Meet the team behind the Swap-O-Matic
Creator, Primary Designer
Lina Fenequito attended Duke University, earning a degree in both computer science and visual arts. Upon graduating she joined Americorps program, Public Allies where she worked as a youth coordinator for a youth outreach program in Chapel Hill, NC. Through this experience she began to meld her passion for art with those for issues of social justice.
In 2003 she attended Parsons School of Design to pursue a graduate degree in Design and Technology where she tackled projects that addressed issues of racism, over-consumption, and building community through digital media. She is currently the co-founder of Good World Media design studio and taught at Parson’s School of Design.
Ray Mancini is the Creative Director of Good World Media, which he co-founded in 2007 with his wife and business partner, Lina Fenequito. He is interested in combining the energy and inspiration of the fine art world with the technological advances of the interactive world, seeking to create high-level visual solutions that enhance the user experience.
Prior to Good World Media, Ray designed interactive sites at Organic Online, DVC Interactive, and Delirium NYC. He is currently exploring the application of design methodologies and processes towards complex problems in interdisciplinary fields, most recently with his project “The Redesigned Stutterer”.
Ray earned a BFA from Syracuse University’s School of Visual & Performing Arts and a Master’s Degree in Communication/Interactive Design from Pratt Institute in New York City.
Rick Cassidy is the founder and president of Cassidy Development LLC, a boutique CCTV firm in Union City New Jersey, which he has operated since 2005. He studied electronic engineering at TCI College of Technology New York, NY and is a self educated computer programmer. Most intriguing to Rick is designing custom systems for his clients who manage large residential buildings in New York. Rick’s recreational programming of micro controllers and electronics design has led to collaboration with various art and design projects; his life-long enthusiasm for computer programming, electronic engineering, and robotics provide a backdrop for his projects Rick’s current passion is mentoring a new generation of electronic engineers and technicians at his firm.