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Kourosh Newman-Zand

Kourosh is a graduate cultural analyst for Space Doctors. He graduated in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Warwick focusing on aesthetic theory. Fascinated by the emergent digital landscapes, music and literature, he's committed to translating his passions and research into brand strategy. He draws inspiration from his British grandfather who travelled to Iran in the 1960s to build roads and his Iranian grandfather who resisted the Shah in 1979.

Brighton, UK

Marc Dimitrov

Marc Dimitrov is an insight development expert with a particular interest in semiotics, cultural theory and social anthropology. He honed his cross-cultural skills through extensive experience in international research for brands of note. Having lead multiple global projects, primarily in consumer healthcare, Marc’s experience combines category understanding, brand positioning and comms development. Originally from the land of roses (Bulgaria), Marc now lives in Manchester, UK and works for award-winning consumer insight agency Join the Dots.

Manchester, UK

Michael Colton

Director of Design Strategy for a Chicago strategic branding company, Michael uses semiotics in brand development, visual language research & global brand alignment initiatives for some of the US's largest companies. A BA in Anthropology from Rutgers, he worked as a community developer in Zimbabwe then a researcher at UC San Francisco into the physiological effects of multisensory signifiers on cocaine users. After working for Interbrand, Michael earned a Masters in Design Methodology from the Institute of Design in Chicago, closely mentored in semiotics by Duncan Berry, renowned Peircian and expert in neuro-design.

Chicago, USA