Dos Mundos is led by a core team of talented individuals with a diverse set of complementary skills and backgrounds. We have worked in many different areas of the creative world, cultivating a deep pool of experience and expertise. Prior to joining Dos Mundos, our partners have worked with clients including HBO, Martha Stewart, MTV, Harper-Collins Publishing, Starbucks, Condé Nast, NBC, BBC, Google, Sony, Barnes & Noble, Nike, Adidas, and Amazon.
We are a cosmopolitan group, and we believe strongly in the power of international collaboration. When we need to add a fresh global perspective to a project, we tap into our extended worldwide network of experienced creative specialists — writers, videographers, developers, and designers who share our passion for telling engaging stories. We are also experienced in creating Spanish-language content, enabling our clients to communicate with a valuable, fast-growing audience in the U.S. and beyond.
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Co-Founder + CEO
Can you smell what Kana’s cooking? Probably something gluten-free and odds are you won’t like it — which is why she runs a creative agency and not a restaurant. Kana is The Rock of our agency, both figuratively and as her celebrity spirit animal. A believer in the power of media, Kana challenges her clients and partners to produce smarter and more inclusive content so that their efforts not only benefit the brand fiscally, but also earns them some points with the Universe ( aka “millennial equity.” )
For over a decade, Kana focused on entertainment media, working in production for companies such as NBC, HBO, Showtime, BBC, Nike and MTV and transitioning into the digital publishing industry creating strategies for publishes and retailers such as Harper-Collins Publishing, Penguin, Simon & Schuster, Cox Media, Conde Nast, Google, Apple, Sony and Amazon. A pioneer in the eBook space, her creative campaigns as Marketing Director for BooksOnBoard included work with a wide array of partners from Tyra Banks, to the Daytime Emmys and Nascar, and helped the virtually unknown eCommerce store grow to be the #1 largest independent eBookstore in the world, #3 overall behind Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
When not working — which is rare — Kana can be found running on Towne Lake, playing D&D with her husband Andrew, performing comedy or preparing for her future career on ‘Dog-Mom Karaoke’ by vocally composing instant classics such as “I wanna dance with some Charlie”, “Is it too late now to say Charlie” and “Hotel Charlifornia” for her chihuahua-terrier-weiner dog mix.
Zara is money. Not only because she is the driving force behind our marketing strategy, but she comes comes from a finance background. See, money. Zara has worked with investment banks such as BMO Financial Group (Bank of Montreal) and UBS Group AG (Union Bank of Switzerland), she found her way into the creative world when she moved to Austin in 2018 by way of Hong Kong, Karachi, Boston and Houston. Zara is an organization and project management queen bee — our in-house Beyonce, if you will. Passionate about brand strategy, she keeps this agency running like a well-oiled machine. In her free time, she loves cuddling with her cat, traveling, eating pizza and pampering her beauty and skincare obsession. Who run the world? Girls. Who run DMC? Also, girls (and Parker).
Parker is a full-time brand strategy savant and Aries cusp. With a background in psychology and consumer statistics, his passion for the gram rivals that of Kylie Jenner’s. He prides himself in growing alongside powerful women — just as he did with his time at Juice Society. With a background in social media management, he’s constantly aiming to couple mission-driven brands to their tailored digital presence. When he’s not jumping between apps or steering content production, Parker is proudly deserving his title as a houseplant dad and filling up on reality television – ‘Real Housewives’ anyone?
Shelby’s the Paul Rudd of the team. A little bit “ I Love You Man” a little bit “Ant-Man”. When you hear the word badass you don’t normally picture a small town girl with a laptop, but who expected Paul Rudd to be an Avenger? There’s a reason she’s our head of design because there isn’t a single thing she can’t do. Through her background in exhibition design, Shelby has a deep understanding of both the physical and digital world – making her input a staple for every account. Originally from Ohio, Shelby made her way to the heart of Texas, with a gas tank full of creative drive. Shelby’s passion lies in creating human centered designs making branding her forte. When she isn’t directing our design team, you can find her exploring art galleries in east Austin, spoiling her two cats and enjoying the great Austin outdoors.
