MEET THE MACHINE
Hometown: New York, NY
Claim to fame: turned Juan Valdez into one of Fast Company’s 10 most iconic brand characters in history.
Some of the brands he helped: Ferrari, Giorgio Armani, MTV, Guinness, WebMD, GiftCards.com, Walt Disney, Chivas Regal.
A fun fact: once shared a beer with Joey Ramone at Danceteria.
Likes to collect: vinyls, about 5,000.
Alma mater: Columbia University.
Head of Biz Dev
Hometown: Downtown New York
Claim to fame: First curator to exhibit portraits of musician Prince pre-fame photographic series to a New York audience of collectors..
Some of her clients: Lockheed Martin/NASA, Scholastics Publishing, ICM, Tony Sjoman, Robert Whitman.
A fun fact: Keith Haring gifted her a signed balloon at The Tunnel in NYC.
Likes to collect: Interesting people, stories, and ideas.
Alma mater: Parsons School of Design.
Hometown: Madrid, Spain
Claim to fame: Design based on an ethical implementation of the profession using pragmatic thinking in architecture, furniture, lighting, graphic design and fashion design projects.
A fun fact: once almost spilled a beer on Benicio del Toro.
Likes to collect: watches.
Alma mater: Universidad de los Andes.