- Synchronizing teams
- Connecting dots
- Making ideas tangible
As Chief Creative Officer, Mack loves dreaming big. His professional life is dedicated to driving emerging technologies to their mainstream potential. Before it was acquired by Axiom Zen, he founded Hammer & Tusk to introduce virtual reality (VR) to everyday consumers. Now, he leads the team that built CryptoKitties and is focusing on bringing blockchain to the masses.
Before his life revolved around digital cats, Mack worked for a variety of leading tech companies, most of which were backed by investor funding or acquired by industry giants. He started a location-based games company, Compass Engine (which sold to East Side Games), advised GhostBird Software (acquired by Yahoo), taught Game Design at The Art Institute, advised Y Combinator-backed company CareLedger, and worked as VP of Marketing at Tapstream, a mobile analytics company. Mack’s experience is a lot like him: results-orientated, wholly impressive, and unwilling to fit a neat little box.
Now that our cats aren’t fresh kittens anymore, Mack is figuring out how to make them immortal. Meanwhile, he’s applying his considerable talents to shaping the impact that decentralization will have on meaningful consumer experiences. As our Chief Creative Officer and the mind that first conceived of CryptoKitties, Mack specializes in bringing these kinds of ethereal ideas to tangible proof-of-concept in record time—he loves nothing more than a quick-and-dirty prototype. That, and bringing out the best in our team.
- The future
- Network effects