Strategic Design ▴ Creative Innovation 

Tana Helean is a multidisciplinary generalist working at the nexus of design, technology, and culture. Fluent in foresight and adept at realizing visions, she has designed & developed innovative programs, platforms, and products in the field of immersive & interactive media for nearly two decades.

Tana is currently leading cross-functional teams to build and productize the real-time content tech stack for the world’s first massive-scale immersive venue: MSG Sphere. Prior, she played an integral part in shaping internationally renowned vanguards Obscura Digital, Gray Area Foundation, and Recombinant Media Labs. The foundation for her career was formed while studying engineering, computer music, digital art, media theory, and production at UCSD (BA) and Mills College (MFA).

Artists, brands, and cultural institutions Tana has developed and presented work with include: Ryoji Ikeda, Carsten Nicolai, Camille Utterback, Holly Herndon & Mat Dryhurst, Casey Reas, Yasunao Tone, Richard Devine, Semiconductor, Biosphere, Skoltz_Kolgen, Morton Subotnick, Curtis Roads, 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).

See the CV below for a comprehensive list of past work, clients & collaborators.

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