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 magazine. After relocating 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.

Recently, his design work was added to the permanent collection of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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 more than 25 years of web development and coding experience to the team. Based in Pleasant Hill, California, she has deep expertise in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery and Wordpress.

Sanjay Surani

Web Development
Sanjay is a detail-oriented developer with over 16 years of experience in website and mobile applications development. His expertise includes PHP, WordPress, Laravel, and Node.js.

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.

Susan Kuchinskas

Writing & Content Development
Susan is a veteran technology and lifestyle journalist. A former senior writer for Adweek, she has reported on technology and business for Time, Scientific American and Her content strategy clients include Autonomic, True Anthem, and Samsung.

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.