Our fearless leader, Geoff started P'unk Ave after teaching for years at UArts.
A founder of the pioneering coworking space Indy Hall, and curator of Ignite Philly, his optimism is infectious and effective.
Geoff also organizes the Junto, and has lent a hand in getting events like BarCamp Philly started.
Geoff has a background in print and interactive design, as well as marketing and strategy. Before founding P’unk Avenue, he worked for Rolling Stone magazine, US Magazine, Men’s Journal, and Family Life. At advertising agency Monsoon, he worked on projects for TNT Network, Urban Outfitters, and VIP Wireless. He has developed web solutions since 1997, and worked in communication and marketing since 1993.
Geoff 's full-time gig was as a Multimedia professor at the University of the Arts for several years. He currently serves on the Board of Leadership Philadelphia. He is also on the advisory board of Weathervane Music and the Passyunk Square Civic Association, an organization he co-founded. He serves on the TechniCulture Advisory Committee a project of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. Geoff is a former board member of Vox Populi Gallery. He holds a B.A. from Rutgers and an M.F.A. from the University of the Arts.
Geoff was identified as one of 76 Creative Connectors in Philadelphia by Leadership Philadelphia, and has served as the Entrepeneur in Quorum a residency program at the University City Science Center.
Living up to Your (Business) Ideals, A List Apart
Business as a Force for Good: Is your work aligned with your values?, TEDxPhiladelphia
Declare Philadelphia an Open Source City, Ignite Philly 2, 2008