I began my career as a graphic designer having graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California in 1988. Super analog, right? After slaving around at paste up tables and light boxes and with Pantone chips stuck to the bottom of my shoes, I ended up with a full time gig as an Art Director at a woefully uncool software company in Redmond, Washington that over the next five years, became very... very, cool. Our mission: A computer on every desk and in every home. Mission accomplished.
I started my own digital design & marketing company, Tattoo Media in 1996 and serviced that same software company as well as several major record labels and recording artists. It was the dot com ba-boom and it was great. The company was acquired in 2004 where I served as a partner and leader of the acquiring company's interactive design group. Shortly thereafter I joined Filter in Seattle where I spent the next 9 years, ultimately serving as President & CEO.
Today, I am a free agent - a brand strategist, marketing consultant, and now author. I am wildly passionate about creating relevant brands, happy and productive cultures, and helping build businesses that have strong values and creativity at their core. Design and creativity are in my DNA and the lens through which I look at all problems and solutions.