San Francisco, CA             2015 – present


Partner & Media Director

Future Fires is a Bay Area new media arts company presenting powerful new work at the intersection of art and technology including Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Projection Mapping, Interactive and Immersive environments.


  • Developed the Media Company within Future Fires

  • Manages the creation of original content and oversees curated content for the Future Fires media channels

  • Drives marketing initiatives, including but not limited to: branding, advertising, and sponsorship

  • Produces media for live event productions

  • Engineers strategy for digital media and social media engagement

  • Co-develops sponsorship packages with Sales and Sponsorship teams to create long tail media and marketing opportunities



Luminary & Luminary (Expanded) events, Microsoft Envision, DZINE and others.


CONNECTED SOCIAL MEDIA                                                                                               Palo Alto, CA    2009 – 2010


Producer & Director of Photography

Developed media content and packages for fortune 500 campaines such as Intel, HP, WebEx, others.


  • Worked closely with the clients to understand and obtain a deep understanding of products and projects in order to develop content for online distribution and press media packages

  • Produced projects with a hands on approach from start to finish

  • Managed client expectations, budgets, and production teams for location production and post production

PODTECH                                                                                                                  Palo Alto, CA    2007 – 2009


Producer & Director of Photography

Curated and developed social media content in the US, Europe & Asia. Succeeded in building & managing PodTech Studios (in-house production studio); created programming for Intel, HP, Apple, Autodesk, WebEx, many others.


  • Co-founded “The Reboot,” a global video gaming show that quickly grew to be one of the most popular online gaming shows, featuring real-time news & reviews of all things gaming, sponsored by Intel & FiveFour Clothing

  • Produced multi-channel content creation for PodTech’s online tech magazine targeting influential bloggers

  • Created projects and led teams: served as point-person to department heads, designers, & web developers on a range of projects


Academy of Art San Francisco - Film & Motion Picture

Colorado Institute of Art - Computer Animation

University of Colorado - Fine Arts / Business

Kansas University - Fine Arts


Executive Producer  |  Creative Director  |  Production Management  

San Anselmo, CA 94960 - 415.225.7347 - patrickthaynes@gmail.com

• 15+ years of successful Content Development, Creative Direction, Account and Project Management focused in film, TV/Broadcast, social media, & advertising markets for Fortune 500 & 100 clients, Brands, and Creative Agencies. 

• Data -driven Media Strategy with the ability to develop consumer journeys;, leverage consumer insights for a deeper understanding of target audiences;, and identify key data analytics for media strategy focusing on client ROI.

• Proven performance surpassing marketing and communications goals in various industries across several target audiences for high -profile brands in; digital media, consumer technology, experiential media, gaming, music, events, & new media arts.

• Regularly proposeproposes creative ideas, proves content viability, and executes beyond expectations.  Highly personable and authentic; adept at getting high-profile clients, executives, and peers excited about implementing new strategies. Hands-on production and authentic storytelling experience drives engagement and longtail results.