A media design & development firm based in Huntington Beach, California.
Founder/President, Director of Operations & Media Developer
Quimby started Studio Hyperset in 2006 after studying Transatlantic literature and culture, new media, and humanities computing at the Universities of Georgia (AB, 00) and Nevada, Las Vegas (MA, 03; PhD, 08). Apart from his work with SH, Quimby's published work in Bright Lights Film Journal, SCRIPTjr.nl, and elsewhere online and serves as executive producer of Live Free or Die!.
Director of Business Development
Cynthia studied Journalism and Technical Communication, with a focus on Public Relations and a minor in music, at Colorado State University. In her professional life, she's worked with a number of different companies including the music incubator SpokesBuzz, where she managed social media and blog content for their SXSW showcase. Cynthia has also managed PR and logistics for the USA Pro Challenge Women's Grand Prix, served as content manager for Cheese Chick Productions' "Best of Show" project at the American Cheese Society's annual conference, and coordinated marketing for the MouCo Cheese Company. In addition to her work with Studio Hyperset, Cynthia helps plan events at Elevate Your Communication and writes for Your Group Ride, which helps showcase the role of women in cycling.
Whitney studied Marketing with a minor in Management Information Systems at the University of Texas at Austin. She’s worked at Clif Bar and Company in Field Marketing, falling in love with their company culture, and at CheckMark, Inc. as a Marketing Associate. For the past three years, she’s also competed as professional cyclist for Colavita-Fine Cooking Women’s Pro Cycling, spreading the good news of bikes and olive oil. She co-founded the Fort Follies, a women’s cycling group geared for women to get more into riding. There she met Cynthia Wilson who came along right when an opportunity arose for Whitney to create and run Fort Follies Grand Prix, a women’s pro race at the USA Men’s Pro Challenge. The race found enormous success. 2014 has seen new and exciting changes for Whitney, partnering with Studio Hyperset as a Marketing Strategist and co-founding Peritus Coffee: a craft coffee roaster in Fort Collins.
Ryan received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Western Oregon University. He has over 20 years of sales management experience that include working as an International Business Consultant for SIXTINA in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has also worked for Eagle Bank in Austin, Texas and Wachovia Bank & Securities in Miami, Florida. His most recent position was Vice President and Commercial Branch Manager for Home Federal Bank in Bend Oregon, where he currently resides.
Michele received a Bachelor of Science in Management Science and Information Systems from the Pennsylvania State University. She began her career in the tech industry as a designer and developer for the Wharton School of Business. She relocated to beautiful San Francisco more than a decade ago and started a career in the retail industry taking on various operations and leadership roles at Sephora, Charlotte Russe and Gymboree. She recently began her journey with Studio Hyperset as a business developer to broaden her knowledge of entrepreneurship and the media business.
Heather has a unique professional background that spans laboratory science, sports and network marketing. All of the positions she's held have utilized her interpersonal, writing & research skill sets. She has always had an entrepreneurial spirit which has proved successful in the sporting events she has helped to create and execute as well as running her own small business. She learns very quickly, attends to clients' specific needs, is constantly forward thinking and executes tasks with confidence and with reasoned purpose. The invaluable experience she has gained through the varied aggressive online social media platforms she has managed maximizes her unique communication skills set so she can research, educate & inspire and build powerful networking relationships.
Darren Van Dyke
Filmmaker & Editor
Director & Advisor
Alan has a Bachelors of Business Administration, with an emphasis in finance, from the University of Georgia. He’s licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He's currently a partner at Ingenium Accounting Associates in Reno, NV. Before joining Ingenium, Alan audited public and private companies in the manufacturing, oil & gas, mining, retail, and technology industries and served as the financial analyst and planning lead for an aerospace company and the Controller for a large, vertically integrated multi-family real estate developer.
Director & Advisor
At the Universities of Georgia and Florida (BA, 03; MS, 08), David studied theories of government and arms control. He completed a PhD in Design Construction and Planning at UF in 2012 with a focus on historic preservation, sustainability theory, and environmental ethics. Professionally, David has performed geo-technical evaluation and remediation work, co-founded a robotics engineering firm, and managed commercial and governmental construction projects. In addition to advising and directing SH, David serves on the Virginia Tech Building Construction faculty and the SCRIPTjr.nl editorial board and helps produce Live Free or Die!.
Director & Advisor
Isaac studied Telecommunication Arts at the University of Georgia (ABJ, 04) where he focused on production and distribution techniques for various forms of media. At UGA, he also helped the New Media Institute develop mobile applications for emerging media technologies. Isaac has a professional history in radio and television production, network security and database management, and — in addition to his work with Studio Hyperset — currently works as a video editor and cameraman at CW69 in Atlanta.