Chris Mena

A.K.A. "The Brander"

A story-teller at heart, and with a background in design, marketing, and hospitality, Chris' works are present in over three hundred locations world-wide and have influenced tens of thousands of consumers over the last 15 years.

After serving as lead designer at multiple New York restaurant groups, Chris founded Made With Alchemy, an marketing & brand studio answering the question of where is the ROI.

As a strategic partner at Neighborhood Projects, Chris brings with him all of the expertise (and techniques) of Made With Alchemy to Neighborhood Projects.

When not designing or leading a set, Chris can be seen behind a film camera wondering whether if he should under-expose a shot or not.