Our Team  

Sean S. Mahoney  – Partner & Lead Information Architect

Sean Mahoney has been working in the internet industry for the past 15 years designing and developing web and mobile solutions for various clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.  Sean is a partner and the Lead Information Architect for Next Step Digital.

As a hybrid of many disciplines and veteran of numerous digital projects, Sean offers a resourceful and creative perspective to every project he is involved with. Some projects that Sean has led include the recent facelift of the American Museum of Natural History’s website, AMNH: Collections Dinosaurs and Cosmic Discoveries iPhone and iPad apps (Dinosaurs was nominated for a Webby Award in 2011), Loehmann’s Designer Fashions website, the highly successful New York State Tax Amnesty program, and countless others. Sean’s background is heavily focused in Information Architecture / User Experience and Graphic Design however he has also served as development lead on numerous projects.

Sean is an adjunct professor and teaches Web Design at SUNY CGCC, as well as serving as Treasurer on the Executive Board of the Ulster County Workforce Investment Board.

Mike Kilpatrick – Partner & Production Manager

Experience, yeah he’s got that. Mike Kilpatrick is 15 year web professional with more web development experience than you can shake a stick at. You may not know him but his work is the stuff of legend, no not the movie. Now that I have your attention, let’s get down to it.

Over the years Mike has been a part of several great teams. Coming off a 10 year run as a Sr. Producer and Project Manager with 33delivered, he’s also been an entrepreneur and at the bottom floor of the local dot com bubble. But the web is his passion, his desire and his drive.

Kevin Masters – Lead Developer

Kevin Masters is an experienced, multifaceted web developer with over 9 years in the field. His area of expertise is in working with Content Management Systems on platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, and eZ Publish. His other skills include: XHTML/CSS coding of tableless layouts, Cross-browser, cross-platform development and testing, Javascript, JQuery. MySQL, PHP, VBScript, and HTML 5. His work can be see in markets such as tourism, science/education, government, legal, commercial, finance, and the arts. Kevin is also a black belt in aikido and would so love it if you grabbed his wrist.

Karen Edelman – Content Strategist & Copywriter

Karen Edelman is a deadline-driven and accomplished writer, editor and events producer. Since 2002, Karen has worked as a freelancer for top publishing, corporate and digital media companies. Her clients have included FORTUNE Magazine; Time Inc.; Forbes; GigaOm; the Harvard Business Review; FedEx; MasterCard International; and the American Museum of Natural History. Some of the events Karen has designed include the Fortune Innovation Forum, the Fortune Boardroom Forum series and the Forbes Executive Women’s Forum. Before that, Karen served as Editorial Director of Conferences at Forbes and Harvard Business School Publishing, was a marketing writer for JP Morgan, and was Associate Editor of Across the Board magazine, The Conference Board’s magazine of ideas and opinion. After graduating from the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University, Karen began her career in the advertising industry. She lives with her family in New Paltz, New York.

Recent News

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  • Our Work: The American Museum of Natural History

    Our Team architected, designed and programmed a wayfinding signage system that could be managed via the main client website and seen by thousands of physical visitors every day via LCD screen in high traffic areas…

  • Our Work: Special Forces Association

    Our Team built a website the Special Forces Association of West Point is now extremely proud of. This site is built upon the Wordpress platform for ease of administration. News and events can be created and published very quickly and efficiently….