PushPopDesign launched in the fall of 2009, with the goal of creating applications to augment the way people interact with and perceive our world. Early projects included designing and programming applications to produce generative, data-inspired graphics in OpenFrameworks and Processing for the IBM Smarter Planet series of commercials and print advertisements, through Motion Theory. The campaign achieved critical acclaim, which lead to similar opportunities on projects for AT&T, Verizon and Fiat. Around the same time, PushPopDesign was involved in the interaction design for one the first Windows Phone applications, through IconMobile, and also a redesign of the Microsoft Xbox support site, through Blitz Agency. Later interaction design projects included efforts for Google, through LeftFieldLabs; Disney, through The AreaLab; Sencha Animator and Oblong Industries. Many of these projects incorporated ‘creative coding’ explorations for prototyping new experiences with interaction. All the while PushPopDesign has stayed involved with the media creation side, composing music for a Wired Magazine for iPad illustration by Robert Hodgin and creating sound design for Covidien medical devices. Occasional installation projects for artists, such as Electroland and Rachel Mayeri, round out the portfolio.
Tim Stutts leads PushPopDesign, and works directly on projects involving Interaction Design, Creative Development and Sound Design. In his decade-long career he has worked as a sound designer for interactive media–contributing to art installations and several console games–as an interaction designer for a large software company and a start-up; and more recently as a designer/developer of creative applications for a number of industries. He holds a Masters degree in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts in Music Technology.
Over the years PushPopDesign has benefitted from the abilities of individuals with niche skill-sets that align well with our unique project needs. We love the collaborations that have resulted, and have built up a creative team to take on projects of increasing scale.