NEW YORK, MAY 23, 2017 — Barbarian, the agency that’s been invading the internet since 2001, announced today that Chuck Fletcher has joined the agency as chief technology officer. An emerging technologist with over 25 years of influencing the intersection of digital and physical, Fletcher was most recently technology director, learning experiences at Razorfish.
“Chuck lives and breathes the best of Barbarian,” said Cathy Butler, CEO of Barbarian. He’s a fearless Maker who is passionate about creating unexpected experiences. He is a talented technologist who will push our creative ideas even further. I’m excited to call him my partner and a Barbarian.”
“I’m excited to help Barbarian continue to strengthen its creative coding legacy,” said Fletcher. “I’ve always been a huge admirer of the agency’s technology teams that created the Cinder platform, and their phenomenal work with AR, large touch-screen experiences and the original iTunes visualizer. I’m humbled and honored to be a part of what’s next at Barbarian.”
At Razorfish, Fletcher ran the technology for the New York office of the Emerging Experiences group, building experiences and products of the future for clients including Patrón, Dr. Scholl’s and Adobe.
Prior to Razorfish, Fletcher served as director of backend and mobile development at Normal Ears. As technical leader at a 3-D–printed earbud headphone company, Chuck personally implemented their e-commerce–enabled API and led the development of their Android and IOS app development.
Earlier, he served as managing director, innovation and chief technology officer for Havas Worldwide, where he created and ran MadSci Labs, the agency’s R&D/emerging technologies lab.
Fletcher is aggressively involved in the maker movement and has exhibited at Makerfaire. In addition, he’s written for Make, an online magazine, and he co-founded HackNCraftNJ, a Montclair, New Jersey-based MakerSpace.
When he is not working on new experiences for clients, Chuck spends his time building robots and FPV Racing Drones.
Barbarian likes to break conventions around message and medium to deliver the strange and unexpected. We were founded in 2001, and we are a subsidiary of Cheil Worldwide, which has 53 offices in 44 countries worldwide. The agency provides end-to-end marketing services to help brands navigate a world where the internet has become the central and driving force for culture and commerce. For a peek inside Barbarian life, visit us at wearebarbarian.com or follow us on some of our other channels: @wearebarbarian on Instagram or @WeAreBarbarian on Twitter.
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