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Joseph Wachs

Joseph Wachs

Founder, Lead Consultant

ØVATION

New York City, NY

Founder, ØVATION

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ØVATION

Founder, Lead Consultant

ØVATION is an interdisciplined consulting group working at the intersection of design + technology. We facilitate strategic partnerships and new business for breakthrough experiences in mobile, web, digital publishing, and performance, as well as research + development for emerging technologies.

Online since 1993.

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More Simple

Strategic Partnerships + Business Development

Representing More Simple (+ - ) by facilitating strategic partnerships + new business for Digital Web & Mobile, Digital Publishing, New Brands & Messages.

Foote, Cone & Belding

Consultant

Apple solution specialist on staff at FCB. Maintain, trouble-shoot, and repair Apple workstations for the San Francisco agency.

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The H. F. Performance Cafe

Co-Owner, Director

A specialty cafe, gallery, bookstore, cinema, performance space in the heart of Portland's Old Town District providing a unique blend of art and culture to the Portland creative community; an epicenter for experimentation and showcasing of original work through theatre, music, art, film, poetry and performance.

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Flux Media Design

Consultant

Worked with Scott Dunn of Flux Media Design to service local companies in the area of Apple Technology Consulting + Solutions. Clients included Macy's, Jim Henson Company, Audubon Society, Bureau Betak, Sahid & Company.

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Mac-in-Back

Consultant

One of the first self-service Apple computer rental providers allowing customers to access their email and what became known as the Internet. Services included graphic design and desktop publishing for local businesses and entrepreneurs.

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San Francisco Macintosh (SFmac)

Founder, Consultant

An independent graphic design + Apple Consulting company serving local and international clients with problem solving and desktop publishing in the early days of Apple in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Thomas Vincent Design

Consultant

Graphic design, desktop publishing; copywriting, and pre-press for offset printing for the lead designer of Umbra, International.

Research Now : Mobile

Strategic Partnerships + Business Development

Represented Research Now Mobile by facilitating strategic partnerships + new business relationships for mobile market research. Demonstrated, consulted and sold mobile market research strategies to agencies + corporate insights departments along the East Coast + Canada.

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[x]cube LABS - Mobile Centre of E[x]cellence

Strategic Partnerships + Business Development

Represented [x]cube LABS by facilitating strategic partnership + new business relationships for mobile strategy, design, and development. Facilitated a large portfolio of mobile app engagements leading to the strategy, design, and development of enjoyable mobile apps, games, and platforms, while working closely with executive management to build operations, and position the company as an elite mobile consulting firm.

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First Fifteen [F15]

Co-Founder, Editor, Author

Author, editor, and co-publisher of a boutique outlet for evolutionary media across print, digital, and mobile.

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Wachs Reality + Consulting

Founder, Business Development + Strategic Partnerships

Owned + operated an independent brokerage firm specialized in Harlem, NY. Supervised over $20m in residential sales, rentals, and commercial leases. Early-adopter of social.

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Gravity Streams Media

Founder, Business Development

Provided Apple solutions + new media consulting for design agencies, authors, filmmakers, music producers, schools, universities, and NGOs.

Madison Properties Realty

Broker

Small, boutique residential New York City real estate brokerage firm in the heart of Madison Avenue catering to the elite.

Sesame Workshop

Consultant

Research + production for Sesame Workshop Home Video, a division of the Children's Television Workshop.

Elsevier

Consultant

Apple solution specialist on staff at Cahners/Reid-Elsevier. Maintain, trouble-shoot, and repair Apple workstations for the New York agency.

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Consultant

The graphic design division of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Graphic design, desktop publishing; copywriting, and pre-press for offset printing.

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Chevron

Consultant

The Chevron Design Center for Chevron Corporation at the Headquarters in San Francisco. Design Studio supervision; database solutions and studio equipment management.

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NYU / The Gallatin Division

MA, Interdisciplinary Studies; Digital Performance + Technology Studies

L'Universita Per Stranieri - Perugia, Italy

Italian Language + Culture

Lewis + Clark College - BA

BA, Theatre + Literature