United by what makes us different.

Matt Kandela CEO & Co-Founder

Before co-founding Dear Future, Matt spent nearly a decade at Saatchi & Saatchi working in London and New York leading award-winning teams for clients like Lenovo, Spectrum, HSBC and Visa and then leading Global New Business across the network.

Gab Lentini Account Director

Before Dear Future, Gab led account teams in both boutique and large agencies, pushing client business with a strategy-first mindset for both B2B and B2C businesses. She has been on the forefront of successful marketing campaigns for brands like PNC Bank, TradeStation and PPL Electric Utilities (Fortune 500).

Gabe Benzur Creative Director

Former Director of Systems Design at Collins. Built complex brand systems for major global clients; color & pattern expert. Award winning branding for Ogilvy, Spotify, Target, Vitaminwater, Chubb, Babyganics, Naturalizer, JALC, MoMI. Personal Passions: Oil Painting, Ancient History, Skiing, Music, Baroque Art, and most other things

Blake Enting CEO & Co-Founder, New Zealand

Before co-founding Dear Future, Blake was Creative Director of Saatchi Design Worldwide for almost a decade, guiding brand design and design thinking for global household names, including Lenovo, Illy Coffee, Sony Ericsson, Walmart and Lexus.

Ji Park Senior Designer

Ji has designed for a number of agencies including Viacom and DMA United and has produced digital and print work for exciting brands like TV Land, Hydra Studios, Curfew and SGX NYC. She brings an integrated approach to her design style across multiple client verticals, and always maintains a sharp eye for the details.

Mohamed Elhawary Design Director

Originally from Alexandria, Egypt. Mohamed left electrical engineering to pursue his love for design. His attention to detail and passion for interesting typography has landed him projects with some major brands including L’Oreal and The New York Yankees. He brings an intuitive design eye to all projects he takes on, including digital, print and everything in between.

Elina Mackevica Senior Designer

Originally from Latvia, Elina studied business and design in Copenhagen and worked in Mumbai & London’s fashion scene before settling in New York to launch her design career. Her design aesthetic is very much influenced by her European roots, following a clean, elegant “less-is-more” mantra.

Jack Redpath Design Manager

Jack began his career as an industrial designer, working for New Zealand Design Studio, IMO Group, before transitioning to project management at Dear Future. Jack approaches every project with tact, creativity and pragmatism, using his keen design eye to help push projects forward.

Jung Yeon Kim Senior Designer

Currently living in Seoul, Korea, Jung has been a designer at Dear Future since its inception in 2017. She originally moved to New York to study design at Parsons School of Design and later used her fantastic visual communication skills to help lead the creation of brands of the future including Better Not Younger, BLVD and Upgraid. Jung currently supports both the NY and NZ offices.

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