Founder of VIS+COM+CODE
For the past 19 years he has been helping large corporations continue to dominate the marketplace. But in recent years Nick has turned his attention to small businesses. The challenges that small businesses face to gain market share in this economic climate is daunting. And It is his belief that the only company that has the human capital, strategic partnerships and financial power to help small businesses compete is DEX YP. Which is why Nick joined DEX YP (GOOGLE’s Premier Partner) to help small businesses with solutions that are affordable and powerful at the same time.
I view myself as a marketing doctor of sorts – one who can come in and listen to the marketing and business challenges of the small business owner and then provide a solution that would help bring their business to health and prosperity. I’m so excited about the vision of VIS+COM+CODE and to also share my extensive knowledge with the students to help them gain inspiration and to envision a career in the media and marketing industry as creative thinkers.
– Founder of VIS+COM+CODE Nick Bosco.
Director of Computer Science and Coding Instruction
Since middle school, Justin Knag has had an entrepreneurial spirit. In 7th grade, he would sell digital Pokemon as a lucrative business. When he had to fill out a job application as an exercise, he wrote down CEO with an annual salary in the billions. The teacher got a kick out of it.
In March of 2009, Justin Knag made the decision to enter the software world. He registered Knag Enterprises LLC and launched a desktop application for Windows called YouGank. Yougank downloaded Youtube videos and converted the videos into mp3 files. The application gained a lot of popularity and he was featured on Fox News in Denver. However, before even releasing YouGank, Justin knew in his mind that he was new to the software scene, and considered YouGank to be a stepping stone introduction into the software world.
In 2010, it became apparent that there would be a huge demand for smart phone applications. During his last semester in college, which was delayed from taking time off to write YouGank, Justin began programming Android and iOS applications. Upon graduating, Justin wanted to continue to work on his own terms. He started doing contract work for Caring Family while writing his own apps. To this very day, Justin has never needed a full time job. Around March of 2011, Justin saw a great amount of success both independently and working for clients. In a very short amount of time, he wrote Download with Dropbox, which made it to the top of the American App Store. He also wrote ERATE which reached #4 in Finance. ERATE is a company, that does a search for the lowest mortgage rates. For those who don’t know, Mortgage Rate referrals are among the highest paying advertisements on the internet. Needless to say, the app did very well financially.
Justin Knag then decided that he missed home, and decided to move back to New Jersey. To this day, he works out of his apartment in uptown Hoboken. He continues to work on mobile apps on both the server and client side.
Justin Knag’s main goal is to be a full time philanthropist, helping out primarily with free education.
Director of Graphic Communications Instruction
Nick Bosco, graduated first in his BFA program (Magna Cum Laude) from Northern Illinois University and is a member of The Golden Key National Honors Society. He was awarded the opportunity to teach undergraduate package design at the Academia de Communicazione de Milano, Italy and worked at an Italian design firm Achillie Ghizzardi Associati in Milano as well. In 1997 Nick founded Bosco Design Group AKA Nick Bosco Design. At Bosco Design Group he serves as Creative Director and runs the day to day activities of the firm as CEO. Bosco Design Group has been trusted to help build well-known national brands such as Maxim Magazine, Bud Light, Coca Cola, Spike TV, Stuff Magazine, FHM Magazine, Teen Magazine, Nextel, NASCAR, Best Buy, Electrolux Major Appliances, and many more.