Sean is a writer, photographer, editor, content strategist and digital marketer based out of Portland, OR. His early career began in the New York City trenches of magazine and web production, where he worked for publishers and websites including WebMD, Paste Magazine and Stereogum. The majority of a decade and an MBA later, Sean collaborates with various friends (clients is a terribly cold, grey word) on digital marketing and content strategy, including serving as communications director at international payment startup 2Checkout and consulting tenures with Silicon Valley software company Addepar and The Ohio State University. He still keeps his journalism flame burning as an editor at Paste Magazine and contributor to Playboy Magazine, The Atlantic and NPR. His first book, The Art of Over the Garden Wall, debuted in September of 2017 and he’s currently writing a novel set to publish in 2019.

A Paste promotional comic illustrated by Julian Dassai featuring me and co-editor Frannie Jackson / Moderating a panel at New York Comic Con

He adores the following in no particular order: Neil Gaiman, Werckmeister Harmonies, Swiss design, Harvard Case Studies, ampersands, The Muppets, ’70s leather jackets, Craig Thompson, Gattaca, autumn, Nada Surf, The Book Thief, Double Fine Productions and the way old paper smells.

Things I Do

  • Editorial & Content Strategy 90%

  • Digital Marketing 84%

  • Photography, Video & Design 80%

  • Managing Chaos 93%

  • Hugs (I'm Working on It) 72%

Friends & Collaborators

     HumaneSociety  CraigBear  Magnolia Watershed