DBOX is shaped to be where our global clients are. This distributed business model makes us agile, responsive, and means our work has the global mindset and cultural perspective our client's require. Our projects are guided by a Partner and led by a dedicated management team, throughout the lifespan of each project. And our honed process assures our clients achieve the quantifiable results they deserve.
Matthew Bannister co-founded DBOX in 1996. In 2006 he was named one of 'The World's Top Creatives Under 40' by Wallpaper* magazine. In 2015 he was named one of 'The 20 Biggest Power Players In New York City Real Estate' by the New York Post. Under his leadership, DBOX has won multiple awards including the Emmy® Award.
Matthew earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University.
Keith Bomely leads creative direction and execution for many of DBOX’s projects. He also has executive responsibilities including business strategy, new business development, portfolio management, employee management, and quality control. In addition to branding, film, CGI, and print collateral, Keith has extensive expertise in the design and execution of complex sales gallery environments. His work on 432 Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan included co-directing the development of a film, the sales gallery, and two custom magazines. Keith led creative on DBOX’s Emmy® Award-winning documentary 'Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero'.
Prior to joining DBOX’s New York studio in 1998, Keith was a Senior Designer at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in New York. His creative work has been recognized with awards from the Type Directors Club and World Luxury Award, and has been featured in international publications and exhibitions. He was named by New York Magazine as one of the 'Influentials' in New York real estate along with architects Santiago Calatrava, Robert A. M. Stern, and hotelier André Balazs. Keith earned a Bachelor of Architecture from The Catholic University of America.
Jonathan Doyle leads all financial, contractual, and operational aspects of DBOX’s business from the agency’s New York studio. He first joined DBOX in 1997 as a 3D-modeling intern not long after earning a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University. Since then, he has taken a significant role in DBOX’s evolution from an agency primarily focused on architectural illustration into a full-service marketing and branding agency with a global footprint.
Johnny Petley is a creative director and brand strategist with over 20 years' experience developing award-winning marketing and advertising campaigns for high-profile projects around the world. Since joining DBOX in 2006 to lead the graphic design department, his role has expanded significantly and he has played an integral role in DBOX’s evolution into a full-service agency. In addition to leading strategy, conceptualization, execution, and account management for existing client projects, Johnny participates in new business development and new business pitches. Projects he has led have been recognized with awards, including the American Design Awards for Real Estate Advertising (1st place, 2006); the American Design Awards for Real Estate Web Design (2nd place, 2006); World Luxury Award for Real Estate & Property Luxury Communication (2007); Type Directors Club Award of Excellence in Typography (2008); NAHB Nationals Best Brochure (2009); and NAHB Nationals Best Marketing Campaign (2009).
Prior to joining DBOX’s New York studio, Johnny ran Feeder Associates, a Sydney, Australia-based graphic design studio that he founded. During that time, Johnny was a judge for the Australian Award (1999), Feeder won three major awards in the Australian Advertising Print Award Show (2000) and it won the Sydney Festival 2005 – 2007 Design Pitch. Johnny studied fine arts, architecture, jewelry design, and fashion design at university level.
As part of the global operation of DBOX, Mark Gleghorn leads DBOX London and DBOX Hong Kong with responsibility for ongoing projects in Europe, India, China, and Southeast Asia. He provides strategic guidance and nurturing of the business and multi-disciplinary team with daily executive responsibilities of brand compliance, project conceptualization and direction, new business development, and staff development. He joined DBOX New York in 2004 and co-established DBOX London in 2010.
Mark has a privileged and unique exposure to varied world-class design and architecture. His education and enthusiasm for design positions Mark to successfully interpret and creatively direct unbuilt ideas. Within the luxury property sector he has guided integrated, award-winning campaigns for developers, investors and operators. The exclusivity of such campaigns has provided Mark valuable insight and expertise in capturing and positioning the aspirations and mindset of multilingual UHNW clientele. His recent high-profile campaigns include ‘Twenty Grosvenor Square’, developed by Finchatton and operated by Four Seasons in Mayfair, London. Commercially, Mark is guiding ‘One Taikoo Place’ for Swire Properties in Hong Kong.
His strategic and creative works have been recognized with awards from the Type Directors Club and the World Luxury Award, the Golden Award of Montreux and has been featured in various international publications and exhibitions. He is curious and excited to cultivate emerging and potential technologies, including virtual reality and the design of spatial environments for brand marketing purposes.
Mark earned a BA in Design from the University of Leeds.
Lidia Stout joined DBOX’s New York studio in 2006. She directs all pre-production, production, planning and staff planning related to execution of marketing collateral and campaigns for the DBOX US studios. She oversees the operational management of the creative teams to ensure that results meet the highest quality standards and adhere to the client’s timeline and budget. In addition to running the studios production Lidia is a part of the senior team that handles business operations of the company. Prior to joining DBOX’s New York studio, Lidia was Director of Global Advertising Services for The Estée Lauder Companies. She has over 20 years of experience in creative services management. Lidia earned a BFA from the Art Center College of Design.
