Meet our team

Learn about the awesome team that makes Zivity go.

Cyan Banister

CEO, Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Cyan was born into a family of artists and grew up around paint, photography and music. From these beginnings, she developed a life-long appreciation for the arts that eventually inspired the Zivity platform. Cyan has held many leadership roles throughout her career, from leading technical operations teams in an enterprise software company to helping women master technology as CTO of a nonprofit organization.
Photo: MERKLEY???

Nadya Lev

General Manager

Nadya Lev is a photographer, writer and artist. Her photography has appeared in Vogue Italia, Dazed & Confused and Nick Knight's SHOWStudio. In 2007, she co-founded Coilhouse, an award-winning magazine celebrating alterntive culture and art. Her goal at Zivity is to foster an inclusive, creatively-stimulating atmosphere in which artists get paid for doing what they love.
Photo: Corwin Prescott

Star St.Germain

Creative Director & Product Designer

Star has been mastering the art of working in multiple mediums since she had the idea to finger-paint her Legos. She likes identity design, behavioral science, and the playing the cello. At Zivity, she's in charge of everything related to design.
Photo: Nadya Lev


Mother of Dragons

Okami is an internationally-sought professional model who got her start on Zivity. Her adventures in modeling have taken her from Amsterdam to San Francisco, and everywhere in between. Here at Zivity, Okami is Zendesk slayer, social media machine, & all-around badass.
Photo: Corwin Prescott

Dennis Collective

Lead Developer

Dennis Collective is a lumberjack figure in North American folklore. One of the most famous and popular folklore heroes, he is usually described as a giant as well as a lumberjack of unusual skill, and is often accompanied in stories by his animal companion, Babe the Blue Ox.
Photo: Babe the Blue Ox

Editorial & Social Media

Lola Agnosia
Twisted Photography
Mlle Cherie

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645 Haight St. #16
San Francisco, CA 94117
[email protected]
(415) 570-ZIVY (9489)
Our normal business hours are: 12pm - 7 pm EST. Monday - Friday

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