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Sockeye Creative Brings Tim Harman to Portland as New Media Strategist

Harman brings loads of experience in branding, internet, film, music video and agency production (October 03, 2006)

DMN Newswire--2006-10-3--Building on the momentum of its successful film and video production capabilities, Sockeye Creative has brought on Tim Harman as the company’s media strategist. A native of Lubbock, Texas, and most recently hailing from Dallas, Harman has relocated to Oregon for the newly created position, bringing with him a load of film production contacts and experience in high profile branding, Internet, film, music video and agency production. His portfolio includes work for Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light and Magic, Propaganda Films, Harmony Pictures, Bedford Falls and TBWAChiat Day, to name a few.

As Sockeye’s media strategist, Harman will be bringing new clients to Sockeye, as well as providing high-level media consultation on the most effective mixes for current clients through film, video, and/or intenet media.

“Once we spoke with Tim, we knew his personality would be a great fit,” said Sockeye president Andy Fraser. “So we married two roles at Sockeye; that of business development with film/video producer and we custom-fit them as one. Tim’s integrated brand experience and top-level industry relationships are very exciting. Since adding Lindsey Hinrichs from Boston in February as head of production and now Tim, we’re stepping up our roster of national-level creative talent and contacts. We’re glad to have Tim on board and are building a lot of momentum.”


Harman’s film career got a jump-start after he graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography and premiered a 7-minute film short at Sundance in 1991. The film, entitled Seventh Shadow of the Sun, chronicled the life of a dying Navajo Shaman.  This launched his career in Hollywood, where Tim was the production manager at Industrial Light & Magic, working on trailers for Godzilla, Small Soldiers and a piece on Dale Earnhardt, Jr. His work at ILM brought him to Kick Media, then to Chiat Day, where he worked under Chuck McBride as an agency producer on accounts including Levis, Novartis, and the launch of the Gravity Games.

Harman’s film expertise led him to music, producing the first brand-integrated film called Lost But Not Lost for Sony Pictures where he worked with folk icon Graham Nash in re-recording Marrakesh Express. He then worked for Albert Watson’s CYclops in NY and produced Dave Matthew’s I am an American as well as the wildly successful Everyday video. In 2003, Harman earned a Latin American Grammy for his production work on a music video for Mexican rock/hip hop band Molotov.

On his new appointment, he says, “the Sockeye crew is great and their creative work has been on my radar for some time. Portland is also treating me well and it will afford me a great balance of lifestyle. I look forward to digging in here!” 

About Sockeye:

Sockeye Creative is a brand creative agency founded in Portland in 1997 by Andy Fraser, Peter Metz and Tom Sloan. The company’s roots are steeped in graphic design and film/video production but the firm quickly grew into a $2 million a year business by offering clients well-executed brand strategies and original creative work. With a staff of 15 creative individuals located in Portland’s historic Union Station, the company is committed to converting their clients’ consumer perceptions into action through brand identity, design, advertising, motion graphics development, film/video production and retail messaging. For more information, please go to

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