What's in a name?
second thing our clients always ask (after "How much will it
cost?") is "How did the name Pink Robot come about?".
Well, here is that story:
Pink Robot began life as the collective gleam in the eyes of visual
provocateur, Lisa Orth and binary astronaut, Kim Beecroft. They
had a hunch that combining their talents would give rise to a bright
and healthy business. They were not disappointed. In the spring
of 1998 they christened their love child Pink Robot. Was it their
intention to juxtapose these two words to represent the relationship
between the visceral nature of design and the structure which gives
it shape? No, they just thought it sounded cool!
are the Bigwigs?
Beecroft is our Technical Director and also the head of our
Web team. A multidisciplinary Web creator, Kim offers fresh insight
and a passion for innovation; proven track record in planning, designing,
building, and launching successful dot.com and e-commerce presences.
A powerful creative visionary, Kim is able to transform ideas into
reality using the most appropriate tools, technologies and strategies.
Orth is our Creative Director. An acclaimed designer and art
director, Lisa has been on the forefront of cutting edge graphic
design for over a decade. She's held the prestigious title of Art
Director at both Sub Pop Records and the Rocket magazine, been principle
designer for Seattle's infamous Stranger Weekly and The Center of
Contemporary Art, and designed countless album covers for bands
including Nirvana, Mudhoney and Sonic Youth. Also an established
musician and indie label owner, Lisa brings to Pink Robot a wealth
of knowledge about art, design, music, and popular culture.
Beecroft is our Art Director. Kris graduated from The Evergreen
State College with a BA degree in Fine Arts. Since then Kris has
been a photographer, cartoonist, furniture designer, mountain bike
racer, filmmaker, snowboard instructor, and graphic designer. Her
eclectic background is reflected in her design aesthetic. Kris believes
in enjoying life, keeping things as simple as possible, and, most
importantly, sharing the fun.