Mitchell B. Fox
President & Chief Executive Officer
Mitch’s career spans 30 years and almost as many publications. He joins 8020 following nearly 20 years at Conde Nast, where he served as the Group President and Publishing Director of Conde Nast Publications, and managed many publications and websites including W, WWD, Golf Digest, Bon Appetit, and the entire Bridal Group including Brides.com. He has also been President and CEO of the Golf Digest Company, Vice President and Publisher of Vanity Fair (where he oversaw five straight years of record growth and the magazine’s best year ever in 1999), and publisher of Details. A native of New York, Mitch enjoys golf, film, and has more frequent flier miles than the rest of 8020 combined.
Chief Operating Officer
Devin has experience working with product management and operations at startups including BitTorrent, Grand Central Communications, and 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.
Founder & Chief Creative 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.
Vice President, Consumer Marketing
Repeatedly beaten down by her toddler son, Laura escapes by working as a consumer marketing professional. She was an integral part of Dwell magazine’s circulation success story and has also worked on building audience for Health and Mother Jones. Before finding her true calling she ran a winery, made tacos on Nantucket and worked the window at OTB. She longs to see the white horses of Vienna.
A native of both Houston and Greece, Rannie Balias loves design, fashion, bike-riding, karaoke, and pugs. She last designed for ReadyMade magazine and has a background in Advertising. Rannie’s spirit animal is a wolf.
Creative Director, Everywhere Magazine
Born in Kolkata, India and raised in America, Mimi has spent her award-winning career primarily on the two coasts. Her stints in New York City include gigs as art director of Vanity Fair and creative director of Sports Illustrated Women, and during her San Francisco days she’s been creative director of Business 2.0 and Ode Magazine. A graduate of Washington University with a background in architecture, her off-line obsessions include travel, wine, kayaking, and pretty much every police procedural on television.
Christi grew up in Austin, Texas before moving to San Francisco for the sea breeze. She studied anthropology and business at UNC-Chapel Hill and enjoys cross-processed photography, gardening, and playing the banjo.
A design director at Deepend San Francisco and later at Theorem, Bri has designed and developed interactive media for clients ranging from Citibank and Bacardi to Surface Magazine and the Mill Valley Film Festival. He holds a BA in media arts with an emphasis in cinema, and recently took his second BA in Japanese following a year of study in Tokyo. He enjoys taking pictures of typography, and he has a particular fondness for power lines, topographical maps and uneven numbers.
Editor, Everywhere Magazine
Todd is a journalist, editor, and product strategist. As a writer, his prose has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Observer, San Francisco magazine, 7x7, Make, and ReadyMade. He has also been an editor at Wired and Business 2.0 magazines, and an editorial strategist for BNET, a division of CNET. In his spare time, Todd serves as Fleet Operations Officer for Telstar Logistics, a leading provider of integrated services to clients worldwide.
Director, Business Development
Having started his career in media planning at the agency formerly known as J. Walter Thompson, Sig was exposed to the buy side of all the major advertising vehicles: TV, radio, print, online and outdoor. Now as a part of the 8020 Publishing team, he can say he has been on the sell side of every one of those vehicles too. A photo enthusiast and wanna-be globetrotter, Sig feels at home with JPG and Everywhere. Though he still longs for the days of sittin’ on the porch with his family, singin’ and dancin’ down in Mississippi.
Laura Brunow Miner
Editor, JPG Magazine
Laura Brunow Miner was a self-taught and award-winning designer and hopes to be a self-taught and award-winning editor. 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.
Director, Product Management
Seth is an avid traveler, photographer, creative thinker and digital media strategist fascinated with the future of media in a digital world. He has applied that passion to companies big and small—from Apple and Bertelsmann Media Worldwide, to Zinio Systems and Faith Popcorn’s Brainreserve—and holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. When not delving into all things digital, you might find Seth snapping photos, binding books, creating bizarre sculptures from binder clips, or indulging in outdoor adventures. That’s why he loves living in the Bay Area.
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 obsession was in demand. Devin enjoys analyzing trends, experimenting with new technologies and building “neat stuff.”
Christina’s true passion came to her in the early days of high school and has followed her through her successful and growing career as a photographer. She has won numerous awards, including a 2003 first place award for her documentary “lifestyles of the poor and infamous” from the International Photo Awards, and other awards from IPA & PDN. Christina’s primary love is a Hasselblad 501cm, and she continues to use it regularly for both freelance and personal shoots. When she’s not shooting, you might find her on the soccer field, in an airplane, or interning at 8020.
A Chicago native, Jason 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 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.