My Recent Work
I create my images with pencil and Adobe Illustrator. Some of my work remains pencil, while other work gets manipulated and colored digitally. Often I draw monsters, but I am also skilled in non-monster imagery.
I have held a variety of creative management roles during my career. I've done time at creative agencies, magazine publishers, mobile UI shops and website design companies. I know the drill.
I often find myself working with a team to make a big production happen. Film, multimedia and large-scale online productions are things I make happen.
This website is my online portfolio. I've posted illustrations, photography and video projects. You will also find my professional information and credentials. Have at it.— Todd Tibbetts
Todd was born in 1968 and immediately began disassembling the household electronics. As a teenager, when personal computers first became available, he bought a Radio Shack "Trash 80" and began a life of digital shenanigans. His first full-time Internet job was with the 3M corporation in 1990, before the era of graphical web browsers.
Most recently, Todd has been creating apps for smart phones and tablets. In his role as creative director at the Paul Allen/Vulcan Ventures start-up ARO.com, he is managing UX and design for multiple top secret projects. He is also the author and illustrator of the iPad app The BioBots Begin, a tale of science, monsters and big eyeballs.
As an entrepreneur for more than twelve years, Todd produced numerous online video projects. As founder of MountainZone.com he managed teams that broadcast live video from Mount Everest in the mid-90s. While growing MountainZone toward an eventual sale to a public company, Todd created web video projects with Vans Shoes, K2 Ski and Warren Miller Entertainment. His teams punished a multitude of digital cameras and remote Internet gear on every continent while covering snowboarding events, mountain biking competitions and epic treks for web broadcast.
As President and founder of Lux, a Seattle web design and development agency, Todd produced internet and multimedia projects for Microsoft, Adobe, AOL, Tommy Bahama, Boeing and more. Lux also brought video to the web for clients such as world-renowned nature photographer Art Wolfe and Alaska Seafood Marketing. Another popular project involved Stride Gum sponsoring Dancing Matt as he traveled the globe, shooting video of his silly dance. The website, WhereTheHellIsMatt, became a worldwide phenomenon and marketing success.
Todd spent some early years as a graphic designer for The Whole Earth Catalog, the classic counter-culture publication that birthed the first online community, The WELL. Also in his early years, he was designer and project manager for Free Range Media, one of the first web design studios on the west coast, where he produced the first Baywatch TV show website, the first NFL website and the first website for CBS TV.
Todd also volunteers at the Seattle Media Arts Center, having done time as a web design teacher and president of the board of trustees.
Todd lives in Seattle with his lovely wife and two perfectly-behaved children.
- Creative Direction 100%
- Illustration 90%
- Motion Visuals50%
- Mobile UX60%
Please either contact me at one of the sites below, or email me by sending to todd @ this website's domain. Looking forward to chatting with you.