DSTLRY, the next-generation publisher redefining creator-owned comic books and collectibles, is proud to announce new hires Bryce Gold along with James Jackson as VP of Engineering. More about Gold’s role will be revealed in 2024, while Jackson has been leading the tech team behind DSTLRY’s v0.1 digital reader beta this past month.
“When we announced DSTLRY last spring, we established aggressive goals for our publishing, merchandise, and digital operations and have been blown away by the reception at the releases so far,” said Co-Founders David Steinberger & Chip Mosher in a joint statement. “To continue to meet and exceed those expectations, we’ve hired some of the most innovative and impressive minds in comics and tech to make those dreams a continual reality.”
Additional new hires in the latter half of 2023 include Lead Frontend Engineer Rolando Garcia, Lead CMS Developer Joseph Skinner, Frontend Developer Bada Kim, and Sadé Paige as Social Media Lead.
More about these new hires can be found below:
Rolando Garcia, Lead Frontend Engineer
Rolando Garcia brings years of experience building and maintaining digital comics, with previous experience at Marvel.com and the Marvel Unlimited team. Rolando has also served as a developer for Elysium Health, ScrollMotion, and Amplify.
The former Head of Comics at Kickstarter, Bryce previously worked with DSTLRY co-founders David Steinberger and Chip Mosher as the Head of Content at comiXology. Gold is also founder of indie publisher Pyrite Press, and was an adjunct professor of comics production at New York’s School of Visual Arts.
James Jackson, VP of Engineering
James Jackson is an entrepreneur and tech manager with deep experience in publishing, media and advertising. James has previously led development teams at Freestar and Hearst and was employee #13 at comiXology, where he worked alongside David Steinberger and Chip Mosher.
Bada Kim, Frontend Developer
Bada Kim brings extensive experience developing customer-facing and internal features in web and mobile platforms. He’s held positions at Zendesk, CB Insights, and 1stDibs.
Sadé Paige, Social Media Lead
Sadé Paige oversees DSTLRY’s social presence on all the major platforms, with an emphasis on video production. She previously developed social media strategy at Steve Madden and was a product development manager at Alex Apparel Group.
Joseph Skinner, Lead CMS Developer
Joe Skinner has built backend systems and services for Enthusiast Gaming, Progyny, and Digital Remedy, with deep experience in workflows and digital product management.
Source: Press Release