Lisa Weeks is a cyborg composite of 20+ years marketing experience in the retail/entertainment/digital media industries. She is currently the CMO for Hashbang Games, an indie gaming company and developer collective, as well as the Organizer for the Seattle Game Developers Meetup, and recently served as the Chief Marketing Geek for GeekWire. She is heavily involved in Seattle’s start-up scene, serving as Committee Vice-Chair with Keiretsu Forum, which funded Telltale Games to $1.4 million in 2006.
Prior to her work in the Seattle startup community, Lisa has worked with Nordstrom, Lucas Arts, Cartoon Network, Disney, Mattel and Microsoft. Her award-winning product development, merchandising and costume design work have been featured in Vogue, Lucky, InStyle, and Ibuki magazines.
Lisa won Best Costume at SakuraCon 2004, and the fearless fusion of her personal passion for cosplay with her professional passion for marketing and technology solidified her “authentically weird” personal brand. She is an accomplished speaker and presenter, most notably The Economy of Weird from TEDxSeattle 2013, in which she advocates that we can all “wear our capes to work”.