The Team


The Team



Erik Brisson has been fascinated by algorithmic processes to produce shapes since childhood. The idea of giving customers the power to engage in the design process in an intuitive way - through a series of choices - has been on his mind for a number of years. He founded Emergent Designs Systems LLC to bring these techniques into the marketplace.

Erik moved to New York City to work as a Technology Advisor and Developer at nTopology, Inc. He has worked in four high-tech startups; at Boston University he worked as a Research Scientist in the Center for Computational Neuroscience and Neural Technology and served as Associate Director of the Scientific Computing and Visualization Group; and he held the post of Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Amherst College and Wellesley College. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.A. in Mathematics from the University of California, San Diego, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle.


Lela is a graduate of the Open Media department at Rhode Island School of Design, where she also studied Art History + Gender studies. She has maintained her diverse skill set, by pivoting from social media marketing, to graphic design and business operations for small companies and startups.