Austin-based MONKEYmedia is a privately held user interface design studio turned intellectual property licensing boutique, founded in 1994 by Janna Buckmaster Bear and Eric Gould Bear, an Apple, Microsoft and Yahoo! alumnus.
Communication Arts described Eric Gould Bear as "one of the most thoughtful and provocative interface and interaction designers working in the field." He has been a leading force in the design of award winning human-computer interfaces since 1984, has published numerous articles on the subject, and is first-named inventor on over 100 software and hardware interaction patents and patent applications. Bear is an enthusiastic and inspirational leader, and has established user experience strategies for many well-known corporations. He is recognized for his collaborative approaches to creating easy-to-use technology and engaging digital media.
For additional information, visit MONKEYmedia's website http://monkey.com.