our team

Froyo Tam - Lead Director / Transdisciplinary Design

Froyo Tam is a transmedia artist and curator, working across many disciplines in design, photography, and animation. She runs Y2K Aesthetic Institute's Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter along with Evan. Froyo also runs digicam.love with Sofi Lee + Bao Ngo, curating digital photography on point-and-shoots. Froyo is a graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She is the finalist of the 2016 Adobe Design Achievement Awards in Social Impact. Her website can be found at: froyotam.info

 

Cindy Hernandez - Lead Curator / Design Historian

Cindy Hernandez is a design historian and writer based in New York City. Her focus is on speculative and futuristic design ranging from the 20th century to today, with an affinity for the material culture space age, theme parks, and fast food chains. Cindy is a Master's candidate in History of Design and Curatorial Studies at Parsons, The New School/Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, where she was also the 2017-2018 Curatorial Fellow in Textiles.

 

Evan Collins - Lead Curator / Architecture

Evan Collins is an architect and design archivist based in Seattle. His early research into the 'Y2K Aesthetic' beginning in 2014 helped to lay the foundation for the many branching eras studied by CARI; he brings expertise particularly in the fields of graphic, industrial, and interior design of the 1990s. He holds a Bachelors in Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and a Masters in Architecture from Columbia University.

 

Max Krieger - Assistant Curator / Interactive Media

Max Krieger is an independent video game developer based in Cleveland, Ohio, who has been involved with the CARI project since late 2017. With experience in VR, AR, and traditional video game development, Max has focused on revisiting design conventions of both game mechanics and UI, approaching them from experimental perspectives informed and inspired by various aesthetics under CARI's umbrella of study. Presently, Max is working on CROSSNIQ+, a y2k-inspired arcade puzzle game coming to Nintendo Switch and computer platforms in 2019.

 

Zovi McEntee - Webmaster / Project Manager

Zovi McEntee is an experimental musician, writer, graphic designer, InDesign specialist, and web/JavaScript developer from the New York City area. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Electronic Media, Arts, and Communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She has been involved with the CARI project since 2016.