W. Donald “Don” Orkoskey II was born and raised in the rolling hills of West Virginia. He moved to Pittsburgh in 1998 to study photography, design, and information management. While working primarily as a photographer and web designer Don managed to intersect three of his passions – creative thinking, informational architecture, and the study of human behavior.
In 2003 Don met his future business partner Dave English and in 2007 they formed the Schmutz Company. Today when Don is not analyzing business practices, photographing events, consulting on matters of social media, or building web sites he can be found working with Dave on countless projects including an artist residency, early childhood media creation, and much more.