Advisory Board

Florian Fangohr
Creative Director / Designer, Fangohr, LLC

Florian is the founder of fangohr, llc, a creative studio in Brooklyn, New York that looks at design as the bridge between information and understanding, and technology as the conductor of new experiences.

Since its inception in 2004 the firm has helped clients like Good, Seed Magazine, MTV, Adobe, NBC, Lindblad Expeditions, Pitchfork, and countless other organisations communicate more freely and efficiently.

Florian and his team have designed brands, websites, information graphics, games, typefaces, and books; edited movies; devised strategic work; built web and mobile applications as well as a miniature house.

Before starting fangohr,llc, florian worked in media production in his hometown of Hamburg, Germany. In 1997 he moved to San Francisco, where he co-founded a design firm with his equally stubborn but brilliant partner John Weir that quickly faltered.

Florian settled in New York in 2000. He named fangohr, llc after himself to remedy the fact that in Germany it’s a ridiculous name, and, at the same time, celebrate that in America it could be that of a super-villain. Florian shares his experience by co- teaching at the School of Visual Arts and critiquing design at Pratt, SVA and Parsons.

Morry Galonoy

Morry is a consultant and professor of design and communications. As the founder and principal of litchnut, he focuses on design strategy and usability. He has worked with a range of commercial and not-for-profit organizations including University of Pennsylvania Hospital System, Novartis Corporation, Immigration Equality, Council on International Education Exchange (ciee), AFS International, and UJA Federation New York. In addition to teaching at NYU and Parsons School of Design, Morry is the founding director of Web Producers Organization and regularly speaks and moderates panel discussions on design and technology. He earned his masters degree in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University.

Jody Hankinson

A senior usability, IxD practioner with more than 10 years of experience, Jody Hankinson works to make technology easier to use.

Christine McKenna

Christine McKenna is an online editor, multimedia producer and new media instructor. She graduated from the first new media class at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1995. Over the past 15 years, she has produced documentary and news sites for Time magazine, PBS, the Discovery Channel, WNYC and The Wall Street Journal. She co-founded an online production company and posted digital stories from Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America. In addition to her journalistic experience, Christine has worked as an investigator for death row inmates, developed health modules for UNICEF, and taught an online storytelling course at the University of Barcelona. Christine will be teaching new media journalism at Lehman College in the fall of 2010. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley.

David Shaw

David Shaw is a problem solver with over 15 years of experience bridging the gap between technology and people. His focus is in interaction design, information architecture, and visual design and he is particularly interested in creating technology that integrates seamlessly into peoples lives. David’s experience includes Interactive Project Manager, Account Manager, Designer, Technical Writer, Business Analyst and Interactive Designer for companies including Intel, Nike, and Advanced Technologies Company.

Chunyee Miot, CPA, PC

Chunyee Miot has been a New York State Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 1999. In addition to running a New York Accounting Frim, Chunyee works with non-profit organizations by providing tax and accounting workshops and seminars, such as NYC Business Solutions, New York Small Business Administration, and Asian Women in Business. Before starting her own accounting firm, Chunyee worked with large public accounting firms.

Dennis Yuen
Artist, Designer, Technologist

Dennis Yuen is an artist and designer who works with a range of media including: book arts, interactive media, photography, film and video. Dennis has designed, developed and managed numerous interactive projects for clients including American Express, Tribeca Film Festival, Dorling Kindersley, Devilliar Donegan Enterprises, Public Affairs Television, Food Network, Lifetime Television, PBS, United Nations and UNICEF. He has also led the development of mobile walking tours as one of the most cutting-edge content delivery platforms in the US. Dennis’s art work has been shown in a number of galleries and featured in various publications. He has also taught new media courses at NYU, Parsons School of Design and the New School. Dennis holds a Bachelor degree in film from Hong Kong and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Parsons School of Design.