Trans / Seven team is led by an award-winning broadcast producer, Jon Lindgren, and leading transmedia producer, Karen Snyder (a.k.a KYS Realm), MFA. They are joined by a range of incredible talent, including up-and-coming students from the University of Houston.
Karen Snyder (KYS Realm), MFA, is a Transmedia Producer and Instructor
With over 12 years of experience in developing and creating multi-media projects, she teaches transmedia as an Adjunct Professor of Digital Media at the University of Houston.
As KYS REALM, she is the creator of the world’s first transmedia romance series, The Elements Club®. One of only a hand-full of female video game producers focused on the casual game space, she created and launched The Elements Club: Unity Match® video game.
She was spoken at and led panels at GamesBeat and SXSW regarding full-motion video game development and transmedia.
The co-founder of Kazap Company, a transmedia production studio, as well as CEO of Trans / Seven Studio, she is focused on developing transmedia projects that envelope full-motion video games, video production, and mobile technology.
She secured her Masters of Media Design, MFA as valedictorian from Full Sail University, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Business Administration from Capella University.
Jon Lindgren is a Producer, Film Maker and Creative Marketing Executive
Jon is 20-year broadcast producer, an award-winning filmmaker, director, and a successful creative marketing executive. He founded ViaMedia, an advertising agency and video production company, in 1995. He has garnered industry awards for his creative accomplishments including a 2005 Tribeca Short Film Festival for his short film, An Everyday Hero, won first place.
He has a proven track-record of mixing entertainment with education to increase viewership. He has received special recognition for broadcast education from a FOX affiliate station for producing over 100 educational vignettes geared toward children 6 to 12 years of age. His program received a local 20 rating and 2nd in national ratings for weekday afternoons. His clients have included the national networks, ABC, CBS, NBC, A&E, ESPN, Fox Southwest Sports, PBS and The Discovery Channel.
For Sportsmen and Versus Channel, Jon produced, directed and shoot a pilot reality series, Fair Game, that went on to become a seven season award-winning success.
In 2015, he founded Recovery Network & Broadcast Systems, a patient education platform that is an internal broadcast system for hospitals that empowers patients for better recovery. He is also the founder of DIREC Educational Programming, a 501c3 non-profit organization which provides, develops and distributes educational broadcast programming for hospitals, schools, and the general public.