The Escape Collective was started by myself and three other friends in 2013. We started off building Geodesic Domes, where my largest role was directing a team to sew the large-scale covers. From there we’ve evolved into an experiential design company, working with major clients like Nike, Ikea, Corona, Stay-Wild Magazine, and Design Week Portland. Over the years I’ve worn many hats as a co-founder. I’ve managed teams and hired employees, lead event curation, given creative and artistic direction, managed production timelines, set budgets, developed and fabricated products, lead workshops, photo documentation, wrote blog posts, social media directing, merchandising trade show booths, and anything else that was needed to keep the company running smoothly.