Russell Quinn is an artist, designer, and programmer. He works independently as False Vacuum and cocreates stories at Sudden Oak.
He was previously employed as McSweeney’s Digital Media Director where he developed and implemented their e-book strategy, and relaunched their popular humor website and store. Before that, he cofounded multinational digital agency Spoiled Milk, and made tools for games consoles at Sony.
In 2009, he invented the first subscription-based iPhone app in the publishing industry. In 2012, he cocreated The Silent History, a Webby Award-winning digital novel for iOS. In 2015, he cocreated The Pickle Index, a story told via a fictional recipe-sharing app. His work has been recognized by Apple, Sundance, SXSW, Wired, Time, Core77, and Creative Review.
Russell left the UK in 2005 and has lived in Denmark, Switzerland, and rural California. He is currently based in Los Angeles and working on Linda & Joan, a documentary video game about the worst year of his life.
February 4th, 2019 | 44 mins 48 secs
Jon no longer feels bad about a killing spree. Russell describes what a hammer is.
January 23rd, 2019 | 42 mins 41 secs
Russell’s mum gets discounted piano lessons in exchange for child labor. Jon reveals his one weird trick to cheer up depressives.