About Us

FINALE | Fireworks is a project to simulate beautiful fireworks shows on a computer.

Team

Will Harvey

Will is currently working on the FINALE | Fireworks project. Previously, Will co-founded IMVU in April 2004 and served as President and CEO from its inception to November, 2007. Prior to IMVU, Will founded two other companies: There.com, which makes the virtual world used by MTV and other consumer brands, and Sandcastle, a networking tools company acquired by Adobe Systems. In high school and college, Will wrote some of the early top selling video games and creativity products. At age 16, Will wrote Music Construction Set, the world's first word processor for music, published by Electronic Arts. Will holds five patents on networking, search and computer graphics.

Will earned a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Outside of work, Will serves on the Board of Trustees of Nueva Day School, an elementary school for the gifted and talented. In his spare time, Will is competing actively in Ironman triathlons and studying the strategy game of Go.

Chris Hondl

Chris is currently working on the FINALE | Fireworks project. Previously, Chris was VP of Enginering at Core Mobility, leading its messaging products group. Before joining Core Mobility, Chris led many engineering efforts at IMVU. In particular, Chris led IMVU's application scalability and availability team during most of the company's early growth. Prior to joining IMVU, Chris led the development of AlterCast, Adobe Systems's first server software product, and co-founded Sandcastle, Inc., which was acquired by Adobe Systems in 1997.

Chris holds a BS in Mathematics and an MS in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Advisor

Marcus Gosling

Marcus is currently the Director of Experience Design at IMVU which co-founded in 2004. Prior to IMVU, Marcus served as a consultant at IDEO, the design firm widely recognized as one of the world's most innovative design companies. Earlier in his career, Marcus co-founded an industrial design consultancy, OSA, in Dublin, Ireland, that grew to 30 employees. Marcus also taught Interactive Multimedia at the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Marcus earned a B.A. in Industrial Design from the National College of Art in Dublin and an M.A. in Interaction Design from the Royal College of Art in London.

A proud son of Galway, Ireland, Marcus enjoys riding his bike in the California countryside and spending time with his family.