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Translation: Sitting at the bottom of wells, frogs think that the sky is as wide as a lid.
You can't tell by looking at a frog how high he will jump.
– American proverb.
In Spanish, rana means “frog,” an ancient symbol of transformation and metamorphosis. This same word, in Arabic, means “beautiful, eye-catching.” We combine both of these definitions to be the foundation for everything we produce: we strive for our work to be beautiful and eye-catching, and the process by which we create is transformational.
Rana Labs, LLC is a HUBZone certified digital media agency with a mission: to generate social change with every product we create. We develop websites, produce videos, run social media campaigns for clients and, in all of our work, we empower the future digital storytellers of our world. From our backyard in Washington D.C. to developing countries around the world, our goal is to build capacity and create jobs by uniting technology’s potential with artistic inspiration. We provide a space for aspiring artists, videographers, musicians, and coders to perfect their trade and to get jobs as graphic designers, filmmakers, producers, developers and more.
Founder & Creative Director
Miles has over 10 years of professional experience with video production, website development, social media campaigns, and training, and he is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
Director of Operations
Johanna leads business operations and brings over 10 years of experience in government contracting, finance, and human resources. She is also a classically-trained musician and leads audio production for video and ad campaigns.
Producer and Trainer
Jeffree is an experienced TV producer and a professor of digital media at the Rafael Landívar University and Panamericana University in Guatemala. He leads digital media workshops for various educational institutions and social organizations for our projects in Central America.
IT & Multimedia Consultant
Ahmad is our in-house videographer, photographer, and bleeding-edge technology enthusiast. He is fluent in Arabic, Russian, English, and Hebrew.
Digital Strategist and SEO Analyst
Scott is a long-time digital strategist and SEO analyst having worked with NPR, Idealist, Sunlight Foundation, World Wildlife Fund and the Peace Corps. Scott has vast experience with NGOs and other groups across five countries and different verticals.