Christiaan Klaasen develops innovative, fully-integrated creative campaigns for global DBOX clients from our London studio. His role extends to executive responsibilities including business development, pitches, portfolio management, employee management, and quality control.
For more than 15 years — as both creative practitioner and team leader — Chris has delivered content programmes in computer-generated imagery & animation, film and a range of immersive digital experiences for luxury destinations and property developments around the world. With a natural affinity for emerging technologies, he advises clients on how best to utilize the latest platforms and tomorrows tech across global wealth markets.
Chris has directed DBOX projects in New York, London, Monaco, Athens, Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo — working in partnership with leading developers and many of the world's most innovative architecture firms.
Highlights have included the launch of MORI Buildings ‘Toranomon Azabudai’ with Heatherwick Studio, LAMDA Developments complex masterplan ‘The Ellinikon’ and the highly publicised project ‘The Tulip’ by J Safra Real Estate and Foster + Partners. He is also working in close collaboration and consultation with Eric Parry and the Norman Foster Foundation.
Christiaan earned a BA (Hons) in 3D Digital Design from the University of Greenwich.
Christa Hamilton is a creative director based in DBOX’s New York studio. She leads branding and marketing campaigns most recently specializing in luxury branded residences. Projects Christa has lead include The Residences at the West Hollywood Edition, Ritz Carlton Pompano Beach, and St.Regis Residences Sunny Isles.
Christa earned a Bachelor of Science in Design (Architecture) from the University of Nebraska, College of Architecture in 2001, and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation in 2004. Following completion of her Masters Degree, Christa joined DBOX. Christa has taught Visual Representation at Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning.
Gabor Cseh is a creative director and co-director of the CGI team at DBOX New York. He is involved in many aspects of DBOX's creative process with heavy focus on visuals and films, along with photography, post-production, team management and quality control. Projects Gabor worked on include the Emmy® Award-winning documentary 'Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero' and 432 Park Avenue.
Coming from a design and engineering background, Gabor plays an instrumental role in DBOX's work on immersive marketing galleries, from concept to execution, Recent projects include the 432 Park Avenue sales gallery and The XI Visionaries Gallery - that was honored with Interior Design Magazine's Best of Year award in 2018.
Gabor earned a MA in Industrial Design from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.
Neil Griffiths leads and directs the CGI and film production team in DBOX’s Miami Beach studio. Since joining DBOX in 2010, he has worked on a wide range of projects including 432 Park Avenue, Google’s North Bayshore campus for BIG and Heatherwick, Jade Signature by Herzog and de Meuron for Fortune international, and Ritz Carlton Miami Beach by Piero Lissoni for Lionheart Capital. Neil is also responsible for spearheading DBOX’s photographic stereo VR productions. Alongside Founding Partner, Matthew Bannister, Neil and the Miami team launched the VR architectural periodical ‘Parti’ in spring 2017. Neil worked in DBOX’s London & New York studios, before relocating to Miami Beach in 2014 to help open the studio. Prior to joining DBOX Neil spent seven years at Visualization One, working on a wide range of luxury projects.
Richard Birkenhead is a creative director and brand strategist. Since joining DBOX in 2016, he has been instrumental in positioning, branding and strategizing high-profile, large-scale projects for various clientele including Vornado Realty Trust, Macklowe Properties, SHVO and Hines—most recently Vornado’s Penn District. Richard also plays a critical role in new business development. Internally, his truly multidisciplinary skillset allows him to fluidly work on all aspects of a campaign launch, from brand identity to film directing to music composition.
Richard previously helmed his own creative boutique for more than 15 years, providing creative direction, consultancy services, branding, ad concepts & campaigns, and all manner of content creation and design services to clientele in the fields of fine art, entertainment, fashion and media – including Condé Nast, Hearst, Charlotte Ronson, the FIAC and Frieze art fairs, Pace, Edward Tyler Nahem Gallery and James Goodman Gallery.
Tarnya Netherton leads all project-related financial, production, and scheduling management for DBOX London. She offers over a decade of senior management and client services experience operating within the property, design, and IT sectors.
Tarnya’s day-to-day association with DBOX’s account direction team helps steward project-specific planning, task assignment, and employee time management. Her leadership role delivers strong daily management and serves to provide best-controlled, client driven budgets.
Her core experience and knowledge is frequently applied to the procurement, consultation, and negotiation of third-party services including fabrication and production. Tarnya’s extensive expertise in the execution of printed, digital and spatial experiences includes the market-leading print, film, and marketing suite for ‘Twenty Grosvenor Square’ in Mayfair, London for Finchatton.
