of the Week
virtually all publications are produced in the digital domain, whether
for the Web, print, or video. It's hard for some to recall a time
when things were done otherwise. Laura Altergott witnessed her company's
transition from an "on the board" advertising department to a robust
Apple-Mac network. At least, they thought it would be robust.
of digital production brought new headaches and to make matters
worse, their network consulting firm left them high and dry. Laura,
a designer and production artist, rose to the geeky occasion and
took on the role of network administrator. And she loved doing that
so much that she eventually left her other positions to pursue technology
half years later, Laura designs impressive networks with myriad
OS. And unlike the flighty consultants she encountered years ago,
Laura is a solid geek, even developing and implementing electronic
workflow systems for the graphic arts industry and beyond.
do you earn a living?
for Lipson Alport Glass and Associates in Northbrook, IL, a Design
and Identity Consulting Firm. We have several locations across the
country. I am the IT Director for the Northbrook, IL office.
When did you first discover your love and/or obsession with computers
1/2 years ago, I first dove into troubleshooting hardware and software.
I love technology it is so exciting, because it is always changing.
you consider yourself a geek?
an Arty kind of geek. See there is no polyester here, I wear overalls.
is your favorite website?
of course, but I am on Microsoft's
do you do when you're not working?
spending time with my boyfriend, who is also my best friend and
his kids. I am a bodybuilder, so I spend a lot of time working out.