School of Thought Overview

Number of Employees
Under 49
Minimal Budget
Average Hourly Rate
Year Founded
School of Thought is an independent creative + media agency located in San Francisco’s historic Barbary Coast. Since 2008, our in-house production team has been delivering groundbreaking work for challengers across nearly every industry.

By staying small and nimble, we’ve been able to cut through the extra layers to tell more compelling stories for our partners across all channels, including television, digital, social, video, OOH and print.

With School of Thought, you get big agency talent without the big tequila without the regret.
544 Pacific Avenue, 3rd fl, San Francisco, California 94133, United States
Other Locations
599 21st St, Galveston, Texas 77550, United States

Areas of Expertise

  • Digital Marketing Expertise
  • Video Production Expertise
Digital Marketing Expertise
Digital Marketing Expertise
  • B2B
Video Production Expertise
Video Production Expertise
  • Motion Graphics

School of Thought Portfolio

  • School of Thought - SF Environment
    Digital Marketing
    SF Environment
  • School of Thought - North Lake Tahoe
    Digital Marketing
    North Lake Tahoe
  • School of Thought - Red Bull
    Digital Marketing
    Red Bull
  • School of Thought - Montage Health
    Digital Marketing
    Montage Health

School of Thought Team Bios

  • Founder & Creative Director
    Tom Geary
    Founder & Creative Director
    Tom’s writing career began at the tender age of ten, publishing a tiny newspaper in Fiji that cost 10 cents to produce. Selling them for 10 cents each didn’t rake in the profits, but he caught the entrepreneurial bug, and hasn’t recovered since.
  • Partner & Director of Video Production
    John Buscaglia
    Partner & Director of Video Production
    John’s worked in video longer than some of our interns have been alive. His past two decades have been spent editing national TV spots for the likes of Taco Bell, Levi’s, Coors, Pillsbury...the list goes on. When he’s not working his sweet editing moves, he’s playing tennis or dabbling in AI.
  • Writer & Content Lead
    Ashley Villarreal
    Writer & Content Lead
    Ashley has worked as a writer for over 10 years. She began her career as a freelance journalist in New York, covering local politics, healthcare and the arts. She worked as a program administrator, researcher and marketer for the latter half of her career, and is crazy passionate about Thai food.

School of Thought Clients

  • Red Bull
  • Cisco
  • Milliman
  • North Lake Tahoe
  • Montage Health
  • SF Environment

School of Thought Awards

  • School of Thought - Award 1
  • School of Thought - Award 2