Prior to joining MOTIV8, Ian served as VP of Marketing for the West’s leading public affairs firm Strategies 360, held the post of Deputy Communications Director for the Governor of Oregon, and co-founded his own advertising agency, HungerStrike. His client work has earned both an International Association of Business Communicators’ Bronze Beacon Award and a Public Relations Society of America Award of Excellence. Ian’s work has earned coverage in The New York Times, CBS News, CNN, MSNBC, FOX News and NPR.
Past clients include Intel, USB, New Deal Vodka, Port of Portland, United Bridge Partners, SEIU, Healthy Democracy, Xerox, SAS, Metro, Oregon Historical Society, Causa, North Highland and Clean Fuels Work.
Creative Director / Founder, WATSON CREATIVE
As a designer, Matt earned his stripes working for Lippincott, a global leader in brand design based in NYC, before moving back to Oregon. There, he spent over ten years at Nike as a designer in several key business categories. The last position he occupied was senior member of Nike’s creative team, where he helped evolve NIKEiD. Today, NIKEiD dominates the world in customization, both online and in Nike’s brick and mortar stores. Matt brings knowledge and experience of 43 retail seasons across product, retail, brand, digital, and marketing, including 5 Olympic Games, 11 global initiatives, and 52 professional athletes. Matt has collaborated with Apple, EA Sports, PlayStation, Marvel, Lego, Pendleton, and Audi, among many others.