Garrett Griess

Lead Developer

A shelf full of awards attests to Garrett’s skills in website design and development, but his creativity is too expansive to confine to a single discipline.

Garrett Griess stands at the crossroads — of creativity and technology, of small-town Nebraska and the wide-open world. As lead developer at IdeaBank, Garrett spearheads website construction — from designing new sites to troubleshooting existing ones. And while his job description includes techy words like “programming” and “coding,” web work is a natural byproduct of his creative side.

Garrett loves anything that combines creativity and technology — whether it’s music and photography or PS4 games and 3D animation. On his day off, you might find him painting with his niece or creating random web apps … for fun. The son of an electrician, Garrett always enjoyed tinkering and technology. Programming was the way to control that technology.

 A lifelong Sutton resident, Garrett loves to hop on his motorcycle for short trips, but there are no limits to the modes of transportation he’ll take to explore the far-flung points of the globe. During a trip around the world, he traveled by planes, trains, buses, and boats — like a modern-day Phileas Fogg. He even saw the sun rise twice in one day while traveling from China to Chicago. He plans to see Egyptian pyramids, Swiss alps, and Grecian temples on his next trip.

 The Central Community College-Hastings graduate recalls being advised in college to “find a niche.” Garrett’s found his at IdeaBank.

Skills/Responsibilities
  • Web design and development
  • Programming
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Video/audio editing