Chief Executive Officer
Paul started out in photojournalism and quickly developed a great interest in design for the web. After spending years consulting as a designer he became the Managing Director of Deepend, an award-winning web consultancy. He later founded Theorem, a design firm specializing in interactive product development and social software. He also worked as the Lead Designer and Architect for Current TV, and brought Surface and Thrasher magazines online.
Chief Operating Officer
Devin has experience working with product management and operations at startups including BitTorrent, Grand Central Communications, Zero G Software (acquired by Macrovision) and he even helped start a European sports management company. He enjoys taking pictures and the occasional rubber of bridge, and gets up to Tahoe as often as possible for the snow and sunshine. He holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.
Chief Technology Officer
After giving a run at professional photography, Jason decided the internet had great potential to merge his two passions of photography and computers. He has been behind the scenes building websites since 1994, including several years inside Paramount Pictures building websites for dozens of major motion pictures. In addition to the hundreds of websites built for a wide variety of corporate clients, Jason also created Blogrolling.com and co-founded the Metroblogging global blog network.
Laura was an award-winning graphic designer in the fashion and architecture industries before joining JPG, but her first love is photography. Laura co-founded her high school photography club while learning to shoot on the fully manual Nikon F, and continues to shoot non-professionally. While her hobbies conveniently include photography, travel, and the internet; she also enjoys printmaking, Scrabble, collecting UV rays, being in water, watching British television, and grocery shopping.
Devin has been a tinkerer since day one, taking things apart and putting them back together. He’s been obsessed with the internet since there was one. He’s built hundreds of web sites and applications, contributed years of time and code to the open source community, and continues to study emerging trends and technologies. Devin “cut his teeth” in IT in the financial industry, where he not-so-singlehandedly maintained the health of 26 bank branches and various other sensitive networks. He eventually moved into commercial web development and e-commerce when he realized his long-time hobby was in demand. Devin enjoys analyzing trends, experimenting with new technologies and building “neat stuff.”
A Chicago native, Jason once left his ad agency gig and moved to San Francisco without a job lined up, all on a hunch. Two months later, he began a several-year stint as a web developer for Yahoo! Mobile. When not coding for 8020, he's probably exploring anything to do with queer identity, virtual worlds, lo-fi photography, collaborative and pervasive gaming, benign spectacle-making, psychogeography, pirates, or any point where two or more of these intersect.
Dennis brings over 15 years of advertising sales and business development in traditional as well as new media to 8020 Publishing. He has held executive and management positions in print, broadcast and interactive advertising; opened one of the first national interactive rep firms for COX in San Francisco in 1996; and has worked with and consulted to several start-ups both nationally and in the Bay Area. Dennis has held positions with the SF Newspaper Agency, Gannett, Knight Ridder, General Magic and Red Herring. He holds a BS degree from the University of San Francisco and enjoys sailing, kayaking, hiking and the occasional round of golf.
VP Creative Development
After working as a professional photographer in New York and Paris for over a dozen years, Lee launched his second career and headed out west. As principal of Lee Friedman Studio, he has produced award-winning work, specializing in book and publication design. He has also served as Creative Director at both Gastronomica and Dwell magazines. His desire to give back to the community has led him to teach design and photography at the Rhode Island School of Design, San Francisco Art Institute, and at the California College of the Arts (CCA) where he has been an adjunct professor for the last six years. He has no free time.
Bri has been designing and building web interfaces since 1995. He was a Design Director at Deepend San Francisco, where he developed web and moving image projects for a diverse array of clients including Citibank, Bacardi, Be Here, MCA Sydney and the Mill Valley Film Festival. He studied Visual Art at the University of California, San Diego, and recently took his second BA in Japanese following a one-year escape to Tokyo. He enjoys taking pictures of letters, collects barcodes and topographical maps, and has a particular fondness for uneven numbers.
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