Product at Visage.co, Founder of Finish Up Weekend (FU Weekend), Founder of Pop 'stache, Startup Weekend Organizer.
I build strong brands and smart products.
Always willing to hear new ideas. Let's make something awesome.
Currently head of product at Visage. Lead product at two agencies in Austin before.
I run Pop 'stache, a Chicago music blog with 45+ contributors and monthly traffic of 40k uniques.
Over the past couple years, I've helped a number of friends vette their business ideas and motivated them to start new projects. One got a book published by Penguin and a number of others have been able to quit their jobs in pursuit of their passion.
After joining Visage, I helped implement our agile product development process using the scrum methodology. Experience with Trello, JIRA and a good ol' fashioned white board.
I've heard great things about http://Electrik.co in Austin.
They specialize in taking a product from an idea on a napkin to a full blown product in the market and everything in between. More than happy to put you in touch.
Andy Keil is not only an inspiration as an entrepreneur, he is also a great person. It is no wonder he is able to see projects like Popstache.com through.
I had the opportunity to help Andy Keil promote an event for Popstache.com called Half-a-Ween by doing some coding on the site Popstache.com.
As a the founder of Popstache.com, Andy is driven, organized, and has clear focus and determination that is inspiring.
It was a pleasure working with Mr. Keil, and I foresee us collaborating in the future again. His work comes highly recommended.
I first met Andy while working at The Chronicle in 2009 and I was immediately impressed by the versatility of his talent. While working as a photo editor (shooting everything from head shots to sporting events) he did freelance photo work and hatched the idea that has grown into Pop 'stache—all while part of the intensive Audio Arts program at Columbia. Starting Pop 'stache showed me Andy is also a skilled businessman and journalist.
I'm constantly impressed by his well of creativity and great ideas. A rigorous media entrepreneur, I can't wait to see what the future has in store for Andy, and what Andy has in store for the future. He is a kind guy with a sparkling personality, and a hard worker in any venture. Andy constantly proves himself an asset to each of his endeavors.
Andy Keil is motivated by passion, with a great vision that will allow him to succeed in any venture. Andy and I worked together at Consequence of Sound and after our departures, our relationship grew outside of the website. He shared his ideas for a music publication, Pop 'stache, and it was clear that despite his youth, he had a great attitude and a mature disposition. I could not recommend Andy more, his enthusiasm is refreshing and his skill set is a valuable asset to any endeavor. I look forward to working with Andy again.
I truly cannot say enough good things about Andy. He consistently comes back with quality work. He is passionate about what he does and it shows in his demeanor. Professional, reliable, and extremely personable.
Andy is one of the most talented and professional writers and photographers I've had the pleasure to work and collaborate with on our site. He goes above and beyond to get satisfactory results and was always extremely resourceful in meeting every need we had. He is self-motivated, personable, innovative, and detail-oriented, which makes him both a fine leader and team player. He would be a great asset and I would strongly recommend working with him.