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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

Sraboni Bhaduri

Sraboni began her career as a counselor and therapist 20years ago. She has followed her interest in people and contemporary culture through her work as a strategic planner in advertising and then as a brand consultant. Her current assignment is in the area of market research. Her educational background is in psychology and her doctoral dissertation is in the area of organizational culture and learning. She continues to nurture her interest in psychology and has trained in psychoanalysis.

New Delhi, India

Martha Arango

Martha Arango is a Colombian semiotician based in Sweden. MSc in Communication Sciences specialising in semiotics from the National University of Mexico. Experience working with qualitative research & semiotics in Mexico at INRA and Arango & Asociados. Later in Sweden at Demoskop & TNS-SIFO. Now working as consultant at Arango Semiotics and with Beyond Research. Semiotics projects for global clients including Unilever, Diageo, IKEA, Procter & Gamble. Guest lecturer at the University of Stockholm, Berghs School of Communication and The Royal institute of Technology in Sweden.

Stockholm, Sweden