Everyone at Filter is passionate about the digital marketing and design space, and how we can best help our clients succeed in it. Get to know us – why we’re here, what inspires us, and what drives us to success.
Every member of our team shares a passion for creativity and an understanding of the creative mindset. And we have linked arms in a common cause. We match the best talent with the best jobs while fostering a culture that promotes growth and success. Take a moment to get to know us a little better. Find out what we do when we're off the clock.
Filterati Success Partner + Sloth Fan
Filter is changing the game of what it’s like to work for an agency by taking top talent and placing them in roles that will truly showcase their outstanding skills. It's so rewarding to see our members making new connections and catapulting their careers. I love our Lunch + Learns, Filter U, our Mentorship program and the other opportunities we provide for our Filterati to learn and flourish. In my free time I like to cook with my friends and attend local music shows.
Lead Talent Sourcer + Cattle Dog Mom
I’m so excited about the work we’re doing to empower our talent and build a sense of community. The unique benefits and support we offer our Filterati create a great foundation for a successful freelance career. I’m particularly interested in working with professionals who have backgrounds in retail, ecommerce and consumer-facing technologies. Outside of Filter, you'll find me hanging out with my boyfriend Ian and our pup Skagit, whether we’re fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking or just lounging around.
Director of Managed Teams + Motorcyclist
Filter embraces change, and I’ve always thrived in conditions where change is a constant. Our industry evolves every day, and it’s up to us to keep up. Just because something has been done the same way forever doesn't mean it can't be done in a fresh and innovative way. Take risks! I'm never afraid to try new things and new ideas. Outside of work I challenge myself by thinking I know how to make and play music, and I push the limits of my fears by riding motorcycles with my wife riding alongside me.
Business Development + Family Fun
Integrity is huge to me, and it's refreshing to know Filter will stand behind us in making ethical decisions. We focus on what’s best for our talent – finding the right roles for their career paths and their lives. I was a graphic designer before I was a recruiter, and I still carry that industry interest with me as I talk to our Filterati about their passions. Outside my work at Filter I love spending time with my husband and two daughters, running from activity to activity – softball, gymnastics, swimming, soccer, basketball – depending on the season.
Director of Marketing + Aspiring Yogi
It's awesome to be part of a culture that encourages us to be bold and courageous – to dream big and do bigger. I love being part of a team where everyone is positive, energetic and genuinely excited about what they do and what we as a company are doing differently. We spend a big chunk of our lives at work, and Filter is committed to helping make that time feel meaningful and inspiring. Simply put, job fitness makes life better. Outside of work, my favorite ways to spend time are reading, writing and adventuring with my husband and daughter.
Director of Talent Management + Papa Bear
You can be yourself at Filter – when you walk in the door every day, you walk in as the same person you are in your non-work life. The fact that we place people first makes our work more meaningful; we care about making the right match above all else. Filter empowers our members to take the driver's seat when it comes to their careers. It’s exciting to help them become more nimble, hone their skills, and network all the time. In addition to the work we do here I enjoy adventure travel, hiking, concerts, Mexican food and tequila.
Client Partner + Hawks Fan
It’s exciting to help grow our “non-staffing staffing company” by creating a community of membership – one made up of truly interesting and talented people. As a Client Partner I'm passionate about understanding your business challenges and providing the best solutions to help you achieve your goals and deliverables. Outside of work I love to cycle, camp, hike, and spend time with my family. I'm passionate about health and wellness, and of course I’m a huge Hawks fan. Go Hawks!
Talent Solutions Partner + Twin Mama
I specialize in finding exceptionally talented UX/UI/visual designers, copywriters, and other digital creatives for a wide variety of terrific clients. I love that we make it a point to work with the best of the best. Filter carefully curates both our talent and the jobs we present them with, and I think that's what sets us apart from other agencies. When I'm not at Filter I spend as much time as possible with my one-year-old twins. I also love reading, gardening, and having raucous conversations with my extended family over rowdy dinners.
Payroll Coordinator + Super Mom
Filter shares and celebrates success, which brings such a positive dynamic to the workplace. Giving credit makes us feel appreciated and engaged in our work family, and it motivates all of us to do our best. I love that Filter is committed to helping people find jobs that really fit. Let's face it: we all spend a lot of our time at work. It’s so important to have the right match – a role that fits who you are and what your life encompasses.
Content Strategist + Ping-ponger
I love that Filter encourages our whole community to share ideas and feedback – it creates a culture where everyone feels valued and personally invested. I’m also fired up about Filter’s commitment to job fitness; as many of us know from experience, finding the right match makes all the difference between a "daily grind" and a role that brings out your very best. Outside of Filter, my loves include dogs, the outdoors, and dogs outdoors.
