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Avatar george petrov George Petrov

Media Designer

George is a Bulgarian native based in Washington, D.C. George moved to D.C. in 2002 when his mother became the Bulgarian Ambassador to the United States. A graduate of American University, George has worked in advertising, helped tech startups develop their brand identity, and participated on the production sets of TV commercials, music videos, short films, and indie features.

Avatar marissa wood Marissa Wood

Web Developer

Marissa is a full-stack web developer at dupontstudios. With degrees in Physics and Secondary Science Education from the University of Virginia, she taught AP Physics and served as the Science Department Chair at schools in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC. After five years in the education, she switched her focus to web development and software engineering. When she's not building websites and web applications, Marissa can be found teaching yoga sculpt at CorePower.

Avatar michael ali Micheal Ali

Marketing Representative

Michael is an Ethiopian native based in Washington DC. He has over 5 years of experience in Marketing, HR, and Sales Training. At the age of 19, he was training a team of people in Direct Marketing for clients like At&t, CARE, Child Fund, and The Nature Conservancy. At dupontstudios he helps find new clients by using his Marketing background.

Avatar pablo montoya Pablo Montoya

Media Designer

Pablo is a Bolivian native based in Washington, D.C. Pablo has over 7 years of experience in the design industry. He previously worked in a fast paced corporate environment, creating print and digital content for big corporations such as McDonald's & Coca-Cola. At dupontstudios, Pablo has advised and managed the design process for clients including ReciproCare and SwingSpace. He also contributes to UI, brand, collateral design, and film production for internal and client projects.

Avatar stephen hogsten Stephen Hogsten

Web Developer

Stephen is a Baltimore native currently based in Madison, Wisconsin. After graduating from the University of Washington in St. Louis, he built a career in healthcare information technology, where he worked with the nation's leading hospitals to develop and implement software for doctors and medical staff. At dupontstudios, he is a full-stack web developer, contributing to both internal and client projects.

Avatar zak kidd Zak Kidd

CEO

Zak comes from a background in finance, and technology startups. Zak is the founder of dupontstudios, where he has launched more than 7 companies focused on consumer facing technology solutions. He also is the co-founder of SwingSpace, a multi-city real estate platform for small office offerings. Prior to dupontstudios, Zak worked in private equity where he advised on consumer facing technology investments and led investment syndicates of up to 20ML per transaction at Invemed Investments and Vantis Capital.

Zak is a graduate of Morehouse College and Harvard University.