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TYLER
LASTOVICH
Creative
+
technical
strategist
Interested in building whatever comes next, from venture investing to design tools. During the day I operate Lastly Studios, a new project & strategy studio. At night I think about traveling (while still working) #stayhome.
MISSION
The real goal is to chase away all the boredom, until only true interest is left
ABOUT ME
Hey, this is my site. Thanks for taking a look. I grew up in a small town in northern Minnesota (yes the cold part), and went to school in Minneapolis for Computer Engineering. I have always liked to do my own stuff, so after I had worked for a supercomputing company for a few years I set off to pursue my own efforts full-time. I never liked the low-level parts of my major (math, circuits, coding), so I took the opportunity to focus more specifically on the ideation and strategy aspects of technology. After a try at making a big-time startup, I have now found my happy space between what is creative, technical, and practical with the formation of Lastly Studios. My job is to help explain the technical, set the direction, and execute the launch.

I honestly love new things. Learning, doing, following, whatever; I spend almost no time going over past events. One of my life goals is to be able to have a good conversation with anyone. I am a life-long generalist, minimalist, and quality seeker.
STARTUPS & PROJECTS
Semi-organized chaos is what engages me and let's me shelve projects that I won't truly commit to for the long term. If I don't have at least a few of projects up in the air please check on me. Sign up for updates –>
Invest Like the Rest
Accessible investment information for the 99%. A daily newsletter recapping market activity in plain language. Financial education that is unlike the rest.
Signed Waves
A big music project to promote discovery and build collaborative, valuable playlists. Full web app integrated with Spotify here for the long term.
Uncapped Research
Deeply learn to build, invest, and operate in different sectors. The professional + technical arm of my writing extolling the virtues of being a generalist.
A Good Story
Storytelling has become a buzzword, but not here. AGS is a product that helps entreprenueurs and marketers position their projects for success.
Nonstock
A photography project to create a RAW photo marketplace. Slowly being built out over years. Want to help?
Latent Models
A small website that looks at how models could become personas in the era of generative adversarial networks.
PHOTOGRAPHY
Landscape &
Product Photo
In a strange way I am most internet-known for taking photos. After spending the better part of a year exploring the entirety of New Zealand, I uploaded ~200 pictures to free photo services Unsplash and Pexels. From there the images went on to be used what seems like everywhere. Print, campaigns, backgrounds, plugins, product launches, music, remixes, and as assets for tens of thousands of websites.

Life lesson: people –and brands– love free things.
250 million views, 1.25 million downloads, 45 thousand webistes 250 million views, 1.25 million downloads, 45 thousand webistes
Used by greats
photos used by Techcrunch, Forbes, Yahoo, Uber, MIT, BBC, IBM, Berkley, Framer, Inter, Tencent, Trello, Vice, Canva, Fast Company
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WORK
Lastly Studios explainer image
STARTUP STUDIO
Building self-contained startups designed to be different. Current products include dives into music, research, marketplaces, and design.
EXTERNAL PRODUCT STRATEGY
Helping to plan for the future and make sure product launches go smoothly. Monetization, positioning, storytellng, brand voice, and whatever else needs doing. Big or small companies welcome!