I'm elliot trotter.

I’m a writer, designer, and creative based in Chicago, IL.

Originally from Chicagoland, I moved west to study poetry at the University of Puget Sound. I completed my Master’s of Communication in Digital Media at the University of Washington in 2020. I am now pursuing a Master’s in Psychology at Harvard University.

I currently work as a Product Manager at Microsoft. Previously, I’ve supported organizations including the Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture, the Center for an Informed Public, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Allen Institute in digital communications and content creation.

I helped found the CLAW Artist Guild, a not-so-secret secret organization for cartoonists in the South Puget Sound that runs an annual youth scholarship.

In 2010, I founded Skyd Magazine, which became the sport of ultimate’s largest media resource. During my time with Skyd, I hosted and produced an ongoing travel series about ultimate on YouTube called Ultimate Globe Trotter.

I’m a 3-time US Beach Ultimate National Champion and have competed professionally with the Minneapolis Wind Chill, Vancouver Riptide, and the Seattle Rainmakers. I’ve represented Australia, Denmark, Mexico, and the Philippines at international championships.

I wrote a satirical book series of illustrated stories called BroTales: Fairy Tales for Bros.

In 2019, I launched a board game about privilege in America called Reality Check: The Game of Privilege. We raised $21k as part of a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Unfortunate Cookies launched on Kickstarter in 2024 and raised $8k toward our goal of sharing truly miserable fortune cookies with the world.

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