I am Cihan Kaan. I was born at the height of the disco era in Dallas, Texas.
By web 2.0, I was a one man digital agency with the capacity to finish entire digital, print or video projects / productions quickly. I work solo. I work with teams. I assemble teams. My training in the foxholes during the digital transformation of New York has made me technically flexible, adaptive to new tech with a business acumen for not compromising concept while still remaining in budget.
My specific skillset affords me the flexibility of working well with hackers along with creative professionals as well. I've had the honor to have developed, designed, even sometimes coded award winning interactive websites, films and artistic spectacles for great cultural institutions.
I love building my own teams to achieve greatness together, even if I can do it myself. The best projects have been the ones where we come together for a common cause. My conversational approach can also provide deep diving consultations for a number of industries.
Content Brand Building. Virtual Marketplace. News & Community effect.
Script to Screen. Pre to Post-Production. Distribution to Promotions.
Concise Communication Skills. Scope to deadline. Trello to Basecamp.
Titling, Moving Logos, Animation, Atmospherics.
Wireframes to Functional Prototypes, Information Architecture to Launches, Coding to Cybersecurity
Digital to Guerilla. Google to TikTok. User Funnels to Audience Building.
Cups of Coffee
Photo manipulated and designed atmospheric effects rendered to 4K for 40 African-American and indigenous civil rights leaders in recent history (Ken Burns Effect Style.) For Russlyn Ali, Laurene Powell Jobs and Marc Ecko's XQ Super School Gala at Lincoln Center.
Facilitated Shepard Fairey’s Studio Number One crew from New York with local production management tasks involving locations, person on the street interviews, ensuring drone-camera shots, crowd control and shot planning.
Founded and produced Venice based interview, art fashion blogzine. Created both written and filmed content for local theater, gallery and b2b. Split content strategy plays across all social media channels in different ways from the Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, YouTube accounts respectively for ideal target audience reach and brand visibility. Developed 100% of the UX + content strategy ensuring over 25 collaborations with other Venice-based artists and businesses.
Brooklyn College, City University of New York B.A
LinkedIn Best UX Designer 2017 // Author "Halal Pork & Other Stories // LA DV Gold Award, Best DVD Experience "The Cutting Vision" // Audience Award, B-Movie Film Festival, SinCity Erotic Film Festival, “She’s Got an Atomic Bomb”,"Shufflemode" // Best Interactive Website, "MuuseMe" // Published Author + Public Speaker // United States Department of State Changemaker
Cihan Kaan is one of the most conscious,versatile and capable people on the planet when it comes to his work style.
Hands down, we couldn't of got the project done without Geo on board. He's our go-to guy and a great vibe.
I've worked with Cihan for years, since he was known as 8-Bit in the rave scene, from coding projects to complete film production. The guy is a creative cyberpunk powerhouse.
Cihan is an extraordinarily talented artist who has elevated every project we've worked on together through a rare blend of technical expertise and a well informed sense of design asthetic.
Cihan is my go-to guy for a host of services, he's made my websites and even edited my feature length film "Let's Stay Together", a real wizard with the technical challenges and cultural ones as well -- extremely dependable in a fast turn around with excellent results. I highly recommend Cihan Kaan!