Our mission is
We’ve been in business since 1999 and along the way we found something out about ourselves. That we value doing work that matters more than awards, accolades, or cold hard cash. Since that day forward we have chosen a path few agencies take. To use our time and talents to make a difference. All day, every day.
We are determined.
We believe that you should never take the short road when the long road is where you need to be. There’s an easy way to do things and a right way to do things. We do things the right way.
We walk the walk.
Threespot has been a Certified B Corporation since 2015, a thing that few of our peers can claim. We’re not just paying lip-service to clients who are striving to make the world a better place, it means more to us than that.
We are fiercely independent.
To us, being independent means having the freedom to not work for anyone that works against our beliefs or our other clients’ interests. We’re not part of some vast network of agencies so we’re not working against you when we’re working for you.
Bill is in many respects Threespot’s handyman. Besides co-founding the firm in 1999, he serves as its President. He brings a broad knowledge of business, technology, design, and the industry to his management of client relationships and Threespot's financial, legal, human resources, and infrastructure matters. On top of all that, you can occasionally find him under a conference room chair fixing a broken caster.
Previously Bill was a senior producer at Magnet Interactive, where he oversaw a team dedicated to dozens of Kellogg’s interactive projects. Earlier, he worked as a freelance music writer, professional rock musician, and co-owner of his own independent record label, DeSoto Records. While he can still be found on stage with his guitar and his current band, Foxhall Stacks, he’s much more often at home with his wife and kids making quesadillas and building pillow forts.
Bill is an active player in the Bureau of Digital agency owners’ community, and is a member of its Founders’ Club. A long, long time ago, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Russian from Williams College, which, who knows, may come in handy some day.Bill Barbot’s Twitter page
A couple of decades ago, William graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a BFA in graphic design. Being a glutton for the punishment of Lake Effect Snows and not one to shy away from taking on too much student debt, he promptly re-enlisted to earn his MFA in electronic media design. He began his career developing CD-ROMs and websites for a diverse set of clients like Matchbox, who makes toy cars; and Mercedes-Benz, who also makes cars (only they’re very expensive and much larger). Having lost his mentor and moral guidepost at a relatively early age altered the course of how he wanted to use his talent and whatever time he had left.
While his work has been recognized by prestigious competitions and publications, including Communication Arts, New York Festivals, the One Show Interactive, Print, and HOW Magazine, he tries not to think about it too much. William’s professional speaking engagements have run the gamut from AIGA DC, to Creative Mornings DC, to several sessions at SXSW Interactive about life as a creative and managing challenging personalities, of which he is most certainly one.William Colgrove’s Twitter page
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