What’s Your Secret Weapon?
It’s a common scenario: Your design team has a deadline and
all your resources are focused on that goal. But your team is losing
precious time on repetitive tasks. You think to yourself, “Someday we’ll
take the time to streamline those bottlenecks.” But “someday” never comes…
Campbell, and I started CnJ Multimedia in 2007
as a part-time job. Over the past 15+ years, I’ve split most of my career
between being a full-time mechanical engineer, a product design manager for
a large corporation, and a consultant in a small business. During all those
years, my ability to develop innovative tools has been a valuable
asset to both my clients and associates. I believe I can bring
value to you too. (Feel free to connect with me on
“You’re my secret weapon.”
By coming along-side your team as a consultant, I can work with you to
create tools to eliminate those time-wasting bottlenecks. And I’m
there only as long as you need me. I have experience in
mechatronics, mid- and high-level programming, industrial machinery design,
construction equipment, and general mechanical design. Your
engineering team knows your products the best; but I can help you
design them more efficiently, and communicate them
– Paul Nemit, Johnson Controls
In short, I can be your “Secret Weapon.”
"Colin is an amazingly balanced
individual. He has a big picture view of marketing and engineering, as
well as a fantastic eye for details.”
– Paul Moore
These capabilities are my specialty…
- Creating tools to help engineers quickly converge on
product-specific solutions – You know your products/processes
better than anyone. Often you just need someone to take what you know
about your products (mathematical formulas, product behaviors, etc.),
and incorporate that into a software tool that can automate the
development process for you (creating performance tables, ranges of
- Creating tools to communicate across departments – Do
you need a visual to explain to your customer service folks how your
product works? I can create stills and videos (via on-site seminar
recordings, screen-capture videos, or new graphics). When you have new
software tools, it’s really helpful if someone tells you how to use them
in a way that’s transferrable to other people later on.
- Creating tools to connect you to your customers –
I’m also a professional videographer and am fully equipped to create
corporate video promos, product-specific videos, or customer training
videos. Is your company history worth touting? Then why not create a
featurette video on your website to communicate the value of your
history to your potential customers? What CnJ Multimedia is not: · CnJ
Multimedia is not a marketing company. Instead, my services enhance your
marketing materials by bridging any technical gaps between your
engineering and marketing departments.
“Colin is one of the most creative
engineers that I have had the privilege to support. He always had an
innovative approach to design... He is very easy to work with and
makes you feel relaxed in sharing your ideas.” – Andrew
What CnJ Multimedia is not:
- CnJ Multimedia is not a marketing company.
Instead, my services enhance your marketing materials by
bridging any technical gaps between your engineering and marketing
- CnJ Multimedia is not a specialist in your product.
But because I have a strong multi-discipline engineering background, I
am able to bring outside perspective and help your team be more
My integrity in business and my effectiveness in producing a return on
investment are demonstrated by my repeat customers. Some of my
past/present engineering clients include Atlas-Copco Secoroc,
York/Johnson Controls, and WORD Rock Drills.
All the images below are samples of software tools I created for my
clients to help them accomplish their goals. My goal is to create tools
that improve my clients’ bottom-line and have a long life-cycle because
they are easy to learn and use.
This client wanted to take their product's
performance algorithms and make an easy-to-understand interface while
protecting their intellectual property. I wrote a standalone "black box"
program containing the client's secured algorithms, and a visually clear
Excel spreadsheet interface which communicated with the "black box." In
addition, I created a 2-hour how-to training video with chapter markers
and a clean voice-over explanation.
This client needed to process hundreds of thousands of purchase
transactions from various sources (iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, CD Baby,
etc.), consolidate them by song tracks, then calculate royalties to
every party involved in the production of each song (musician, writer,
singer, etc). It cut numerous hours off of their quarterly payout
This client needed an easy-to-understand spreadsheet that calculated
the press fit forces between cylinders of dissimilar metals.
This client wanted a tool to rapidly develop new refrigeration systems.
The program utilized the NIST refrigeration properties library, included
"tweaking parameters" to better match empirical lab data, and had a
performance curve generation tool to populate performance tables in
seconds (it used to take days).
- If you’re tired of your team being bogged down with repetitive
design tasks, give me a call.
- If you have to repeatedly explain your products or process to other
departments in your company and wish to communicate quickly and more
clearly, give me a call.
- If you have proprietary processes or algorithms that you would like
to utilize faster in the design phase, give me a call.
Colin Campbell, B.S.M.E.
Complete video services I provide (see samples of my professional
video work here):
- On-site interviews and factory tours
- Documentary-style website featurettes
- Product assembly How-To videos
- Software instructional How-To videos
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