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 taking the outside of the box, mix it with some other boxes and create a new, better looking and functioning box.
I’ve dabbled in a variety of fields over the years, creating more than 100 TV commercials, four feature films, a video game, and a 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 also founded a creative product and services media company and worked at a social robotics company focusing in experience and innovation management. My role was to manage operations for a multidisciplinary team of designers, artists, technologists, and user researchers to rapidly prototype, iterate, and validate new features for Jibo consumer and enterprise markets.
“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” - Friedrich Nietzsche
Areas of Expertise & Interest
Software - 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 enjoy traveling, snowboarding, photography and building things with my hands. While working at Disney, I was responsible for cloth and hair simulations for the animated movie Tangled.
B.F.A., Computer Graphics and Interactive Media - Pratt Institute