JOHN T. UNGER
I'm currently best know as an artist and designer, but I also get a fair amount of press these days for my ideas on business, marketing, technology and more. Relaxing makes me tense, so I tend to put in a lot of hours on diverse projects.
On the way to a successful art career I've been
a poet and writer, a tech geek, a print and web designer, illustrator,
designer, musician, teacher, actor, set designer and even a paid guru
once. Now and then I still get to play some of those roles.
It's all the same thing in the end— I wake up most days thinking about how I want to change, fix or improve some aspect of the world. And after a couple cups of coffee I get started on it. My specialty is impossibility remediation: if it can't be done, I'm on it.
CHRISTOPHER F. CARFI
Not unlike Buckaroo Banzai, I always seem to be going in several directions at once. Tech folks think I'm a business guy. Business folks think I'm a creative. Creative folks think I'm a tech guy. Recursion is your friend. :-)
Mainly, I like to make stuff and solve problems at that odd saddle point where tech and business and art collide into each other. I find edges interesting.
In addition to having a blast working on Emoodicon, I'm also the CEO of Cerado, and I blog over at The Social Customer Manifesto, mainly on the topics of marketing and the application of social media such as blogs, wikis and social networks to business.
We couldn't have done this project without pulling together a global team, literally, that has made it all happen. Would like to especially like to send a shout out to the following folks, without whom the impossible could not have been achieved. In no particular order:
Sheharzad Arshad in Toronto, for creating our kick-ass home page animation and bringing Kitteh and Bleep to life.
Dan Dour in California, for printing support that would have made Gutenberg proud.
Girish Jadhav in Mumbai, for researching the million little things that were required to move this from "neat idea" to reality.
Jonas Nystrom in Sweden and Luxembourg, for killer design instincts.
Jennifer Kuo in Taiwan, for turning sketch into steel.
And to Marcie and Lisa, for keeping us (in)sane.