Tyler and Shahbano have been working on creative technology projects together for over five years. A software developer by trade, Shahbano was previously the head of research & development at an energy company where she and Tyler launched a series of industry-transforming cloud products. She co-founded LocalOn, a startup backed by notable investors including Y Combinator. Before becoming a product designer, Tyler worked as a financial analyst in the energy space, helping to raise and deploy over $500M of capital. He is currently pursuing an MFA at the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting through the Maryland Institute College of Art.



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