was founded in 2003 to create a new genre of imaging products for
the consumer market. ImageChef is based in the San Francisco Bay
Area and is privately funded.
ImageChef technology has been customized for the mobile industry
and has been licensed by mobile operators and content aggregators.
25 Stillman Street, Suite 106
San Francisco, CA 94107
Business and Licensing: licensingimagechef.com
Rolf Rando has unique combination of technical,
creative and business background, with over 4 years experience in
the mobile industry and over 8 years in the 3D graphics industry.
Before founding ImageChef, Rolf was first employee
and and senior software engineer at WideRay, where he co-developed
their award winning Jack' mobile caching server.
Rolf was co-founder and Chief Technology Officer
of ThinkFish Productions, where he created one of the first non-photorealistic
3D rendering systems. The technology, called LiveStyles, was licensed
to CAD and consumer graphics software companies and won an innovation
of the year award from Computer Graphics World magazine . ThinkFish
was acquired by Viewpoint Datalabs in 1997.
While doing research at the MIT, Media Lab Rolf
co-developed Harmonic Driving, an interactive musical experience
that was part of composer Tod Machover's 'Brain Opera' which premiered
at Lincoln Center in New York in 1996 and has since toured worldwide.
Rolf holds a bachelor's degree in computer
science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Jeff Jouppi is a creative professional specializing in developing
product offerings from emergent technologies. He has 10 years of
experience in the computer graphics industry
Jeff began his career as Art Director and first
employee of ThinkFish Productions where he was responsible for the
visual and interactive capabilities of their non-photo realistic
rendering technology. Continuing on through a merger with Viewpoint
DataLabs, he worked to productize the ThinkFish technology into
a desktop application and client services. Moving to Computer Associates,
he was Creative Director for a pilot R&D group focusing on interface
design to provide elegant visual access to complex data for their
enterprise management applications. Jeff joined MetaCreations with
the task of expanding its 3D plug-in capabilities to include on
line promotions, interactive games and collaborative design environments.
Clients included Ford, Infiniti, NBC, AOL, Sony, and Warner Bros.
Jeff oversaw the creative integration of the MetaCreations technology
into AOL 8.0 with uses for immersive ad placement, shopping tools
and personal themes.
Jeff received his Bachelor of Fine Arts
degree in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design.