NEW YORK CITY — Experience design firm Hush (https://heyhush.com) recently welcomed Joshue Ott as director of technology. Having previously built the AR and interactive technology company Interval Studios, and most recently working at experiential agency Fake Love, Ott brings valuable experience from a career at the intersection of design, technology, music and art.
Ott will now lead Hush’s team of creatives and technologists, and integrate his approach into the earliest aspects of the company’s creative process. He’s developing a robust experiential prototyping practice, which is focused on discovering new approaches to creative technology.
“We had worked with Joshue many years ago and even at that time, it was clear that he was a stand-out creative technology mind,” says founding partner David Schwarz. “He’s beautifully articulate, which our clients find incredibly calming and trustworthy – especially when entertaining significant technological investments. He’s completely aligned with our vision to translate complex ideas and information into experiences that are immediate, gratifying and powerful to the user. Lastly, he’s already integrating our augmented reality practice into our overarching experiential design offering, as we’re forecasting a post-COVID future that’s a little less tactile, and a little more personal device-reliant.”
Through Interval Studios, Ott created SuperDraw, a software for live performance drawing that he used at venues like Mutek and Carnegie Hall, as well as Thicket, the interactive audiovisual app that became a top-downloaded phenomenon. In his previous role, Ott managed the agency’s creative technology teams, serving as technical lead on client projects such as the experiential activation Wonderland for Japanese cosmetics brand SK-II, which utilized augmented reality to remix and redesign a pop-up retail space.