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Yael Maayani

Visual communication & design research

Yael's M.F.A. in Media Design at the Graduate Media Design Program is from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She received the Art Center Leadership Award for Community Involvement. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from California State University at Monterey Bay with a BA in Visual and Public Art and an emphasis in Multimedia. Additionally she also has a teaching credential in Special Education.

Yael is a fine artist as well as a web and print designer, working in digital art, mixed media and acrylics.

Yael worked as the Creative Director for a web design and hosting company and as a Special Consultant to California State University in cross media branding on the web and in print.

She is a Managing Partner at yaelian™.


Ian Brown

New Media Strategist & leads business opportunities.

Ian Brown was a founder of 4 High Technology startups and served as the President CEO of the most recent. He has a number of US and International Patents in areas of Vision Systems, Robotics and AI. Ian was a General Partner in a Venture Capital Group and a Director of a successful new venture that was acquired by a leading Japanese Corporation.

Ian has lead successful M&A projects with International corporations. He has consulted extensively in recent years in technology assessment and startup due diligence. Ian has also spent a lifetime as a successful Photographer and has recently applied more time to practicing this art.

Ian is a Managing Partner at yaelian™.


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