CEO Co Founder
With over 25 years of experience in Computer Graphics and Animated Feature Film production, Luca Prasso brings to Curious Hat the technical and artistic knowledge required to lead the design and development of innovative products.
Over the last 17 years, Luca was an integral part of the team that created award-winning films such as ‘Shrek’, ‘Madagascar’, ‘Kung Fu Panda’, and ‘How to Train Your Dragon’. His technical expertise has led the development of many ingenious innovative technologies and new solutions successfully used in the production of such movies. Luca Prasso is the co-owner of a patent on crowd rendering techniques.
Before joining DreamWorks Animation, Luca worked for Softimage, a company leader in 3D animation software.
CTO Co Founder
With over 15 years of experience in Software design for Computer Graphics, Erwan Maigret brings to Curious Hat the technical and project management experience needed to supervise the development of innovative products.
In 2007, Erwan founded an innovative software company, directing the software development on one hand, and supervising the whole company sales effort, marketing strategies, and investor relations.
Prior to this, he held the position of R&D Technical Lead at DreamWorks Animation, where he was responsible for the development and support of core software technologies for the production of feature animation movies. Erwan’s software has been utilized in ‘Shrek 2’, ‘Madagascar’, ‘Over the Hedge’, and ‘Shrek the Third’.
Before joining DreamWorks Animation, Erwan held several 3D developer positions at various companies, including a low-vision research center, for which he created 3D simulations of the human eye. He is also the owner of a patent on laser-based glasses technology.
With over 18 years of experience in Graphic Design and Communication, Nadia Andreini dedicated part of her career to teaching visual design principles and applications. Her broad experience, knowledge, and passion bring to Curious Hat a deep and fresh perspective on the intersection of art, education and technology.
Nadia successfully directed My MEDIA, a quarterly magazine about art, architecture, design, video, theater, and education.
Chief Marketing Officer
With 20 years of marketing and business development expertise Shaw brings conversion-focused, performance marketing techniques including traffic acquisition, creative design, content creation, and retention techniques to drive users around compelling branded experiences.
Shaw led marketing at online ticketing company Paciolan through Ticketmaster’s $110mm acquisition of the company. His marketing efforts helped Paciolan tackle new markets while introducing new acquisition techniques to help venues sell ticket inventory.
He then led marketing and partnerships with virtual worlds provider, Doppelganger prior to its acquisition. He also led marketing and partnerships with an iPhone app developer building a portfolio of apps that provide golfers with an elegant experience that enhanced play.
Recently, Shaw managed marketing and sales with customer experience firm Beyond the Arc providing clients with Voice of the Customer, predictive analytics and social media services.