Who we are

Iktomi is a boutique branding, design and digital agency founded in 2011 by Alessandro Zanchetta and Nader Sobhan, two international professionals with experience across multiple continents and different but complementary backgrounds.

Our teams are based in Dubai, Barcelona, and Ankara, growing carefully and deliberately and working with international clients across the globe in multiple disciplines.

 

What's in a name?

In Native-American Lakota tribe mythology, Iktomi is a shape-shifting spider god of mischief, a patron of communication and technology that invented language and gave it to people.

There is a prophecy that states that Iktomi would one day return to weave his web over the world, and this has been interpreted by contemporary Native Americans as to have already occurred through the rise of the Internet.

As visual, digital and experiential storytellers we see ourselves reflected in this creative, shape-shifting, trickster spirit.

Alessandro Zanchetta

Co-founder & Creative Director

Alessandro is a Creative Director
with over 15 years of international
experience.

He holds a degree from the IUAV
(Venezia, It), he has also studied at
L'Ecole Nationale Supérieure La Villette
(Paris, Fr) and he holds a Masters
Degree in Digital Arts from IUA-UPF
(Barcelona, Es).

He has extensive experience in branding,
digital, and visual design.

Nader Sobhan

Co-founder & Executive Director

Nader is an Emerging Media
Specialist and Business Strategist
with degrees from Yale University
and an MBA from INSEAD.

He has extensive experience in
digital products and broadcast
entertainment and has built up
significant international experience
in Europe and the Middle East.

Kerem Iseri

Partner & Head of Operations

Kerem is a Digital Producer with over
15 years of experience in all fields of
digital content production.

He studied Software Development in
Ankara then he travelled and worked
for global companies and digital
agencies such as Siemens, Apple,
B.U.T and MediaMonks.

He has served to the top global brands
and delivered award-winning campaigns.