.
What would people be surprised to know is part of your role at DASI?
Being that I am the one responsible for the web site my responsibilities are pretty self-explanatory, I think the one thing people do not realize regarding web design is that it can be very time consuming. Formatting 20 pages is not like formatting 20 pages in MS Word; what you see is not always what you get in HTML. So moving 600 pages of content can be a very labor intensive job!
Describe a typical “Day in the Life” for you at DASI.
At this moment with the new web site design, my typical day is evaluating content from both DDI and DASI’s current web sites, talking with department managers and areas of service ensuring that the new site speaks to the needs of our business our clients and our support teams. My main goal right now is to create a new site that functions not only as a source of information and education but can also be used as a sales tool. So I have spent many 40 hour weeks these past 2 months digging into SOLIDWORKS, how we can improve our website and getting to know how DASI Solutions manage their customers and business to ensure I do the best possible job meeting all the needs for our new site.
Do you have an office nickname? What is it, and how did you get it?
Not yet, but I am sure one will be thought up for me sometime soon!
Be honest – who did you know at DASI that got you the job?
I did not know any current employees at DASI. I applied for this position through Career Builder.
Share one random fact about you
When I was working in a Nail Salon back in 1990, I was asked to go out to Aretha Franklin’s house to give her a manicure and pedicure. She brought all her gowns out to show me what she would be wearing for her next performance and asked me to create nail art that would match… – my one claim to fame 🙂
If you had to survive on just one food what would it be?
Tell us about your family
My husband and I have been together for 20 years, we met on a technical support help desk, we have 3 children: Elissa 29, an Oakland University Graduate and now HR Director for the Wayne State Medical Group; Mitchell 23, a drummer and chef, and Joshua 14, a Lego Maniac! All three of our children are drummers! We are a typical family; we love to be in our backyard entertaining on a boat somewhere on the water or just home watching movies hanging out together.
What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
A new, state-of-the-art Hot Tub; our current one is on its last leg!