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Originally from Burbank, California, he grew up where stories are brought to life on the studio lots of Warner Brothers and Disney. Roland is a skilled Executive Creative Director with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. He is specialized in film/video production, photography production, web design, print design and managing diverse creative teams. He also has a robust understanding of multiple production workflows.
Roland has collaborated with; ACP (Authority Canal Panama), Boeing, Coca-Cola, Microsoft (Xbox, Microsoft Research, Kinect, live@edu, Office 365, people_ready, i.e., Windows Phone, Nintendo, Safeco, WaMu, City of Renton, NetMotion, BDA Inc, Univera, Farmer’s Insurance. He has also partnered with agencies; JWT NY, Possible, Waggener Edstrom, Edelman, Nyhus, Buzzbee, McCann Erickson, and Cole & Weber.
Roland earned an Associate of Arts degree in film production and visual design from Art Center College of Design.
Touring with Van Halen for a year; backpacking through Eastern Europe; shaking hands with Bill Clinton over coffee; rubbing shoulders with the South American elite. Roland now lives in Seattle and continues to tell stories.
Grant Fjermedal is one of the finest case study and white paper writers in the United States. Microsoft has used his services since 1992, during which he has written more than 350 Microsoft case studies and more than 90 Microsoft white papers. Grant has also written for many other companies including Accenture, Boeing, Cray, and Teradata; and journalistically, for the Seattle Times and the New York Times.
A former medical and science writer for The Associated Press, Fjermedal has written four nonfiction books, including his volume about the future of computing, The Tomorrow Makers (Macmillan, hardcover; Microsoft Press, paperback), which was named one of the year’s 10 best nonfiction books as part of the Notable Books List of the American Library Association. His first book Magic Bullets (Macmillan, hardback) examined the molecular biology and research heroics behind the quest for monoclonal antibody cancer therapies. Grant has written about highly technical topics including databases and data lakes, development tools, cloud computing, real-time analytics, orchestration, automation, digital transformation, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality. His nonfiction books have been widely praised for his ability to make the complex enchanting and engaging, including:
“Talespinners have nothing on the hard-core science freaks. This non-fiction book has enough new ideas for 16 Star Trek sequels. And better dialogue... What a wonderful book this is.”
— Rudy Rucker, the San Francisco Chronicle (reviewing The Tomorrow Makers)
"This book is perhaps the most interesting exposition of how industrial innovation takes place since Tracy Kidder's The Soul of a New Machine looked at a computer company and won the Pulitzer Prize." —The Wall Street Journal (reviewing Magic Bullets)
“A pure reality hit. Sensitive and acute documentation of the obscure and rarely-glimpsed souls who dream our real future.” —William Gibson, author of Neuromancer, (reviewing The Tomorrow Makers)