Dustin Ballard is a ruggedly handsome gentleman adventurer who writes his own bios with no editorial oversight. After being raised by wolves on the great plains and deserts of the American southwest, he started his information technology career at corporate giants like EDS and Verizon. After ten years of the corporate world, he took his cowboy boots and struck off into the unknown. A few years in the entertainment industry as a screenwriter and producer were followed by a round-the-world tour as a consultant for oilfield drilling control systems. Eventually he settled into an operations role, serving as COO of PK Pictures in Nashville, TN. Ready for the next adventure, he and his partners founded Big Banzai to build amazing AR and VR experiences for enterprise and entertainment.
Phil Walton is the co-founder and Creative Director of Big Banzai. After a successful six year enlistment as an Aircraft maintenance technician in the United States Air Force, he left to pursue his dream career in art. Phil graduated with Honors from the Art Institute of Portland and has worked for fifteen years in animation, motion graphics and digital art. Phil has written nine children’s books, as well as for television, radio, and video. Phil brings unique creativity and wide range of experience to the realms of XR. Phil is also one of a limited number of Official Lens Creators for Snapchat and his lenses have been enjoyed by millions around the world. His singing Hamilton lens was recently featured prominently at the Snap Partner Summit 2019.