Swimmer Media is lead by Steven Swimmer, an innovative media professional with deep experience in the fields of digital strategy, branding, digital production and operations.
Having worked professionally in web and digital since the mid 1990s, Swimmer has had the opportunity to not only be one of the pioneers, but has seen a large number of successes and failures of projects and companies. This leads to a perspective and approach that is missing from many of the newcomers to the field. He launched Swimmer Media to help companies get the strategy and planning right so that the product offering has a better chance at success.
His work has spanned planning, management, creative and technology at large, medium and small businesses in fields of media, entertainment, technology, communications, ecommerce, retail and the arts.
Recent work has included helping a multinational telco with brand alignment across multiple acquisitions, advising multiple startups on branding and digital products and advising a hot new art gallery on marketing, PR, ecommerce and business strategy.
Swimmer was Director of Online Content at Fox Broadcasting working on Fox.com for 2.5 years. He was the product lead on major Fox.com redesigns, which transitioned the site from a cost-center to a profit-center. He was product lead and producer on many FOX Primetime Television show sites. He worked with Design, Engineering, Network Marketing, Publicity, Show Producers and Talent.
Swimmer was a Web producer and strategist at the J.Paul Getty Trust for over 11 years, serving in progressive roles culminating as Principal Web Specialist – Manager. He was directly involved in growing the web site from a few hundred pages to becoming one of the most advanced and significant cultural websites in the world.
Swimmer has been a filmmaker who co-produced the hit independent feature film, Gabriela. His experience includes writing, packaging, developing and marketing feature films. He has directed music videos, documentaries and short subjects.
Swimmer has a Masters Degree in Film & Television Production from the University of Southern California (USC) and a Bachelors Degree in Philosophy from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Swimmer does public speaking and panel moderation, including moderating panels at SMCLA about social media, ITVfest on comedy, music and visual effects and speaking about careers in digital media at USC School of Cinematic Arts.
In his spare time, Swimmer is a photographer and fine artist whose works are represented by the prestigious Maximillian Gallery and was featured in the Scope Exhibition during Art Basel, Miami, 2011. Swimmer is also a stand-up comedian, who performs regularly at the Comedy Store, Hollywood on the main stage.