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.
Curtis has been building (and selling) web apps for over 2 decades. With a background in data analysis for the healthcare industry, web development for talent acquisition and other fun startup technology companies, Curtis founded nurdHurd Enterprises, where he managed a team of elite of highly skilled full-stack developers. He brings his charm and smooth management skills to lead 5D Spectrum’s technical team in the development of bleeding-edge web applications that will blow you away.
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.
Nancy’s career has spanned the globe as well as a diverse range of industries. With more than 20+ years experience building brands, she’s crafted strategies for myriad cultures and touchpoints — from traditional to cutting edge digital frontiers.
Her unique 360° perspective is the hallmark of her work. She sees brands from the inside out to ensure the business foundation supports the brand vision. Nancy believes that a powerful brand is a mix of pragmatic and creative thinking that will ultimately position the business for success with its audiences — internally and externally.
Nancy has deep roots in design (print, digital, surface pattern development – tableware & textiles, and environmental) as well as brand strategy and business management capabilities. She brings her strategic and creative services to lead the 5D Spectrum development team.
Julia Rivera is an experienced Los Angeles-based Brand and Audience Development strategist helping cultural arts institutions and consumer brands tell their story. In her work with cultural institutions, she developed the identity and brand strategy for the critically acclaimed FIRST FRIDAYS series at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and launched the museum’s first social media presence. She also developed and launched the social brands and sales strategies for LA Opera and Los Angeles Ballet.
As a social media specialist at 5D Spectrum, Julia works with brands to articulate their branding goals, understand their audiences and develop a content strategy for their social channels.
Originally from Chicago, Julia is a Desert Storm Era Army veteran and serves as a volunteer advisor to military members transitioning to civilian careers, and is a board member of the American Marketing Association, Los Angeles Chapter.
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. As a certified Adobe Captivate Specialist, Michael develops interactive content for 5D Spectrum’s LMS (Learning Mangement Systems) clients. Michael loves to develop customer engagement tools like Chatbots and Autoresponders for marketing.
With a passion for anything creative, Michael loves exploring all aspects of art, design, video, web, music, 3D animation, and Virtual Reality. He currently resides in Portland and contracts as a digital media artist. When he’s not creating art he is busy mixing music.
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.
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.
Since the age that she could pick up a crayon Rochelle knew that a career in the arts was what she wanted to do. Her background in design has covered a vast array of industries including advertising, entertainment, fashion, marketing, and publishing. Within these industries she has put to work her skills in editorial layout, design & production for magazines and newspapers, print & online ads, marketing & promotional materials, DVD Menus, restaurants menus, logos, typography, packaging design, flyers, brochures, playbills, info-graphics, social media campaigns, web banners, web design and updates.
Rochelle also has strong project management and leadership skills with her background in project coordination, photography, photo retouching, proofing and quality control. Knowing the ins and outs of graphics software is invaluable to a designer, but having an eye for design, composition, fonts and colour is just as valuable.
Rochelle’s background and experience in the fine arts and photography are an integral part of who she is as a designer. As a child she never could have possibly foreseen the role a computer would take in her career as an artist, or the endless possibilities it would open up for her, but after over 20 years in the field it has become another tool of the trade to add to her arsenal of skills in a career that started with a crayon!
A graduate of the Academy of Art University with a MFA in Motion Pictures and Television, Katheryne has amassed a vast portfolio of work including “The Principle” (Documentary), “The End Of Quantum Reality” (Documentary), “She’s Too Fat” (Web Series) and “A Crazy Thought” (Docuseries). She has over 15 years in mass media integration, as a new media content producer, and brand/promotions manager. She was the production manager for the UPN affiliate (now the CW) in South Georgia.
Since 2010, she has been the Owner / CEO of In Ohm Entertainment, a multimedia company specializing in film production and brand promotions and has produced numerous Music Videos, Documentary Films, Docu-Series, Web Series and Events for companies such as: MTV, VH1, Fuse, Interscope, Universal, Capitol Records, and Warner Bros.
As one of two senior partners of Phosphor Media, Bruce has over 30 years of experience in eCommerce web development. Starting with one of the first eCommerce web sites ever built and continuing with over 20 years in developing sites using the MIVA Merchant eCommerce platform.
Bruce is also the receipt of two international Interactive Information Design awards including one for building one of the first Intranet applications. When not working, he’s messing with food in the kitchen or guitars in the basement.
From Ontario, Canada, Karen Stever is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter. She spent 5 years working with multi-platinum Canadian producers Scott Humphrey (Rob Zombie) and Frank Gryner (The Matrix Soundtrack) on various projects as a digital editor. Records include US artists like Tommy Lee’s Methods of Mayhem and Canadian artists like Emm Gryner and The Turn.
Under Scott Humphrey’s company Jammit Inc, she was part of the management and audio department which oversaw 500+ songs getting digitized and remixed for Jammit release. Artists include, BOSTON, DREAM THEATER, SOUNDGARDEN and many more.
As a producer, she has co-written and co-produced songs for independent artists like SOULJOURNERS, JAGGER COOK and SHAUNA BRITTENHAM.
As a visual artist, she has created over 100 props, dolls and sets for videos. She has also done editing work for visual artists Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night) and former Coheed and Cambria visual artist, Christopher Shy (Pathfinder).
As musician and writer, she has released 2 independent rock/metal records, PLAYGROUND ISOLATOR! and IDIOT SAVANT.
As an author, she recently released her first book called, KING JUGGERNAUT – NYC dedicated to the spectrum and animal rescue communities.
Khyle has been working as both a quality assurance engineer and designer for the past six years. She ensures that all 5D projects pass rigorous UI/UX testing regiments for all browsers and devices. In addition to website/project testing, she does web and marketing design and production.
Her hobbies including hiking, high impact sports and spending time with her family.
Recent graduate with a BA in Art and Design from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Strong array of skills and knowledge in topics such as illustration, printmaking, videography, photography, graphic design, website design & coding, multi-media, etc.
Britta loves the California coast, paddleboarding and taking care of her pup!
Arthur is overjoyed to work at 5D Spectrum in the 2020 summer intern program.
Henry is a rising junior at Hawken School, just outside of Cleveland, Ohio. He is an avid programmer and developer as well as a VR early adopter and enthusiast, with a true passion for technology. Henry started programming Batch at age 9 and has been coding in various languages ever since, including Python, Swift and C++. He has made apps such as iRis – an iOS VR application for legally blind people. Henry also codes for the Hawken Robotics team, enjoys film-making, and participates in coding competitions, of which he won an award for his app.
Fun fact: Henry was a spelling bee champion in middle school, and made it to the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Henry is excited and honored to be working at 5D Spectrum this summer.