Ty J. Tonander is the Vice President of Brand Design for Ultra Creative, Inc. He and his husband, Kevin, live in Minneapolis, MN with their two daughters, Sophie and Ava & their Aussiedoodle, George. In his role at Ultra Creative, he helps reinvigorate brands through brand redesigns, marketing campaigns and product innovation. Prior to being in creative, Ty worked in the alternative dispute resolution field for 10 years. He volunteers for Camp Erin, which is a camp for youth experiencing the grief of losing a loved one. He also volunteers for The Birthday Project, which throws birthday parties for youth currently residing in homeless shelters. Cooking, running, time with family and friends and visits to their home in Palm Springs, California, are what energize and makes him happy. He also realizes he's one of the luckiest guys in the world.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS