Welcome to Digital MacGyver


Creative – Maker – Designer – and more.

​These are more than just words these define my reason for going to work each day.

​I have had the pleasure working with global companies delivering intranets, multi-lingual business communications and go to market programs. In the last few years, I worked with my teams to launch major digital properties and the experience has given me the opportunities to work on some amazing projects. Check out my LinkedIn profile for more history.

I am passionate about my family, Montana, co-working, personal brand, woodwork, leathercraft, creative communication, teaching, and photography.

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About


My name is Scott Ellis, I also go by “Digital MacGyver”.

In my lifetime I have had the great opportunity to work across many industries and to this end I have been driven by one core motto:

‘No boundaries, no limits, doing interesting things, in interesting places, without limits to current convention, with interesting people.’

I have worked with some great teams, and organizations, and recently closed the great design house “Vernian Design Company” after relocating to Montana. Starting to now establish a new Creative Studio in Missoula Montana.

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In the past, I have worked with global companies delivering intranets, multi-lingual business communications and go to market programs.  In the last few years, I worked with my teams to launch major digital properties such as Integratelcom, ATT, Tripwire, Nike, Coke, Craft Brew, and Microsoft.  My SharePoint expertise and experience has given me the opportunities to work on some amazing projects.

One of my personal goals it to ensure that any project starts with a ‘Design First’ approach, focusing on the business needs, and end users.  This is the first step to a success adoption story, and ensuring a consistent brand identity. Keeping a consistent message at all times is key.

In my off time you can find me at home doing wood working, building Steampunk and Desielpunk designs, working on classic motorcycles, creating industrial design furniture, and spending time with my wonderful family.  I also like to find time to do speaking events, providing workshops and sessions which help to educate people from all backgrounds, as well as to help inform them on the appropriate intersections of User Experience, Collaboration, Information Architecture and Culture with other roles, so that everyone can work together to make their businesses better.

My Services


Information Architecture

Every organization struggles with content, what to do with it, how to make it valueable, and how to collaborate. I’ve got you covered. I work to help you get the best value out of your data from metadata management, thru taxonomies, to visualization and systems design.

Information and Systems Governace

Ensuring your systems and the data stored in them is safe and compliant is a passion of mine.  Let me work with your teams to find the best way to structure your data to match your compliance and risk needs.  I specialize in SharePoint, Office 365, and Salesforce systems.

Branding and Brand Bootcamps

One of the biggest struggles is getting your brand right for your organization, after that keeping it on course and applied to your whole business is the next big challenge.  Let me help you thru creating a Brand Bootcamp, and develope strategies to keep your brand inline with your changing business.

Design and Creation

One of my loves is leveraging my Maker roots, being able to help you take a sketch or idea and make it a real product.  Ask me how I partner with top small business manufacturing resources right here in Montana to help you get your product to market globally.

Content Strategy and Language Localization

Need help putting together content for your website? Do you need it in 150 + languages? Let me help you thru the process of creating your content and getting it in the languages you need. I partner with the top translators and firms to ensure your projects are never late, over budget, and translation is always right the first time.

Marketing & Sales Coaching

Every business needs to translate cold leads into real paying customers. I can mentor you thru putting together marketing campaigns that work and teach your team to get new customers, and attract leads that will translate to sales.

Entrepreneurial Coaching

So often I find that many start-ups or entrepreneurs just need a little support or partnership.  I am excited to hear what you are working on, and see where my experience and talents can help the success of your dreams.

News


This is the page where users will find your site’s blog

Road to Microsoft Ignite 2017


Microsoft Ignite is about Longtime Friends, New Found Colleagues, and Collaboration in its rawest form.

Full Metal Consulting


Every time I join a consulting team or organization I hear the same age old…and honestly tired rhetoric. You have seen and heard it I bet: We are Unique! We are the best in the industry! We are Innovative! It does not matter what team you join there is this hope, a dream that maybe, …

Relaunching Digital MacGyver


I’m back and sporting a beard, and it’s not ironic.

Contact Me


The quickest way for me to reach you is simply to fill out the old fashioned Contact Form.

I promise to keep your information handy, add you to all our marketing stuff, and ask you for work.  Hey I have to feed all my office pets.