We’re a group of strategists and content producers directly engaging with the world of play and interactivity.
Before founding Twofivesix, Jamin Warren was a culture reporter for the Wall Street Journal and an advisor to MoMA in New York. Jamin also hosted PBS' Telly-winning series “Game/Show."
Maanasa is a film and media maker who graduated from UC Davis. She is proud of her four-time kill streak as Kitana in Mortal Kombat 2.
Joann studied Graphic Design at Art Center College of Design with an emphasis in Motion Design. She is an avid mobile gamer.
Leo has been writing about PC hardware and gaming for years. Before Twofivesix, Leo helped manage editorial content for Newegg, the world’s leading tech-focused e-retailer. He has extensive experience at the intersection of cutting-edge gaming and tech and has been tirelessly working on perfecting his Resident Evil 2 speedrun in the Claire/B/S+ category.
Peter is from San Francisco, CA. Before Twofivesix, he worked at Fender Musical Instruments, working primarily with YouTube influencers and guitar bloggers. In his spare time, he is a freelance copywriter. He is currently looking for new challengers in Super Smash Bros.
Lyn is a junior strategist who loves media and cultural analysis. They always carry a set of dice, and their favorite sentence is "roll for initiative."
Julio is a native from Long Beach, CA and has worked with a variety of brands, including Kaiser Permanente, Taco Bell, and OUE Skyspace. He is currently playing Fortnite.
Taylor is a writer and editor specializing in tech and VR. Before joining Twofivesix, she worked as a gaming journalist for over 10 years.
Kristi lives to organize all the things. She's been working with creative teams and agencies in New York and LA for more than five years, supporting content creation for companies like BBC America, Sundance TV, and Microsoft. Previously, she had a diverse background spanning the media and entertainment, theatre, education, not-for-profit, and hospitality industries. She prefers platformers.
Senior Project Manager
Clayton's writing on culture and technology has appeared in Bloomberg, Pitchfork, and The A.V. Club. His favorite game is Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
Mindy has worked in machine learning, economic research, and service design. Lately, she’s been warmongering in Civilization VI.
Before Twofivesix, Brandon attended the University of Oregon and worked in New York at AKQA. He enjoys skateboarding, sneakers, and currently plays Fortnite and Overwatch.
Junior Account Manager
After earning an M.A. in journalism from USC, Tricia wrote for The Huffington Post and ATTN and worked in TV and public radio. She has also done marketing for Goodreads, LACMA, and Yahoo. Tricia loves beautiful games like Florence.
Paolo studied creative writing at Oberlin College. They like to write and make music, films, and occasionally small games. They love big ideas. Huge ideas.
Originally from Virginia Beach, Mykel has produced for film, TV, and digital. Prior to joining Twofivesix, he has worked on productions for Discovery, Leftfield Pictures, Oprah Winfrey Network, CGTN, and Zillow. His gaming diet consists of platformers and FIFA. His actual diet consists of cereal.