MediaCombo is a creative agency committed to helping clients tell stories with empathy, clarity and enthusiasm to engage, educate and entertain their audiences.

 

We’re collaborative partners whose experience in content development, design thinking, technology and project management, means we can provide leadership and expertise through all phases of production.

Who We Are

MediaCombo is an MWBE certified business.

 

Company principals Robin White Owen and Michael Owen lead our team of award-winning freelance designers, animators and developers, writers, directors and video editors. They all share our enthusiasm for our clients’ projects, our passion for excellent service and our dedication to delivering outstanding products.

 

This structure allows us to customize our creative and technical teams to meet your needs. We also have the ability to reach out to a well-tended network of specialists at a moment’s notice if project requirements evolve.

 

This method allows for flexibility and fresh approaches to problem solving too. It also keeps our overhead low so we can allocate more resources toward the design and development of your project, to make your job easier.

About Our Clients

Our clients include a broad spectrum of internationally known cultural organizations and corporations, including The Museum of the City of New York (MCNY), the International Center of Photography (ICP), the American Museum of Natural History, The Jewish Museum, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the Metropolitan Transit Authority Capital Construction Company (MTACC), JPMorgan Chase and KPMG.

 

Here are just a few examples of how we’ve delivered powerful solutions to meet our clients’ objectives. Please see our Case Study page for more projects and solutions.

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Principal

Michael Owen

As a company principal, and a freelance producer, I have over 25 years of experience producing documentaries, commercials and music videos.

I’ve learned how to use the language of film to tell engaging stories tailored to specific audiences. I’ve gained a deep understanding of production and post-production technologies, and so I’m able to grasp quickly what a client expects to achieve from a production.

My career was influenced by producing music videos for The Talking Heads, Television and other bands at the now legendary club, CBGBs, way ahead of MTV. I’ve also had the privilege of working with directors such as Peter Sellars, Jim Jarmusch, Lindsay Anderson, Michael Apted and Sam Peckinpah on a variety of music documentaries.

As a partner in MICA TV in the 1980s I produced a series of short video art portraits of the artists Cindy Sherman, Richard Prince, Laurie Simmons and others. These have been shown on the BBC and Channel Four, as well as in museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of and The Whitney Museum.

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Principal

Robin White Owen

My attraction to storytelling and to museums began when I was a kid, hiking through the galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, visiting my favorite paintings. That’s when I first understood that art and history are important because they teach us about ourselves. I learned a lot more when I began interviewing artists like Brice Marden and John Cage, as the editor of View, a magazine published by Crown Point Press in San Francisco.

In the mid-‘80s I studied TV and video art, curating museum exhibitions, packaging series for public TV, and learning how to tell stories from a curator’s point of view. From there it was a short leap to becoming a producer myself.

We started MediaCombo in 2004 to help clients engage their audiences with audio visual programs, as well as websites and interactives, I’m fortunate that we’ve been working with a diverse group of cultural institutions, government agencies, foundations and others ever since.

My focus is on product development, user experience, content creation and strategy. I’m always eager to immerse myself in new technologies, like AR and VR, so that I can communicate their benefits and limitations to clients.

In 2018 I graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses accelerator course. I also became co-chair of the Media Technology & Design Commission with the NYC Department of Education Career & Technical Education Commissions, serving over 30,000 students in 40 schools.

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Project Manager
Miriam Songster

Miriam is an inspiring, experienced project manager, product development manager, and team leader. She also has strong UX skills. She loves dogs, and splits her time roaming between Brooklyn, Manhattan and Westchester. She is also an installation artist working with scents.

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Design Director
Ellen Zhao

Ellen is an art director, designer and business growth consultant. She believes in the power of design to help businesses and organizations reach their goals, Ellen works in the US and China while based in France with her two children and husband.

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Video Editor
Peter Shelton

Peter is a master video editor, with more than 30 years of experience cutting award-winning documentaries, television programs, music videos and commercials in both New York and London. He has done all this and survived raising twin boys, now in their twenties.

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Technical Director & Interaction Designer
Carl Huebner

Carl overflows with creative ideas that he translates into animations, digital, interactive, and new media experiences. He’s an experienced team leader and a supportive team player. He’s one of the few people we know who also has ties to Lake Baikal.

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