about

In 2015, Hart Ginsburg founded Digital Tapestries in response to his experiences as a psychotherapist. Inspired by the healing potential of art, he aimed to serve the diverse needs of his clients through interactive books and short films. He soon expanded his visual materials by developing a workshop format, offering film screenings as well as panel discussions. Each of Digital Tapestries’ productions – films, books, and workshops – encourages meaningful dialogue and human connection and encourages participants to reach beyond a surface level response by awakening to their own humanistic capacities.

Since its inception, Digital Tapestries has grown into a team of artists and professionals that draw from digital media, art, social work, psychotherapy, and communications.

The Team

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Hart Ginsburg

Director

Hart Ginsburg works as a psychotherapist focusing on existential and narrative approaches. Outside of psychotherapy, Hart is involved in film and book projects that cover a wide range of topics on humanity and healing. Hart’s approach evolved from his life experiences, incorporating both Eastern, Western, and natural elements into his aesthetic approach. A few of his artistic influences are Charlie Chaplin, Maya Lin, Harry Callahan, and his parents.

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Stanley G. McCracken, Ph.D., LCSW

Honorary Advisor

Stan is Senior Lecturer emeritus in the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration. He has over forty years’ experience as a clinician, educator, and consultant. He served in the US Army from 1969-1974, as a Vietnamese linguist and a legal clerk. He has written about psychiatric rehabilitation, behavioral pharmacology, behavioral medicine, aging, motivational interviewing, and staff training. His current practice interests include mental health, drug, and medical problems; aging; veterans’ issues; and addressing cross-cultural and spiritual issues in direct practice. He regularly consults with Asian Human Services; Rush University Health and Aging; Lake County Veterans and Families Service Foundation; and the Professional Advisory Group for Advocate Condell Hospital Clinical Pastoral Education.

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Ginger Leopoldo

Honorary Advisor

Ginger Leopoldo is an educator, actor, director, producer, and community organizer. She is a proud founding member of Pintig Cultural Group and the founding Artistic Director of the Center for Immigrant Resources and Community Arts (CIRCA) and currently serves as Executive Director. Ginger has designed youth heritage curricula with techniques that utilize a basic integrated theatre arts workshop methodology as well Activism & Art workshops. She received her B.A. and M.A. in theater from the University of Illinois at Chicago. and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in organizational leadership focusing on the pedagogy of the Theatre of the Oppressed and popular education.

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Albert Chao

Video Editor

Albert Chao is a graphic designer and a video editor. After graduating from Media Design, Albert worked at wedding filming, postcard design, and package design as well. He is a recent video editor to the Digital Tapestries team. As a multilingual, not only English, Chinese and Japanese, he also learning French and Spanish; moreover, he likes to travel and enthusiastic about architecture. That’s how he inspires himself and combines these elements in his design.

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DANBEE KIM-B

Curation Team Assistant

Danbee (Deb) Kim is a designer, illustrator, and educator. She received her Master’s in Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, where she discovered her passions at the intersection of social justice practice and visual communications. Danbee currently designs and illustrates in partnership with grassroots social movements and other social-change oriented groups.

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Jason Hoban

Sound Supervisor

Jason Hoban is an audio engineer who specializes in recording, sound design and mixing. He works on media for animations, film, television, radio, and online platforms. Jason earned a Bachelor's of Science in the Recording Arts and a Master's of Science in Entertainment Business. In 2021, he was nominated for best sound design in the Nice International Film Festival.

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Kelsey Mira

Musician & Vocalist

Kelsey Mira is a globally established performer, session singer, vocal coach, composer, and songwriter based in Los Angeles. She is known for her versatility in singing classical, ethereal, and pop vocals, which has her collaborating on music projects for commercial artists and music libraries not only as a vocalist, but as a respected lyricist and composer. She is the lead vocalist on video games, “Darksiders Genesis,” “Immortals Fenyx Rising,” and “Ori and the Will of the Wisps” during “Luma Pools.” Kelsey is an integral part of Beverly Hills where she has been the resident performer at the famous restaurant, 208 Rodeo on Rodeo Dr and Wilshire Blvd combining original music, pop covers, and opera, and performing for guests from all over the world. During the pandemic, Kelsey has gained recognition online for her Friday night livestreams, including an interview on BBC Radio in the UK, where she has many listeners. Kelsey is currently recording her album and working on music for upcoming video game releases and TV shows, as well as other projects!

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Kyle Smith

Multimedia Creator & Consultant

Kyle graduated from Northwestern University and worked in advertising as websites were just beginning to be an essential business platform. He worked in graphic design, print production, websites, video production and editing. He also loves animation using Adobe products. He currently teaches Adobe software to high school students and was awarded teacher of the year in 2019. His background all ties together as he loves the art of storytelling in all forms. He enjoys a great book as much as he loves an engaging movie. 

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MAYUKO SATO-B

Creative Designer

Mayuko has spent her career developing innovative digital and print designs as well as web sites for clients across a broad range of industries. She very much enjoys working with ambitious and creative individuals like Digital Tapestries and helps them to achieve goals through forward-thinking designs and strategies. As a native Japanese living in Chicago, she is enthusiastic about networking with like minded individuals and enjoys introducing Japanese culture to people in Chicagoland.

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Andy Inglat

Creative Artist

Andy Inglat is a Los Angeles based video colorist, audio mixer, producer, and singer-songwriter from Muskegon, Michigan.  He earned his Bachelor's in Jazz Studies and Vocal Performance from Western Michigan University, where he also studied audio engineering.  Playing with various artists from New York to Los Angeles, Andy is a seasoned performer and songwriter with a dynamic falsetto range and diverse vocal style that combines a mix of soul, jazz, and pop.  As well as performing on stage, over the past 12 years he has worked for a variety of successful Los Angeles based production companies finalizing color and audio for film and broadcast.  As the industry changed to a more fast-paced digital world, Andy has spent the last 4 years working with production companies in the digital streaming space, as well as Independent artists on film and music video.  Currently he is the colorist/audio mixer at ATTN, where the focus is to help brands tell meaningful purpose driven stories across a variety of digital and social platforms.  When he's not writing or working in the studio, you can also find Andy performing live with International Musicians League, Bonnie Foster Productions, and Ben Mallare Entertainment.  Andy's original project, Vinyl Playlist, is set to release it's long awaited 3rd  EP “Avalanche” in 2022.