Josh plays a major role in the strategic, creative and technological phases of a project. His job is to dissect and interpret the essence of a project so to deliver it at its greatest potential. His unlimited appetite for the hypothetical feeds his tireless perfectionism.
Josh hails from St. Louis, MO where he spent many summers cutting grass with his dad. He studied Mathematics at Macalester College, plays competitive chess and bangs on the piano.
Helen's role at Fuzzco is art direction and project management. She also has a heavy hand in the strategic and creative development of our projects. In the end, she believes in mixing opposites and producing clean, organized work.
Helen was born in Charleston, SC and attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. She delights in eating candy, running in the middle of the night, making art and catching lizards. She is also semi-responsible for doing Melanie's hair.
At first glance Brandon appears to be the most colorful member of the bunch, with clothes and hair a prismatic riot. Look a bit longer, however, and you'll see that he has the calm, quiet eyes of a forest doe. Brandon's skills run the gamut from lettering to illustration to interface design to front end development, and his perfectionism knows no bounds.
Brandon began his career at Fuzzco as a fresh-faced college grad before boomeranging to Design Kitchen in Chicago, Google in Mountain View, and then back home to the mothership.
Erik is stronger than everyone at Fuzzco put together. He handles our back-ends and makes our websites go. It is thought that Erik could out-code Hal 9000. You might think he eats PCP and steroids for breakfast but this is not so. He invites only happy-body foods into his corporal system.
Erik is one of those people who moved here from Ohio and helps stir the lowcountry melting pot. He received a BS in Computer Science from Miami of Ohio, worked for Progressive Insurance, and then moved to Charleston, SC to be the Lead Developer at Blackbaud before joining us.
Melanie is Fuzzco’s designer-developer Ladon. She's cooler than a 10 year old, smarter than a 70 year old and has the writing skills and sharp wit to prove it. Her design sensibilities verge frighteningly close to perfection.
She churned out her first website in 6th grade and reigned as Prez Supreme of her class in the UF Graphic Design program. Melanie is vegetarian, so it's great to know that she wouldn't murder and eat us if we were stuck in the office without food.
Blake is a designer, illustrator, and an all around good-guy. He's garnered the most Fuzzco nick names here - The Glue, The Red Menace, Tube Top, Red Velvet, Turbo Arm, Cool Ranch, you get the point. Prior to Fuzzco Blake worked as a freelancer for Warner Music, Patagonia, Hot Topic, Hugo Boss, Converse, Fiat, Fader Magazine, Hachette Publishing, SF Chamber of Commerce and the Virgin Group. When he is not designing or illustrating, Blake likes reading, biking, drinking coffee, saying "nuh uh", gambling and getting stuck with bets that require him to run 100 miles in a month.
Caleb is a thinker with an overdeveloped attention to detail. He prepared for his role at Fuzzco by earning a master’s degree in linguistic anthropology from the University of Chicago and a law degree from NYU. No one encouraged him to do this but he did it anyway. His work includes creative and communications project leadership, and he possesses an almost supernatural ability to understand and articulate ideas. Despite his intelligence, he somehow remains shockingly bad at poker.
Ryan came to us as a newly minted alumnus of Iowa State University. During his time there he interned at 160over90 and tended several magazines in various creative roles.
A proud corn-fed son of the Midwest, Ryan's dipping his toes for the first time in the relatively grain-free southeast. He's an impassioned baseball advocate, fan and opinionist. In his free time he enjoys eating, pondering the merits of facial hair and daydreaming about Bob Feller. Ryan's throat is always gurgling in a non-life threatening way, sounding like a young warbler.
Colin Pinegar's last name rhymes with vinegar. Though it's also okay to call him PINE-GAR. A fish of the woods is actually a useful metaphor for Colin. His way of thinking is a bit unexpected and that often leads to very original ideas.
He has been known to run barefoot. Our second resident vegetarian, Colin will also throw back a seltzer while the rest of us are rolling around in the gutters. He exists in a constant state of wondering whether he should or should not be in a pool doing Aqua Zumba.
Taylor gets in a submarine to think about you. When she resurfaces there are meaningful ideas, insights and implementation strategies barnacled to the vessel. Young as she is, Taylor spent 10 years at the Estee Lauder Companies where she formulated product and service design opportunities for 28 global brands. She has a degree in Design and Management from Parsons School of Design.
To quiet her thoughts, Taylor makes cheese and other eats. She often wears high heels to tower over her Fuzzco brethren. If you have the gall to challenge us to a friendly basketball game, Taylor will dunk on you.
One of the calmest people you'll ever meet, Chloe does whatever is needed to keep the office purring. She might bring you a cup of coffee, she might make sure your package gets to its destination on time, or she might coordinate the production of your custom embroidered Hawaiian diving shorts. Whatever it is you can rest assured that Chloe will be taking care of you.
When not caring for her Fuzzco brethren, Chloe practices the near-forgotten archaic craft of shooting with film cameras, venturing into dark rooms, and developing her own pictures.
Haley physically and metaphorically hums as she works. She approaches her projects with the clarity of a mountain stream and the patience of a mother kangaroo. Her job is to shepherd projects to completion, coordinate the team effort and offer insights along the way.
Between office hours Haley is often mesmerizing audiences with her original songs about whales. She runs her own lifestyle blog and has a monthly feature in Skirt magazine.