This is the Team Behind Optimist
16 freelancers, 16 cities, many animals
1 collective

Optimist doesn’t have a big, swanky office with unusable chairs or completely impractical “meeting” spaces right in the middle of an open work floor (seriously, what is up with that?!)

We’re digital, remote, and distributed. Each member of our team is a full-time, professional freelancer with years of experience under their belt.

We’re a collective that forms different teams for each client project.

When it’s time to work together, we look at the client’s specific industry, their needs and goals, and our team’s skills and experience. Then, we assemble a group of the best talent for each particular role from our squad or go out and recruit the right person. Each client team is custom built and adaptable to meet their changing needs.

Here are the faces that make it happen.

Anabelle

Designer, New York City

Derrick

Designer, Myanmar

Devin

Designer, Greeneville

Elodie

Writer, Chicago

Emily

Writer, Toronto

Gina

Promotions, Shanghai

Guillaume

Writer, New York City

Kanacia

Designer, Berkeley

Katy

Promotions & Partner, Madison

Laura

Designer, Jacksonville

Miguel

Designer, Washington, D.C.

Stephen

Writer, Tallahassee

Paul

Operations & Principal, Philadelphia

Prateek

Strategist & Partner, Los Angeles

Tina

Writer, Golden

Tyler

Strategist & Principal, Des Moines