By day Jay Saenz works as digital marketing manager building purpose driven brands and providing consulting for social enterprises at Oliver Russell. He’s also an accomplished multimedia artist, social entrepreneur, STEAM education evangelist and philanthropist. His interests and work spans music, photography, film, VR, design thinking, and mentoring and advising fellow social entrepreneurs. 

Jay values his community and peers and is passionate about sharing his knowledge, particularly with socially responsible startups, nonprofits and underrepresented individuals and groups.

CURRENT PROJECTS

Notes - Jay launched Notes in Feb, 2018 In partnership with the Women's and Children's alliance. The goal of the project is to build support for those healing from domestic abuse and/or sexual assault by asking the community to write notes of support.  Jay also hopes that these notes will encourage others to leave negative situations as well as give the writers time to think deeply about what members of their community may be experiencing. 

Founder, Onerio- A nonprofit organization on a mission to capture, curate and conserve stories and ideas from individuals around the globe. Onerio preserves human knowledge through AR and VR for thousands of years so our species can continue to build upon the insights we've gained so far.

Artifacts - This multimedia documentary art project highlights the relationship between people and the objects that surround them. This project is supported by the Alexa Rose Foundation and will begin in March of 2018. 

Teather – This multimedia video, photography, and text project explores the relationship between people, cultures and the unseen world that surrounds us. 

Past

Founder, The Virtual Reality Project – As the founder of Boise’s first Virtual Reality Project, Jay's goal was to create an educational outreach program to inspire the next generation of creatives using of popular interactive technology. Today, the project is part of the Idaho Virtual Reality Council of which Jay is an advisory member.

Co-Founder, Barn Owl Records

President, Game Your Way (a Big Data video game startup)