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Mies Hora
President, Founder,
Creative Director,
Mies supervises all aspects of HuggaMInd, from new product development/design and app programming, to packaging, marketing, and PR campaigns.

Before starting HuggaMInd, Mies had a long career in the design field, where his experience includes corporate identity, advertising, positioning, environmental design, wayfinding, and photography.

He co-authored the four-volume series of best-selling design reference books, "Design Elements - A Visual Reference" upon which the CD and book "Design Elements 5 by Ultimate Symbol" is based.

Mies founded Ultimate Symbol in 1993 and has directed its efforts since then to bring non-verbal communications and symbol systems up to international standards. In that capacity, he has embarked on projects such as the design and implementation of an extensive system of pictograms for the signage of the vast MTA transportation network in New York City. He is also author of the standard design reference “Official Signs & Icons 2”.

He has been Design Director and Principal of Hora Associates since 1979. Earlier, Mies served on the design staffs of Chermayeff & Geismar Inc., Rudolph DeHarak Associates, and the Parsons School of Design Office of Publications, where he was apprenticed to Cipe Pineles Burtin, a prominent international designer elected to the Art Director's Hall of Fame.

Mies received a BFA from The New School for Social Research / Parsons School of Design where he studied with icon guru Lance Wyman, and did post-graduate work in publication design at Stanford University. He has served as an adjunct college professor of design and typography.

Jacqueline Hanley
Consultant, Parent
Jackie is a Senior Architect at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey as well as an experienced mom of two kids.

Brett Kinkel
Assistant Art
Director, Designer,
Brett started at HuggaMind at its very inception and has been integral to the company’s conceptualization and development as a premiere source for educational and caregiver applications for mobile devices. Brett is a BFA graduate of the State University of New York at New Paltz.

Carol Ann Caton
Chief Financial
Officer, Parent
Carol Ann supervises operations, finance, staffing, marketing and distribution, and collaborates on product development. She has extensive experience working with large, medium, and small copmpanies.

Richard Hora
Designer, Consultant,
Richard consults on all aspects of the visuals at HuggaMind. A fount of perceptual wisdom, he has had a long and distinguished career in packaging, interior and product design. He served as Art Director in such firms as Georges Wilmet, Raymond Loewy, Miles Grove, and Lee Vitale Associates. Richard taught design at the college level and has many accomplishments in the arts including architecture, painting, sculpture, woodworking, ceramics, and stained glass, all of which he has produced masterfully.
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