Tino Chow

PBN 40 Under Forty 2023 Awards
Tino Chow | 38 | CEO Giant Shoulders LLC

What have been the most significant changes in your industry in the last five years? Designers and creatives have to [come] to grips with [artificial intelligence] and our role when generative AI tools are widely available.

What is the best advice you have ever received? Filter, focus, execute.

Where do you see yourself in five years? Continuing my work as a venture capitalist.

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What was your first job? Laying out worksheets for an after-school program in Hong Kong.

What advice would you give your 22-year-old self? Be patient, good things take time.

What moment changed your life more than any other? Having kids. Seeing and experiencing the world from their perspective has reminded me of the power of the “beginner’s mindset.”

What is your greatest attribute that you bring to your job? Grit. Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming.

What is your favorite Rhode Island food or drink? Calamari and Del’s lemonade.

What was your last streaming or cable binge watch? ”Ted Lasso.”

What led you to pursuing a career in your current industry? I had the fortune of having a mentor who brought me to New York to work for his brand agency. I learned the art of brand strategy and storytelling there and have been hooked since.