Brian Mah, Director
After ten years of experience at Imaginary Forces, Director / Creative Director Brian Mah has been able to create a diverse body of work with a wide spectrum of exciting brands. His design background enables him to design singular brand solutions or cohesive systems across large scale campaigns. In addition to his breadth of commercial work, he has designed, directed and implemented broadcast packages and promos for networks including USA, National Geographic, Lifetime, Cartoon Network, and Spike TV. He has created print work for Visionaire, V Magazine, Xefirotarch and IBM. In the realm of experience design, he has collaborated directly with clients such as Gehry & Partners, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Airbus. He has lectured across the country for the AIGA and has taught classes at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI Arc). His work has been honored in many international publications and awards.
James Anderson, VFX & Animation Supervisor
Over the last decade James has lent his expertise as a 3D animator, designer, and VFX supervisor to many of the top studios in Los Angeles. He has led animation teams on a multitude of projects for a variety of high-profile clients, including: Sony, Microsoft, HP, Nike, Disney, Discovery Channel, HBO, BMW, Honda and American Express. In 2006, Brian and James met at Imaginary Forces where they discovered their work ethic, attention to detail, and design sensibilities were complementary. They’ve been collaborating ever since.
Kathy Kelehan, Executive Producer
Executive Producer Kathy Kelehan brings nearly two decades of bi-coastal producing experience to ALMA MATER. While living in New York, she worked with R/GA alum Randy Balsmseyer, producing visual effects and title sequences for filmmakers such as Spike Lee, Woody Allen, Joel & Ethan Coen, Robert Altman, and Mike Nichols. After joining the LA office of Imaginary Forces in 2005, she continued to produce film titles and lead business development for IF’s feature film division. During that time she produced titles and VFX for films such as “21 Jump Street, “Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” and “Terminator Salvation,” and TV shows such as HBO’s “The Pacific,” “Luck,” Starz’ “Magic City” and NBC’s “Smash.” In addition to her extensive film experience, Kathy has also produced numerous commercial projects for clients such as Lexus, Nike, Nokia, Scion, and American Express, as well as experience design projects for The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Lexus and other high profile corporate clients.