Hi, I’m Andrei! As a Senior Project Manager at Cantina, I thrive at the interaction of business strategy, innovation, and technology to craft the ideal user experience and digital solution management. What does that mean? Say you are holding a box. I enjoy breaking down its use, adding context to the box, mixing it with other boxes to create a new, better looking and functioning box.
I’ve delivered across multiple industries over the years, creating media for 100+ TV commercials, four feature films, a video game. I have also run a company and focused on prototyping and innovation for the JIBO social robot.
In my 15-year career, I have developed creative and technical expertise for Fortune 100 companies such as Disney, Pepsi and McDonald’s and as a partner to over 30+ brands and advertising agencies.
I ran a boutique creative product and services media company for 7 years and worked at a social robotics company focusing in experience and innovation management. My prior roles managed projects for multidisciplinary team of designers, artists, technologists, and user researchers to rapidly prototype, iterate, and validate new features for consumer and enterprise markets.
“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” - Friedrich Nietzsche
Areas of Expertise & Interest
Software - Adobe CS, Autodesk Maya, NextLimit Realflow, JIRA, Wrike, Tableau, Asset and Production Management Platforms.
Languages - Python and Game Engine integration (Unreal)
Other Fun Facts:
I’m someone who needs to know everything about anything; thus I enjoy trying different hobbies and learning new things. Right now my enthusiasm is directed toward being a great dad and feel that is the highest responsibility entrusted to me. I also enjoy traveling, snowboarding, photography and building things with my hands. While working at Disney, I was did cloth and hair simulations and animation for the animated movie Tangled.
B.F.A., Computer Graphics and Interactive Media - Pratt Institute