“”I am so impressed with Kana and the Dos Mundos team. I urgently needed a sizzle video for a big sales meeting, and gave Dos Mundos a very rough brief with a very short deadline. Kana brought so much creative energy to the process, quickly learning our brand voice/aesthetic and seamlessly weaving brand elements into every shot. She also showed great skill in timing the soundtrack perfectly with the video, keeping the audience engaged on multiple levels. Her commitment to perfection really showed, and she put in several late nights on the phone with my team to make sure we met all of our objectives. The end result got all the key points across — and was visually engaging and really fun to watch! My whole team — which works with many creative agencies — was impressed with what Dos Mundos created in such a short time frame, and I’ve gotten multiple requests for their contact info. Can’t wait to work with Dos Mundos again!”
SUKANYA MISRA , Associate Brand Manager, Seventh Generation
“Working with Dos Mundos Creative was the best decision I could have made as a business owner! They worked with us to create a brand that truly mirrored our personality and marketed to our ideal clients. We constantly receive accolades on our new website and owe it all to the Dos Mundos team! We cannot recommend them enough!”
SUSANNAH MIKULIN, CWEP – Co-Owner/CMO, 11:11 Events
“I worked with Dos Mundos Creative producing a series of videos shot on location at SXSW in March of 2015. Our client was one of the biggest PR companies in the world (Meltwater), and because of Dos Mundos, we were able to deliver a great package to this company. Their professionalism is on point, they knows how to work in a fast paced hectic shooting environment–I would hire them again without thinking twice.”
ADAM G.W – Southwest Regional Director, Eye Level Pictures
“I couldn’t be happier with Dos Mundos’ design work! Seriously. They worked with us to figure out what we wanted, and made it a reality. They developed a cohesive brand for us along the way. Every detail seemed to match the big picture idea, and all products work together so beautifully. The aesthetic fits our identity perfectly. Everything feels purposeful and professional. It’s a pleasure to work with Dos Mundos Creative for so many reasons!”
ADAM KLAYBOR – Montessori Records Express
“Working with Dos Mundos Creative has been a fantastic experience that has earned our repeat business — time and time again. Over the past several years, Kana has created and edited dozens of videos for us in the most timely and professional manner. The end products are always polished and ready to publish for our audience of thousands of education professionals. Kana brings tremendous creative direction to video shoots and production, always able to identify the path to achieving the best possible results. Her tactful honesty and cutting-edge insights have been invaluable to each project. Plus, we love giving our business to good people, and trust me — Kana and Dos Mundos Creative are good people.”
Samantha Adams Becker – Senior Director, Communications, New Media Consortium
“Working with Dos Mundos Creative was such an amazing experience. My partner and I came with a general idea of photos we wanted, and Kana was able to focus up and zero in on our idea, and completely knock it out the park. But she didn’t stop there – we left with beautiful photos that captured our vibe and sense of humor that we hadn’t even dreamed of yet. It’s so great to work with people who are smart, intuitive, and willing to take risks – that’s Dos Mundos Creative.“
COURTNEY SEVENER – Unrepresented
“Dos Mundos Creative is exactly what I needed to launch my business. They took the time to know my style and my audience to create a brand I was excited about launching. It’s a long term relationship. I will definitely keep working with them as my business expands.”
BRENTLY HEILBRON – Owner, Brently Artists + Media
a”Dos Mundos was an amazing resource for my sketch comedy troupe, Bad Example. Their team provided us great input on how to optimize our social media presence and worked with us to create a simple, eye-catching logo that has already received positive feedback from our fans. Outside of being very knowledgeable and skilled at their job, they were an absolute delight to work with.
I highly recommend Dos Mundos Creative to help push your brand/company to the next level. We will be using them again in the future!”
JEFF WHITAKER – Bad Example Comedy
“I had the best session with Dos Mundos Creative when they shot promotional photos for my show and website. They took my vision and made it a reality. I knew that I was going to be very happy with final product because of their attention to detail, creativity, and professionalism.”
VANESSA GONZALEZ – Comedian