People

David Levy
Founder, Creative Director

David Levy has conceived, written & directed high-profile campaigns for iconic brands (Apple, Sprite, Saturn cars, Motorola phones, IBM) in print, video, and digital media — with a special interest (and long experience) in the marriage of media on the Internet. As a creative leader, he’s mentored & rallied teams with diverse artistic and technical skills, while collaborating with strategists, nurturing client relationships, & juggling budgets — both at big agencies (Ogilvy, Riney, FCB) and his own small shops (Thirsty Eye, OneCelledAnimal). Along the way, he’s received top honors from a hash of creative competitions (Grand Clio, Cannes Grand Prix CyberLion, Grand Prize/London International, One Show Gold, Andy Award).


Joe Yogerst
Writer & Editor

Joe Yogerst has worked as a writer and editor in Johannesburg, London, Hong Kong, Singapore and his native California. He has developed and managed media projects for a wide range of clients including Sheraton, Avis, Exxon, Holiday Inn, Cathay Pacific, Claritas, Visa and Air China. His portfolio also includes writing for National Geographic, the Los Angeles Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Vogue, the Washington Post, and the International Herald Tribune in Paris. Yogerst has written or edited more than 20 books including titles on the energy industry, market research, national parks, food and drink, and luxury hotels. He’s also the author of two published novels and spent four years in Hollywood writing murder mystery television for MTM and Cannell Productions.


Otto Steininger
Art Director, Animator

Otto Steininger lives and works as a graphic designer, illustrator and animator in New York City. His work has appeared worldwide in ad campaigns (Nike), on television (Festa da Musica Lisbon + Tokyo, BBC online) and in publications such as The Economist, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. Other clients include Harvard Business Review, Yale Medicine and Johns Hopkins Magazine. His work has earned him numerous accolades including awards from Communication Arts, American Illustration and the Society of Illustrators. He has designed a couple of watches for Swatch and a book on rubber (Thames & Hudson) as well as a children’s book for the Getty Museum Los Angeles. One of his more unusual projects was a two-month stay with the United Nations’ mission in East Timor to design posters, murals and other graphics as the country was gearing up to its first democratic elections.


Renate Spiegler
Social Mediatrix

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