Long ago, I was born on the bayou in double south Louisiana; Terrebonne General Hospital in Houma, Louisiana; the end of the world for some, but the beginning of the world for me. I grew up cooking, fishing, dancing, celebrating, playing music, and all that implies. I adore the south. I attended LSU (1988) with every intention of becoming a Designer and an Architect, but a call from high school friends at the U of A brought me to Fayetteville, AR to play in a rock band (BE). I began working as a print shop apprentice/warehouse stocker/rogue car valet/freelance designer/web developer in Fayetteville in the early 90's to support and enhance a career in music, while intermittently attending the University of Arkansas.
After I graduated with a degree in Computer Science from the University, I accepted a job as lead project producer/designer for Arkansas Center for Technology Transfer (ACTT). This led me to a position as a Creative Design Specialist at Acxiom Corporation based out of Little Rock. I built many trusted relationships with clients and colleagues during my tour at Acxiom, and at the end of my fifth year there, I was approached by Stoneward agency with the opportunity to be their Senior Technical Designer / Content Specialist. After two years at Stoneward, I went to work with local designer and animator John Jacobs at Atomic Tomato / Waymack and Crew before accepting a senior interactive design position at CJRW. In 2009 I left the agency to form an online targeted marketing company called SkyPie. For the last four years I have worked at Shurley Instructional Materials as a software designer and new product developer.
So if you can get through all of that, I design things, program things, come up with concepts, create and implement interface solutions, figure things out, and hopefully have a good time doing it, and doing it right.
Here is my work resume.
"In anything at all, perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
BE3 is a reinterpretation of my 90s epic wall-of-sound outfit, BE, as a three-piece rockmachine. Our first official show is in the big room at Georges in October of 2016.
October 14, 2016, Georges Majestic Lounge
Kyoto Boom was a high-intensity 3-piece angular post-punk romp I formed with two friends in 2009. ...the band that removed a million panties (theoretically, of course). Pour a little out for Kyoto Boom.
I used to be a professional drummer in a rock band called BE, based out of Fayetteville, AR and Dallas, TX. You can always find interesting things about that right here.
Update: I've been digging around, and I found all kinds of old BE stuff that I built and designed over the years. It's pretty interesting.... to me! And now... the archive:
So I asked my colleagues and clients to write a brief testimonial about me. I did not make these up. Really. I am humbled and moved...
"By far one of the most talented people I have ever worked with. There are no limits to his creativity." - Becky Dockins, Event Manager/Video Production, Acxiom Corporation
"I have been amazed to find that God has created a renaissance man for our times. Duke has been both a creative and analytical power house during many of the projects that I have had the honor to work on with him. He challenges both himself and his colleagues to redefine the purpose of each project he works on, so that it's potential can be realized." - Timothy Hicks, Multimedia Designer/Developer, Stone Ward
"Of all the people I have worked with throughout my 16 years in advertising, Duke Boyne is one of them." - Danny Koteras, Associate Creative Director, Stone Ward World Headquarters
"I can honestly say that in 15 years of knowing and working with Duke, I have never met a more passionate and creative person with regards to any process or endeavor. Set him loose, and your project will soar." - Kyle Gibson, Director of Business Development, Clear Channel of Northwest Arkansas
"Duke is one of those rare individuals that combines engineering ability with artistic intent. He strives to make each project unique and the best it could be, often creating interface elements that have never existed before, extending far beyond the initial request. Not only that, but unlike most of us, he paid attention in math & physics classes and relies heavily on advanced mathematical techniques to bring his creations to life." - Andy Griebel, OEM Account Manager, StrongMail Systems
Excuse me, now I have to go and buy all of these people dinner.
That's my story.