Chris Gonzalez, Director of Product Management
Chris has been working in technology for over 12 years. In his current role at Condé Nast, he has spearheaded the creation of both a mobile team as well as a product innovation team. He is particularly proud of his work on the Epicurious and Style.com mobile apps, in addition to Idea Flight. When not thinking about interactive media and product development, Chris likes to spend his time watching classic movies, singing while driving and being a bad influence on his nieces and nephews. You can find him on Twitter or LinkedIn.
Don Eschenauer, Director of Design
The inability to give controlled design presentations on the iPad drove Don to create Idea Flight. Showing app and website designs as seen in real life was possible but keeping everyone on the same page was not. There had to be an elegant solution. His past work includes the design for the Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List App for various platforms (iOS, WebOS, Windows Phone 7, and Nook), the mobile experience for The New Yorker, the upcoming Gourmet Live App for iPhone, in addition to being the design lead on many of Condé Nast's award-winning websites. You can find Don on Twitter or LinkedIn.
Juliana Stock, Senior Director of Marketing & Product Development
Juliana leads efforts to create new products and businesses through emerging trends, strategic partnerships, and iterative development. Before working on the product innovation team on Idea Flight, she was the founding General Manager of Gourmet Live. A native New Yorker, she hopes one day for Glee to fulfill her dreams of devoting an entire episode to the musical genius that is Stephen Sondheim. In the meantime, you can find her in Harlem where she lives with her husband and two kids. You can find Juliana on Twitter or LinkedIn. "My soul is in the sky." — William Shakespeare, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' Act V. Scene I.
Ma'ayan Rosenzweig, Graphic Designer & Illustrator
Ma'ayan is the illustrator behind Idea Flight and also works as the sole graphic design guru behind its sister brands, Epicurious and Gourmet Live. She graduated from Pratt Institute in 2010 and now helps various Condé Nast sites and apps come to life through vibrant, inspiring and original designs. When Ma'ayan is not cooking up visuals, she enjoys traveling, reading, strolling through Central Park, singing along to Glee and catching up on the latest episodes of her guiltiest pleasure, Desperate Housewives. You can view Ma'ayan's portfolio online, and find her on Twitter and LinkedIn. "I want to do everything there is to be done... I'll never get old." - Dr. Judith Arlene Resnik
Melanie Rivera, Coordinator Extraordinaire
A ’10 Syracuse University grad and newcomer to the Digital App world, Melanie works as Idea Flight’s Coordinator Extraordinaire, doing everything from managing social media sites to keeping Juliana, Chris, Don and Rob in line! Before joining Idea Flight, Melanie worked alongside the Gourmet Live team. She enjoys vintage jewelry, writing songs on her acoustic guitar, and watching old-school Nickelodeon reruns. You can find Melanie on Twitter or LinkedIn. "To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. To fly is everything." — Otto Lilienthal
Robert Tolar Haining, Technical Architect
As a Technical Architect on Condé Nast's product innovation team, Robert developed the Idea Flight iPad app. His past work includes leading the development teams for the Epicurious iOS app & the Condé Nast mobile magazine platform. He enjoys long sits on porches, roasting coffee in a skillet, & singing karaoke in small rooms. You can find him on Twitter or LinkedIn.