Shawn Kirk, Filterati
Shawn Kirk is an Asset Coordinator who works with global partners to provide UX designers and content writers the images and copy they need to create impactful online experiences. Shawn found his way to Seattle during the awesome ‘90s, where he worked in the retail entertainment and gaming industries, before finding a home with Filter. When not behind his work laptop, Shawn loves cooking, playing games with his son and hanging out with his wife, plotting out their next adventure.
Mitchell Baier, HR Engagement Partner
Mitchell Baier is the HR Engagement Partner at Filter. In his free time, Mitchell enjoys wandering through the mountains and waterways of the Pacific Northwest, serving up aces on the court, and singing a cappella choral music.
Amy Toler, Talent Solutions Partner
Amy Toler has over 15 years of experience in the technology and creative sourcing industry, and is passionate about building long-term relationships with the clients and talent she is fortunate to work with. Filter really does place people first, and that means a lot to her; supporting the Filterati talent in meaningful ways helps everyone succeed. Outside of work, Amy enjoys camping in hernew travel trailer, happy hours with friends, Seahawks games and Everett Aquasox baseball.
Bernard Ibarra, Filterati
Bernard Ibarra is currently a Research Assistant who supports lead researchers conduct usability studies and user experience research involving virtual reality. He recently graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in both Bioengineering and Cognitive Science and loves doing research. In his spare time, Bernard enjoys PC gaming, lifting weights, and spending time with his friends in the city.
Mahreen Fatima, Filterati
Mahreen Fatima is a 3D Environment Artist who enjoys creating stories through building compelling and dramatic scenes for games. Her experience includes working as a 3D Artist at Amazon in their Product Imaging department as well as various Indie games and VR projects. However, she’s probably looking for an excuse to visit the cat café down the street or that new restaurant that popped up. Otherwise she’s likely at home watching Netflix and anime.
Max Niu, Filterati
Max Niu is a Project Manager with a Producer's mindset, who helps management and specialist teams communicate effectively with one another by building repeatable workflows that reinforce best practices without being inflexible to business needs. Prior to Filter, he spent 4 years in the ad agency world before moving into tech at Google and Fitbit, supporting product launch efforts and working closely with creative and technical teams alike to give them the tools needed to successfully deliver. Outside of work, Max is a hobbyist DJ who also trains for Spartan Races and loves to travel for food.
Shari Henry, Payroll Specialist
Shari Henry graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Sociology and always thought she wanted to be a teacher and somehow life lead her into the payroll world. She’s been happily paying folks for many years now and just recently earned her CPP (Certified Payroll Professional). She loves working at Filter because of the company’s commitment to helping people find jobs that really fit. We spend a lot of our time at work, so it's important to have a role that aligns with who you are and what your life encompasses. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends, taking walks and reading a good book.
Jason Stanifer, Client Partner
Jason has 20+ years Sales and Account Development experience working with Sr. Executives within Enterprise and Emerging Technology companies. To summarize his professional passion, he thrives on helping companies achieve their business technology, marketing and strategy goals by bringing value, expertise, and experience to every partnership. Jason is the published author of Rock, Paper Scissors, a simple and inspiring book on how to get more out of life and business, and have more fun in the process. Since one book did sell in Canada and another in Mexico, he can now claim the book has sold internationally! He lives in Redmond with his wife, two beautiful daughters, a Border Collie, Golden Retriever, and the center of attention, Sonny the Cockatiel. To get his Fitbit steps in, hiking with the dogs and golf with friends typically make the top of the list.
Brendan Lee, Filterati
Brendan Lee is a UX Designer with a sharp eye for detail who builds considerate and engaging digital interfaces and experiences. He has worked on creative teams with a number of large brands including GoDaddy, Microsoft, and Restoration Hardware. On the weekends, Brendan enjoys riding his bike, watching movies, and visiting local breweries with his girlfriend and their dog.
Lisa Beresford, Filterati
Lisa Beresford is a User Research Assistant who collects user insights to inform engineering and design decisions. Prior to Filter, she explored different facets of psychological research within laboratories, conducted human factors research at Kohler, and traversed India studying the implications of design. Outside of work, you can find Lisa wandering parks and attending farmers markets with her pug, Hazelnut.
Liz Epp, Filterati
Liz is a creative catalyst that ignites efficient workflow and a positive environment. She is currently working as a Production Coordinator at Nike where she manages creative resources for the Global Brand Communications Studio. Liz also has a passionate for movement and fitness. She is a certified personal trainer, pole dance artist and instructor at Diva Den Studio.
