About the Creators
Creator Q & A
Who are FiftyThree’s founders?
FiftyThree was founded by Georg Petschnigg, Andrew Allen, Julian Walker, and Jon Harris. The four met while working together at Microsoft; Georg, Andrew, and Jon worked on Microsoft Courier, while Julian worked on Photosynth, Bing Maps, and Silverlight. Noticing that no matter how technologically advanced the product they were at work on, people still used sticky notes, pens, and pencils to ideate, they decided to create a suite of digital tools geared towards creative productivity.
What is FiftyThree’s mission?
To invent and build the suite of essential tools for people who create on the go. Our products span software, service, and hardware, and answer bigger questions like “how do we create together?” FiftyThree will fundamentally reimagine how we capture ideas, create, and collaborate.
Where did the company's name come from?
We founded FiftyThree to put the essential tools of creativity within arm’s reach and 53cm is the length of the arm’s reach. It’s the space where we create.
When was the company founded, and where is it located?
The company was founded in 2011 and launched with the debut of Paper for iPad in March 2012. We have headquarters in Tribeca, New York City, and the historic Pioneer Square in Seattle.
Who makes up FiftyThree’s team?
Our team is comprised of world-class designers, engineers, and community leaders who have been at the forefront of building simple, elegant, human-centric products and services. They have previously worked at such companies as Xbox, Sonos, Apple, Adobe, Google, Amazon, Flickr, and Vimeo.