With over 25 years in advertising, graphic design, interactive media, software development and programming, De brings her creative and technical talents to lead the 5D Spectrum team. De is a first place winner of the Los Angeles Advertising Women Achievement Award for interactive communications. As founder of 5D Spectrum, De has worked with many brands including Red Bull, Kodak, Intel, American Express, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, Microsoft, USHE, Sony, and Live Nation to name a few.
As an arts education advocate by day and bass player by night, De is dedicated to helping children receive quality music and arts education through in-school and after-school enrichment programs. De is a CTE (Career Technical Education) teacher for web design in the Burbank Unified School District at the high school level as well as a published curriculum writer for the State of California. A well-respected voice in the industry, she has served as a technology and branding panelist for several industry conferences including Digital Hollywood.
Jahan Khan is a web developer, graphic designer and painter residing in Los Angeles who started out in database programming and development. Eventually, he transitioned into a graphic design career. After a decade in print design, he moved into the realm of web design and development at 5D Spectrum.
Beyond work, Jahan’s is a gifted visual artist. His paintings are inspired by artists Egon Schiele and Paul Cézanne. In his free time, Jahan creates abstract sounds and records experimental electronic music.
Mary Ellen is an intuitive creative who enjoys solving marketing challenges, especially when they require translating complex branding needs into compelling concepts and brand stories. Her greatest satisfaction is knowing when a client experiences growth and success as a result of their efforts together. She is a multi-dimensional director, producer and designer with diverse, award-winning experience and and is both hands-on and tech savvy. Her branding work with Fox TV, Oprah Winfrey Network and Disney have established her expertise in large scale productions and rollouts.
Mary Ellen delivers her expertise in a volunteer capacity for many organizations including Griffith Park Neighborhood Council, LILA Los Angeles, Los Feliz Improvement Association, Project Angel Food, One.org and GlobalCitizen.org
With 25 years of project and account management experience, Jessica comes to 5D Spectrum ready to hit the ground running. With a solid foundation in print production and design, combined with many years of managing accounts of all sizes, she brings a passion for keeping things on-time, on-budget and always with the highest level of creativity and quality.
When she’s not managing things at 5D Spectrum, Jessica stays busy volunteering locally with the JBHS VMA where she produces several shows every year. And if there is ever any downtime you are likely to find her at the beach with her two daughters or traveling to the midwest to catch up with family and friends.
Amber Nelson, the founder and president of Lingo Consulting, Inc., holds a degree in Journalism from Boston University and has more than 20 years experience crafting messages with organizations and individuals across the nation. Her clients have included educational and kids products and services from Disney Channel and Reading Rainbow to Jump Start, Cheerios and Willy Wonka. Other clients include Transamerica, Kaiser Permanente, Suze Orman, Boston University and the American Marketing Association. She is a RIVA-certified moderator who regularly collaborates with clients in creating custom, targeted marketing solutions, moderates focus groups and ethnographies, writes and edits a wide array of materials from ad copy to web content to executive speeches and business plans. She shares her approach to marketing, communications and strategy through workshops and seminars with professional organizations, corporate groups and individuals.
Amber founded TedX Pasadena Women in 2015 and is an active Board Member of Planned Parenthood Advocates Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley. A frequent public speaker on communications and marketing, she also moderates panels and delivers communication workshops.
Mike Bruining is an Emmy Award winning director and editor. He won his Emmy for directing and editing a video on the “Every 15 Minutes” national program focusing on high school juniors and seniors, which challenges them to think about drinking, driving, personal safety, and the responsibility of making mature decisions.
Mike also worked on the award winning PBS documentary, “Climb Against the Odds.” The story of several breast cancer survivors who climbed Mt. McKinley in support of the Breast Cancer Fund’s groundbreaking work to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to the toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease.
Mike recently directed and produced a video about Dell’s Asset Resale and Recycling Program that benefits schools in The Netherlands.
Mike has also directed and edited many shows for The Discovery Channel, The History Channel, National Geographic and PBS.
Shane is all things web: Content Management expert, SEO guru, web developer, and project manager. He uses his varied and complex skillset to manage the 5D Spectrum WordPress development team.
With over 1000 WordPress sites under his belt, it’s fair to say Shane is a master of his craft. Shane’s practical approach for matching customer needs to available technologies has proven effective for our clients.
Shane came from a developer/programming background and has worked with companies such as Microsoft and U-haul. He enjoys traveling and has worked in over seven countries in the past five years.
Michael Foran is a digital artist from Portland, OR. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree for Interactive Design (Web + Multimedia) from the Art Institute of Portland. He currently resides in Los Angeles and contracts as a digital media artist.
With a passion for anything creative, Michael loves exploring all aspects of art, design, video, web, music, 3D animation, and Virtual Reality. He also volunteers for the Burbank Arts for All Foundation providing in-class arts education programs in the Burbank Unified School District.