Kristina Drury is a social entrepreneur, designer, educator and the founder of TYTHEdesign. By taking a human-centered approach, TYTHEdesign helps organizations connect with their stakeholders, drive innovation internally, enhance new and existing services and develop resource-efficient programs that create social value.
Prior to forming TYTHEdesign, Kristina worked as the NYC chapter head for Project H Design, a charitable organization focusing on product design for social change. While there, she was a lead designer of Learning Landscape, an educational active-learning playground that was featured at Cooper Hewitt’s 2010 National Design Triennial. Her diverse background includes work in corporate social responsibility, education, social innovation, industrial design, and architecture. She holds a Masters in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute and a Bachelors of Science in Architecture.
Kristina’s work and publications have taken root around the globe. Most recently, she has been recognized as an Innovation Expert for UNDP and selected to present at Clinton Global Initiative University’s annual conference. As an educator, she has taught classes, workshops and training to build the capacity of over 5,500 change makers, civic leaders and entrepreneurs. Her teaching and speaking experiences include engagements at Columbia University, Harvard University and the Cooper Hewitt Museum.
Aliza Sarian is the lead curriculum specialist with TYTHEdesign, focusing on workshop, training, and program development and facilitation. Her portfolio focuses on civic engagement through New York City’s Department of Youth and Community Development. Prior to joining the TYTHE team, Aliza was a New York City arts teacher for 15 years, where her curriculum focused on storytelling, personal narrative, and devising community theatre. She has presented internationally on the impact of the arts on young people’s academic and social-emotional growth. In addition to classroom teaching and directing, Aliza was a professional development facilitator and curriculum designer for the NYC Department of Education and is an adjunct professor at New York University and Hunter College.She has a BS and MA in Education from Appalachian State University and New York University, respectively.
At TYTHE, Hans Callenbach supports all external and internal visual communications projects. Hans specializes in a range of design skills from info graphics for legal litigation, to books for non-profits and websites for a variety of industries, he combines his passion for driving projects with hands-on contributions to the design and development of new products. He delivers real-world products with a focus on solutions, bringing intelligence and integrity to his collaboration with each client. Hans Callenbach came to NYC from Berkeley for his first editorial design position at SPIN magazine and never left the City. Moving into fashion editorial, his next stop was Fairchild Publications who later sent him to the Paris bureau as Art Director of European W magazine. After three years eating way too much cheese, he arrived back in NYC to take a position as Art Director for North American Bear Co., a wacky unbelievably creative place, creating sets and fashion shoots and catalogs for couture teddy bear costumes.
Toby Gardner is the program strategist with TYTHEdesign, focusing on community-based strategies, need assessments and research. Toby Gardner has extensive experience in nonprofit management, program design and direct social service. For nearly a decade he served as Assistant Director at Brooklyn Woods, a workforce training program and social venture business dedicated to teaching woodworking, fabrication and math skills to low-income unemployed New Yorkers, many who were justice involved. He cultivated relationships with a variety of community stakeholders to attract new applicants and to place graduates into jobs. He also designed and taught a soft skills curriculum as well as was involved in various aspects of program design. Prior to that experience, he worked in grant writing and fundraising for Fifth Avenue Committee, where he worked closely with programs in affordable housing, grassroots organizing, adult education and policy advocacy. He has also worked as a community liaison for a state assemblymember, a caseworker for medically fragile children in foster care at the Children’s Aid Society and has also taught elementary school.
Project Manager and Program Strategist
Diversity and Inclusion Expert
Applied Research + Program Evaluation
Kacie Lyn Martinez
Social Impact Strategist and Facilitator
Kena Hazelwood Carter
Strategist and Graphic Designer
Designer & Strategist