Sean works at the intersection of brand, storytelling, and technology. Much of his work focuses on user experience and product design, where he researches and prototypes how emerging technologies can be leveraged in ways that are human-centered.
Sean has worked at three startups (including one of his own) and three agencies. In startup land he positioned an IoT product to successfully crowdfund via Indiegogo and built one of the first (legal) means of marketing software via peer-to-peer networks. In agency land he’s launched new brands, relaunched classic brands, and helped design a movement for a national non-profit that captured international attention.
Sean writes code by hand but went to art school and holds a BFA.
// Past+Present Clients
YouTube, Microsoft, Ford Motor Company, Hulu, MillerCoors, Amazon, NFL Digital, Sony Electronics, Verizon, General Motors, Boeing, Polaroid, Mint.com / Intuit, BB&T Bank, BitTorrent, Goji Smart Lock, The ACLU, The Trust for Public Land / Hollywood Sign, and Partners in School Innovation.
// Projects + Talks
The Identity of Self, Reimagine SF, 2018
A Face to a Name, Brava Theater, Ignite SF, 2017
TechCamp Ramallah (U.S. State Department), Palestine, 2017
Qeyno UbuntuHack Youth Hackathon – WINNER, 2017
Headless Creativity, Marine’s Memorial Theater, Ignite SF, 2016
VISION, Web App, 2016
Beautiful Malfunctions, Ignite SF, 2015
Hollywood Sign Generator, Viral Media, 2014 (250K generated images in 72hrs)
Trump and the Truth // The New Yorker
What Siri and Alexa might look like, according to artists // Quartz
The Digital Selves We Leave Behind // IDEO
When Identity is a Design Choice // IDEO Labs
Designing the Siris and Alexas of the World // IDEO
How to Experiment with 360˚ Video // IDEO
A Story in Every Direction // IDEO Labs
ERNEST, San Francisco Art Institute, 2018
SONDER @ The Laundry, SF, 2017
Creative Code Showcase @ Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, SF, CA 2016
Real Future Fair @ Innovation Hangar, SF, CA 2015
Pancakes & Booze @ 111 Minna Gallery, SF, CA 2015
Surreal Salon 7 @ BRG CCA, Baton Rouge, LA 2015
Loud Tate: Code @ Tate Britain, London, 2014
Engadget+gdgt “Live in New York” Startup Winner (Goji Smart Lock), June 2013
Best Use of Social Media In Real Life, Shorty Awards (Sony Electronics), 2012
Finalist, Product Brand Development Campaign of the Year (Polaroid), PR Week 2011
2011 Non-profit Campaign of the Year Finalist (Trust for Public Land / City of Los Angeles), PR Week 2011