Carla Diana is a designer/programmer focused on the balance between the technical and the creative. She is currently Professor of Interactive Design at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia and runs her own studio. Originally from New York City, she has an MFA in Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the Cooper Union. She has received several awards for her interactive projects, and was featured as one of the Art Director’s Club “Young Guns” for 2001. Her latest piece,, was the Experimental category winner in the 2003SF Flash Forward Film Festival. Much of her work deals with interactive audio-visual experiments, where user responses are translated into shifting melodies and dynamic graphics. Her professional clients range from independent filmmaker Atom Egoyan to Ford Motors, and recent projects include creative direction for an animated Math e-learning product and design work for Scholastic, Inc.