James Red Schmitt
James Red Schmitt is the Senior Creative & Facilities Associate for 1871. In this role, Red creates company designs and facilitates the 1871 space from conception to execution. From creating and wrangling member logo and photos, developing pre-viz images for the 1871 space and events, or organizing member moves, creating company branding, and resetting rooms for events, he is almost always moving. In fact, if you see him standing still, he is most likely updating the events and office hours on the giant blackboard adjacent to the 1871 1.0 “Google for Startups” kitchen.
Prior to his life at 1871, Red has been a creative director, a character designer, an animator, and a commercial Christmas tree decorator. He enjoys cycling and cooking.