WeAreGFX

We are a full service digital design, development and marketing agency with offices in Los Angeles, Oakland and Italy.

Since 2008, Hoverstate has counted world-renowned health insurance and life sciences companies among our roster of clients. Our focused expertise keeps our clients on top of changes in policy, privacy rules and usability for their customers. Oh, and we make things look good too.

Our team is all about health and wellness.

We bring together people with unique experiences in the health and wellness industries. We’re experts in compliant technologies, design strategy, marketing, and more. We create engaging user experiences, backed by some pretty impressive feats of technology, to bring this slow-to-innovate sector into the 21st century.

Hoverstate - Robert Fauver
Robert Robert Fauver
Hoverstate - Robert Fauver

Managing Partner, Chief Strategy Officer. Big Idea Guy.

Rob is an experienced technology and product strategist with extensive experience in the Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, and Life Sciences industries. He’s developed award-winning products, cutting edge-marketing programs, and groundbreaking technology solutions for clients large and small.
Hoverstate - Kyung Ahn
Kyung Kyung Ahn
Hoverstate - Kyung Ahn

Managing Partner, Chief Innovation Officer. Sports fiend.

With big agency and big company experience spanning 18 years, Kyung's technology chops are undeniable. Always looking for innovative solutions and better ways of doing things, he is a driving force behind our solutions. His solid belly laugh ain't so bad either.
Hoverstate - Mike Severson
Mike Mike Severson
Hoverstate - Mike Severson

Creative Director. Tinkerer. Doctor Who fan.

With a solid background in design, strategy, marketing and health care industry experience Mike brings an overarching, tyrannical, unbearable ego to the table that is completely unearned. Not a good person to have as an enemy, but also not a good person to have as a friend. He also writes copy.
Hoverstate - Lorenzo Francalanci
Lorenzo Lorenzo Francalanci
Hoverstate - Lorenzo Francalanci

Account Manager. Mood Booster. People Person.

As a team lead Lorenzo make sure everything is running smoothly for his team and for his clients. He hasn't met a stranger, and his organized and meticulous nature helps keep his projects and clients happy. His experience makes him good at his job, his personality makes him great at it.
Hoverstate - Jeff van Loben Sels
Jeff Jeff van Loben Sels
Hoverstate - Jeff van Loben Sels

Senior UI Director

He’s a combination of developer and designer; so rare, so precious. The development team likes Jeff because he can code. The creative team likes him because he is a gifted artist and designer. Everyone likes him because he is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet.
Hoverstate - David Nett
David David Nett
Hoverstate - David Nett

Director of User Experience. Writer. Maker. Roller of dice.

David started building software for the web in 1996, when none of us had any real idea what might become of this interwebs thing. In the intervening 20ish years, he's designed UX for dozens of web applications, mobile apps, and OTT apps, and is a fierce advocate for elegance and ease of use in a complicated, multi-platform environment. He would also like to snuggle all your dogs and cats, if that's okay with you.
Hoverstate - Chris Kelly
Chris Chris Kelly
Hoverstate - Chris Kelly

Director of Client Services.

A veteran marketer Chris has done it all. Startups, Fortune 500 companies, you name it. He brings an analytical approach to marketing and product development that we welcome with open arms. Numbers? Yeah, we get that. Even if they aren't 1's and 0's, Chris brings plenty.
Hoverstate - Brian Barnett
Brian Brian Barnett
Hoverstate - Brian Barnett

VP, Technology & Business Solutions. The Walking Dead fan.

Brian brings 18 years of IT experience in insurance and healthcare industries to the table. He's passionate about big ideas that bring together Business and IT, flexing our respective 'muscles' to deliver rapid value. Brian's depth in claims adjudication, benefit determination, and the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) make him the life of any party and the center of many conversations.
Hoverstate - Morgan Stevenson
Morgan Morgan Stevenson
Hoverstate - Morgan Stevenson

Account Director

Hoverstate - Lindsay Calev
Lindsay Lindsay Calev
Hoverstate - Lindsay Calev

Senior Digital Project Manager. Baker. Boxer.

