Here at OSC — we joke that as soon as our web developer steps out of the room, the internet falls apart, our computers break down and technologically, things just fail to work. Now in reality, this may be just a little overdramatic, but here’s to the guy who holds it all together and keeps the technology running smoothly for us all at Office Sign Company.
Hear it from Travis in his own words below!
Name: Travis (Troubleshoot Trav) Richter
Position at OSC: Web Development
Tell us a little bit more about what this entails?? Managing the Web Department at Office Sign Company consists of many various tasks. Maintaining functionality and user friendliness for both our customers and our employees for OfficeSignCompany.com as well as our sister sites; MedicalOfficeSigns.com, WholesaleOfficeSigns.com, FargoStuff.com and FargoTrophy.com is a major one of these tasks.
Product creation is another large task within my current position. We are consistently striving to offer more products and more services. We do not like to say no to our customers, which makes us the best company around for office signs and so much more.
In conjunction with the previously mentioned sites, I have also implemented and now manage a storefront on Amazon.com for Office Sign Company. Take a look here!
The Web Department is constantly learning and implementing new ways to better our SEO (Search Engine Optimization) by utilizing various tools to increase our web traffic and further build our customer reach. This also includes managing the growth of our Google Shopping Lists for our various storefronts.
Within this last year, I was able to make OfficeSignCompany.com a Google Trusted Store, which allows our customers purchase protection directly from Google.
Among these tasks, I am also the closest thing we have to an I.T. Department, hence the nickname – Troubleshoot Trav!
Where did you get your degree from? Minnesota State University Moorhead
B.S. – Graphic Communications: Emphasis in Multimedia
Notable former employment? Multimedia Specialist & Webmaster at Multitechnical Publication Services Inc. (Specialized in the creation of technical animations pertaining to hydraulic circuitry’s for Bobcat/Doosan)
Freelance Multimedia Enthusiast – OffTheRichterDesign.com
Graphic Designer Intern at Newman Outdoor Advertising
How long have you been with OSC? Since August 18, 2015.
Favorite thing about your job at OSC? My favorite thing about the position I have at Office Sign Company is the satisfaction when an improvement is made. Not just for our customers shopping our site and sister sites, but for employees as well.
Favorite OSC tradition, event or work perk? My favorite work perk is the culture. I have never been employed by a company that praises culture with such high regard as OSC. We regularly take time for team building exercises, community volunteering and interoffice social events. We have a popcorn machine and kegerator in the office!
Favorite thing about Fargo / Moorhead? Community. Fargo / Moorhead has a great community and I’ve been thrilled to be a part of it for over 20 years.
When I’m not at OSC you can find me….Spending time with my wife, family and friends, going for rides on my motorcycle and of course freelance projects in which I get to use technical knowledge/skills not used day-to-day.
Favorite place to travel to? Las Vegas. The culture there is like no other.
Favorite restaurant in town? The Blarney Stone. They have the best waffle fries with Dublin dip on the side.
Favorite sports team? I am a Greenbay Packers fan all the way!
What advice would you give to younger people trying to get into your profession? Never stop learning; change is the only consistent thing in a technology driven industry; don’t settle, strive for advancement.