My name is Tyler Riewer. I'm the Head of Creative at charity: water, a nonprofit organization on a mission to bring clean water to every person on the planet. Which means I get to travel around the world to meet the people we serve and tell their stories.
I live in New York City. I love clubs. And community. And creative problem solving (from puzzles and caption contests to improv and every episode of MacGyver ever). And I love that we live in a world with no creative limits but a demand for brands to do it for the right reasons.
This website is half-portfolio, half-glimpse into my soul. I hope you enjoy it.
TYLER'S TRAVEL TALES
Every time I travel for charity: water, I like to send real-time stories and personal anecdotes home. Follow along!
TIME & MONEY
They say “time is money.” I don’t think we realize how infectious that idea is.
MY LUKE WILSON STORY
One of the best days of my life. And the reason I'm still working on my golf game today.
An eight-episode video series that shows charity: water donors and fundraisers who they’re helping and how their money gets put to work.
I wanted to embark on a year-long hobby adventure and thought it’d be more fun with company, so I created a club that anyone could join.
LIVE DRILL IN ETHIOPIA
10:00pm in New York City. 6:00am in Tigray, Ethiopia. A surprise live drill for gala attendees and clean water for every person in Adi Etot.
A call to arms for charity: water fundraisers willing to do anything for clean water.
MUSTACHE FOR A MONTH
I agreed to keep the worst mustache of all time for a month if my friends raised $1,000 for charity: water. They raised $2,500.
A ridiculous video that I wrote and then shot with some buddies to help inspire people
to get to know their neighbors again.
TALKS I'VE GIVEN
STORIES I LOVE THAT YOU'LL LOVE TOO
The most I’ve ever laugh-cried while reading
The most I’ve ever cried-cried while reading
The hardest I’ve ever laughed at a cat video
The most relevant non-sensical sketch I’ve watched
The most nostalgia and American pride I've ever felt on ESPN
The most satisfying video I’ve still ever seen
PERSONAL VALUES & ISMS
1. Say yes.
2. Assume the best in people.
3. Be generous with the credit and thoughts you give.
4. Cool is overrated; resist the urge to impress others.
5. Say thank you.
A THANK YOU
We live in a world that's full of distraction and multi-tasking and ad-skipping, and I appreciate that you spent so much time here. Thank you. And if you have questions or want to talk side-projects, please let me know! You can email me at tylerriewer [at] gmail.