More recently, Tarnya played an instrumental role in establishing a DBOX studio in Budapest. She currently leads the managerial operations of Budapest: guiding, scheduling, programming and overseeing liaison between studios.
David Cairney executes DBOX London’s most remarkable and distinguished projects for architectural visualisation, photography, virtual-reality and motion. During his tenure at DBOX, he has acquired a privileged and unique exposure to varied world-class design and architecture, which successfully positions David to understand and creatively realise a variety of unbuilt ideas.
Within the luxury property market he has guided award-winning campaigns for developers, investors and operators. For architects and engineers David has produced competition winning and planning approved architectural representations.
In tandem with David’s broad technical and creative skillset is his clear knowledge of production for global audiences. Most recently, David has co-produced the campaign for ‘Twenty Grosvenor Square’ in Mayfair, London for Finchatton and ‘One Taikoo Place’ for Swire Properties in Hong Kong. His current creative works include projects in Monaco for Groupe Marzocco.
David also performs a nurturing and guidance role for DBOX London, supervising the team and overseeing quality control. His role of promotion extends outside of the studio both as a presenter and guest speaker, most recently at the D2 Conference in Vienna. He is a keen sportsman and regularly coordinates and participates in studio sports events.
David earned a BA (Hons) in 3D Design at the Arts Institute Bournemouth.
Géza Kádas leads DBOX Budapest with responsibility for supporting DBOX’s global interests and projects. He joined DBOX London in 2012 and co-established DBOX Budapest in 2019; performing an executive role and providing guidance to the Budapest creative team.
Géza Kádas’ multidisciplinary interests and architectural experience present DBOX with unique and essential insight into the use of emerging and developing technologies; qualities which he utilises to uphold the consistent quality and value DBOX seeks of it's work. The combination of over a decade of worldwide experience, strong visual ability, conscientious problem solving and technical capabilities qualifies Géza as a central figure within DBOX’s global network.
His creative work is both broad in location and design programme including Foster + Partners and J Safra Real Estate’s ‘The Tulip’, which is widely considered as the world’s most widely publicised planning event of recent times. More recently Géza co-produced the global launch film of MORI Building Company and Heatherwick Studio’s $5.4 billion dollar luxury multi-purpose development ‘Toranomon-Azabudai’ in Tokyo.
Géza trained in Design at the KREA Contemporary Art School.
David Connolly exercises over two decades of architectural visualisation expertise within the property sector. His recent international works with DBOX include: UNStudio’s ‘Lyric Theatre Complex’ in West Kowloon’s Cultural District, Robert A.M. Stern Architects and Sino Land's 'St George's Mansions' at Kadoorie Hill in Hong Kong and The ‘Amaravati Masterplan’ with Foster + Partners in the Andhra Pradesh region of India.
In London, David has produced competition winning and planning approved architectural representations for numerous, pre-eminent architectural practices. His creative work for Foster + Partners and J Safra Real Estate’s ‘The Tulip’ is widely recognised as the world’s most widely publicised and high profile planning event in modern times.
Alongside his industry-leading talent, David remains a well-respected and highly regarded industry figure. He frequently participates in industry events and has previously judged for the State of Art Academy awards in Venice. Alongside his community endeavours, he performs a mentoring and guidance role for DBOX London and DBOX Budapest, attentively supervising the team and overseeing the implementation and development of technical processes.
David holds a BSc (Hons) in Architectural Technology from the Dublin Institute of Technology.
Andriy is a creative director and co-director of DBOX’s Lviv studio. He co-leads a team of CG artists working closely with other DBOX studios in Europe and the US.
Prior to becoming a partner at DBOX, Andriy led and co-owned the architecture visualization studio Submarina whose clients included Zahah Hadid Architects, Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura, Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, and OAOA. Since 2014 Submarina has completed numerous global projects helping architects present their work as well as aiding developers in their marketing efforts. In 2021 Submarina merged with DBOX with the goal of working on comprehensive marketing campaigns and planning submissions at the highest level. Andriy is also the co-owner of the annual Architectural Visualization event called ‘3December’, held in Lviv where a dozen industry experts give presentations on their businesses and their work.
Andriy earned a Master of Architecture from Lviv Polytechnic National University.
Vasyl is a creative director and co-director of DBOX’s Lviv studio. He co-leads a team of CG artists working closely with other DBOX studios in Europe and the US.
Prior to becoming a partner at DBOX, Vasyl led and co-owned the architecture visualization studio Submarina whose clients included Zahah Hadid Architects, Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura, Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, and OAOA. Since 2014 Submarina has completed numerous global projects helping architects present their work as well as aiding developers in their marketing efforts. In 2021 Submarina merged with DBOX with the goal of working on comprehensive marketing campaigns and planning submissions at the highest level. Vasyl is also the co-owner of the annual Architectural Visualization event called ‘3December’, held in Lviv where a dozen industry experts give presentations on their businesses and their work.
