Dr. James "Buddy" Steele
Hip Tomato was founded in 2015 by Dr. James "Buddy" Steele with the purpose of applying creative and innovative ideas to how businesses trained their employees and engaged with their customers. Dr. Steele sought to combine his passion for film and digital storytelling with his experience in learning performance, training, and business leadership/development. The result was a creative consulting and design agency with a truly unique approach to business development.
Hip Tomato strives for measurable outcomes in its business. A client wants to know that what they've created will work and that it will achieve their goals. We deliver on that promise due to our founder's background in Academic Research, Consulting with Fortune 500 companies, Nonprofit Organizations, Schools and Academic Institutions, and many other business entities of all sizes.
Dr. Steele, a native Texan, is passionate about creativity and learning. He holds degrees from Baylor University, Texas Tech University, and the University of North Texas. An artist at heart, he believes that the secret to a lasting impression is a strong emotional connection. By evoking emotion in your audience, you can ensure that they will remember your message.
Ph.D. Learning Technologies
M.Ed. Instructional Technology
B.A. Film & Digital Media