OUR TEAM & COLLABORATORS

We are a co-op of business and design consultants — alums from many of the top firms in the country. This gives us the breadth, depth, and agility to create highly effective, bespoke teams. Alongside our clients and partners, we capitalize on pivotal opportunities with courage and confidence.

 

 
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Tino Chow

FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL, EXPERIENCE

Tino Chow founded Giant Shoulders because he believes that creativity and collaboration can disrupt the status quo for the better. He believes that creating things together is never a straight-line process: it twists and turns, shapes and changes, frustrates and inspires, but the synergy of collaboration multiplies productivity in a way that far surpasses what each of us can do alone. Tino spent a large part of his career building creative cultures and leading collaborative teams at agencies in New York and startups in Silicon Valley.

Before design, Tino served as an officer in the Singapore military. He then attended Rhode Island School of Design, where he co-founded a conference called Better World by Design, and went on to be selected as a TED Fellow. Tino also rode across the country on a bicycle for affordable housing, and occasionally you’ll find him speaking at conferences and schools.

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David Barnum

PRINCIPAL, BRAND

David has over 30-years of experience in brand development, design, advertising, marketing and early stage business development.

After working at ad agencies large and small, David established Barnum Design in 1998 and evolved from a creative services studio into a strategy firm focused on accelerating business inspiration into viable enterprise. In 2013, Barnum Design merged with marketing firm Wasabi Rabbit to create a new breed of agency that combines quantitative analysis with imagination to create positive change.

David has worked with brands ranging from TED, Hughes Corporation, Sysomos, Revelwood (IBM Partner), American Express, Delta and DuPont.

 

OUR TEAM & COLLABORATORS

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Eric Army

PARTNER, OPERATIONS

Studio Meja / Providence G / AAA Northeast / The Montessori School of Rhode Island

George Ortiz

COMMUNITY

Elisha Project / American Marketing Association / Dunkin Donuts / Progressive Latino

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James Lavine

UX DESIGN

RISD (GD) / The Smithsonian Institute / Medtronic / Ximedica

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Lauren Sun

BRAND & UI DESIGN

RISD (GD) / Pentagram / GE / Ximedica / Brooklyn Brothers / New Era Cap Co

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Barbara Barry

ADVISOR

Mayo Clinic / One Laptop Per Child / MIT Media Lab

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Keno Mullings

SOFTWARE

The Mullings Group / Tech Collective / Mass Housing

 

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Austin Walters

GO-TO-MARKET

Harvard (MBA) / Springtide / Innosight /Globalhealth.care

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Tara Connelly

DESIGN

B.Bruan / Buildium / Campsack / ZipCare

 
 

OTHER COLLABORATORS

Allison Bebee

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Evan Crockett

COPY

MynaBay

SOFTWARE

 

JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. - Henry Ford

 
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