BRANDS | PRODUCTS | STRATEGY | DESIGN
Skillfully bring to market enticing, share-worthy products and brands
Foster innovation and creative environments
Design meaningful and seamlessly connected experiences
Discovery, Strategy, Design,
& Innovation for:
→ Brand Experience & Meaningful Connections
→ Products, Testing & Portfolio Assessment
→ Research (Consumer, Trend, Industry, Market,
Tech, Competition, etc.)
→ New Opportunity Identification
→ Consumer Identification, Insight & Comm.
→ Marketing Focus, Cultural Relevance & Digital
→ Creative, Engaging Environments
→ Industrial Design
→ Chief Creative & Brand Officer
→ 100+ Clients
→ 20+ Industries in 8 Countries
→ 250+ Products & Brands to Market
→ Start-ups to Fortune 500s
→ 60+ Awards & 40+ Patents
→ Work Featured in Magazines, TV,
Movies, Blogs, Books, Social Media
For many years Julian focused his career on product development and brand experience. Recently, he served as Chief Creative & Brand Officer for multiple natural foods brands in California, including Artisan Bistro Foods, Inc. Prior to that, he was Creative Director at the industrial design and brand development consultancy, Zoe Design Associates in San Francisco.
Julian was responsible for over 100 brands and more than 250 product launches. He mentored teams of brand champions and designers in creative thinking, design and discovery strategies for start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. He achieved award-winning results by creating open-minded, engaging and collaborative environments that bridge the gap between the business and creative sides of company objectives.
Julian is always learning and diligent in the pursuit of new methods and programs that evolve his own criteria. His leadership style is “empathy and collaboration”, and he does this with equal parts discipline and humor. He strives to be “someone you look forward to working with every day”, CEO ActivBody, Inc.
Julian is passionate about inspired art and photography, creative international cookery, nuanced Central Coast wines, playful family time and exploring the great outdoors. He lives with his wife and two children in the San Francisco Bay Area, in a mid-century modern home nestled in the hills between San Francisco and Sonoma Wine Country. With the eager help of his five year-old apprentice and his two year-old sidekick, Julian spends all of his free time fixing that house.
Julian created the expertise chart below to illustrate his collective strengths. Each category is integral to business strategy and product and brand experience. Select a category to learn what important questions each business should be asking itself.
❶ Does your business take advantage of one of the most powerful development strategies used by successful companies and consultancies alike? ❷ Do your projects begin with a goal rather than solving a specific problem?
The use of Design Thinking methodologies is critical to the development of effective and innovative solutions. At its core, Design Thinking is holistic and ever-evolving. It is a process of thinking that will either define or redefine true underlying challenges and objectives. By discovering truth, we can then focus on developing creative, user-centered solutions through flexible and tailored strategies, building competitive advantage and creating positive experiences for the present and future.
For over 18 years, I had the unique opportunity to collaborate with more than 100 clients spanning 20 industries in 6 countries. These are some of the projects I enjoyed most. For additional work, please visit the or Instagram.
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CEO / ACTIVBODY
(Former CEO Artisan Bistro)
CEO / ZOE DESIGN ASSOCIATES
PRESIDENT / ARTISAN BISTRO
(Former CEO Organic Bistro &
SENIOR DIRECTOR / OMNICELL
(Formerly with Tivo & Pacific Biosciences)
CREATIVE DIRECTOR / DELIVERING HAPPINESS
(Former Creative Director
Zoe Design Associates)
FOOD & BEVERAGE
LOGOS & IDENTITY
SOFT GOODS & FASHION
MEDICAL, HEALTH & WELLNESS
SPORTS & FITNESS
BIOTECH & LIFE SCIENCES
INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL
PRINT & LITERATURE
TRADE SHOW EXPERIENCE
COMPUTERS & PERIPHERALS
INTERIORS & ARCHITECTURE
VIDEO & CINEMATOGRAPHY
ASH WILD'S ADVENTURES, COOL CREATURES A-Z
CHILDREN'S STORY BOOK:
MOODY MONSTERS SERIES
PHOTO-REALISTIC PRODUCT ILLUSTRATION
ARCHITECTURAL LAMP CANDLE
PAPER CRAFT IDENTITY
CUSTOM DESIGNED ENGAGEMENT RING
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AERIELLE | TIMELESS RADIO
E2 | ECOENERGY
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Posted March 2017
Bring me your greatest creative challenges.
NEW PRODUCT OPPORTUNITIES
TOUCH POINT ALIGNMENT
DISCOVERY & INSIGHT
PROTOTYPING & TESTING
MARKETING DEMAND GENERATION
3RD PARTY MANAGEMENT
SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY
CREATIVE ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENT
EVOLUTION & REVOLUTION STRATEGY
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