Our Team

Let us introduce ourselves!

  • Jason Parkin
    Jason Parkin

    Jason Parkin

    President + Chief Creative Officer

    Limits, like fears, are often an illusion.

    Jason Parkin has more than 20 years of experience specializing in creative strategy, interactive/user-centered design, and animation. He is a founder and former Design Director of Motionbox, a personal video sharing company that was acquired by HP Snapfish in 2010, where he helped create a then new, and now widely used interface for viewing online video. His work has been recognized by various award bodies including the Webby’s, the MIN Best of the Web Awards, OMMA, and the One Show Interactive Awards.

    Prior to founding Compose[d], he was the Creative Director for Maxim Digital – where he headed up all creative for both advertising and editorial content, and Art Director for CondéNet’s Creative Services division. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Jason lives in New York City with his wife Nicky and their dog Shiloh. He is also a USCF Category 3 bicycle racer, ice hockey player, hiker, and photographer in his limited spare time, and a member of American Mensa.

  • Marissa Lerer
    Marissa Lerer

    Marissa Lerer

    Chief Technology Officer

    Kick Ass and Make Stuff

    Marissa Lerer is a technologist, musician, cake decorator and mom. She received a BS in Music Education and an MA in Graphic Communications, Management and Technology from NYU. She prides herself on being a “cool nerd” who likes to get her hands in everything.

    She is also an accomplished singer/songwriter who has released three albums and shared the stage with talented musicians such as Matt Nathanson, Lisa Loeb and Gavin DeGraw.

    She has also participated in the 2012 StartupBus and was on the winning team of the 2012 International Space Apps Challenge. She is passionate about mentorship, especially for women in tech. In addition to teaching programing at the School of Visual Arts she is also a regular panelist at Pace Path Live and recently mentored Girl Scouts at a SXSW event sponsored by Twitter and Dove.

  • Jaclyn Tokarz
    Jaclyn Tokarz

    Jaclyn Tokarz

    Art Director

    Anyone have a spare ticket to Hamilton?

    Jaclyn joined the Compose[d] team three years ago, after working as a designer for La Mer and Trish McEvoy cosmetics. With each of her clients, she most enjoys the challenge of balancing brand personality against it's potential for evolution.

    In her spare time, Jaclyn can often be found reading with a cappuccino in hand. She is most passionate about traveling, hand lettering and calligraphy, and Game of Thrones. Especially Game of Thrones.

  • Sal Torcivia
    Sal Torcivia

    Sal Torcivia

    Developer

    Asks the hard questions

    Sal’s our front-end developer who can solve a rubik’s cube in about 35 seconds. He enjoys working on the web and playing Dungeons & Dragons, he’s even built a website solely for viewing his spells. As an active player of Role Playing Games, Sal brings a fun perspective to solving the sorts of problems we encounter at Compose[d] in creating solutions for our clients.

  • Tein Gueorguieva
    Tein Gueorguieva

    Tein Gueorguieva

    Designer

    Likes to doodle

    Born in Bulgaria and raised in Queens, Tein traded the N for the 4 and now lives in Yorkville. While studying Communications Design at Pratt Institute, he nurtured his love for typography, illustration, and design. When Tein is not at Compose[d] creating, he can be found in the dog park chasing after a mischievous golden retriever, Beau, or at home plotting world domination with Lola, a long haired tuxedo cat.

Brewing Now

Without the fuel, there’s no fire. Here’s what’s in our cup now.

La Colombe

Phocea

This coffee is about a journey – a journey of spices, flavors, ideas. Phocea was inspired by the French city Marseille, which historically stood as the European entryway on the spice trail from Africa. With a roasty flavor and just a hint of black pepper, this brew is a gateway to new coffee experiences.

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Cool Things

Here's what we've been geeking out on lately.

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Today has been dubbed a “Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality“.  Several of the world’s largest tech companies (including Google and Amazon) are staging elaborate (but worthy) stunts to mess with the internet to prove how important Net Neutrality is. Net neutrality means that internet service providers (oddly enough, AT&T came out in support of […]

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Work + Play

Our pursuits inspire our creativity.