John Duffield

Santa Monica, California, US

John's Skills
Business Development
Product Management

Startup Experience

First time founder

About John

Business / marketing professional, 11 years branding experience. I'm the founder of Departure3 - a creative agency startup. We're focused on 'helping brands build fans' and we do awesome websites, social media marketing and video production. BUT - we're early stage and I'm looking for partners. Ideally agency peeps who are looking to join and help shape a hot new creative shop. I'm looking for web programmers, creatives and account people.

We believe every brand has a story to tell and that your customers are your best marketers. We'll make sure you won't lose out on the chance to convert your customers into 'friends' of your brand and valuable brand ambassadors.

My background is in digital and I have led the digital department of the London and Los Angeles branches of a major global advertising agency. I have been involved in 4 start-ups including my own digital agency start-up, a mobile/nightlife/social start-up, viral video / branded content agency start-up and most recently a coffee subscription service / recommendation engine start-up for which we received 2nd place at StartupWeekendLA in November.

My skills are in the strategy, leadership and marketing areas. I am also comfortable playing in photoshop and basic coding in HTML/JavaScript/CSS. I'm an 'all-in' type of guy when it comes to executing on ideas. I thrive on working in an enthusiastic environment and am looking to connect with like-minded design, technical and business folk who are passionate about creative awesome digital solutions for medium-sized brands looking for some progressive and exciting marketing and advertising solutions.


Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Bachelor of Multimedia - Networks and Computing

2002 - 2002