HR Specialist + Basso Profundo
I appreciate that honesty is always our priority – Filter believes that “truth heals,” even when it hurts. I also enjoy being part of a team that embraces change. If there's a better way to do something, I know that I'll be encouraged to find it and supported in making it happen. I spend my free time wandering through the mountains and waterways of the Pacific Northwest, serving up aces on the court, and singing a cappella choral music.
Talent Sourcer + Bodacious Bookworm
Filter is one of the few places I've worked where I feel like I can be my authentic self. When I first joined the tribe, it became clear right away that not only is it okay to be a little different here; the quirks that set us apart are actually valued for the fresh perspective they bring. It's an incredibly freeing way to live. I’m passionate about Filter’s focus on job fitness – when a job is right for who you are and where you are in life, everything else just falls into place.
Accounting Manager + Happy Camper
Doing the right thing isn't always easy, but it builds a reputation of trust and integrity. I'd rather earn respect by choosing the ethical choice over the easy one, and Filter shares that mentality. What I like best about Filter is that we help our members learn and grow so that they can cement their employability no matter what life throws at them. Outside of work I love reading, camping, snowmobiling, ATVs, and spending time with my family.
CEO + Shoe Connoisseur
Life is too short to work in a job that doesn't fit your strengths, interests and lifestyle. We spend more than a third of every day working – that time has to be fulfilling and rewarding in more ways than just a paycheck! Filter has a unique opportunity to create a very different experience for our Filterati and our clients, and we have the right people, culture and values to do that every day. I love working in a dynamic, ever-changing industry where we can truly have a positive impact on people's lives and careers.
Talent Solutions Partner + Typography Enthusiast
Filter really is all about the people: personal connections drive everything we do. The prospect of helping place someone in their dream gig is invigorating. And we're all accessible, to boot! It’s awesome that our Filterati know that they can call any time and speak to an actual human being. In my spare time I teach hot yoga, listen to records and live music (psychedelic is my favorite genre), and draw, almost exclusively in pen... nice pens (Copic, anyone?).
Senior Graphic Designer + Tattoo Artist
Filter means it when we say “be real.” Nowhere else have I felt as comfortable being myself and expressing my opinions and concerns. Filter is the one place that's truly given me the freedom I need to balance my work life with my art life. The projects I work on or oversee are my own responsibility, which makes me feel trusted and valued as a member of the Filterati. I spend my free time going on long bike rides and petting corgis.
Visual Designer + Radical Dude
Filter gets that being in a creative field is all about having fun. Attitude has an enormous effect on your approach and work; if you're enjoying a project, it shows. With Filter I've enjoyed being able to jump in and bring new ideas to ongoing projects, and helping create great, original solutions. Outside of work I spend my time hanging out with my wife and brand spanking new 3-month-old daughter, buying too many records, going to shows, snowboarding, and trying to create art when I have any time left over.
Graphic Designer + Photographer Extraordinaire
In my four years with Filter, there hasn't ever been a time when I “dreaded” coming to work—and I think a lot can be said for that. People here seem to actually enjoy their jobs, and I think that shines above all else. I appreciate that Filter treats us like real people with real lives, not just pawns slaving away for large companies. Outside of work I hike, take tons of photos, travel, rock climb, play volleyball, work out, play guitar and drink lots of cider and coffee.
Robin L. Rayburn
Employee Engagement Director + Wonder Seeker
Job security is now an oxymoron, as is long-term employment. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Job stability – the ability to make a living in your field through various means – is what we should all strive for… and thanks to the rise of the freelance economy, it's well within reach. The keys are simple: challenge convention, stand on your own two feet, live each moment, and find the joy in what you do. When I'm not at Filter you can find me painting, enjoying craft beer, and exploring the world.
Developer + Beard Grower
In this day and age, job security isn't all it's cracked up to be. When you're no longer being challenged, moving on to a new opportunity is the best thing you can do for your career. Instead of staying in a static role, you're better off focusing on learning and adapting your skills. I enjoy being part of a team that’s helping top talent keep evolving so they can pursue the work they really want. Outside of Filter I spend my time growing my beard, whittling and collecting stamps.
Lead Talent Solutions Partner + Passionate Advocate
There’s nothing better than those times when your work and passions intertwine – I truly want that for everyone. I’ve been in the creative talent industry for 17 years and have placed professionals all over the country. I specialize in UX, Visual Design, Content and Marketing roles. I am also a singer an outspoken advocate for anti-violence initiatives around the country. Filter not only allows me to pursue these interests outside of work; they champion me in all my forms!
Client Partner + Kayaker
I love representing Filter, often as the first point of contact with our clients. It’s deeply rewarding to play a role in connecting great companies with top-tier talent, whether it’s an individual placement or an entire managed team. I come to work every day excited to continue building the strong relationships that help all of us succeed. When I’m not at the office, I’m outside with my husband and our two little boys as often as possible: kayaking, hiking, skiing, camping and enjoying all the beautiful Northwest has to offer.
