Nonbox was conceived from the idea “What if there was no box?” The idea was to get to the answer as fast and efficiently as possible. We started in 1999 with Steve Karakas and Bill Eisner combining the forces of their respective agencies in Portland and Milwaukee.
BJ Bueno joined Nonbox in 2002 bringing his unique insights as the author of “The Power of Cult Branding.” Ian Hamilton added his experience after two decades in sports marketing with Nike and the Pro Bowlers Tour. Former agency principal and creative director, Tim Parker, joined the Portland office in 2014. Tom Seavey brought his brand licensing and capital acquisition expertise to Nonbox in 2017.
This combined brain trust comprises the Nonbox Special Forces.