Chief Creative Officer, skinnyCorp (Chicago)
Jeffrey Kalmikoff is your average 27-year-old tattooed metal-head with an eye for design and nose for tomfoolery. Any time not spent with his fiancé and his small family of cats (named Murder, Mick Mars and Alabama) is spent as partner and Chief Creative Officer of the Chicago-based, community-business-centric skinnyCorp.
The focus of his work is design and strategy for skinnyCorp's numerous community-based web projects. These projects range in scale from Threadless, a multi-million dollar tee shirt business and ongoing design competition which sells more than 90,000 tees per month and has over 500,000 registered users, to YayHooray, a just-for-fun design and technology community site.
His work has been published numerous times, and he has had the pleasure of speaking for students and peers all over the world from MIT to the University of Copenhagen to CNN to NPR.