As the Executive Producer Jean Hagan is IFTF’s chief of brand and head of creative and communications. She oversees the translation of research ideas into messaging for PR and for all digital visual media and media experiences (maps, books, artifacts of the future, digital stories, and immersive videos). With an educational background in creative writing, journalism, and graphic design and a professional background in advertising, marketing, PR, and branding, Jean bridges the communities that make IFTF a highly creative organization, including its clients and sponsors, research staff, internal design studio, creative affiliates, and the public media. Skilled in mobilizing networks to engage with IFTF in everything from games to topical engagements, Jean also manages the organization’s ongoing media, press relationships, and serves on the IFTF Board of Trustees.
Jean studied journalism at St. Mary's College and has a BS in Design from the San José State University School of Art & Design. She began her professional career in advertising at a boutique firm in San Francisco; later, she directed brand, demand creation, design, marketing, and communications groups for tech startups such as I/PRO and Fabrik Communications, and at larger companies such as Softbank and Oracle Corporation.