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ISM GLOBAL

Coming together from arts, business, international relations and design thinking to drive social innovation.

We can work with you in English, French, German, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Farsi, Italian, Romanian, Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Taiwanese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese.

 
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SCOTT MALLORY, JR.

Founder, Director

Scott is Faculty of Dynamic Media at Emily Carr University of Art + Design and University Canada West, an ESL educator, and a 2020 recipient of the Top 100 Leaders in Education Award. His art practice explores themes in philosophy and physics through emerging audiovisual technologies, and he works with TRIUMF (Canada's particle accelerator centre) as an Arts & Culture Curator. More info.

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JASMIN A. REHMANI

Senior Consultant, Business Strategy + Development

Jasmin has been responsible for Business Development + Operations at Expedia (AMER), and helped lead the launch of a variety of programs such as Experiences, Plus & Luxe at Airbnb while establishing global markets. She has consulted for C-suites and VPs internationally to conduct strategic planning and furtherance of organizational goals.

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NASIM FARSANI

Senior Consultant, UX Research + Service Design

Nasim is a human-centered design researcher and design strategist working with government agencies to streamline global data. She has worked across visual, product and service design industries in Iran and North America, and as a Senior UX Researcher at Intuit.

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ALEXANDRA SOLEA

Cultural Advisor + Market Analysis Consultant

Alexandra is an Intercultural Leader with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, a cultural entrepreneur, and the Program Director of Arts & Culture Management at Rome Business School. She has worked with major European performing arts institutions, the European Parliament, European Commission, and international Embassies and Ministries of Foreign Affairs.

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RAASHI SAXENA

Community Partnerships Strategy

Recognized by World Economic Forum among Six Inspirational Young Female Leaders, Raashi is a Global Shaper as part of a network of Hubs developed and led by exceptional young people making a significant contribution to their local communities. As a Fellow at The DO School in India, she established a community partnership between Global Shapers Community led Shaping Fashion project and UN Women, WeEmpower Asia and Do School, and is one of the 300 leaders of the 2020 Women Deliver Young Leaders Program represented by 96 countries.

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CECILIA HO

Marketing Strategy

Cecilia is a Global Innovation Coordinator with Field Ready & Massive Small Manufacturing advocating decentralized manufacturing and supply chain in the humanitarian sector in the UK. As an Account Executive of The Honey Partnership, she has delivered media coverage on the BBC, Mashable, CNET, Forbes, Metro, Digital Trends, Engadget, Business Insider, The Next Web, South China Morning Post, and social publishers such as NowThis.

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YURIY KYRZOV

Communication Design + UI Design

Yuriy has worked for organizations ranging from small businesses to global brands including JOEY Restaurants, Timbertrain Coffee Roasters, Durant Sessions, Dutil Eyewear, Beanstock Coffee Festival and more. He brings together branding, typography, experimental design, and design for social change to create interesting work that is impactful and memorable.

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MERCY AKAMO

Communications + Business Consultant

A creative leader with multi-sector experience in global and regional brand design, development, and marketing activations, Mercy is an entrepreneurial curator that connects people, ideas and experiences to drive impact. She is a TEDx Ambassador for most parts of Africa, a Skoll Foundation Fellow, and was responsible for designing and implementing an experience design plan for the sponsors and partners at Google Developers Festival Lagos 2021.

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VAHID BEHROOZABADI

Business + Design Consultant

After co-founding an investment platform evaluating companies and markets under DMOND Innovation Group (the leading international accelerator in Iran), Vahid got into UX/UI and mixed reality including co-founding and designing an AR app for major rug and construction e-commerce solutions, joined Smith School of Business at Queen's University as an instructor and researcher in Managerial Economics, Financial Strategy and Patent Rights Protection on Canadian High Tech Exports and has continued digital design such as for City of Kingston, Ontario.

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MASHID KHOSRAVI

Entrepreneur in Residence

An accomplished entrepreneur in Iran's startup ecosystem, Mashid is Co-Founder and Business Development Manager at MIZANTE, and a Consultant bridging international startup and incubator networks.

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TAM NGUYEN

Personal Development Consultant

Tam is a Certified Coach and facilitator in life design, career transition, personal development, and mindfulness. With Empurpose.co, she strives to help underrepresented people ignite their sense of purpose and be part of our global sustainability. She also has experience in environmental sustainability, logistics and supply chain.

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CELIA LIAO

Events & Coordination Advisor

Celia organizes events for marquee international tech innovation hubs in Taipei such as Computex and APICTA Awards, and for companies including IBM, Google, Pfizer, Novartis, Boehringer Ingelheim, Roche, Merck & Co., and Astellas. She has a background in social work, education and customer service.

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ELHAM ATIGHI

Product Design Management

What inspires Elham about design is being able to craft experiences that create connections and give value to individuals. A digital product designer with entrepreneurial experience, she has worked with various startups as a researcher and designer, presented papers in international design journals and conferences, and holds an MA in Industrial Design and an MDes in Interaction Design.

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CHEN XIAO TIAN

UX Design

An innovative thinker and problem-solver, Chen has a penchant for digesting complex sets of information and translating the results into intuitive user experiences. Brands he has worked with include Livi Bank, KFC, HSBC, and Rolex.

