Virtual & Mixed Reality + Experiential Design

About

Stories and experiences remembered long after the headset comes off.  

anna_lapano
 

CLIENTS & COLLABORATORS :

Scatter Co.
Tin Drum
Carnegie Museum of Art
Invisible North
Fake Love
Century 21
slowdanger
The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO For Creative Inquiry
Barnard College / Columbia University
Steppenwolf Theatre
+ more

 

I am an Experiential Designer and Creative Technologist based in Pittsburgh and New York City, creating immersive, interactive experiences and content for installation, performance, brands, and film. I focus on work which treads the shifting territory between digital and physical, expands the possibilities of storytelling, and generates active participation and dialogue around new technologies. My current research focuses on emerging forms of motion capture for virtual and mixed reality, and embodied sensation in digital experiences.

With nearly a decade of freelance experience across industries, I translate fluidly between designer, developer, production, and client, with a personal understanding of each facet of collaborative projects working at the edge of possibility.

No matter what technology is involved, I place human experience at the center of any new project. I actively work towards inclusion, diversity, and equity in the field of emerging technologies.  

I am currently pursuing an MS in Computational Design at Carnegie Mellon University.

Get in touch: henson.anna at gmail.com

CV available on request.