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Wayne M. White – Professional Experience

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Professional Experience and notable items – Wayne M. White
Owner of Studio 2108 LLC – St Louis, MO

October 2018 – Studio 2108 marks 20 years in business and over 1000 websites that we have designed and developed.

October 2018 – Studio 2108 makes the list of Best In Quality 2018 in St Louis by the readers of Small Business Monthly.

September 2018 – Wayne went to Ely, Nevada as the Official Event Poster Photographer at 2018 Silver State Classic Challenge.

August 2018 – Wayne returned to Arnold, Nebraska as the Official Event Poster Photographer at 2018 Sandhills Open Road Challenge.

April 2018 – Wayne returned to Fort Stockton, Texas as the Official Event Photographer at 2018 Big Bend Open Road Race.

October 2017 – Studio 2108 makes the list of Best In Quality 2017 in St Louis by the readers of Small Business Monthly.

August 2017 – Wayne returned to Arnold, Nebraska as the Official Event Poster Photographer at 2017 Sandhills Open Road Challenge.

April 2017 -Wayne returned to Fort Stockton, Texas as the Official Event Photographer at 2017 Big Bend Open Road Race.

August 2016 -Wayne returned to Arnold, Nebraska as the Official Event Poster Photographer at 2016 Sandhills Open Road Challenge.

April 2016 -Wayne returned to Fort Stockton, Texas as the Official Event Photographer at 2016 Big Bend Open Road Race.

August 2015 -Wayne returned to Arnold, Nebraska as the Official Event Poster Photographer at 2015 Sandhills Open Road Challenge.

April 2015 -Wayne returned to Fort Stockton, Texas as the Official Event Photographer at 2015 Big Bend Open Road Race.

January 2015 – Continued growth of the company of web business – Studio 2108 LLC host over 400 websites.

January 2014 – Studio 2108 is voted 1 of the top 5 companies on the list of Best Marketing Firms in St Louis by the readers of Small Business Monthly.

August 2014 – Wayne returns to Arnold, Nebraska as the Official Event Poster Photographer at 2014 Sandhills Open Road Challenge.

April 2014 – Wayne returns to Fort Stockton, Texas as the Official Event Photographer at 2014 Big Bend Open Road Race.

March 2014 –  Wayne hires a 6th full-time employee.

January 2014 – Studio 2108 makes the list of Best Marketing Firms in St Louis by the readers of Small Business Monthly.

August 2013 – Wayne returns to Arnold, Nebraska as the Official Event Poster Photographer at 2013 Sandhills Open Road Challenge.

April 2013 – Wayne returns to Fort Stockton, Texas as the Official Event Photographer at 2013 Big Bend Open Road Race.

March 2013 – Wayne celebrates 6 years of having employees and an office space. The total number of clients for website managing and hosting is closing in on 300. Number of employees increases to 5.

August 2012 – Wayne travels to Arnold, Nebraska to investigate the Photography/Event Poster opportunity at Sandhills Open Road Challenge.

May 2012 – Wayne celebrates 16 years in St Louis as a graphic design and website design company and SEO company.

April 2012 – Wayne travels to Fort Stockton, Texas to investigate the Photography/Event Poster opportunity at Big Bend Open Road Race. Creates a new website to use as a portfolio site: https://racecardriverposters.com/

September 2011Wayne is featured the St Louis Post Dispatch Food Section with mention of Graphic Design

August 2011Continued growth of the company of web business – Studio 2108 LLC host over 225 websites.

May 2011 – Wayne celebrates Celebrate 15 years in St Louis as a graphic design and website design company and SEO company.

March 2011 – Wayne celebrates 5 years of increased business with an actual office space and employees. The total number of clients for website managing and hosting is closing in on 200.

February 2011 – Studio 2108 LLC host 185 websites.

June 2010 – Wayne hires a 4th full-time employee.

May 2010 – Wayne celebrates his 14th year in business as a graphic designer in St. Louis, MO and 20 years of experience as a graphic designer 11 years of web design and development.

March 2010 – Wayne celebrates 4 years of increased business with an actual office space and employees. The total number of clients for website managing and hosting is over 100.

