these are the questions i’m asked all the time! if i had to explain who i am and what i do i’d say something like:
“i’m an ontological architecttm.
ontology is my way of actualizing the human imagination, intersecting design with human consciousness and co-actively authoring “mindware” into reality.” (and yes, i speak like this in real life)
but lets be real, no one knows what the hell i’m even talking about.
so in furtherance of keeping shit super simple: i’m a proud husband, honored father, a nerd and an adventurer that likes to build and share experiences for other people and i get paid to do so.
ontology – a set of concepts that explore the properties and relationships between things, how they become and how they exist
architect – a person who designs and builds shit
i’ve blended my studies of human behavior profiling, ontology and multi-disciplinary designs into this “box” i call an “ontological architecttm“.
dimitri snowdentm is an ontological architecttm.
dimitri designs experiences that will influence how you interact with the world around you.
literally, the experiences he designs will design you back. dimitri’s multi-disciplinary approach creates impactful experiences for some of the world’s leading brands.
acquire / aggregate digital data from
technology and real-world data from humans
use the digital and human data to
design digital and physical elements
apply the design to create a unique and contextual human experience by blending the digital and physical worlds
dimitri snowdentm was born in buffalo, new york to a cuban immigrant, vietnam veteran father and humanitarian african american mother. dimitri’s early years were largely explorative, transient and full of fiscal and emotional adversity.
raised primarily on the east coast (between buffalo – boston), dimitri’s unique cultural upbringing resulted in him never being “black enough” for the black people in his community. dimitri stood out for his extensive vocabulary; often times being ridiculed for using “big words” and wearing clothing that fit instead of baggy jeans and tall T’s. And he certainly wasn’t “white enough” for white people given his appearance, but also because he didn’t fit into any of the racial or cultural boxes they were used to.
dimitri was either taking the long way to/from school or getting into 3 fights a week.
this cultural “purgatory” pushed dimitri to learn how to “adapt to the audience”, pushed dimitri how to physically defend himself as well as pushed him to become heavily introspective. both highly educated and compassionate, his parents saw this and introduced young dimitri to the wider world around him by nurturing his creativity.
the fiscal adversity kept dimitri’s family on the move and very creative. never having much, he grew up with a heightened sense of possibility, imagination and problem-solving abilities. with a certified iq of 129, his insatiable curiosity revealed itself in enterprising ways. it wasn’t long before young dimitri, who was entrepreneurial-spirited, created several neighborhood businesses including grass-cutting and car washing.
during his 20s, dimitri had to drop out of college because he couldn’t afford the tuition with just 6 months left so he took a strong interest in quantum mechanics and noetic sciences which led to him becoming a self-taught computer programmer. once he started programming, he quickly understood that he was the author for creating epic human experiences for paying participants. this understanding lead dimitri to branch into the study of ontology. as of now, he builds human experiences with television stories, software, and robotics.
dimitri’s life so far has been full of messes, tragedy, lessons and love.
today dimitri lives in los angeles with his wife and children.
as dimitri continually perfected his ability to create immersive experiences, he was able to foster valuable relationships and opportunities with many national and international brands like radio one, visa and general dynamics.
dimitri was able to use the brand equity from his resume and attract even more clients in the entertainment and commercial verticals.
dimitri has invented several new experience products from the first less-lethal 5 day survival bag (defense bag), to one of the first real-time ocr analytics platforms that has netted over $15m in revenue, to and innovative wine blend (mindware wine), to a usb rechargeable double a battery (hypervolt).
in mid 2017, dimitri was approached by tlc / discovery channel to star with his family in a reality tv show series titled ‘seeking sister wife‘.
‘seeking sister wife‘ chronicles the lives of polygynous families from different walks of life as they each move toward finding a sister wife, adding an additional sister wife or life just after a new sister wife arrives.
dimitri and his family have redefined the typical plural template by being the first-ever african american family to be featured on primetime reality tv.