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Gryphon Design Collective

Gryphon draws on the talents of international designers & writers; re-imagining everyday essentials, limited edition apparel & custom books.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location Boston, MA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2011
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

Gryphon draws on the talents of a Global Design Collective to fuel product innovation for our web retail. We've recruited designers from Buenos Aires to Budapest, all with tremendous online followings. We re-think everyday items, enhancing their beauty, usefulness and sustainability. Our collection includes personalized illustrated children's books and learning games (both hardcover and digital),fine paper products, and graphic apparel.


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    Michele Slobin
    Founder and Principal

    Michele has over 15 years leadership experience for companies such as Nike, Adidas Group and L.L.Bean. She has directed large global design teams, and now uses her expertise to develop a worldwide vision for Gryphon Design Collective. Michele has a myriad of experience developing innovative, new business propositions. She harbors a keen sensitivity toward consumer experience and cultural anthropology.

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    Patricia Cho
    Chief Marketing Officer

    Patricia is a Brand and Digital Marketing expert with 20 years global experience in Product Management and Advertising. She has helped to put companies back on the map, and created unique identities for many Fortune 500 brands. Patricia's strength is capturing and engaging a global audience for the brands she manages. She creates a relevant and consistent voice which enhances the brands success through digital, retail and media.

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    Cicely Thrasher
    Digital Marketing Director

    Cicely brings her wealth of experience as a Digital Marketing Manager for L'Oreal Brands and Victoria Secret to Gryphon Design Collective. Cicely harbors a tremendous ability to maximize new business opportunities and use the digital space as a conduit for crowd sourcing and fiscal success.

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    Tamara Fenjan
    Director of International Relations

    Tamara brings a wealth of cross-cultural relations and best practices to Gryphon. A journalist by trade, Tamara has spent many years as an advocate and peaceful observer for NGO's and the Swedish Government. Tamara will be leading Gryphon's International Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility programs.

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    Ryan Pamela Hargraves
    Director of Digital Programming

    Ryan brings a creative vision to system programming and proprietary software development. She is a consummate professional who melds her training as a graphic artist with her passion as an analyst. Ryan has many years experience in the start-up world and brings a rich perspective to our infrastructure.


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    Tamara Smith Holtslag, Taylor Duane Barton Gilman