About

Scrappy yet refined.
Calculated but nimble.
Steph & KD.
Butch & Sundance.
East meets - Ok you get it…

Balance is embedded in our DNA.

Sean Patrick

Founder & Head of Production

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Founder & Head of Production


Sean started his foray into filmmaking at the age of 12, shooting skate and music videos on the streets of Marin. After studying television, film and new media at college in San Diego, he moved to Hollywood, where he worked as a production and film assistant for directors Marc Webb, Peter Lindbergh and Liz Friedlander, amongst others.  Upon moving back to San Francisco, Sean decided to start his own videography and photography business in January of 2011 and launched DesmondSF in the Tenderloin area of San Francisco. Working with a range of graffiti artists and non-profits, Sean fine tuned his signature filmmaking style, blending the grit of street photography with the immersion of cinema-verité.  His photography has been published in Juxtapoz, Thrasher, Fast Company, and at the age of 26, he was selected as a "Top 20 Artist Under 30" by Print Magazine (April, 2011)


His immersive style of photography and filmmaking continues to evolve and has translated well when it comes to making films for some of the world’s most innovative companies…(and he also makes some pretty cool scooter videos with his two boys, Sebastian and Lucien, at home in Sebastopol).

Sean Patrick

Founder & Head of Production

Eric Hsiao

Co-Founder & Creative Director

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Co-founder and Creative Director


After graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in Business, Eric made the leap of faith into creative, producing films for a tech-startup in San Francisco.  After many-a-late-night ramen bowls deep in front of the editing suite obsessing over the perfect cut, Eric realized there was no going back – this was the world he loved.  Over brews with Sean, the second iteration of Desmond was born. 


In his leisure, Eric enjoys producing music, bumming around Tokyo with a camera, watching Miyazaki films and making seemingly insignificant improvements to his workstation (uh… cupholders?).

Eric Hsiao

Co-Founder & Creative Director

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