CULTURE CREATIVE ⨇ PRACTICAL DREAMER
Hi! I’m Tana – a strategic designer and creative technologist with nearly two decades of experience developing culture-defining platforms, programs, and organizations. My niche spans design & production at the nexus of digital media, physical space, and human experience. A proactive generalist with keen foresight, I thrive in leading cross-disciplinary teams that design new futures into being.
I am currently the Senior Director of Experience Strategy & Design at MSG Sphere Studios, developing Madison Square Garden’s groundbreaking new immersive venue: Sphere. Prior to joining the MSG Sphere team, I played a part in shaping internationally renowned art & technology vanguards Obscura Digital, Gray Area Foundation, and Recombinant Media Labs.
I completed formal education in creative technology, earning a BA in Interdisciplinary Computing & the Arts from University of California San Diego, and an MFA in Electronic Media from Mills College. My research and development in real-time interactive technologies and data visualization & sonification garnered two fellowship awards from the Qualcomm Institute (Calit2).
I have developed projects with: Ryoji Ikeda, Carsten Nicolai, Camille Utterback, Aaron Koblin, Holly Herndon & Mat Dryhurst, Casey Reas, Yasunao Tone, Richard Devine, Semiconductor, Biosphere, Skoltz_Kolgen, Morton Subotnick, Curtis Roads, and Thomas Köner, AS+GG for Al Wasl Dubai Expo2020, Virgin, AT&T, Visa, SF Travel, Li Ka Shing Foundation, Qasr Al Hosn Festival Abu Dhabi, Representation Project, Biennial of the Americas, Mutek Festival (CA), Decibel Festival (US), Transmediale Festival (DR), and Interferenze Festival (IT).