Meet the team.
Chris founded Figure 53 in 2006. He lives, runs, and makes software in Baltimore. He loves his wife Elizabeth, his baby daughter Anna, and building a company. In a drawer somewhere he has an M.S. in Computer Science from UNC Chapel Hill, and a B.A. in Computer Science and Theater Arts from Carleton College. Occasionally people have let him act in plays, like at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Single Carrot Theatre, and The ACME Corporation.
Hailed by The New York Times as "a Twitter user", Sean is a California-based software developer and composer. He started his undergraduate pursuits with a double major in oboe performance and electrical and computer engineering at Northwestern University, finished them with a B.A. in music composition at Carleton College in 2002, and followed them up with a graduate certificate in film scoring from the University of Southern California in 2004. A brief flirtation with a career as a film composer led him circuitously back to the world of software development, and he joined Figure 53 in 2009 after several years independently creating applications for film scoring and post-production. In addition to his development work, Sean is an instructor in USC's Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program, where he torments students with the arcane details of music technology.
Luckydave grew up in front of a sound board, started coding in BASIC at the age of 8, built sets in college, made a theater out of a friend's apartment in San Francisco, made a theater out of an abandoned public bath house in Brooklyn, slaved away on sound and lights at several night clubs in NYC, worked as a Master Electrician for 5 years, and has been a Projections Designer for several years, putting up work everywhere from Philly to Off-Off-Off-Broadway to Off-Broadway. He's passionate about creative flexibility at the juncture of art and technology.
Adam has lived on all four coasts (Houston, TX; Rochester, NY; San
Francisco, CA; Baltimore, MD) but has made his home Baltimore for the
last seven years. In 2009 he co-founded Baltimore Node, a hackerspace
because making things is far more awesome than not making things. He's
got three kids, one wife, and a drumset.
Sam is a sound designer, composer, projections designer, production manager, and all-around theatrical problem solver working in and around New York City, as well as across the nation. He holds a BA in Theater from Brown University and is a proud member of United Scenic Artists, the trade union which represents designers and scenic artists. His friendship with QLab began before version 1, and he's happy to report that he's never looked at another MiniDisc since.
Chad Sellers joined the team in 2013. He also runs Useful Fruit, where he makes Pear Note for Mac and iOS. He lives with his wife and two little daughters in the suburbs, but works up the nerve to brave urban Baltimore regularly to join the other Maryland Figure 53 folks. He is from the south, and graduated from Auburn (War Eagle!) and Georgia Tech. These days, he focuses on writing Mac and iOS software, but he's also got experience doing low level Linux security development from a previous life. Outside of work, Chad is very active in his church, an amateur photographer, a musician, and an avid tennis player.
Luis is a Baltimore-based designer, musician, and visual artist studying interaction design at UMBC. He is currently writing a book that explores the relationship between storytelling and web design (to be published in December of 2013) and is working on Showhaus, a platform that allows for the open posting of independent music and art events. He also runs Happyfood.
Laura is excited to be playing with code and QLab all summer. In the fall, she returns to St. Olaf College to finish up a B.A. in Computer Science and Sound Design & Technology. When in Northfield, you'll rarely find her outside of the theater or the Lion's Pause mixing and designing sound or working in the CS Lab, so exploring Baltimore for the summer is a nice change of scenery.