Chris Zimmerman, Filterati
Chris Zimmerman is a Seattle-based copywriter, content creator and double entendre proponent who enjoys spending his time exploring the nooks and crannies of the Pacific Northwest. You can find his work by subscribing to the REI email list where you’ll see his copy alongside top-notch design from the rest of the REI-FILTER email team. Before working at FILTER, Chris previously spent time as a copywriter and content manager at Wayward, Burton Snowboards and We Are Unicorns.
John DeRiggi, Filterati
For over twelve years, John DeRiggi has been creating characters for Oculus VR, Disney/Pixar, Schell Games, Google, Marvel, Lucasfilm and more. He enjoys stylized and realistic character creation in a team environment that encourages artistic growth and quality of life. John has also been an instructor for CGSociety, Carnegie Mellon University, and other programs. He values staying fit, spending time with family and friends, and creating personal art. Check out some of his professional and personal work at www.johnderiggi.com.
Jonathan McConnell, Filterati
I feel I've worked all over the industry in different types of designer & producer & curator & photographer roles finding what it is I'm good at. Figuring out how to make part of that into a job and part of that into an active art practice has proved rather rewarding along the way. This progression has lead me into UX design debating typography & committing code, shooting stills on film while studying photographic lighting, and printmaking from 3D scans. I tend to grill, garden or go sailing whenever I can.
Sarah Cargill, Filterati
Sarah Cargill is a Strategic Planning and Operations Manager working on defining the future with Nike. She’s passionate about bringing clarity to the unknown and taking creative teams to the finish line. Over the last 10 years, she’s helped brands big and small produce digital strategy, storytelling, design and brand marketing. Outside of work you can find Sarah getting her foodie on at new restaurants, traveling the world to experience new cultures, and perusing shops for the latest trends – all likely with her partner, Jared, and puppy, Pepper.
Euri Oh, Filterati
Euri (Yoo-Di) Oh is a Korean American designer from Portland, Oregon. Currently, she’s working as a designer on the Nike Sportswear Brand Design team. Last June she completed her BFA in Graphic Design at Portland State University. She’s constantly thinking about ideas that relate to time & space, futurity, the occult, and equality. In the past, she’s done work for Uniqlo/Fast Retailing, One Hundred, and Uliko.
Sitha Ngy, Filterati
Hi, my name is Sitha. Over the past 12 some odd years I’ve had the privilege of learning from, and winning awards at, some of the most creative shops in the world; Fallon, Dieste, Publicis, And Crispin Porter + Bogusky. Some of the clients I’ve been lucky enough to work with are Burger King, Dominos, T-Mobile, Seattle Mariners, Microsoft, Volkswagon, Old Navy, Activision, American Express, And Coke Zero. Because of those great clients, I was fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to introduce the world to the creepy Burger King mascot, the talking Old Navy mannequins, creating the national holiday Small Business Saturday, and helping Coke sue Coke Zero over taste infringement.
Diego Trujillo, IT Support Analyst
Diego is an investigative troubleshooter who strives to provide a responsive & empathetic support experience. In their free time, Diego likes to design musical pepper mills.
Wes Miles, Filterati
Wes Miles is the Motion Designer on the Microsoft EDU Squad, a small but versatile group of artists on the Microsoft Education Product Team dedicated to ensuring that the voices of students are heard in the chaos of everyday life at school. With a portfolio that also includes work from Amazon, Starbucks, Xbox, Skype, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wes aims to make his mark on the animation and motion design scene of the Pacific Northwest. Outside of work, Wes enjoys developing original animated creations and short films. He is also the creator and host of DreadFest, a long-running, annual film festival around Halloween for local filmmakers.
Brian Drouin, Filterati
Brian Drouin is a Project Manager & Program Coordinator known for building relationships with team members, and bridging communication gaps between stakeholders of all professional backgrounds. Prior to working with Filter, he spent a couple of years at Amazon and Microsoft, and a decade in the media world at National Geographic in Washington, D.C. Outside of work, you can find Brian at local coffee shops, volunteering at MoPOP, or exploring the PNW with his camera.
Lee McIntyre, Filterati
Lee has a passion for UX. Throughout her career, she has won awards for researching, designing, and developing innovative and highly usable interfaces in a wide variety of domains. Outside work, Lee brings her research skills to the world of the history of photography, uncovering the little-known accomplishments of early women artisan photographers (1840-1930) and sharing their stories on her podcast, Photographs, Pistols & Parasols.
Ryan Dantzler, Developer
With almost 10 years under his belt, Ryan has become Filter’s go-to subject matter expert on all things related to technology and development. He is passionate about thoughtful design architecture and development methodologies. Ryan always welcomes new challenges and prides himself on his ability to overcome technical hurdles. In his free time, he enjoys flying drones, video editing and exploring the outdoors.
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