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About
Transom

Let’s be honest, this page is basically for our parents.

Transom is a creative agency in Seattle Washington. Founded in 2013, it focuses on creating brands and visual identities, creating compelling stories to cultivate those brands, and designing and building websites that tell those stories. We also do quite a bit of stuff in between. If it needs to be designed, we can probably do it, and with over 30 years of branding, design, & development experience, it’s likely we already have.

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The Space

Tucked under the viaduct.

Transom is located in the historic OK Hotel building in Seattle's Pioneer Square neighborhood. Much like an empty white board, the space is an open canvas for great ideas and serious meditation. The cabinets are full of cheetos, bourbon and wine and the fridge is full of Rainier (and more wine). We look forward to the view that will surely come when the viaduct finally comes down. For now, we enjoy watching the sun set over the Olympics behind construction equipment galore.

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The Staff

  • Andrew Means

    Owner, Creative Director

    Andrew Means has been designing professionally since 1998. He started Réunion (now Transom's boutique design division) in 2006 and co-founded Transom in 2012. A veritable Seattle cliché, he spends his spare time making music with his band, DJing, riding his bike, and sailing on his boat.
  • Tim Householter

    Designer

    Tim grew up in a small town in Idaho in the way that all idahoians do, skiing in the winter and spending time on the lake in the summer. He studied graphic design at Montana State University where he learned to enjoy clean typography, a modern aesthetic, and creating lasting impressions with his designs
  • Hamilton Boyce

    Developer

    An avid musician, Hamilton plays in multiple bands around Seattle. His extensive coding knowledge makes him valuable to Transom, but it is his attention to detail, empathetic style, and constant innovation that makes him invaluable to our clients.

  • John Masterson

    Server Admin

    John Masterson remembers installing Netscape from floppy disks while he still had his UNIX account at the University of Montana. At the nadir of the dot-com implosion, he started an internet infrastructure company that he sold in 2012. He now lives in Truth or Consequences, NM brewing beer and helping Transom with "server stuff".