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).
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.
Myfanwy is a part of the generation of family historians emerging in UK. Brought up on small hill farm in Mid-Wales to age 18, she was educated in Oswestry, Shropshire, and at Liverpool University. Moved to London 1986 and worked in international IT marketing. Currently an award winning garden designer and restorer based in St Asaph, North Wales.
St Asaph, Wales