We’re excited to welcome the crew from Hipstamatic!
Hipstamatic is an amazingly popular iPhone app that “brings back the look, feel, unpredictable beauty, and fun of plastic toy cameras from the past.”
I rarely gush over iPhone apps, but Hipstamatic is hands-down my favorite app of the moment. - TIME Magazine Techland 10 Best Camera Apps for the iPhone
Learn more about the energy, creativity and hard work that went into making Hipstamatic and what’s coming next for these rising tech stars. The discussion is sure to engage anyone interested in mobile technology, design, photography and startups! They'll be skyping in from their homebase. This is the opportunity to have some quality time with this bright group!
Lucas Buick, Founder and CEO
Lucas Allen Buick is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. A graphic designer turned entrepreneur. Lucas spent 18 months between college and the founding of Synthetic working as an editorial art director on various publications. These were his only attempts at full-time employment. Since 2006 he has been working at Synthetic which was formed as a design, brand, and web consultancy. In 2009 the focus would shift to mobile software, and Hipstamatic was born on the whiteboards of Synthetic's 400 square foot Minnesota office. Before iPhone, Lucas was shooting with a Polaroid SX-70, which he was given by his mother.
Mario Estrada, Community Director and VP of Partnerships
Lover of today. Designer of life.
Mario Estrada studied at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point where he double majored in Graphic Design/Spanish and minored in Photography/Art History. He worked for years as a Designer and Art Director before joining Synthetic to handle their active community. Essentially, Mario went from showing people to telling people and he likes it.
Ryan Dorshorst, Founder and President
Ryan was born and raised in the corn fields and cranberry bogs of Wisconsin. After graduating from Stevens Point with a BFA in Graphic Design he moved to Minneapolis where he ran a design and branding shop out of the side of a snowbank with Lucas for several years (although Lucas worked remotely from a different snowbank in Chicago). After launching Hipstamatic he decided it was time to move to a warmer locale and began a journey west that ended in San Francisco. In his spare time he enjoys building Legos and playing N64. He also cooks a pretty mean lasagna.
The venue will be announced soon. We look forward to seeing you next week.