My name is Anthony Chang, and I’m a Seattle-based marketing professional, project manager, graphic designer, former music blogger/managing editor, guitarist, and sitcom junkie. I graduated from the University of Washington‘s Foster School of Business and School of Art, Division of Design in 2011, with a double degree in Marketing and Design Studies. I have since returned to Foster to pursue an MBA through the school’s award-winning evening program.
If you must know, Pelossus [puh-los-uhs, which rhymes with ‘colossus’] is the name of a planet I made up for a sci-fi book I wrote in high school. I didn’t finish it, but search anywhere for pelossus and you’ll find me.
From brand consulting and product photography to visual journalism and freelance design, I’ve worked all over digital marketing and graphic design and look forward to more. My dream is to work anywhere design, marketing, writing, and online strategy meet, whatever that might look like. Lately it’s looked more and more like product management.
In my professional experience I have had direct reports for the better part of the last decade. I’ve coordinated massive projects with multidisciplinary implications both as an individual contributor and as a principal, with direct contributions resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars in added sales, in some cases.
I’ve worked for small businesses with barely ten people and massive orgs like Microsoft, and I’ve found myself thriving in all sorts of environments. I strive to build strong relationships, because I believe success is amplified by the team that worked for it.
I left high school at 16 to enter the University of Washington through the Academy For Young Scholars program. I thrived there, and was accepted into the highly competitive Design School at the end of freshman year to pursue a degree in Design Studies. Three-quarters of the way through Design School, I discovered branding and brand consulting, recognized the power of the partnership between business and design, and worked my fingers to the bone to enter the prestigious Michael G. Foster School of Business. I graduated in 2011 with a double degree in Marketing and Design Studies, and am now pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration at Foster through their top-20 evening program.
Honestly, I don’t remember what I cared about before I cared about music. My shelves are lined with CDs and vinyl, Spotify is always running, and anything worth hearing I’ll pass along. Ask me for suggestions if you’re looking for new music. I love, and I mean I LOVE sharing.
I’d like to thank all the folks who helped me get where I am. The admissions folks and managers who gave me a shot, the friends and family who pushed me to shoot higher, the professors who believed in my talent and ethic.
Special thanks to my dear friends Jake Gravbrot and Kelly Mason, who licensed their gorgeous pictures to me. Thanks to Elliot Saba for helping me dredge this site from the depths of the Internets. Additionally, thanks always to my old friend Nelson Yong for being a great mentor, for teaching me to use WordPress ages ago, and for graciously hosting my portfolio site.