Two Bit Circus lives at the intersection of technology and spectacle. We engineer entertainment that is imaginative and interactive, blurring the line between physical and digital playgrounds to create a new world of social amusement.

Based in Los Angeles, our interdisciplinary team of artists, engineers, and entrepreneurs develop spectacular productions with the goal to inspire, engage, and reinvent the way people play.

Robotics, lasers and electronics are in the mix. It would seem to be a mad inventor’s fantasy.”

usaa_today_2

OUR TEAM

Brent_Bushnell

BRENT BUSHNELL

CEO & Roustabout

A lifelong engineer and entrepreneur, Brent plays at making technology fun. Particular passions include group games, out-of-home entertainment, and inspiring kids to be inventors.

Twitter

Eric_Gradman

ERIC GRADMAN

CTO & Mad Inventor

Eric is an inventor and entertainer who makes others see technology as magic. He has a colorful history as a circus performer, professional whistler, roboticist, and inventor.

Twitter

Nancy_Bennett

NANCY BENNETT

Chief Content Officer

Nancy is a former senior television and music executive, producer, and director. She has created TV shows, award winning music videos, commercials, and tech companies, but really wants to be a mathemagician.

Twitter

Hector_Alvarez

HECTOR ALVAREZ

Creative Director

Hector is a multi-disciplinary designer who revels in visualizing the impossible and making it real. With a background in digital marketing and industrial design, he sculpts ideas for maximum impact and efficiency.

Twitter

Dan_Busby

DAN BUSBY

Lead Engineer

Dan Busby is a Physicist who enjoys building creative pieces of art. From resonant fire tubes, to eight-person kinetic sculptures, to converting his ‘64 Spitfire to be 100% electric, he enjoys dazzling people with the beauty of science.

Twitter

Gavin_Bushnell

GAVIN BUSHNELL

Event Manager

Gavin is an event guru who produces experiences that both inspire and entertain. With a background in architecture and client relations, he thrives on creating the perfect environment for fun.

Twitter

Luis_Da_Silva

LUIS DA SILVA

Art Director & Lead Designer

Luis is a concept-driven graphic designer specializing in Brand Identity, Print, and Interactive Design. Fueled by a genuine passion, he provides creative solutions that engage audiences and induce reactions.

LinkedIn

Gretchen_Helpenstell

GRETCHEN HELPENSTELL

Art Director

Gretchen is a self-taught graphic designer who discovered her love for visual communication while studying entrepreneurship and crafting yearbooks. She’s a disciplined generalist who enjoys shaping cohesive design concepts while daydreaming about space.

Twitter

Tyler_Heon

TYLER HEON

Production Manager

Tyler was once an aspiring lion tamer, but gave up those dreams to work at a different kind of circus. He comes to the Big Top with a background in Film, Television and Live Event Production. A regular gadget guru, Tyler enjoys nerding out with the newest tech toys, hiking, cooking and guerrilla filmmaking.

Spencer_Hochberg

SPENCER HOCHBERG

Research & Development Engineer

Spencer is a mechanical engineer, media producer, and winner of multiple North American Unicycling Championships. He spends his time tinkering with electronics, dabbling in acrobatics, and trying not to fall off a Cyr wheel.

Twitter

Cassandra_Ichniowski

CASSANDRA ICHNIOWSKI

Producer

Cassandra is a producer and design researcher for location-based interactive experiences. Combining a background in theatre, computer science, and interaction design, she delights in making intuitive, immersive guest experience through quality storytelling and rigorous playtesting.

Jennifer_Jordan

JENNIFER JORDAN

Chief Communications Wrangler

Jennifer brings her playful background from the stage and classroom into storytelling and ink slinging, connecting the community with the circus. She is a brand strategist, arts integration specialist, and professional singer.

Twitter

Brian_Kim

BRIAN KIM

Research & Development Engineer

Brian is a mechanical engineer, digital artist, and programmer with a background in themed entertainment and theater.  In his spare time, he enjoys mountain biking, trail running, and making beer.

LinkedIn

Jemie_Sae_Koo

JEMIE SAE KOO

Executive Producer

Jemie is a catalyst and connector of do-gooders with a background as a veteran politico, development executive, event producer, and digital marketer. She has a passion for education, philanthropy, public service, brand development, production, and salsa dancing, and indulges in many glorious pursuits of diverse ingenuity.

LinkedIn

Elise_Lemle

ELISE LEMLE

Concept Developer & Circus Wares

Elise is an artist, educator, and theater nerd. Professional interests include immersive performance, the intersection of fashion and technology, and arts-integrated education.

Twitter

Grace_Littlefield

GRACE LITTLEFIELD

Executive Assistant & Producer

When she’s not constructing post-apocalyptic civil and creative structures in her brain or doing ad-hoc projects for the big boss at TBC, Grace writes, edits, and hoofs it through the streets of LA.

LinkedIn

Jenny_Long

JENNY LONG

School Programs Specialist

Drawing from her experience in educational neuroscience, curriculum design, and music composition, Jenny curates engaging educational experiences here at Two Bit Circus.

Miya_Sylvester

MIYA SYLVESTER

Interaction Engineer

Miya is a creative spirit who joined the circus to conceptualize physically interactive installations that bring people together.  Her penchant for play is fed by her soft spot for the arts, including partner dance.

Aaron_Thomen

AARON THOMEN

Research & Development Engineer

Aaron works in robotics and software engineering. He created MindMIDI, which can be used to listen to the electrical symphony of your own brain. His story includes time as a welder, jeweler’s apprentice, and stand-up comic.

John_Zapolski

JOHN ZAPOLSKI

Products & Strategy Acrobat

As an entrepreneur, designer, strategist, and educator, John has destroyed things (assault weapons) and made things (software, jewelry, financial services, films, and educational content). A hybrid thinker and maker, he has taught graduate programs in both art school and business school.

bronco

BRONCO

Chief of Security

Don’t hesitate to drop us a line!

CONTACT US

page_ender_779

STEAM Carnival

STEAM Carnival

April 22, 2014

Stunt Show: BestBuy Simulator

Stunt Show: BestBuy Simulator

February 27, 2014

Story Room: Virsix

Story Room: Virsix

February 26, 2014