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.
Matthew Campanella is a bohemian, writer and educator and living in northern Italy. He recently settled down long enough to complete a Master's in Semiotics from the University of Tartu, specializing in tourism and the cognition of place. Matthew hopes to expand his academic interests into other fields, notably the Semiotics of genre fiction. He is currently a teacher in Udine.
Subodh was fascinated early in life, by creation, by Mad Magazine, by graffiti, by cinema – he wanted to create. He found happiness decoding the meaning of brands as a brand planner in an ad agency. He joined Innate Motion recently to help brands find their human purpose. He loves writing about the world that surrounds and intrigues him. He wishes to someday spend all his time writing about things and phenomena that make him wonder is it just him or do others also see this? He lives in Singapore.