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Welcome to Shinebox. We're glad you're here. If you were in our studio right now we'd brew you up a piping hot mug of delicious Courier Coffee. You should really stop by sometime.

 

Heidi Swift, Principal / President

In addition to keeping SWIFT+ Creative running like a well-oiled machine, Heidi also leads the charge on copywriting, project management, social media mastery and new business development. She's a good-natured creative drill sergeant with an unflinching commitment to respecting timelines, creating beautiful content and executing on client objectives.

In her past life, Heidi was a Creative Manager at McCann-Erickson in San Francisco where Microsoft clients and feisty creative teams helped her perfect her prowess with the velvet hammer. Later, working as the Marketing Manager at a Portland tech startup called Jive Software, she was able to roll up her sleeves and get her hands dirty. During her time at Jive, she learned the subtle nuances of working with engineering teams and web 2.0 super geeks.

She's grateful for all of the lessons learned from these past positions, but much happier now to be at the helm of SWIFT+ helping to deliver effective marketing and design solutions to clients large and small.

In her spare time, Heidi writes a twice-monthly newspaper column for The Oregonian and freelances for a wide range of print magazines. She also maintains a popular blog called Grit and Glimmer.

Salvatore Bondi, Chief Creative

A seasoned, results-driven Industrial Designer with more than 15 years experience working with leading Silicon Valley companies, Salvatore (sometimes known as "The Sicilian" or "Salvo") is an innovative creative thinker with a passion for using elegant design solutions to solve complex problems. Over the years he's designed everything from Oral B toothbrushes to video game joysticks, high-end enterprise-level servers, and medical devices.

Sal is passionate about the craft behind the ID process and constantly develops powerful ways to effectively communicate through the use of hand sketches, three-dimensional models, creative visualization techniques and engaging client presentations. He has a keen sense of cultural and technological trends and how they can impact the many facets of user-centered design.

A master of production challenges, Sal enjoys working with engineers and multidisciplinary teams to deliver elegant, industry-leading solutions and products.