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.


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.