Our fearless leader, Jared hails from Columbus, Ohio. Home of THE Ohio State Buckeyes. After beginning his undergraduate adventure at Pratt Institute as a Fine Arts major in Painting, Jared was introduced to Industrial Design. He quickly realized this was where it’s AT. After graduating from Pratt and working in his field for several years, he went back to school to THE Ohio State University for a Master’s Degree in Architecture. Jared’s favorite things include organized workspaces, directing designs, sushi, and the Ohio State Buckeyes. His hobbies include running, making STELLAR smoothies and Ohio State Football. Anyone sense a theme here?
Carson is from Columbus, Ohio. Yes, Jared and Carson were BFFs growing up and their friendship is going strong all these years later. Awwwwwww!! Carson earned his undergraduate degree from Fordham University in Accounting & Economics, and studied toward his MBA in Finance at THE Ohio State University. Based on his degree, you could assume Carson likes numbers. All sorts of numbers. Equations, invoices, pricing work sheets, any work sheet really, percentages, square roots, long division, graphs…you get the gist. His hobbies include running, and forcing everyone within a 10’ radius to watch videos of his kids.
August is from St. Louis, Missouri. To be honest, he’s from St. Claire, Missouri, but who really knows where that is? Uhh….so anyway, August went to the University of Missouri, or Mizzou as Missourians call it, and earned a degree in Interior Architecture. He decided instead of heading straight into the design field, he’d experiment a bit in finance. So he spent some time soaking it up as a bank teller. After getting that out of his system, he packed his bindle stick and headed straight for Brooklyn, NY never to look back. Amongst many other talents, August is our resident photographer so you can thank him for all the beautiful images on this website. His hobbies include organizing his area, making things more complicated than they need to be, photography, and taking an extremely long time to find amazing timesaving shortcuts on Adobe programs. We’d say it only adds 50% more time to his daily tasks, but it will save 90% NEXT TIME!!
Sara is from St. Louis, Missouri. She went to Indiana University for an Undergraduate Degree in Theatre and Drama. Yes, you read that correctly. After a semi successful career in theatre in NYC, she decided that being judged on a daily basis for her looks and weight is wickety wack, so she made a change and POOF!! In a magic cloud of dust, she ended up at Factioned as the Director of Sales & Marketing. That easy. Sara enjoys fresh vegetables, the great outdoors, and of course sales…oh and marketing. Wanna work with us?
Dan is from Brooklyn, New York. He didn’t stray far from home. He DID, however, attend University in London so BAM!! He received a degree in Three Dimensional Design from Camberwell College of Arts. In addition to his career in design, Dan has had a small but very successful career in commercial acting without trying, like, at all. He got this Dove commercial when he was living in Europe just because some lady liked his face, and then he was recently in a NASCAR commercial because he figured out how to turn Kevin Harvick’s race cars into commemorative beer cans. His fame doesn't get in the way of his work here at Factioned though.
Tony come to us from the small but proud town of Wauseon, Ohio. It's just west of Toledo, or somewhere in the middle of the country for those from the Coasts. He attended Kent State University where he attained a B.S. in Architecture and Environmental Design. After that he then went on to Yale and picked up a plain old Master in Architecture. Who doesn't have one of those nowadays? He is a bit of a mystery to us here. Beyond working in the construction, fabrication, development and architectural phases of projects, he seems to enjoy the simple things in the office: sharpening tools in the shop, trolling documents for better graphic standards, and looking for the best fast-food deals at lunch. Curious, but not unappreciated. Who doesn't like sharp blades, crisp drawings, and 2 for 1 cheeseburgers?
Martino is from Ann Arbor, Michigan. **Insert bad Ohio State/Michigan joke here** but I won’t stoop to that level like a Michigan fan would. Martino attended the University of Michigan right in his home town for his Undergraduate Degree in Architecture. Then, HUGE UPGRADE, he went to MIT for a Graduate Degree in Architecture. Ok, so he’s got some good attributes too. He’s a musician, film maker and high jumper (see photo). So many hobbies, where to start? Throwing raves, rooftop soirees, shooting music videos, curating art gallery shows…this guy is all over the place which mostly makes up for being a Michigan Wolverine ( “Go Blue” - Martino). He said it, not us.
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