Corin began his marketing career in 1996 when he found himself writing and designing newspaper ads for the University of Washington athletic department. Since then, he's generated award-winning work for global brands like Starbucks and many smaller companies as well. In the summer of 2010 while reading "Change by Design" from IDEO president Tim Brown, Corin was inspired to design change for himself. Brown's book struck a chord while addressing questions that are more important than ever. How do we balance the needs of people, design and business? Are logos and advertising campaigns still relevant? How can we create products and design packaging with minimal environmental impact? Since it's a new era that requires us to use design thinking in new ways, it appears time for a new breed of creative agency in Partnership+Studio. Corin also spent several years studying flamenco guitar with visions of one day becoming a gypsy.Jim Wilson, business & operations consultant
As former VP of operations and CFO of Grant Design Collaborative in Atlanta, Georgia, Jim offers a wealth of knowledge concerning the design industry, operations and business process. At Grant, he helped build the reputable design firm from the ground up and managed the day to day internal processes for clients like Herman Miller, Steelcase, Adobe, Mohawk Industries, Blackberry Farm and many others. Jim consults with Partnership+Studio on everything that happens behind-the-scenes. The combination of Jim's empathetic managerial style, analysis skills and commitment to process improvement has made him a successful team player and a critical piece of the puzzle in the infant stages of Partnership+Studio. It was his passion for the outdoors that brought Jim back to the Pacific Northwest where he's able to cultivate a healthier balance between work and life. He's an avid gardener and active member of his community. Jim holds a Chief of Staff position with Bookey Consulting.Jess Bombacie, technology & user experience consultant
Jess has a passion for great ideas, innovation and technology. He started his career as a front-end html developer, migrated through visual design before settling into Interactive and Information Architecture. He specializes in absorbing large-scale concepts and nebulous data and distilling them into concrete site maps, tech specs & wireframes. Before Partnership+Studio, he was designing and producing world-class digital content while at DDB Worldwide, ESPN.com and Microsoft. Some of his client work also includes Jansport, Howard Johnson Hotels, Intel, Amtrak and various start-ups. When Jess isn't creating compelling and easy-to-use websites or coming up with new mobile app. ideas, you'll find him on the opposite end of the spectrum — skiing the backcountry mountains of Washington State, riding single track, or perhaps showing off on a pair of vintage rollerblades to his family.Alex McDonald, interactive design consultant
Alex brings youth, exuberance and raw talent to Partnership+Studio. In just a few short years, he's developed a wide range of back-end skills to make a major positive impact in the world of web interaction. Like most young and promising web designers, he began by hacking Myspace layouts for his friends and quickly graduated to brochure sites and mobile applications. He's also helped countless small to medium sized business's gain a strong competitive advantage on the web by teaching himself HTML(5), CSS(3), JQuery and PHP. Alex is your typical creative; he can find inspiration in almost anything and often asks himself, "Is there a better way?" When Alex is not making the web a better place he likes to stay active by working out, surfing, hiking and simply enjoying life in California. He's always ardent to learn and right now he's teaching himself how to produce music and cook.