LunarLincoln was founded in 2013 by Vanderbilt graduates Jonathan Wiley and Jennifer Bennett. With backgrounds in mobile development and graphic design – LunarLincoln was an obvious extension of their combined powers.
We love bringing our expertise and industry knowledge to others who have this same passion. Our clients range from small start-ups to large corporations – locally and nationally. We are continually amazed by their interesting ideas and challenging needs. Just like Lincoln and those early space pioneers – we are striving everyday to build a new future.
Jonathan Wiley has always been a builder. What started as an obsession with Lego and Gameboys morphed into a knack for building PCs and programming calculators. Studying Computer Engineering and Mathematics at Vanderbilt University was a natural fit, and after earning his degree he set off to apply his skills to the emerging smartphone market. Over the past 8 years Jonathan has worked with over 50 clients to ship first-class applications for iOS, Android, and Mac. He’s built everything from award-winning consumer apps (Internet radio, photo sharing, remote-controlled cars) to critical enterprise software (teleconferencing, issue tracking, email processing).
Jennifer Bennett has been creating and designing for over a decade. She has previous experience in marketing agencies and nonprofits where she designed and managed projects for both traditional and digital media. Currently she focuses on mobile product ideation, planning, and design, helping businesses come up with the right solution for their needs. With a clear eye and an attention to detail, she wrangles ideas into reality through design strategy, user research, information architecture, and usability testing. Her creativity is fueled by an addiction to podcasts, reading, and classic cars.
Travis Smith was LunarLincoln’s first employee and survived our initial 100 square foot office. He has worked on over a dozen iOS, Android, and Mac applications during his tenure at LunarLincoln. Travis graduated with honors from University of Florida, Gainesville, with a degree in Computer Science, and participated in the Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity. Travis has worked with Tyco International and Verifone. He has built an online leaderboard for League of Legends and recently released his first Android app: League Buddy.
Joe Souter discovered his love for mobile apps while earning a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University in 2010. Since graduation, he has worked with teams around Nashville creating delightful mobile applications and operating systems for OptioLabs, Asurion, and FortyAu. In addition to mobile work, Joe is a founder and full-stack developer for computer-vision startup Spotwise. Away from the keyboard, Joe enjoys woodworking and walks in the neighborhood with his basset hound, Duke.
A respect and admiration for both the past and future exists within our company. We combined a bit of each of our passions into the name. Wiley has always been fascinated with space and rockets and Jennifer with history. Lincoln dared to think of a radically different future for our nation. NASA carried the future hopes and dreams of humanity beyond the bounds of earth. Why not strive to embody these ideas in our own endeavors? We’re explorers, we’re inquisitive, we’re resourceful. We aren’t building space probes and rockets – but we are innovating every single day.
Plus imagining alternate histories where Lincoln escaped to the moon to set up his idealistic space-commune is also pretty fun. Sitting there in his mooncabin, looking down on us…