Ozbay excels in designing unique experiences and artifacts; using technology, electronics, code and robotics as a medium of art and expression.
A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, with Master's in Music and Technology (Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Music), he's currently working for TBWA\Chiat\Day as a Senior Creative Technologist / NY Tech Lead. A Midas Gold Winner and a Shorty Award Finalist; he has ideated, concepted, prototyped and created interactive, experiential, digital, outdoor, tv and online projects for MasterCard, Microsoft, Coca Cola, USPS, MGM Hotels, Lockheed Martin and more. Projects ranging from interactive installations for the Oscars to smart golf balls, from experiential brand presences in NYC Pride Parade to interactive parks in Las Vegas, viral online videos, microsites and more. Also participated in Google Home hackathon on behalf of TBWA on March 2017.
He was a founder of McCann's Creative Technology Lab, and during his time at McCann he has participated in Facebook Creative Hackathon in Menlo Park, CA. Also organized and held engineering hackathons for Microsoft Cloud, Preventation of Excessive Alcohol Use, Fight Against the ZIKA virus with support from McCann Health's global network.
He is also overseeing & leading all aspects of the technology in TBWA NY's advertising production, from copy to art and concept to execution. He simplifies the sophistications of technology products, and communicates to the end user thus bridging the gap between technologists and creatives, and has held the same lead role for Microsoft in the past.
He's also a musician with multiple published albums, online music videos, and a world-wide audience reach. Heavily inspired and driven by minimal music, carrying rare Scandinavian melodies, Ozbay's music takes the listener through a mantric, atmospheric journey.
John's music explores the boundaries of a classical genre at the intersection of art, science and technology. Minimalist piano melodies combined with glitches, digital artifacts, strings, orchestral percussions, and atmospheric sustaining harmonics; John Ozbay's futuristic music can be categorized as an imaginary, fictional film score.