Pavani Yalla

As Creative Director for Second Story's Atlanta studio, Pavani draws on her passion for culture and collaboration to create human-centric experiences for broad audiences. In addition to leading award-winning projects for both commercial and culture clients, Pavani spearheads the creation of new methods and tools for the emerging field of Experience Design within physical environments. Her multifaceted background in engineering, design, and music inspires her interdisciplinary approach to the field. Pavani also leads diversity and inclusion initiatives within the studio. Aside from mentoring and setting an example for her teams, she helped with the design and international roll out of an innovative experiential workshop that uses storytelling and place-based technology to combat the effects of unconscious bias in the workplace. Pavani holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida and an M.S. in Human-Computer Interaction from Georgia Institute of Technology.