Windy Press Team
It is well known that a new project always begins with someone's vision. However, it is impossible to carry out even the brightest idea without people who have imagination and desire to participate in its creation. We were lucky. That is exactly the kind of people who are sharing their creative talents and energy with the Windy Press International Publishing House.
Co-founder, President & CEO · Chicago, USA
Yuri has unprecedented experience in the international publishing business. As a professional writer and publisher, he values traditional paper books but the future, he believes, belongs to digital publishing. He sees it not only as an open door for creativity, but as a unique opportunity for new, independent publishers to compete with the 800-pound gorillas in the media market. "Six hundred years ago Gutenberg's printing press changed the world. Now we are at the very beginning of the second publishing revolution", — Yuri says. Among Yuri's skills and qualities is his ability to persuade and inspire people to participate in Windy Press projects. In doubt? Contact us
Co-founder, СCO · Irkutsk, Russia
Vlad is known world-wide for his wallpapers, a special kind of web-design where technology is interwined with art. No one can remain indifferent to his childlike and, at the same time, very wise pictures. His site www.vladstudio.com
Co-founder, CTO · Saint Petersburg, Russia
Grig has almost twenty years of experience in software development and IT management. His solutions are used by Apple Inc., NYC TV, New York City Hall, Danaher Motion Korea, NOVA Chemicals and other world companies. With him being in charge, a book becomes an app. His executive position has not turned him into a bore. Grig says: "Coding looks like a routine process, but in reality it is a detective story which you read every day and which is never ending".
Senior Business Advisor · Chicago, USA
With over 20 years experience in the financial services industry, Tim brings a wealth of knowledge related to strategic planning and efficient business operations. He is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Business Management and is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®). In 2011, he was named as one of Chicagoland's Top Wealth Managers by Chicago Magazine. During his career he has worked at Sun Life of Canada, Merrill Lynch, and Raymond James Financial Services. His goal is to help Windy Press develop into a successful and innovative global business enterprise.
Mary Anderson Glenn
Senior Editor · Chicago, USA
An experienced language specialist, Mary edits our books when they come to her in their rough state. After many years working with children as her audience, she knows exactly how to combine the classical, stylistic approach with simplicity and readability. Mary is the daughter of legendary Paul B. Anderson, founder of the YMCA Press in Paris, France in the 1930s. She has brought to Windy Press Publishing House her broad international vision and thoughtful attention to universal cultural values.
Senior Software Architect · Kiev, Ukraine
Having years of experience working on enterprise projects, Alex continues to keep a fresh, original approach to any serious coding challenges and succeeds in crafting the most elegant solutions possible. He is a real polyglot in programming languages. Together with Vlad, Alex is in charge of developing the Windy Press book engine, which makes both still images and texts come alive.
Songwriter and Musical Adviser · Los Angeles, USA
We are fortunate to cooperate with this outstanding American songwriter. Harriet scored gold and platinum awards for her Grammy-nominated "Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady" and has received many other prestigious awards as well. She is an author of songs for such popular movies as "Phantom of the Opera" and "The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking". Her songs play on TV channels like ABC, Disney, and also in theatrical shows. Artists who perform Harriet's songs include Helen Reddy, Jodi Benson (the voice of the "Little Mermaid"), Johnny Mathis, French superstar Mireille Mathieu, Roberta Flack, Smokey Robinson and many others. Harriet Schock is currently working with the Russian composer Alex Zalivalov to produce songs for our new project "Puss in Boots", the first ever interactive e-musical.
Art Director · Kiev, Ukraine
Ksenia's role is to establish a conceptual and stylistic vision for the new books of our Publishing House and manage art production. She received her MA at the Kiev National Academy of Fine Arts. Her design projects for Procter and Gamble, Coca Cola, Philips, Jaffa, Western Union, and other known world brands have made her name known and have brought her a number of prestigious international awards. It is easy for her to work with the children's books of "Windy Press" because she has two critical "beta-testers" at hand, her sons Ivan and Matthew.
Editor · Chicago, USA
There is a saying that the editor is the final link between the author and his audience. Anastasiya tries to help the reader to grasp the beauty of the author's work. Bearing in mind that each our book is multilingual, it is not an easy task to keep its originality in the context of different national cultures. Anastasiya's experience as a translator and a communication mediator with the members of our multilingual team help her in her work. Anastasiya translates some of our projects into English and writes song lyrics. For example, all the lyrics for "Who Stole the Moon" were written by her. In her free time, Anastasiya is a passionate artistic photographer.
Musical Editor · Kiev, Ukraine
Since graduating from the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine with an MA in cello, Alina has successfully toured many countries of the world. This international vision has helped her to recognize new creative opportunities in the digital media. As our musical editor, Alina insists on keeping the musical quality of works of Windy Press at the highest level possible. She writes her own music and assists other composers who work with us. Alina is in charge of the music in our projects, which serves not only as background material, but dominates as one of the main acting elements of a new genre of interactive digital publications.
Voice Artist, Musician and Sound Designer · Canal Fulton, OH, USA
As a voice-over and musical talent, Scott can be heard nation-wide on American radio and TV. His music has appeared on PBS, the Travel Channel, the History Channel, Bravo and Fox Family. Scott was the first to beleive in and support Windy Press, and invest his creativity into our first interactive book "Who Stole The Moon?". We are sure that his multi-dimensional voice and sound design professional skills will beautify our future publications as well.
Translator and Lyricist · Moscow, Russia
Ira graduated from Moscow State Linguistic University and she has been teaching English for years. In Windy Press she does many jobs: editing, translating, writing lyrics in English. She co-writes with musicians from around the world. Ira has written some funny, witty songs for "Puss In Boots", our first ever interactive musical. Currently, she is working on other Windy Press projects, translating a fantasy novel and a book of comical proverbs titled "Homo Anecdoticus".
Animator · Belgorod, Russia
Having considerable 3D modeling experience, Alexey deals with projection shows of all scales — from cars to facades of museums and theaters. Working for Windy Press, Alexey has developed his talent in the field of computer animation. Alexey has won awards in international competitions for the visual arts. His long-term love for Japanese anime, a dynamic and "noisy" genre, does not reflect on his briefness and composure.
Designer · Belgorod, Russia
Anna is a hereditary architect. She works on her personal projects and teaches in a college, transferring to her students the secrets of creating environmental objects. As a designer and artist possessing a special creative vision, Anna, as a part of Windy Press, participates in development of games based on our books. Anna's daughter, Taisiya, from an early age has been supporting the family's interest in art and interactive books.