The Modiv team includes a deep roster of dedicated associates, including specialists in print and digital design, branding, coding and content development.

Philip Krayna, CEO and Chief Creative Officer

Philip began his career with renowned publication designer Roger Black in New York City, assisting with the redesign of Esquire, Time and Smart Money magazines. Philip was also assistant photo editor at Andy Warhol’s Interview. After moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, he served as a designer at Mother Jones magazine and art director at Bank of America before going solo.

His involvement in design is wide-ranging. In addition to teaching classes in typography and design theory at California College of the Arts, University of Santa Cruz, and San Francisco Center for the Book, he is currently a senior lecturer in the design department at San Jose State University. Philip writes frequently about influential creatives and design trends for major industry periodicals, including Communication Arts, Print and Metropolis.

Philip holds a J.D. degree with a certificate of specialization in environmental law and policy. Balancing the analytical with the creative in his work, he is driven to ask: How can our society better integrate our constant desire for movement and progress with our need to design a sustainable future?

Mary Gilliana

Print Design & Production
Mary has been a senior designer and lead production assistant with Modiv for nearly a decade. She works on a variety of print projects including newsletters, brochures, online advertising campaigns, and magazines.

Sandeepa Nayak

Web Development
Sandeepa brings nearly 25 years of web development and coding experience to the team. Based in Pleasant Hill, California, she has expertise in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and jQuery and Wordpress.

Susan Kuchinskas

Writing & Content Development
Susan brings her experience as a technology and lifestyle journalist to her work for Modiv clients. A former senior writer for Adweek, she’s reported on technology and business for Time, Scientific American and Her content strategy clients include Autonomic, True Anthem, and Samsung.

Derek Beecham

Production Manager
Derek manages print and digital production as well as complex photo retouching for Modiv clients including Gap Inc. Most recently he was Senior Production Designer at Fitbit.

Gopi Purohit

Transit Data Specialist
Gopi is a software developer with over 10 years of experience working with public transit agencies. She has thorough experience in managing GTFS data and creating applications that use transit data.

Lian Chen

Lian is an illustrator and designer based in San Francisco. Her academic background is in fine art, and she enjoys creating artwork inspired by travel, nature, and the flow of daily life.