Einar Ask

Hi, Iím Einar. Maybe we know each other.

I live in the Seattle area, and have worked mostly in the commercial fishing industry. I'm always looking for something interesting to work on.

Fishing as a kid.

I started fishing on my dadís boat, the AGILE, when I was 9, so Iíve been in the commercial fishing industry all my life. I most recently worked at Marco Global. We manufacture deck equipment for the commercial fishing industry. In the past I worked at Seattle Marine for 18 years, and Garware-Wall Ropes for 5 years after that.

My Work

I work in marketing mostly. In the 90s I made a few commercial websites, but the largest was for Seattle Marine.

Seattle Marine

I also made sites for Grundens, Stormy Seas, Imperial (the immersion suit), Guy Cotten, NW Seaport, and others.

I still create and promote websites and their content. I was pretty busy with marcoglobal.com.

Marco Global

I write copy, illustrate and photograph products. I make promotional and instructional videos, manuals, and brochures.


I also make print catalogs.

Lately itís a big job to upgrade older websites for html5 and mobile compliance through responsive design. Everything is SEO.

I have managed large amounts of data, and built relational databases to manage inventory both locally and from afar.

Data Visualization has been my thing recently and you can see it at Marco Global. The way I present data combines my numbers side and my artistic side. This animation below shows a clip of one of my visualizations synchronized with on deck video. I'm pretty proud of it and I have not seen anyone else do this yet.

One of the motion graphs used in the Marco presentation at PME 2014


My hobbies have gotten attention through the years.

Alternative Midi Controllers / Interactive Musical Sculpture

My Speaking Orbs were at the EMP in Seattle for 5 years.

Speaking Orbs.

Iíve been fortunate to have had many wonderful collaborators and mentors over the years and have been involved with interesting projects that have appeared in places such as MTV and Sesame Street.

Custom Midi Controllers for a musical water fountain. Clip from Sesame Street.

MTV Europe NW Cyberartists. Dreaming Head and Speaking Orbs by Einar Ask.


Iíve always played and written music and Iíve been solo and also a member of a few bands. Most notable was UVC, The UltraViolet Catastrophe. Currently I mostly play guitar at home.

Einar playing guitar in UVC 1983


Aviation is a keen interest of mine, and I am a private pilot who enjoys a nice day at an airshow.

Family Histories

I would like to spend more time helping people preserve their family histories in a way similar to what I did with my own father, Ingvald Ask a few years ago. Everyone has a family member who should be recorded right now before itís too late.

Ingvald Ask Family History Video.

To work toward that goal I recently recorded my old friend, Dave Thompson telling his life story.

Dave Thompson

Years ago I recorded my boss's dad, "Wild Bill" Crump, a retired pilot who flew P51s in Europe in WWII. That's what got me started. Unfortunately Bill passed away before I completed the project, but his family now has a record of him telling his stories in his own voice.

Wild Bill Crump

Would you like me to record your story too? Please feel free to contact me.

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