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 McCann Erickson as a Creative Technologist. He is a founder of McCann's Creative Technology Lab. He has ideated, concepted, prototyped and created interactive, experiential, digital, outdoor, tv and online projects for MasterCard, Microsoft, MGM Hotels, USPS, Lockheed Martin and Coca Cola. 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.
During his time at McCann he's 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 the global McCann Health network.
He also oversees all aspects of the technology in Microsoft's global 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.
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.