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About
Transom

Let’s be honest, this page is basically for our parents.

Transom is a creative agency in Seattle Washington. Founded in 2012, it focuses on creating brands and visual identities, creating compelling stories to cultivate those brands, and designing and building websites that tell those stories. We also do quite a bit of stuff in between. If it needs to be designed, we can probably do it, and with over 30 years of branding, design, & development experience, it’s likely we already have.

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The Space

Tucked under the viaduct.

Transom is located in the historic OK Hotel building in Seattle's Pioneer Square neighborhood. Much like an empty white board, the space is an open canvas for great ideas and serious meditation. The cabinets are full of cheetos, bourbon and wine and the fridge is full of Rainier (and more wine). We look forward to the view that will surely come when Bertha has done her job and the viaduct comes crumbling down. For now, we enjoy watching the weather roll into the city, want to know if it's going to rain? We can tell you.

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The Staff

  • Andrew Means

    Owner, Creative Director

    Andrew Means has been designing professionally since 1998. He started Réunion (now Transom's boutique design division) in 2006 and co-founded Transom in 2012. A veritable Seattle cliché, he spends his spare time making music with his band, DJing, riding his bike, and sailing on his boat.
  • Joshua Pease

    Lead Developer

    Joshua Pease leads Transom's development arm, making sure the websites Transom builds are usable, robust, memorable experiences. When he's not building websites he plays drums, drinks scotch, and generally lives a life most lesser men can only dream of.

  • Annie Cooper

    Account Management

    Annie brings 13 years of hospitality and sales experience to the Transom office, helping to cultivate the productive and imaginative culture while significantly upping the snack game. As a lifelong leftcoaster, Annie relishes in the bounties of Seattle by saying 'yes' to everything at least once – except tofu. It's her love for the minutia and dedication to success that makes her indispensable to coworkers and clients alike.

  • Andrea Ehrlich

    Copywriter

    With a background in English and marketing, Andrea has created copy for everything from airline magazines to zoo websites. She is passionate about writing compelling content and loves the constant quest for the Right Word. She can often be found biking around the Sound or furrowing a brow over the New York Times crossword - ink pen and craft beer in hand.
  • Tim Householter

    Designer

    Tim grew up in a small town in Idaho in the way that all Idahoans do, skiing in the winter and spending time on the lake in the summer. He studied graphic design at Montana State University where he learned to enjoy clean typography, a modern aesthetic, and creating lasting impressions with his designs. In his spare time you'll find Tim exploring the outdoors and different areas of Seattle and the Northwest.
  • Hamilton Boyce

    Developer

    Hamilton built his first website while attending junior high. He studied biology at the University of Washington. He performs, writes and records music, and likes to explore the Pacific Northwest and the rest of the world with binoculars and a camera from the '80s. Today, all his web projects aim to top that first website.
  • John Masterson

    Server Admin

    John Masterson remembers installing Netscape from floppy disks while he still had his UNIX account at the University of Montana. At the nadir of the dot-com implosion, he started an internet infrastructure company that he sold in 2012. Now, having caught up on lost sleep, he's exploring Seattle in running shoes and helping Transom with "server stuff".