Artistic Director, CTW Festivals
Jeanne Angel is a digital, interactive and story-driven media designer, director & producer, with over 10 years of experience in the Creative Technology field. She specializes in exhibition and experiential media development, design, production & installation. She is an expert with many facets of creative tech; multi-channel video production, interactive design, motion graphics and animation, projection mapping and custom-built hardware / software solutions. She has produced technology driven artworks internationally at The Walker Museum, The Yokohama Triennale, Centre Pompidou, The Walker Museum, The Warhol Museum, New Museum, PS1, Garajistanbul, Diverse Works, and others. She is a Producer and Project Manager at Local Projects, experience design firm with a focus on exhibits at some of the world’s top museums, cultural institutions, and attractions, and has previously worked as a museum professional with the New York Historical Society and the Guggenheim Museum. She has worked with clients including Marc Jacobs, John Frieda, Creative Time, L’Opera Monte-Carlo, and MTV. She has a masters and bachelors degree in Digital Media from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s IDM Program.
Anna is a software engineer with a deep passion for science and innovation. She received classical training in mathematics and computer science from Saint Petersburg State University, and continued to study these fields with a modern approach at CUNY Lehman College. After graduating and doing web development in .NET for several years, she turned her attention to the fast-evolving field of front end development, and joined Isobar – a global digital agency, where she worked on intensive and tight-deadline projects for clients, while being an integral part of the agency’s innovation lab: giving talks, leading workshops, participating in hackathons.
After leaving Isobar, Anna has joined the Ad Innovation department of The New York Times as a software engineer. Working for the NYT has opened new opportunities for her: half of her time she spends working on fast-paced client projects, such as live-streaming for Veuve Cliquot and AR for Ralph Lauren, and another half – architecting parts of the internal CMS that involves picking up both front end and back end tasks, working closely with the other tech teams, building new tools for advertising and planning for the future user needs.
Randi Brant has been leading global teams across tech and marketing for the past 10 years. Her path of focus – going from finance, to the tech industry, to the creative advertising industry, and now running a leading company in the creative tech space – makes her the quintessential candidate to co-direct the industry pillar of Creative Tech Week. Randi is Partner and COO of Future Colossal, an NYC-based innovation lab focused on producing immersive experiences that harness creative technologies. Their work for clients such as BMW, Showtime, Jay Z, Disney, and Citi Bank has been featured in major publications including the Washington Post, Fast Company, Creativity, PSFK, and MediaPost. Managing Future Colossal’s daily business activities, Randi puts to good use her skillset spanning revenue management, project delivery, client relationship building, event planning, and creative marketing.
Prior to joining Future Colossal, Randi was VP of Operations at Definition 6, a worldwide interactive marketing company. During her time there, she was responsible for revenue tracking and accountability, developing the project management practice, on-boarding companies following international acquisitions, and a corporate restructure and relocation. Before moving into advertising, Randi headed US delivery for software development services firm SaM Solutions. In addition to oversight of all US clients and projects, she led a global process committee to assess, set, and enforce an organization- wide standard of excellence. In 2009, Randi moved to NYC from Savannah, Georgia; she holds a degree in Finance and Business Management. Her work with brands such as HBO, GE, Showtime, and NBC garnered many awards such as Cannes Lions, Clio, Andy, Shorty, ADDY, and MediaPost DOOH to name a few.
Alex Post is a multidisciplinary designer, creative, connector, artist, maker and instigator with a decade of experience developing and executing immersive multi-channel experiences and marketing solutions for brands. Before working at some of the most acclaimed agencies and strategic design studios in New York City and Zürich, Alex mastered the art of exploiting technology for visual purposes at Rensselaer/RPI and immersed himself in sociology and ergonomic architectural design under Greg Lynn at the ETH. He is currently exploring new concepts and definitions in the convergence of branding, technology, innovation and strategy-led creativity.
Among his favorite clients are brands like Sonos, Virgin, Google, Samsung, Zurich Insurance, the NYSE, UBS, NBCUniversal, Volkswagen, Audi and the MoMA. Additionally, he’s collaborated with fashion icons such as Alexander Wang, Rodarte, Carolina Herrera, Kate Spade, Jason Wu and Adam Kimmel through his own award winning creative practice which operates where design, technology and physical space intersect with the human element. Alex currently takes on projects that allow for a thoughtfully collaborative and holistic approach to inform the design and development of novel solutions and brand experiences.
Darya Dubouskaya is a director of the non-profit inter-disciplinary learning center, Brooklyn Research, and a creative technologist. She works with very talented team members at Brooklyn Research, where she is responsible for all aspects of the production, including ideation, development and management. In addition, she has setup art installations for a famous designer Pierre Chareau at the Jewish museum, rebuilt the 1955 jukebox for the Jamian Juliano-Villani’s exhibition Same Time Next Year, and a walkway for L’Oreal for the NYC BeautyCon 2017.
Darya also applies this practical knowledge to assisting emerging media technology Professors in the Entertainment Department at the NYCCT, and she inspires students with new ideas and projects. Darya graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Emerging Media Technology BTECH at NYCCT, and also studied at Belarusian State University of Engineering and Radioelectronics. Through these experiences, Darya has found her path as an entrepreneur of innovative technology. Prior to returning to academia, she worked professionally across a diverse array of fields such as real estate, design, and hospitality, which all inform how she thinks about the simple redesign of the structures and devices around us.