A University of Central Florida double-alum with a Master’s in Digital Media, Iulia Popescu is a content creator who loves bringing people together over shared interests. As AVIXA's Coordinator of Digital Content, she produces articles on a myriad of technology topics. She has been working on virtual reality projects lately, transforming folk tales into VR narratives.
Andy is a deeply committed tech head who's been playing with a broad range of AV technologies since well before there was something called AV. He loves to know how and why things work, and stumbled on the fact that he has a talent for explaining what he's learned, so he's been teaching and writing about all kinds of technologies for a while now. He has worked in AV, broadcast, live production, IT, publishing, consulting, and events. Over the last five years he's written the new editions of the CTS, CTS-I, and CTS-D Exam Guides. The most fun part of what he does is research into developing technologies to see how they fit into the future of AV and IT. He is presently heavily involved in initiatives to improve the sustainability of the technologies we use in the audiovisual industries.
Ben currently serves as the Head of Pro AV and the Sr. Director of Publishing for MarketScale, a B2B publisher and strategic marketing firm.
He has over a decade of award winning experience in media publishing for large scale events, OTT & live streaming platforms, marketing, network television, and podcasting. Ben decided on his career path at the age of 7, and to date has led some of the most influential brands in the world including Intel, Nokia, Samsung and Segway, to billions of content interactions.
A huge hockey fan (Go Stars!), and former contestant and current fan of Family Feud, Thomas resides in Dallas, Texas.
Creative Director | Branding & Motion Graphics | Entrepreneur
Rainy Fu is an accomplished Creative Director based in New York with a stellar reputation in the music and entertainment industry. With over 10 years of experience, Rainy has honed her skills in Branding, Graphic Design, and Motion Graphics, initially specializing in luxury events and art direction for high-production commercial houses. Her passion for the arts flourished from a young age in Singapore, contributing a unique cultural perspective to her work bridging Asia and the US.
In 2018, Rainy was ranked the global 4th Art Director of the year at The One Show, the pinnacle of recognition in advertising, design, and digital marketing. Collaborating with renowned brands such as Spotify, Pepsi, Lexus, Audi, Stella Artois, Super Bowl XLVII Show opening, and Adidas, Rainy has consistently demonstrated exceptional creativity and expertise in crafting impactful branding strategies and captivating visual designs for events. To date, Rainy has worked on 60 events and counting.
Education and Early Beginnings:
Rainy's dedication was acknowledged in 2009 when she was chosen as one of the 20 National Scholars by the Singapore Media Authority. This prestigious recognition granted her a fully sponsored scholarship at the esteemed Savannah College of Art and Design, where she acquired the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in the competitive world of Motion Graphics & Broadcast design. She graduated with a Summa Cum Laude honor of Bachelor of Fine Arts.
- Creative direction and strategic thinking
- Branding and identity design
- Graphic design and visual communication
- Motion graphics and animation
- Storytelling and narrative development
- Project management and team leadership
- Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects)
- Client relationship management
- Innovative problem-solving
Beyond her professional accomplishments, Rainy actively advocates for AAPI representation, diversity, and inclusion within the creative industry. She generously shares her insights and experiences as a guest speaker at NYP, Singapore Polytechnic, and SCAD, inspiring and empowering emerging designers. Rainy's commitment to fostering collaborations and contributing to the growth and inclusivity of the Singapore-New York design and arts community remains unwavering.
If you seek a Creative Director who combines exceptional talent with a passion for diversity and inclusion, let's connect.
Managed Audio Visual services for School District 197 that includes Two Rivers High School, two (2) middle schools, and five (5) elementary schools. Provide leadership and management to the Audio Visual department. CareHawk system administrator for the two middle schools. Started a service club for Two Rivers High School and District called Tech Warriors. Tech Warriors provided level 1 computer support, event production services, and TV/Streaming production.