Q: Where are you from?
A: I was born in Branford, CT and still live here with my wife Rachel, also from Branford, and our two children Stacia and Silas. We live in the house my mom grew up, which is really great! My kids are the 4th generation of my family to live in our house. I have many childhood memories of running around in the yard and picking tomatoes in my grandfather’s garden which I have replanted each year since we bought the house from my aunt and uncle in 2005.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Variety of work and types of clients. I also like the balance of being to work virtually from anywhere. I love our ping pong competitions we have at the office too, it’s a great break from the daily grind!
Q: What is the strangest job you’ve ever had?
A: I never had a very strange job, although I would say the job I enjoyed a lot outside of my career was delivering flowers in the Seattle, Washington suburbs many years ago between 2001 and 2003. I learned the area very well and I got to look at the mountains all the time while I was driving around. It was great to experience another place from where I grew up and of course give people flowers!
Q: What is your favorite quote?
A: “The trick was to surrender to the flow” –Trey Anastasio
Q: Do you have any hobbies outside of work?
A: Skiing, Hiking, Baseball, Music, Beach Days. I also love involving our kids in our hobbies and seeing them enjoy the same things my wife and I love to do.
Q: Favorite musician?
A: Tough one, I listen to so many varieties of music, bands I listen too are Phish, Grateful Dead, Decemberists, Mumford & Sons, and Death Cab For Cutie to name a few. As for individual music artists I would say Bob Marley, Neil Young, Paul Simon, and Jose Gonzalez. Honestly, my music list would be so long if I kept going.
Q: If you could live in a TV show, book, or movie, which one would you pick?
A: Last Alaskans TV show, they live out in the bush and have no contact with anyone, total freedom. Or Star Wars, of course as a Jedi.
Q: If you could hang out with anyone for a day, alive or dead, who would it be and why?
A: I’d like to spend a day with the artist Andy Goldsworthy, he creates artwork out of natural objects in nature, he is truly amazing and so creative in a different way! For someone who has passed away, I would say my aunt Lisa who died young in 2004, she was such a good soul and I am sad she never met my children, I know they would have really loved each other, but I also know she is here in spirit.
Vice President, Business Development
Josh Comen is Vice President of Business Development at Zero Gravity Marketing. He has worked in the creative and marketing communications industry since 1999 and has experience working with large corporations and small to medium-sized companies.
Josh is responsible for generating new business for ZGM and assisting clients to achieve their goals with both digital and traditional marketing capabilities.
As a 1998 graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, Josh earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and an Associate of Applied Science in Illustration, both with high honors. He was also the recipient of RIT’s Hans Barschel Award for Academic & Creative Excellence which is given to one Graphic Design major each year.