Timoni West is the Director of XR Tools at Unity, where they lead a team of cross-disciplinary artists and engineers exploring new tools for human-computer interaction. Their team focuses on spatial computing: how we will live, work, and create in a world where digital objects and the real world live side-by-side. One of their team’s first tools, EditorXR, a tool for editing Unity projects directly in virtual reality, won SF Design Week’s first-ever Virtual Tech award in 2018. The team’s latest product, Unity’s Mixed and Augmented Reality Studio (MARS) launched in June 2020.
A longtime technologist, Timoni was formerly SVP at Alphaworks, co-founder of Recollect, and CEO of Department of Design, a digital agency. They’ve worked for startups across the country, including Foursquare, Flickr, Causes, and Airtime.
Timoni serves on the OVA board and is an advisor to Tvori and Spatial Studios, among others. In 2017, Timoni was listed in Next Reality News’ Top 50 to Watch. Additionally, they serve on XRDC’s advisory board, are a Sequoia Scout, and are a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Councils. They served as a jury member for Cannes Lion 2019 and ADC 2018.