jim sowden creative
design + tech


Hi. I'm Jim.



I started off in life as an advertising major at Emerson College - and filled late nights moonlighting on new business pitches at Boston's Hill Holliday. They brought me on as a presentation technologist, where I cut my teeth designing brand systems and digital experience for pitches to some of the world's best brands like BMW, JetBlue and (RED). 

As one more Boston winter set in, I decided to buy a backpack and start traveling the world, balancing stops in far flung corners of the world like Nepal and Cambodia with working as a freelance Art Director. I worked at Arnold Worldwide and Ogilvy on pitches to brands like Target, New Balance and TRUTH®. 

Now at Google, I design and create technology-driven experiences for our brand partners as part of our Agency Team. We apply user intelligence and our toolbox of technology insights to inform brands how to Google. We build experiences and programs (from prototypes to 360º festival experiences) that explore the intersection of brands and technology, and aren't afraid to fail fast.