Samuel Agesilas Pastel is a Chicago based interactive architect and designer, specializing in experiences built on the Flash Platform. He has been writing computer programs since the age of 11 and has written such applications like inventory control systems, educational games, and a 3-Dmensional visualization tool for organic chemistry. He has been actively engaged in the Flash development for over 9 years. Samuel is also the designer and lead developer behind Saffron, a strikingly beautiful AIR application designed to aid in the development of Flash and Flex content. Samuel has designed and written several interactive applications for companies like SEARS, Mastercard and Avenue A | Razorfish.