Meet the Vishion Team
Vishion is a small startup based in Charlotte, North Carolina, focused on the exploration of color online.
We’re a small team of dreamers looking to build the first color search app. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, we’re working together to create the first color-search engine from scratch. We are excited to be the team that builds Vishion.
Meet the team
Samantha Smith, Founder & CEO
I’m from Fairfax, Virginia.
Fun fact about me: I started my post-college career covering crimes and courts as a journalist for a small publication in Southern Virginia.
What makes me excited about Vishion: I wake up excited to build Vishion because we are creating a completely new way to help people search online. Color isn’t easy, but we’ll be known as the team that figured it out.
How I’ve used Vishion: I used Vishion today to find a new rug for our living room. I’ve struggled to find something colorful that can tie the room together. I’m looking for inspiration to step outside of my comfort zone.
Gurtej Singh, Co-founder & CTO
I’m originally from Queens, New York, but proudly claim Charlotte as home now.
Fun fact about me: I’m a huge hip hop head, so I can (and occasionally do) debate top five rappers with others for more hours than I’d like to admit.
What makes me excited about Vishion: Sometimes I think back to when I realized just how much we as human beings are able to emotionally connect to what we can physically see, including the visuals and especially the colors surrounding us every day. At Vishion, that appreciation for the positive influence of color is at the heart of everything we do. So for me personally, it’s absolutely thrilling to have the opportunity to craft a product that has such unlimited potential to facilitate those kinds of emotional connections in people.
How I’ve used Vishion: Don’t tell my old orange sofa this, but I found a lot of possible replacements for it using Vishion today. I’m thinking a matching rug might be next…
Bryan McCarter, Chief Marketing Officer
I grew up in Tennessee but lived for most of my adult life in New York. I feel like I’m from both (though my kids would be quick to tell you they are New Yorkers and I am not.)
Fun fact about me: Years ago, I took an acting workshop taught by Timothy Busfield. It was a watershed event in my life; during the course, I realized that acting wasn’t my thing but marketing was. This set me on my life’s path.
What makes me excited about Vishion: I really like being part of something new. The opportunity to create the Vishion brand from scratch is not something to pass by.
How I’ve used Vishion: Finding a complementary paint color for the shared, center part of a jack-and-jill bathroom between my son‘s bright orange and my daughter‘s purple.
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Diondre Lewis, Head of Mobile Development
I’m from Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Fun fact about me: I help poor people make money on technology by training them for free in enterprise software development called T.R.A.P Tech Program (Training Responsible Advanced Professionals).
What makes me excited about Vishion: Color is everywhere! Thinking about that makes me excited about what we can build.
How I’ve used Vishion: I got some ideas for chairs in my office based on the colors of our wall.
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Jens Alm, Vishion Advisor
I’m from Gävle, Sweden.
Fun fact about me: I once competed in the Swedish Championship in Swimming
What makes me excited about Vishion: Technology has always been something that excites me. I love finding new and interesting ways to use technology and Vishion is unique in several ways.
How I’ve used Vishion today: I have taken multiple pictures around my house and searched for paint colors to see how well the results match.
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Other Vishion Advisors
We have five other great advisors helping us as we grow Vishion. Their experience ranges from interior design to computer vision, but each of them specializes in an area that will help as we tackle issues that come with creating a successful startup.
Vishion has four awesome interns helping us with our summer launch! Brianna Johnson, Kayla Famolari, Will Boyd and Jason Ryoo are helping with marketing, sales and technical efforts to make sure we have a successful launch.
Samantha Smith started Vishion in 2017 after struggling to find a specific piece of home decor in the perfect color. Thus, was born Sam’s vision for Vishion. Today, the color search engine partners with some of the top brands in the world to help interior design professionals and design lovers search for products and designs by color, instantly.
When Smith isn’t pitching and traveling to various competitions or running her Vishion team, she can be found hanging with her husband, Steve, and their two dogs in Charlotte, NC.