it’s all about people
With the right people your ceiling is unlimited. Above Media’s team consists of seasoned professionals that have mastered their skills over many years working together and in the industry. Let our wealth of knowledge go to work for you today!
At Above Media, capturing the vision and objectives of our clients is our first priority. We want to understand their business needs and goals so we can focus on solutions that position them for success. Our documented process provides clients with a structured path to launch their project on time and on budget.
Above Media utilizes a simple four step agile process. In the first phase, insight, we learn about our client’s business and competition, as well as the goals for the project. We take this knowledge into the second phase where we create a blue print to guide us through the rest of the process. This phase includes the schedule, feature prioritization, architecture, and basic wireframes. Once the blue print is complete we move into production and let our developers, designers, copywriters, programmers, and testers turn ideas into tangibles, all while keeping our clients in the loop. For large projects, we split the work into smaller "sprints" so we can be agile, learning from our progress and making adjustments as needed. The final phase of our process is deployment where we activate the project and bring it to life. For web sites, this means moving the site from our staging environment to live servers and providing training, if necessary. For marketing and advertising this means finalizing all efforts and delivering end-products to the appropriate channels.
our team & history
Above Media is a small but nimble studio located just outside Atlanta in Alpharetta, GA. Our team consists of developers, designers, copywriters, marketers, social media experts, programmers, and engineers all dedicated to the success of our clients.
In 2004, Above Media was started by President and Creative Director, Sean Gonsman. After working for a high-end web development firm in San Francisco, Sean decided to take his knowledge, from projects that included Google, Excite, Ariba, Charles Scwab, and Cisco, and start his own business in Atlanta. In the early years, Sean handled the majority of design and development. As the company grew, his role transitioned to managing projects where he enjoys working with clients on a day-to-day basis to navigate them on their journey.
Above Media has transformed hundreds of businesses over the last decade. Because our team is so diverse, we are able to a meet a variety of business challenges. We are just as happy to jump into existing projects or provide end-to-end solutions. Give us a call so we can learn more about your business and start something great!
Bowers Harbor Vineyards
"We love the web design and are excited to expose it and refer other businesses your way for web development, branding, web hosting, and more.
You have been a pleasure to work with. I appreciate your willingness to accommodate our needs and timelines. Your insight with design and technology is sure to benefit our growing business. Your diligence in familiarizing yourself with who we are and what we're trying to achieve truly shows in your personalization of our web design. We are grateful that our business could be influenced by your creativity and professionalism. You executed the look we were striving for, the clean look of elegance, class, and a current, hip feel. You accomplished our dream design."
Daniel E. McMillen
World Micro Components, Inc.
"The best way I can summarize your work for us is from a comment made by one of our owners after receiving the completed website, "Finally after years, I can honestly say that I am actually proud of our website." I was grateful this led to our company hiring you to develop a very complex "Customer Relationship Management" software program we now enjoy. Also, I was navigating many opinions and preferences, and it was great having your straight forward and professional advice, tempered with an understanding of our unique needs and your willingness to work "with" us."
Command Credit Corporation
"Thank you for helping us to roll-out our web-site under budget and within a tight timeframe. The back-end components were extremely easy to use and maintain. You were responsive and professional at all times. We were more than pleased with our end product. Keep up the good work!"
Purple Pomegranate Productions
"I believe that Above Media has done an amazing job with both the Jews for Jesus website and the Purple Pomegranate Productions website which is the retail and publishing arm of Jews for Jesus. In setting up the back office of the website, Above Media has effectively and efficiently addressed our problems, has assisted us long after normal business hours and has been a joy and pleasure to work with."