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Chuck Hermes Giant Steps

Chuck Hermes

Chuck is Chief Experience Officer and co-founder of Clockwork, an interactive design and technology agency based in Minneapolis. But that’s not a logic position given where he started. While enrolled at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, he worked nights as a receptionist at Paisley Park. His design talent propelled him from his lobby seat to a seat in the studio’s art department. Here, he brought his experimentation with technology to the office, which inspired Prince’s early exploration of the internet and online audience engagement. With technology taking over his interest (and the world), Chuck moved on from Paisley Park to co-found Bitstream Underground, a pioneer in internet and web development services. His art and technology expertise come together now in experience design, and the occasional website.