Mark Irving is a writer and critical analyst. He works with clients on articulating mission, organisational story, spatial narratives, and audience engagement across different media. He is expert in handling editorial content, tone-of-voice and visual culture. He lectures in cultural theory at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and the London College of Communication. Mark has been an arts journalist writing on the visual arts, design & architecture for the leading UK newspapers since 1994. He has scripted and presented arts television documentaries and is an author.
Albena Todorova is currently at the New Bulgarian University in Sofia where an innovative semiotics offer includes courses on advertising & consumer culture. In 2009 she wrote a dissertation on Edgar Allan Poe in popular culture. Albena is now doing PhD research on Poe mythology & symbolism globally from Baudelaire through to Japanese mystery writer Edogawa Rampo, 60s horror movies, Lou Reed, Antony Hegarty, contemporary emo, manga & gaming subcultures and online interest groups.
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