Hello, I'm Grant Thomas and this is my website.

I'm a "creative" that dreams up stuff that goes on the Internet. I write code, design systems, and do other "creative" stuff when the job calls for it.

Here are a few examples of my work:

Colonel Sanders: Virtual Influencer

  • What: We turned Colonel Sanders into a virtual influencer (like Lil' Miquela) and then let him loose on Instagram where he shared his #secretrecipeforsuccess and collaborated with truly inspiring brand partners like Dr. Pepper, Turbo Tax, Old Spice, and Casper.
  • Client: KFC
  • Role: concept, art direction
  • Links: ig-post adweek eater out

Cozmo: Lost In Reddit

  • What: We put Anki's little robot with big personality, Cozmo into a physical manifestation of Reddit and let Redditors take control. Over the course of 6 hours, Cozmo and Reddit played a live game where Redditors helped Cozmo escape from actual rooms based on 7 subreddits.
  • Client: Anki
  • Role: creative director/creative technologist
  • Links: creativity-online fast-co video


  • What: We brought the Colonel back to the drive thru by designing & building an animatronic robot that integrates with a real drive-thru system, changing the operator's voice to the Colonel's.
  • Client: KFC
  • Role: concept, tech direction, code
  • Links: adweek

Soy Route

  • What: We needed a cool way to introduce our spokescharacter Trish to Soylent's core audience of early-adopters. So we built a market on the dark web where you can use Bitcoin to buy the rarest and most special Soylent products from her.
  • Client: Soylent
  • Role: concept, copy, tech direction
  • Links: the-verge

Pee World VR

  • What: As you know, peeing is boring and bathrooms are boring. So we set out to solve this problem by making a VR experience where you can pee anywhere while actually peeing in the safety of a real bathroom.
  • Role: everything in collaboration w/Pablo Rochat
  • Links: gizmodo video app website
  • Awards: 2016 Product Hunt Golden Kitty for WTF Product Of The Year

Verizon in Minecraft

  • What: We extended Verizon's network into Minecraft because video games are one of the few places they don't already cover. We created software to build video and websites out of Minecraft blocks in real-time. YouTubers made video calls, browsed the web, sent selfies, and ordered pizza without leaving the game.
  • Client: Verizon
  • Role: concept, tech direction, copy
  • Links: video kotaku code
  • Awards: Gold Cyber Lion, 2 X Gold Andys, Gold Clio, Silver Clio