December 2, 2013

2013 Astek Highlights & What to Expect in 2014

2013 was a special year for Astek, one filled with growth and new endeavors. As the year closes, we wanted to recap the highlights and offer a taste of what we accomplished. We also our wanted to give you a sneak peek into 2014.


Astek Has a New Home!

This year, we made the official move into our current space in the West Loop. We love it here, being a part of what is now known nationally as the “Tech Corridor.” Just two blocks from Union Station and the CTA, we’ve got a great commute and an easy way for friends to enjoy the new digs by attending our Think-n-Drink marketing events


John Armstrong

October 21, 2013

The Elements of a Good Nonprofit Website Design – Chicago Slam Works

For a small arts organization, creating a good nonprofit website design is much more than improving online presence. That’s certainly at the heart of Astek’s value to a nonprofit with an old site built by the founder’s nephew.

However, a new website often brings with it ideas, excitement for the mission, energy and pride in showcasing the incredible efforts of the staff. Often, a completed visual representation of the brand that has lied only in the artists’ heads is like art in itself.

Practically, the conversation coming from the choices in how to approach a new site demand insight into what the business goals are and how they will be accomplished:

August 28, 2013

Case Study: Using Advanced Segments in Google Analytics


“I want to be able to aggregate the national data and send an automated, segmented report to each Regional VP so they don’t have to poke around in Google Analytics.”  – Astek Client.

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August 15, 2013

New Website Launch: Rob Biesenbach

Astek is thrilled to announce the launch of our friend Rob Biesenbach’s newly redesigned website!

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Check out!!!

A man of many talents, Rob is a corporate communications expert, author, actor and professional speaker.  We think this site really shows off all of Rob’s successes!

July 15, 2013

Meet the Website Development and Design Team – Paul Foster

Chicago Web Design - Paul Foster Blog

Astek is growing its web development and website design team with the addition of Paul Foster. I’ve known Paul for years through the arts scene of Chicago and seen him play a mean bass in more than a couple of bands.

I asked Paul five questions to get to know our newest web developer.

March 29, 2013

Astek’s Working Wardrobe

The Astek staff is now officially fashion models. We were captured on virtual celluloid by our VP of Marketing, Rachel Yeomans, for a feature on The site is dedicated to the idea that “we don’t believe that work clothing should be cookie cutter or conservative… we help you put that bit of fun into your work wardrobe.”

To coincide with her move back to Chicago full time, Rachel celebrated us by making us feel like Fabio, if only for a brief moment. Here are some the shots.

Teresa Catrambone, the mesmerising Office Manager

Teresa Catrambone, office manager at Astek Consulting

Katie Hawkey Swindler, the vivacious V.P. of Production

Katie Hawkey Swindler, V.P. of Production, Astek Consulting

Aren’t they good looking? More pictures of staff coming soon.