My name is Robert Bartlett. I was born in the San Francisco bay area and moved to Seattle in 2009 to be with my amazing wife Jess. We wanted to begin our next chapter together as a family, and continue my creative career in the north west. Previously I was in the fashion and print industry living in Los Angeles (Silver Lake), however I wanted to return to my digital roots, especially in this tech-driven city.
Day to day I spend most of my time directing highly visible products to be used globally which include; responsive websites, audio/video editing for events, product designs, packaging, brand identities, social marketing, client tools, games, mobile apps, and anything eBusiness. Which has made me very understanding of timezones, I coordinate with clients in Australia, Japan, United Kingdom and France daily.
Working in creative is the best, it fuels my soul and is the number two spot as my family comes first. Everyday brings new challenges and any difficult moment brings it's own reward and ultimately adds to my experience while I help my clients.
Following current technologies and social trends is a big part of staying creative. Leading a team by example and treating everyone fairly is just my style. I've had the pleasure of working with some of the most talented, honest and inspiring people you'll ever meet. From which, I have learned from the best and hope to share my knowledge and continue to learn from new experiences and those around me.
I've always made an effort to work closely with my owners, managers, designers, copywriters and (of course) developers to execute projects at the highest level they can be. Life is a team effort. We spend more time at work then we do at home, so having a quality of life with your colleagues is just as important as having a good quality of life at home. So make it count.
Here's a list of skills and accolades which I actively build on every year. Awards are not my goal, it's the clients I help and problems I solve that help me sleep at night. My son however is the reason I don't sleep at night, even though he sleeps like a baby. Hearing phantom cries is the weirdest thing I've experienced as a parent. Please reach out to me if you have any questions, Cheers.
Design - Sketch, Ps, Ai, #2 Pencil
Motion - Edge Animate, Flash, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Premier
Print - InDesign, Spot Color, Separations, Films
Web - Responsive, Mobile-first, Jira, PHP, CSS, jQuery, HTML
Audio - Pro Tools, Reason, Abelton Live
Some of my mixes are now available on MixCloud for your listening pleasure. Mostly these are deep and tech house, I had a residency in Santa Barbara at the Wildcat Lounge for almost 6 years and DJ'd a few times in LA when work allowed for play. Hi-res versions are also available for download and free of charge. Please remember to wear your dance pants responsibly.