"We become what we behold.
We shape our tools and
then our tools shape us."
— MARSHALL McLUHAN
/// ABOUT MELINDA
Melinda Pearson is a _______
Growing up in Chicago , Pearson wasn’t a straight “A” student. So he changed his address to have his report cards mailed to 1060 West Addison. (That’s right, Wrigley Field)
Pearson cut his teeth in the music industry creating album art for David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, Aphex Twin, Gil Scott-Heron and bunch of artist you’ve never hear of. He was the co-founder of Blender Magazine which was sold to Dennis Publishing. Blender was the first digital publication to be included in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian and the Victoria & Albert Museums. Blender was named Ad Age magazine of the year.
Hidden in inside the Tommy Hilfiger Building in NYC, Pearson co-launched an interactive agency developing creative for clients including: Nike, Mercedes, Disney, Levis, Coke and Apple. Blender and it’s sister publication Maxim, were sold to Quandrangle Capital Partners.
Pearson moved to California and founded Online Giving, an innovative technology platform for nonprofits. Online Giving was successfully acquired by Starwire, a Sequoia Capital & Kleiner Perkins investment start-up.
Pearson then co-founder at Pearpod, a creative media company serving a mixture of clients.
Pearson is an oil painter and exhibits his work in galleries. Pearson w as named one of “New York Magazine’s 60 Digital Visionaries” and was named to the “Samsung Braintrust.” He has won numerous creative awards including the Gold One Club Award.