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Jason Kottke

Jason Kottke

Keynote Speaker: Designer of Silkscreen Typeface, Lifetime Achievement Award Blogger

Jason Kottke Biography

Jason Kottke is an American blogger and former web designer currently living in New York City. He designed the Silkscreen typeface and has won a Lifetime Achievement Award as a blogger. As of November 2009, his blog is ranked #80 on the Technorati Top 100.

After graduating with a degree in physics from Coe College in 1995, Kottke started work as a web designer in 1996, on projects for clients such as Charles Schwab.

In 1999, he designed the Silkscreen typeface — since used by Adobe, MTV, and Volvo, amongst others. His design work has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Forbes, and Brill's Content. Kottke has served on the Advisory Board for SXSW Interactive from 2000–2003 and has spoken at the SXSW Interactive conference as well as the Seybold and NetMedia conferences. Kottke also created the Gawker logo.

Kottke's first site was 0sil8, a collection of "digital experiments."

Kottke, a pioneering blogger, began his blog in March 1998.

In 2000, Kottke and his then-girlfriend (now wife) Meg Hourihan were profiled in a New Yorker article, "You've Got Blog", which introduced blogging to a wider audience. His contributions to blogging were acknowledged when he won a Bloggie Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003, after five years of blogging. After a year of soliciting payments from readers who enjoyed his blog, he stopped because he had not managed to attract enough readers or developed "a sufficient cult of personality" to support the subscription model.

His blogging got him in trouble with Sony when he broke the news of the loss that broke Ken Jennings' Jeopardy! win streak.

On February 22, 2005, Kottke announced that he had left his web design job in order to work on kottke.org full-time. He pledged that all content on the site would still be free while encouraging readers to become "micropatrons" by making an optional contribution of any amount. By the close of business on the day of the announcement, over 200 people were listed as micropatrons on kottke.org. Kottke also received in-kind support through a fellowship from Eyebeam, which provided space for Kottke to work in its research and development labs. Exactly one year later, Kottke announced that over the course of the year about 1,450 micropatrons had contributed $39,900, the vast majority during the three weeks after his initial announcement, and that he would not attempt the feat for a second year.

As of May 2006, the blog is supported by paid advertisements, as part of the design-oriented advertising network The DECK.

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Booking fees for Jason Kottke, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jason Kottke, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Jason Kottke?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jason Kottke for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jason Kottke for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jason Kottke or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jason Kottke or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Jason Kottke is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Technology, Philosophy and News & Media. The estimated speaking fee range to book Jason Kottke for live events is $10,000 - $20,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Jason Kottke can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jimmy Wales, Calvin Trillin and Peter Rojas. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jason Kottke for an upcoming event.

Jason Kottke Videos

What is Kottke.org?
Webstock '13: Jason Kottke - I built a web app (& you can too) on ...

How to book Jason Kottke?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jason Kottke for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Jason Kottke, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jason Kottke or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Jason Kottke?

Booking fees for Jason Kottke, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jason Kottke, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Jason Kottke?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jason Kottke for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jason Kottke for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jason Kottke or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jason Kottke or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Jason Kottke is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Technology, Philosophy and News & Media. The estimated speaking fee range to book Jason Kottke for live events is $10,000 - $20,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Jason Kottke can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jimmy Wales, Calvin Trillin and Peter Rojas. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jason Kottke for an upcoming event.

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