StudioE9 fosters a unique culture of bold innovation and cross disciplinary design thinking that define remarkable possibilities for our clients and their communities.

Our aim is to deliver promise that transforms the market in fundamental ways. Unconstrained by traditional disciplines, engineers, programmers, designers, marketers, and scientists work together to deliver breakthrough value. We believe the power or our solutions comes from cutting edge technology, design, and research which truly impact everyday life.

Paul Johnson
Technology Architect

A creative and technical innovator, Paul Johnson participated in pioneering many conventions of online media. A founding employee of a small interactive agency that grew to over 200 people in five years before its acquisition by, he worked on accounts for iVillage, Microsoft, Schwab, Sony, Star Media, Hasbro, Daimler Benz, Hertz,, Barnes&Noble, Yahoo!, and Disney. Paul is the recipient of many industry awards, including a Cannes Interactive Award, and has been featured in Wired, the IFC, the New York Times, and Le Monde. His creative work has been exhibited in Museums and galleries worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Pratt Institute (BFA) and Hunter College (MFA). An accomplished programmer and creative thinker, Paul has played a key role in defining the interdisciplinary focus and culture of StudioE9.

Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown
Design Anthropologist

With degrees in Anthropology from Columbia University and Design from Parsons, Elizabeth Brown represents a brand development vanguard uniting global, technological, and social concerns. She has introduced leading international brands, like Sony Ericsson, into the North American market. Additionally, Elizabeth has founded many sustainable branding initiatives including Choose Haiti and launched this November, Maiden Nation. By harnessing the power of social media, coordinating diverse businesses and artisans, and expanding access through global commerce, Elizabeth is focused on how new consumers think about and choose products. Her work has been featured in Fast Company, Time, BBC, CNN and Mashable.

Marc Johnson
Software Engineer

Marc Johnson began publishing software professionally at the age of 13, which eventually culminated in a MS in Software Engineering from the University of Minnesota. As an engineer and manager at Cisco Systems, Marc’s team shipped software components for a new super-router: the largest and most complex engineering undertaking in Cisco’s history at the time. Previously, Marc pioneered wireless technology for MetroTrak LLC, worked as Project Leader for New Technologies at Target Corporation, and as a Software Engineer for ETA Supercomputer Systems.

Joris Weimar
Clavicode Senior Developer

After studying classical piano and composition at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague, Joris worked as a 3D game developer. Joris decided to return to school to earn a BA in Mathematics from Leiden University and then went on to complete graduate studies at Brown University. Recently, he has focused on mobile development for the iPhone and Android platforms. In addition to software, video games, and music, Joris’ interests include algebraic topology, homotopy theory, and category theory.

Randy Shwartz
Digital Media Strategist

Randy is a digital media and data strategist who’s long explored the space between marketing and technology. He founded the media departments at IN2, a digital agency which was sold to TMP/Monster Worldwide, as well as Reprise Media, a search marketing agency bought by InterPublic Group. At Carat he lead the national search practice and then served as VP, Digital Strategy where he worked with clients that include Coca-Cola, Pfizer, Wachovia and Philips. Additionally, Randy worked with leading data aggregators building custom web crawlers for clients across government and finance, hedge funds and marketing.

Jason Brown
Content Strategist

Jason Brown grew up in Maine. He received an MFA from Cornell and was a Wallace Stegner and a Truman Capote Fellow at Stanford University. He has won numerous fiction prizes and his work has appeared in publications such as The Best American Short Stories, Harper’s, Open City, The Georgia Review, TriQuarterly, and The Atlantic. His first book was Driving the Heart and Other Stories.

Nicola Fucigna
Content Development

Nicola earned her BA in English from Barnard College and her MFA in Poetry from the University of Arizona. She is a former poetry editor of The Sonora Review. She has worked for various presses including Copper Canyon Press, Graywolf Press, and Kore Press. Nicola’s precise sensibility for language informs her work as a copyeditor and copywriter.