Best in Business SBM 2009 Award - Graphic DesignOctober 2009 – Studio 2108 LLC was voted as: “1 of the top 3 Best Graphic Design Firms in St. Louis, Missouri” out of more than 170 nominations received for the Best Graphic Design Firm category in the St. Louis Small Business Monthly 2009 Best of Business Awards – October 2009.

May 2009 – Wayne celebrates his 13th year in business as a graphic designer in St. Louis, MO and 19 years of experience as a graphic designer 10 years of web design and development.

April 2009 – Studio 2108 has been voted/selected as: “1 of the 16 Best Graphic Design Firms in St. Louis” out of more than 170 nominations that St. Louis Small Business Monthly received.

December 2008 – Wayne finds a new office space located closer to his home, signs a lease and moves into and expand into a new and larger office space with 1700 sq ft located at 1808 Chouteau Ave – moved in January 2009. Wayne signs a 5-year lease after moving too many times.

July 2008 – Continued growth in the website design, development, and hosting. The total number of websites hosted is up to 82.

May 2008 – Wayne celebrates his 12th year in business as a graphic designer in St. Louis, MO and 18 years of experience as a graphic designer 9 years of web design and development.

March 2008 – Continued growth in the website design, development, and hosting. The total number of websites hosted is up to 80.

3801 office - 2008January 2008 – Continued growth and the need for a second employee – allows Studio 2108 to move and expand into a new and larger 1200 sq ft office space located at 3801 Wyoming Ave. Continued growth in the website design, development, and hosting. The total number of websites hosted is up to 75.

May 2007 – Wayne celebrates his 11th year in business as a graphic designer in St. Louis, MO and 17 years of experience as a graphic designer. Hires 1st full-time employee – 1 of the 3 interns from summer of 2006.

2000 S 39th Street - 2007 officeMarch 2007 – Wayne expands Studio 2108 and leases a 600 sq ft office space at 2000 S. 39th Street to support the continued growth. The total number of clients for web services is up to 70.

May 2006 – Wayne celebrates his 10th year in business as a graphic designer in St. Louis, MO. Hires 3 interns for the summer to work on 4 catalogs for TAG. Offers 1 of the 3 interns a full-time job to start in May 2007.

2003 – 2006 – Continued growth in the website design, development, and hosting. The total number of clients for web services is up to 60 by 2006.

2002 – Wayne starts providing web hosting as Studio 2108 instead of outsourcing it to outside vendors. Converts 10 clients from their web hosting provider to Studio 2108 web hosting.

March 1999 – December 1999 – Returns to Checkmark Communications as a Freelancer while taking on freelance jobs from Rawlings Sporting Goods and other clients.

December 1998Wayne expands to a graphic design and web design company located in Lafayette Square. Starts doing business as Studio 2108 and registers the domain studio2108.com.

October 1998 – Wayne and Julie purchase a 6000 square foot home in Lafayette Square and begin restoring an old house that needed lots of work. Eventually is featured in Restore America HGTV, MyDream TV.

May 1998 – March 1999 – Wayne takes a full-time job at Kupper Parker Communications in order to satisfy the bank requirements to purchase a home and continues to do freelance work at the same time.

June 1997 – May 1998 – Wayne works with Checkmark Communications as a Freelancer working on pet food and cereal packaging and POS materials.

May 1996 – Wayne moves from Kansas City to St. Louis MO with wife Julie Padberg-White. Wayne starts freelancing as a graphic designer as Wayne M. White Design and takes on small assignments from temp agencies and small Marketing Firms.

May 1994 – May 1996 – Art Director – Legends Athletic – Kansas City, MO. This was one of Wayne’s greatest jobs. Designing: Catalogs, flyers, graphics to be embroidered for all licensed apparel. Wayne meets and works with the current owners of TAG Team Uniforms.

December 1992 – May 1994 – Graphic Artist – Stouse Sign and Decal – Kansas City, MO. This was a production artist job that taught Wayne how to be efficient on the Mac.

December 1992 – Graduate with BFA Degree in Graphic Design and Illustration – Kansas State University – Manhattan, KS

October 1990 – December 1992 – Graphic Artist – Ag Press – Manhattan, KS. Wayne learns about the printing and design process using light tables and paste-up. No Macs on site of Ag Press. Wayne purchases his first Mac LC to be used for school projects.

Summer 1990 – Paste up artist/summer internship to learn about the printing industry at Sir Speedy Printing – Topeka, KS