Vasyl earned a Master of Architecture from Lviv Polytechnic National University.
Edward Kim has produced and managed a wide range of projects from design and planning presentations to marketing imagery for luxury residential and hospitality developments at DBOX since 2008. Recent selected projects include The World Trade Center Retail and Transportation Hub by Santiago Calatrava for Westfield Properties, One Hundred East Fifty Third Street by Foster + Partners for RFR Realty and 160 Leroy by Herzog and de Meuron for Ian Schrager Co. Prior to joining DBOX, Edward held a number of positions in the design field, including apparel design, furniture & lighting design and as a project manager where he co-managed marketing design for the MetLife Stadium. Edward earned a Bachelor of Industrial Design at Pratt Institute.
Silvia Sola has over a decade of architectural and design representation experience, operating at the highest level for DBOX and numerous international architects. Since joining DBOX in 2012 and becoming Art Director she has produced and managed DBOX’s most prestigious campaigns including the award-winning ‘South Quay Plaza’ for Berkeley Group, designed by Foster + Partners. Silvia is currently co-directing the visualisation of a cross-studio project in New York and is also engaged with projects in London and Venice.
Her sense of architecture, design and art is complemented by her pursuit of current style and contemporary trends. Silvia’s expertise in the built form provides experience, direction and execution of branded marketing suites. Her enthusiasm and appreciation of the arts is well demonstrated as she co-organises DBOX events and studio excursions.
Prior to DBOX, Silvia worked at the architectural studios Lissoni Associati, Mario Bellini Architects and Claudio Silvestrin Architects. She is a fully trained architect having studied in Milan and Barcelona at the Politecnico di Milano.
Matt Wade is an art director and CGI artist in DBOX’s Miami Beach studio with over 15 years of experience in computer graphics and animation. He has played a part in many major projects coming out of DBOX including, Jade Signature, Ritz Carlton Sunny Isles, Century Plaza in Los Angeles, and the award-winning animation for 200E 59th Street in New York.
Prior to DBOX, Matt worked at several creative studios in the UK specializing in architectural visualization and commercials for TV and web. His creative works have included short animated films which have been shown at numerous festivals in Europe, including an award-winning spot at Rome International Film Festival, as well as being a contributor for the pro panel for Advanced Photoshop Magazine. He holds a first-class BA (Hons) in 3D Digital Animation from the University of Hertfordshire.
Alex Carter joined DBOX’s New York studio in 2018. Initially overseeing accounting matters, he now directs a broad range of business operations, from Human Resources to Strategic Financial Management, and has played a key role supporting DBOX's commitment to Global coordination.
Prior to DBOX, Alex worked as a finance and operations specialist in the nonprofit sector. For eight years, he offered operational support and financial analysis for community development projects including microlending and business incubation.
Alex received a BA in Jazz Performance from Bard College.
Tatiana Ruesta leads direction and coordination of all project-related creative, planning and management for the DBOX New York City studio. Her diverse, multidisciplinary background as an educator and designer, in addition to experience in management and client services, provides her with the ideal analytical-to-creative balance essential in her role. Tatiana’s association with DBOX’s creative teams help steward effective client relations, project-specific planning, and task assignment. Her unwavering enthusiasm for the DBOX Gold Standard has led to her success with clients. Since joining DBOX in 2013, she has led a wide range of commercial and residential projects including 25 Park Row for J&R / L+M, Madison House for JD Carlisle / Fosun International, and most recently 200 East 83rd and The Bellemont for Naftali Group.
Tatiana studied education and graphic design at university level. Prior to joining DBOX, she worked as graphic designer and illustrator.
As Director of Photography Ash is experienced in the creative production and direction of projects for DBOX throughout Europe and the world. His broad skill set offers DBOX's clients invaluable expertise in often challenging and diverse environments.
Since joining DBOX in 2013, he has forged a close working relationship with DBOX's global CGI team, with particular focus on his responsibilities in London.
Recent collaborative projects include Alagem Capital Group’s 'One Beverly Hills' in California, J Safra Real Estate’s and Foster + Partners 'The Tulip'. The latter of which involved the planning and execution of a number of technically challenging helicopter and drone shoots within restricted airspace above the City of London. In Tokyo he co-directed the global launch of Mori Building Company and Heatherwick Studio’s “Toranomon-Azabudai’.
His experience is matched by his dedication to high standards of visual quality, professional & legal coordination and handling of complex logistics, whilst also maintaining & enjoying his role behind the camera. Ash also supports DBOX's interest and intrigue in new technologies including virtual production and immersive experiences, alongside his role of staff guidance & learning development.
He has received an honorable mention from the International Photography Awards and holds a BA (Hons) in Digital Photography from London Southbank University.