Jay Ruple, an innovative website designer and producer of award-winning television on-air promotion campaigns, was quite proud of his designs and personal contributions to healingwheel.com. He passed away at the age of 47 on March 24, 2008.
A native of Orangeburg, South Carolina, Jay began his broadcasting career as an on-air radio personality at WTND AM in his home town. He transitioned to creating television promotion campaigns and graphics packages for WCSC-TV in Charleston, and then moved on to larger broadcast markets including New York, Chicago, Atlanta and Washington D.C.
In 1991, Jay launched JMR Creative, a multimedia production company which quickly attracted an impressive roster of national clients including NBC, CBS, HBO, PBS, A&E, as well as numerous syndicated talk shows and local television stations. Jay eventually focused more closely on the new media environment and taught himself the intricate process of designing enhanced websites. His visionary online designs had been commissioned by emerging businesses in fashion, healthcare, entertainment and non-profit.
It will be hard to top anything that Jay created on the original version of healingwheel.com. His work was really fantastic and has brought inspiration to thousands of people. Jay is truly missed!!