Xerxes is a third-generation creative professional.
His career travels have included time spent as an international ad agency creative director, a professor at both the University of Washington Master’s Degree Graduate Program, the Alberta College of Art & Design (ACAD) for 10+ years, and the founding partner of two successful design studios.
He was previously the creative director for Bill Gates’ media licensing company, Corbis (and Veer), where he lead a network of creative teams in Calgary, Seattle, China and London, which produced all marketing and advertising assets for the corporation’s four global brands.
Currently he is a part of the amazing Amazon Design Community as the principal creative director of Amazon Music.
Husband of one, and father of two, Xerxes also finds time to pursue personal projects on the side. To date, he has had seven stamps printed and one coin minted by Canada Post, along with specializing in brand positioning projects with the estates of Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King, Jr., Albert Einstein, and Alfred Hitchcock to name a few.