Dr. Sean Carton

Dr. Sean Carton

Chief Strategist, idfive

Sean is the Chief Strategist of idfive where he helps clients understand the constantly changing intersections between design, marketing, communication and technology through creative ideas and beautiful solutions.

As the founder of one of Baltimore’s first web development firms in 1995, Sean is also the founding Dean of Design and Media at Philadelphia University. He has published articles in publications such as Wired, Revolution, Stim and POV. Sean is a sought-after public speaker on issues of marketing, technology and the Internet and has delivered keynote addresses to organizations such as EduWeb, EDUCAUSE, Investment Advisor’s Association, the Florida Telecommunications Industry Association and the American Marketing Association in the U.S., as well as to organizations in Italy and the UK.

Sean’s work for clients has been recognized with numerous awards, including a Webby (the “Academy Award” of the Web), One Show, Gold ADDY and the New York Art Director’s Club. Sean has undergraduate degrees in English and Psychology from UMBC, an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Maryland College Park and a Doctorate in Communications Design from the University of Baltimore.