Phillip is a an interaction designer living in New York. He is principal and co-founder of Potion, a technology and design firm that creates smart, delightful interactions in all forms from iPad apps to interactive walkways. He creates experiences that bring the craft of storytelling together with the tools of a software engineer. Phillip completed his MS in Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab and his MFA in Film Directing from Columbia University. Born in rural Celina, Tennessee, he still finds it hard to believe he lives in New York City. Potion’s award-winning work graces museums, stores, restaurants, and mobile devices around the world.
Developer | Potion
Jonathan is an artist, designer, programmer, math lover, and constantly curious individual. Today, he finds himself under the title Developer, but considers himself a designer, artist, technologist, and activist. As a graduate of UCLA's Design|Media Arts department and a minor in Mathematics, Jonathan has a varied skill set and passion for the intersection of logic and art. Discovering Processing (a java based programming language) was a life changing moment during his studies, and it opened his mind to a world of creating tools in addition to creating with the tools provided for him. He believes strongly that a sense of playfulness is integral to learning experiences and technology should be provided with this consideration.
EVP/ECD | Havas
With 14 years of experience, Allison has become a true Mad Woman of today, creating advertising campaigns for a wide array of health and wellness brands—from pain to vaccines, depression to oncology. As a creative director at Havas Life, one of the largest fully integrated, global health communications groups, Allison has been building brands that aim to help consumers "be better, live better" in all aspects of life. Her impeccable design sense and strategic marketing acumen have contributed towards a healthier America. Allison knows that from concept to mobile, site to social-brands need consistent communication across channels for a seamless brand experience. To that end, Allison aims to create a user experience, online and off, that maintains a consistent presence in people's minds and hearts.
Design Director | IridiumGroup
Maurizio has 14 years of experience in 6 different industry sectors. After working for editorial, advertising, branding, in-house corporate, wayfinding and generalist studios in New York and England, he carefully measures his time between on/off-site freelance and teaching college-level design students. He has experienced all facets of a creative brief. Responsibilities included managing projects from ideation to production, working directly with clients, editors, marketing managers, sales teams, photographers, illustrators, printers and programmers on assigned accounts within a team environment. As a self-titled reflective practitioner, Maurizio is constantly evaluating his own conceptual and contextual.
Art Director | R/GA
Ray is currently an Art Director at R/GA, where he oversees and designs rich digital experiences for Nike. More recently, he lead the design effort for the Nike+ Fuelband, To date, Ray has assisted some of the world's biggest brands such as Toyota, Nike, Apple, Pepsi, Uniqlo, and Nokia to craft and hone their digital experiences. Ray employs a multi-disciplinary approach to design, combining his experience across various agencies, clients, and mediums to produce award-winning experiences in print, interactive design, and photography.
The Media Design Club is excited to feature its first ever panel discussion at this year's exhibition. In keeping with the spirit of Tempo, the discussion will focus on the role of emerging technologies and new media in the future of design. Of course, that may not generate a lively enough debate, so we've also prepared for the panelists an elimination-style head-to-head dance battle. Over a pit of snakes. And the snakes are actually giant Comic Sans esses. You're not going to find this kind of excitement anywhere else, folks.