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JUNE TANG

Interaction Design

June was a UI/UX designer and illustrator for the NYC Office of the Mayor, and US and Canadian startups. She has led TEDx curation that was showcased at TED Summit in Scotland to inspire the global community, written for Canadian magazines, presented at the Canadian Writing Center Association Conference, and has a background in community event production in Vietnam.

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MIKAYLA HAYLIE KAYA

Motion + Layout Design

Haylie has held education and design positions in Hawaii, and was a Communication Designer at Microsoft headquarters. She holds a degree specializing in Animation, Interactive Design, Video Graphics, and Special Effects at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

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MARVA ABOUEI

UX/UI Design

Marva enjoys crafting meaningful and unique experiences for people through human-centered design practices, uncovering their needs through user research, and solving complex problems. With interests in user testing and iterative prototyping, she holds a Masters in Human Computer Interaction from Uppsala University (Sweden's first university) and credentials in usability testing, augmented reality, game development, and fine arts (sculpture).

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CINDY NACHAREUN

Experience Design

Cindy is a Project Lead & Facilitator for Vancouver Design Nerds Society creating interactive spaces throughout the city. Holding a Master of Architecture  from University of Calgary, she explores new ways design and architecture can contribute to equitable spatial developments. She envisions design as an integral tool to help create a foundation for people to come together, spark empowerment, and provide a voice and sense of place to every type of community.

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MONSERRAT PALENCIA

Social Media Specialist

Monserrat is an interdisciplinary designer in the field of visual communication, interior design and health design projects, and co-founded Caos 21, a Conscious Design Studio in Mexico. For her, design is a way of communication, building, fostering, and encouraging connections. Believing in the art of making, her style as a design researcher emphasizes revealing the importance of building connections to promote designers' emotional ways of knowing.

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CHRIS JUNG

Lead Technologist

Chris' unconventional background in engineering and construction as a certified technologist enables him to approach his painting and audiovisual installation art practices from various viewpoints and follow a flexible pedagogy. He is an instructor in Canada's creative community, and was the Program Coordinator at New Media Gallery.

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KIMIA GHOLAMI

UX Researcher + Product Design Consultant

Kimia is passionate about making technology creative and meaningful for people. Her Masters research focused on More-than-Human research and design for the era of ecological crisis. She seeks to create inclusive solutions that take into account non-human beings as valuable participants in the design process.

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ZAHRA JALALI

Product Design Consultant

Zahra is passionate about creating meaningful experiences through digital products and interfaces. She aspires to dive deeper into the field of Interaction Design with ethical, social, and environmental awareness and aim to create experiences that forefront those values. Zahra works in a holistic skillset across UX/UI, Visual Communication, and 3D/VR.

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ABHINAV PAUL

Mixed Reality, Product Design

Abhinav has backgrounds in 3D design, industrial design, UX research, UX design, visual design, and graphic design. His latest interests are in UI for augmented reality.

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KAIWEN YANG

Technical Artist

With a background in design + innovation management, architecture, and interior design, Kaiwen is an emerging Canada + China based VR entrepreneur working on immersive experiences that contribute to cultural + community research.

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AMAD SINGH

Data Visualization + Design

Over the years, Amad has worked in the marketing and advertising industry for clients in India and internationally. With backgrounds in mechanical engineering and interdisciplinary design, his independent and professional work now lies in visual communication of complex data for greater readability and accessibility in data interpretation and analysis.

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YUHYUN HWANG

Graphic & UX/UI Design

Yuhyun produces fascinating outcomes by blending brand goals and design values with skilled design aesthetics. She connects users with services and design products through fulsome communication and collaboration. With a degree in Communication Design, she has experience in web, graphic, social media, and mixed reality.

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HEATHER WOOLLEY

Project Management

Heather has a background in spatial computing with an interest in sculpture and landscape architecture, which has led her to pursue Industrial Design at Emily Carr University of Art + Design where she took over as Co-organizer for its long running TEDx event series.

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BRITTANY NICKERSON

Finance Administration

While an independent photographer, Brittany has held coordination roles supporting the research, creation, and exhibition of socially relevant and politically informed creative practices from artists at all junctures of their careers, while enabling a public engagement with artist-run culture and contemporary art.

 

WHAT WE LOOK FOR

INSPIRATION

Values-driven ideas for future projects or imagining how current projects may continue to unfold.

CREATIVITY

Exploration, experimentation, and innovation across any range of backgrounds and disciplines.

EXPERTISE

Methodological know-how and experience in a field to identify and serve a specific need of any current or potential projects.

CONNECTION

Reach individuals who share the mission of a project, and forge relationships with contributors and stakeholders.


COLLABORATION

Bring proven concepts or projects, and co-develop or enrich local, regional and global networks or ecosystems across sectors.

PARTNERSHIP

Value-adding collaboration through the combining of resources and communities to realize measurable or anecdotal impact.

We are currently recruiting for roles in education.

 

JOINED BY

The ISM Fellows

The Fellows are an eclectic group of emerging cross-disciplinary creatives from around the world who stay highly active throughout the extended network.

 

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