Your virtual liaisons.

Argo Labs is an Ann Arbor based digital engineering, design, videography, & content marketing company aiming to build a more unique web.

As Technology Director, my main roles are the that of Linux Security Engineer for our virtual private server and developing the backends for the different customized Content Management Systems, Databases, Websites, and Applications we’ve deployed for our clients.

We have worked with people all across the globe and have done a wide variety of work for them. Our clients are from all walks of life, varying from families wanting a video made of their daughter’s Bat Mitzvah to corporations looking for a custom system to manage their business.

freelance work

individual projects

$650and up

  • 1 project
  • 10 hours included
  • Start-to-finish
  • 50% upfront, 50% upon completion
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content writing

$25per piece

  • 1 article
  • Topic of your choice
  • Optimized for search
  • Social media reach
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why brandonjpscott?

10+ years of experience

Started programming at fourteen by building a video game server with MySQL/Apache and it’s website with HTML/PHP/Java. Started a non-profit in 2010 at seventeen. Interned at Automattic (company behind WordPress) in 2011 at eighteen. Interned at Google (working on Wallet) in 2012 at nineteen. Studied Computer Science Engineering and Entreprenuership at the University of Michigan from 2011-2015, doing development/engineering work for multiple startups. Launched Argo Labs in 2015 at 22.

Certifications: CompTIA A+; CompTIA Network+; Cisco CCNET; Cisco CCNA: Routing and Switching; Linux Essentials; LPIC-1: Linux System Administrator; LPIC-2: Linux Engineer; LPIC-303: Linux Security.


success in multiple industries

Have worked with companies in a vast array of industries such as: Software, Marketing, Engineering, Print Publication, Online Publication, Finance, Mobile Application, Information Technology, Cosmetics, Medicine; Ecommerce, and Restaurants.


works with corporations, small businesses, startups, and individuals

Work has benefited companies at every level including: startups, pllcs, small businesses, regional businesses, national corporations, and global brands. Have worked with Fortune 500’s technology companies, locally owned farm-to-table restaurants, successful startups, individually licensed service providers, and people just trying to start a blog.

blog tips, tools, reviews, thoughts, poetry.

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    The Mac to PC switch showed me the truth.


    This piece is entirely satirical.

    Last week, I upgraded from my historically reliable 2008 Macbook that was on it’s death bed and to the surprise of myself and all of my friends I decided to switch from Mac to PC. I fell in love with Windows operating system after playing with my friends Surface a while back. However, I wanted to use a Sony product, so I decided to get a Sony Vaio Duo. I want to focus more on my experience in the switch to the operating system rather than the actual product I got, but I have to say, this is a stellar machine.

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  • Dear sweet time.


    Stand in an open field and notice the dim lit night sky,
    You’re all alone with the corn brushing your back,
    The moon is out tonight, full with all it’s might.
    What are you thinking about?
    Who are you thinking about?
    Look up again, tomorrow is upon us.

    Dear sweet time, where have you gone?
    These days, months, and years don’t add up,
    At least not how I want them to,
    Yet here I sit in awe of your humble shadow,
    Ever creeping – slowly taking the soul each night.
    Yet here I am to hear you tick away.

    Swallowed by the mundane days and unwanted voices,
    Wasted by unconscious thoughts and untrustworthy events,
    Playing tricks on those who created you,
    Through an act they can’t help but give their faith,
    Sleep well little angel, time will pass morning will come.

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    Pocket lets you curate your internet quickly and efficiently.


    Posted by brandon jp scott on October 11th, 2013

    When I got my new Samsung Galaxy S4 I quickly realized it’s potential in new curation. I had all my news and updates flashing before me, and a lot of which I want to read but am not able to at the moment. I like Evernote, but I stumbled upon Pocket (@Pocket) when browsing for article curators, and this is bar none the best.

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    Be the face of your startup.


    Donald Draper, the madmen game is strong in this one. (photo: philippeperzi.com)

    There is a lot to learn as an entrepreneur. Coming from a computer science background it’s easiest to say the start of the curve is entering business, however this part passes quicker for those who surround themselves with people who have a entrepreneurial business background. The second, more important, part is acceptance. You spent days, weeks, months, sometimes years on your startup and you KNOW it is going to revolutionize the industry, but so many people forget – you’re the only one who knows.

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    Waze is the best mapping app ever.


    Waze banner (photo: wikipedia.org)

    Before we left for our entrepreneurial adventure to Dallas, Marikha (@marikhacabel) and I needed to find a new mapping application for me to use. I have an iPhone 4S, and at the time we were leaving Ann Arbor for Dallas the 2nd beta for iOS came out. When you used the mapping application it had a problem with overheating the phone and a problem crashing often, so I wanted something more reliable. We stumbled upon Waze (@Waze) who had recently been bought by Google for 1.1 billion dollars, so we were interested. We downloaded the app and hit the road and saw an immediate difference in the beauty of Waze over any other mapping system.

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    Dallas made me understand it isn’t the idea that matters, but the team.


    The team that went to Dallas together.

    At the end of June my business partners and myself decided to go to Dallas, Texas for a while to get a change of pace from our routine lives in Ann Arbor. As the majority of people reading this know, we went down there to start work on our startup company, Petdal. However after a few days we all sat down and came to the conclusion to try something new.

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