After growing up in New Zealand in the 80s and 90s, I was lucky to have been able to start my career working in political consulting. Between 2001 and 2007, I worked on campaigns in the US and around the world at UMR Research and then Greenberg Quinlan Rosner.

In 2007 I left Washington, DC for New York where I spent three years helping Rubenstein - one of America's leading reputation management consultancies - modernize their services. Then, from 2010 to 2018, I worked at Huge, turning a digital design studio into one of the world's leading customer experience and digital transformation agencies.

After a decade living and working in NYC, I moved to Minneapolis in 2017 and set about helping people pursue bold ideas by creating institutions and products that will have a direct impact on big problems. Today, I'm working at Essence, a data science, technology, and media agency seeking to make marketing more valuable to consumers and businesses. 

 

In my career I've been fortunate to learn from many people I admire. Stephen Mills, Stan Greenberg, and Aaron Shapiro have all shaped my thinking and taught me the value of being bold and relentless in the pursuit of things that matter. Joe Stewart made me believe in the power of designing things for people.

© Sam Weston, 2020.