Hillary Leone, Principal and Founder
Hillary Leone is a strategist working at the nexus of culture, education, and social impact. She has more than twenty years of experience advising world-class cultural and educational institutions and non-profit organizations, including Harvard University, the Smithsonian Institution, Columbia University and San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum. Her interactive work has been recognized by the Webby Awards, South by Southwest Interactive, ID Magazine, and others. As senior strategist to Advancing Women Professionals since 2005, she has helped craft AWP’s story of social change, from its roots as a national non-profit dedicated to women’s advancement to its evolution as a network of catalysts. In addition, Hillary is an American conceptual artist whose work explores the issues of language and identity. She has exhibited in North America, South America, Europe, Asia,and Australia and has lectured widely in the US and abroad. Hillary was an adjunct professor and visiting critic at the Rhode Island School of Design for four years and taught studio art at the University of California, San Diego. Hillary holds a BA in English and Semiotics from Brown University; a BFA in Photography from California Institute of the Arts; and is a graduate of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in Studio Art.
Mirek Nisenbaum, Technical Direction
Mirek Nisenbaum is a developer, interactive designer and producer with more than 13 years of experience in a wide range of screen-based interactive media projects. As principal of Studio Mobile, he has extensive experience in web technologies, interface design, and custom and open source systems, including Drupal and WordPress. He has been working with Cabengo since 2002 as a technical consultant, developer, and UX team member. Studio Mobile’s recent projects include developing a proprietary app for urban exploration for Ishi Systems; a booking engine and custom social network for Excellence Resorts; and a “weightless” digital space for Milk Studios. Mirek has won numerous national and international awards, including Japan Media Arts Festival/ Excellence Award; ID Magazine/Excellence Award; several Telly awards; SXSW/Best animation website; and more. Mirek has a BA in Fine Arts from Fine Arts Academy in Minsk, Belarus.