About.

We are a creative consultancy that helps brands get to the heart of what makes their story one worth telling. Founded in 2015 by Shawn Topp, Outskirts was built on the ethos that true understanding begins with genuine curiosity. When people ask what industry we enjoy working on the most, our honest answer is the one we know the least about.

Aside from servicing clients, leading strategy sessions and directing a wide array of creative executions, founder Shawn Topp enjoys writing tales of science fiction and speculative literature. One of those tales, The Inklings was published in 2016.

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