Ukrainian-born researcher with academic interests in semiotics, history and culture studies. BA & MA in History, MA in Semiotics. Has worked in Ukraine, US, UK, Hungary and Estonia. Enjoys travel and exploring new places which led to creating travel information website – now 5 years of helpingonline fellow travelers in find optimal travel solutions (timetables, best fares, sightseeing suggestions).
A freelance semiotician and cultural insights expert in San Francisco, Ramona has pinpointed key language and imagery, crafted brand strategy and inspired innovation for established brands in the consumer packaged goods, apparel, technology, spirits and beverages, beauty, healthcare and food categories. Ramona has a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, with a focus on cultural studies and visual communication. Earlier in her career, she worked as a producer for television, and spent almost ten years as researcher, advertising and brand strategist for a global corporation.
San Francisco, US
New York City native and a student at The New School, Urban Studies program, Celeny is interested in the spatial and political design of cities and how these pertain to the experiences of the individual. Through writing, visual art, photography and qualitative research she attempts to capture and relate the stories of the people to the stories of architecture. She is also interested in performance, environmental art and Caribbean culture. One of her current design interventions includes eco-graffiti. More at: www.miscelenyous.org.
New York City, USA