Our Team

LORI DEAN, CEO/ART DIRECTOR

Lori's passion for web design started over 10 years ago. She is a jack of all trades from graphic design, to marketing strategy, to copy writer. She is dedicated to providing her customers with exactly what they want and uses her knowledge of graphic design and marketing to provide insight to the dance studio community.

Lori has extensive dance marketing background and has lectured at THE PULSE in NYC, UDMA, and Rhee Gold's Dance Life Teacher Conference.

Lori’s dedication to providing the highest level of excellence in all her projects is evident from her many successes. In the early 90’s, Lori rose to Vice President of Sales for Lifetime Television, a US cable network. There she grew sales from $1 million to over $100 million during her 10 year tenure. Lori's commitment to the dance community began because of her many dancer friends and her understanding that everyone needs a great website and great marketing to grow their studio business.

MARIA GUTIN, USER EXPERIENCE

Maria has over 8 years in the digital industry, helping We Are Immediate to design many of our launches.  Most recently at Weightwatchers.com, her vast experience spans the whole spectrum of the product life cycle, from concept to launch and post-launch measurement, analytics and optimization. She excels in creating user-centered design principles by producing  high-quality visuals — from concept to execution—across many platforms. We believe she provides us with her amazing capacities as a UX expert because of her engagements in marketing, design, and development roles. Her in-depth understanding provides her with a holistic perspective to the usage and functions of all projects.

NICOLAS BUCALO, GRAPHIC DESIGNER

We were happy to find Nicolas because his sense of style and design really makes our websites awesome. Over the last 7 years, Nicolas has provided pixel perfect designs for Dance Studios Web Design.  

Today, you can find Nicolas using his power in just about everything around here—from complex client projects, to brand discoveries and creative brainstorms. Nicolas's creative designs has helped us grow from a startup to, well, NOT a startup. Most importantly, Nicolas inspires us to always "think powerfully" and to have fun while doing it.Nicolas has a degree in Graphic Design.

ALBERTO SANDOVAL, GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Alberto is an award winning web designer whose work has been featured at the ART DIRECTOR’S GUILD in Manhattan as well as the INTERACTIVE MEDIA AWARDS. At 16 years old, armed with a used Zenith, he began his life-long photographic and design journey. He was the photographer for legendary bands such as The Police, Queen, Van Halen, Saga, and Joe Perry.

Alberto has been designing rich internet applications and web portals in a wide array of fields for over 15 years. He has introduced standards and methodologies for web design and has the ability to influence others and bring diverse groups to consensus through trust and integrity. His designs have been implemented in small organizations to enterprise level, Fortune 500 Companies.   

LESLIE MENG, QA SPECIALIST

Leslie comes to Dance Studios Web Design from NYU's Stern School of Business. Leslie specializes in making sure that School Empower runs like a smooth, seamless engine so you can spend more time teaching your classes and less time worrying about technology!

She's got a mean badminton drive and has excelled in Taekwondo. But don't worry, if you have any problems, Leslie is here to help. Her almost photographic memory will make you feel like she knows your school's needs very well. Because she does!

ANDRE FRANK, PROJECT MANAGER

Andrey is a highly skilled project manager expert with extensive experience in web and mobile products. Skilled in working with startups and advanced internal dashboard projects to determine product strategy, define a roadmap, compile requirements, create project plans, manage development across various distributed located teams, execute test plans, train team members, and deliver high profile projects with an excellent standard of quality. Andrey specializes in ensuring that each project is pixel perfect when it comes to gathering requirements, implementing UX/UI strategies and organization. He is constantly researching the best technologies and best practices so that We Are Immediate stays on top of world-class process procedures.  Excellent communication skills with the ability to build strong relationships with clients. Has a strong desire to create amazing and disruptive products to help clients surpass their goals.  Andrey has a BA in technology