Hyper-organization and a keen eye for design combined, that’s a unique thing. Lindsay’s projects run on time thanks to her whip cracking skills (which are solid, while still being enjoyable) and turn out great thanks to her collaboration and input. In her free time she restores mid-century modern furniture and hangs with her subtly giant dog.
Hoverstate - Barbie Taylor
Barbie Barbie Taylor
Hoverstate - Barbie Taylor

Senior Manager of Business Systems

Barbie excels at bringing balance to projects, no matter how complex! As a project manager at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, she managed all DRSIP projects for the Texas 1115 Waiver. Later on, while working as a Senior Service Delivery Manager at Ivanti, she managed Support Operations, Global CRM Technical Support, and Customer Care teams.
Hoverstate - Rahul Paravasthu
Rahul Rahul Paravasthu
Hoverstate - Rahul Paravasthu

Certified Pega Senior System Architect

Fitness Lover. Your Indian curry friend. Rahul is a technology enthusiast and has 3 years of development experience in the Pega. Rahul loves to work hard and party harder. He is always game for learning something new and parties.
Hoverstate - Kishore Yagnamurthy
Kishore Kishore Yagnamurthy
Hoverstate - Kishore Yagnamurthy

Certified Pega Senior System Architect

Hoverstate - Jen Thorneycroft
Jen Jen Thorneycroft
Hoverstate - Jen Thorneycroft

Senior UI Designer. Comedian. Retired Rugby Player.

With over 8 years of design chops, Jen has a strong background working with big brands in retail and tech. Originally from Wisconsin, she currently sits in the Oakland office obnoxiously sharing design articles and gifs from the internet to her co-workers. After 16 years of rugby, she currently is an aspiring triathlete outside of work.
Hoverstate - Ani Zargaryan
Ani Ani Zargaryan
Hoverstate - Ani Zargaryan

User Experience Designer

Hoverstate - Josh Mettille
Josh Josh Mettille
Hoverstate - Josh Mettille

Senior Manager of Business Systems

Hoverstate - Manon Kumler
Manon Manon Kumler
Hoverstate - Manon Kumler

Digital Project Manager

Hoverstate - Pravin Magar
Pravin Pravin Magar
Hoverstate - Pravin Magar

Pega Senior System Architect

Hoverstate - Chad Laske
Chad Chad Laske
Hoverstate - Chad Laske

VP of Technology and Development

Hoverstate - Eric Berglund
Eric Eric Berglund
Hoverstate - Eric Berglund

VP of Software Development

Hoverstate - Dan Stirling-Talbert
Dan Dan Stirling-Talbert
Hoverstate - Dan Stirling-Talbert

Software Engineer

Hoverstate - Jesse Cooke
Jesse Jesse Cooke
Hoverstate - Jesse Cooke

Senior UX/UI Designer

Hoverstate - Paul Hovley
Paul Paul Hovley
Hoverstate - Paul Hovley

Development Director

Hoverstate - Trevor Howard
Trevor Trevor Howard
Hoverstate - Trevor Howard

Software Engineer

Hoverstate - Sid Lejfer
Sid Sid Lejfer
Hoverstate - Sid Lejfer

Chief Financial Officer

Interested in working with us?

Check out our available positions and if you don’t see one you like, get in touch anyway.

Great relationships help us create great work.

Our clients will tell you, we rarely forget an anniversary.

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals
  • Gilead
  • Blue Cross of Idaho

Adobe

Random House

Harper Collins

E.A.

Blue Shield of California

Wizards of the Coast

Anthem

Rauxa

Weiden + Kennedy

Isobar

Duncan/Channon

WCG

Nitrogen

MEA Digital

Loomis Group

G2

Mobile Iron

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Our Strategic Partnership with Pega makes us a great partner.

Pegasystems has been a recognized leader in the fields of customer relationship management (CRM) and business process automation (BPM) for over 27 years. As a Pegasystems Alliance Partner, Hoverstate leverages Pega’s adaptable architecture to deliver applications to our clients in record time while creating an outstanding user experience. It may sound cliché but Pega never looked so good.

Now that we’ve met, let us know how we can help you with your project.