I'm Jesse Ayala, a creative director building virtual reality experiences.
Connecting culture, commerce and action has motivated Ayala to work within and link the fashion, technology, performance art, journalism, education, community building, and design worlds.
Ayala has worked with organizations such as the United Nations, Clinton Global Initiative, and Teach for America in fieldwork capacities around the world. Ayala’s entrepreneurial spirit has led him to start sustainable fashion website Modavanti.com, and to work as an independent photojournalist in the Arab Spring. Ayala has been honored by the Huffington Post, Microsoft, NBC News, and InStyle magazine for innovation and style in the digital new economy, as well as having his work published on Mic, Huffington Post, Al Jazeera, BBC and The Jerusalem Post.
Ayala has worked on media projects stemming across the scripted and documentary fusing pop culture with the multi-generational issues we all face. Jesse's most recent projects are in the Virtual Reality space, where he builds unique and penetrating visual experiences.
Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Jesse is an alum of the University of Wisconsin and American University in Cairo. Jesse has lived in some of the world's greatest cities; Beirut, Jerusalem, Cairo, New Orleans, Miami, and currently splits his time between New York City and Cambridge.