Senior Program Architect + Casting Type
I enjoy working as a true partner with our clients. It’s fulfilling to help them find great solutions to their problems while at the same time increasing their efficiency. I love that Filter is agile enough to respond to our clients’ needs quickly, without a lot of back-and forth that would otherwise leave them waiting. I’m into motorcycles, music, and the central coast outdoor life. I also love taking things apart… and sometimes putting them back together.
Talent Solutions Partner + Urban Farmer
There’s a lot of love here! I love what I do, I love my team, and I love what Filter stands for as a company. It’s a joy to work with our wonderful internal staff, as well as our talented Filterati. One of my favorite aspects of my role is coaching candidates on their resumes and portfolios. I also enjoy helping people find new ways to engage with others, and to resolve conflicts when they arise. Outside of work, I spend time in nature, camp, fish, hike, garden and explore – ideally with my dog at my side.
IT Engineering Manager + Lifter of Weights
The Filterati movement, and the comradery that backs it, is one of a kind. The previous agency I worked for never threw happy hours for its talent or invited them in for company meetings – but we do. How cool is that? I also love that Filter believes in being real and genuinely you. As Dr. Seuss says, “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” If I'm not at the office I'm most likely training in the gym or rowing on Lake Washington.
Talent Solutions Partner + Zumba Instructor
I’m all about building relationships and getting to know the candidates I work with; my number one goal is to place you in your dream job or help you find the next stepping stone to it. We care about each and every member of the Filterati – not just their careers but also their lives outside of work. I love that we offer our freelancers great benefits and support, and that they are so proud to be a part of this unique company. When I’m not at the office I enjoy Zumba, snowboarding, camping, hiking and watching movies.
Talent Solutions Partner + Dog Rescuer
Filter really does place people first, and that means a lot to me. Unlike other companies I’ve worked with, Filter understands that supporting our talent in meaningful ways helps everyone succeed – our Filterati, our clients, and our organization as a whole. My main focus at Filter is recruiting creative talent, primarily for Microsoft. Outside of work I’m a softball mom, a dog rescuer (and loving dog owner), and a frequent traveler; my family tries to go somewhere every month, even if it’s just a road trip.
COO + Adrenaline Management Technician
By reframing questions and thinking hard about the answers, we can come up with truly new ideas. I love helping empower people to own those ideas and drive them to fruition. It’s fulfilling to be a part of such a dynamic team – one with the desire and the courage to go where other companies haven’t. Outside of work I enjoy skiing, whitewater rafting, traveling, and enjoying great food and wine.
Talent Solutions Partner + Rock Climber
Filter believes in thinking outside the box, and that mindset allows people to grow, thrive and even discover new talents and strengths. As a company we don't back away from a challenge, and we are open to creating new definitions of what certain situations can look like. In addition to my work at Filter I love to get outside and I jump at every opportunity to make that happen. I’m an avid rock climber with the pleasure of calling Smith Rock my local crag. Also, I can never get enough of hanging out with my 12-year-old dog – she's the coolest "person" I know.
Designer + Crafternoon and Tunes Lover
Filter’s Talent Managers have been attentive and hands-on throughout my experience with them. Unlike other agencies I’ve worked with, they care about understanding me as a designer – what I do well and what I want. They take the time to connect and collaborate with you to find a job that really fits, which I can tell benefits both the Filterati and the companies they work with. In addition to being a designer, I’m a world traveler, a baker, a crafter and a lover of all things technology- and design-related.
Filterati Success Partner Lead + Adult Tricycle Enthusiast
I love that Filter is big enough to be recognized as a force to be reckoned with, but still nimble enough to respond quickly to what our clients need. That quality gives us the ability to create custom solutions that benefit everyone involved. I am a poet at heart, an amateur photographer, and a former pro-am bowler. I’m tattooed, funny, sarcastic, foul-mouthed and empathetic without reason. Also, I likely have the worst handwriting you’ve ever seen.
Honesty isn't always easy, but it is always necessary. Be kind, be brave.
Open your mind to new ways, brighter ideas, and different paths. Then make them happen.
When one of us succeeds, we all do. Give credit loudly and openly.
Trust your instincts to make swift and thoughtful decisions. Own it.
At Filter, you really are free to be your unique, wonderful, talented self. Please don't show up as someone else.
Care passionately about what you do and everyone you encounter. Use your heart.
There’s talent, and then there are the members of the Filterati: industry-leading digital marketers and designers with the energy, curiosity and passion that define success in the new world of work. Read about who they are and how they’re helping shape what’s next in digital marketing and design. The World Through New Eyes: VR and the Future of Storytelling Pioneering the Next Dimension of Design Tell Me a Story: The Power of Narrative in UX Design