RECRUIT: Spies & Assassins
|April 17, 2015|
|3:30 pm||to||5:00 pm|
Spies & Assassins
Friday, April 17
3:30pm – 5pm
Spies & Assassins is a creative technology shop. We make stuff. Useful and interesting technology stuff for web, mobile, social, and in-store. We build apps, platforms, APIs and, sometimes, even physical products — for brands, for agencies, for consumers and for ourselves. We’re into the cloud, location-based services, spreadablity, co-creation, 3D-projection, mash-ups, RFID, 3D-printing, data visualization, microbroadcasting, robots, beautiful design, intuitive interfaces and the gameification of life.
Andy Styer (ITP alum) Associate Director of Product Development
Andy is the Associate Director of Product Development at kbs+ | Spies & Assassins, where he helps to guide products from ideation to installation.
Prior to joining Spies & Assassins, Andy led the digital creative team at branded content agency Group SJR, where he developed and managed projects for clients like GE, Target, Barneys, Credit Suisse, and The Home Depot. Before that, he created the UNICEF Emergency Response Simulation, an award-winning live-action simulation exercise built with the UNICEF Innovations Team and frog design to educate players about UNICEF’s role in disaster situations. He began his career in IT support and has worked across fields from computer forensics to event design and museum installation.
Andy is a graduate of the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at New York University, where he designed and built immersive games and full-body game controllers. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College, where he studied Historiography and Studio Art. When not working, he spends entirely too much time fixing and riding bicycles.
Jennifer Weng (Sr UX Designer)
Jen is a Senior UX Designer at kbs+ | Spies & Assassins, an award-winning creative technology boutique, playing with platforms, applications, experiences, and advertising across mobile, social, emerging platforms, the web, and at retail and physical locations.
Before Spies & Assassins, Jen lived in Vancouver, Canada working as a UX consultant for large Canadian companies such as EA Games, BC Hydro, and Lululemon, as well as working at a university lab in usability research. Graduating with a background in Cognitive Psychology and Computer Science at the University of British Columbia, Jen applies her technical knowledge with passion for intuitive and beautiful systems to solve design problems in both commercial and non-profit spaces.
Since being at Spies, Jen has worked with clients such as BMW, Puma, Simmons, Gucci, HomeGoods, and JBL.
Chris Alden (ITP alum) Sr UI Developer
Chris has been at kbs+ | Spies & Assassins since March, 2014. As a Senior UI Developer at Spiesand Assassins he has built web experiences for a range of clients including Simmons, BMW, Prestige Brands, and TE.
Prior to joining Spies and Assassins, Chris led the UI team and oversaw frontend architecture at Silicon Valley based education startup Shmoop. He got his start in web development at Canvas, a NYC based digital agency, where he built web and mobile experiences for clients such as Showtime, BBC, and Clinique.
Additionally, he has experience with hardware programming and generative art, with a particular interest in developing musical and sonic interactions. He has presented his hardware and software musical instruments at the New Interfaces for Musical Expression conference and these instruments have been featured in performances at venues such as the Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center and TheaterLab here in New York.
Chris is a graduate of the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), New York University. He also holds a Bachelor of Music from New York University where he studied classical music theory and composition.