Back to Posts

Skylab Blog


Chloe Almeida

The Future is Bright with Our Unified Team

Jun 27, 2024

Skylab, ImageQuix, and Fotomerchant stand as top players in the volume photography industry. Now, envision a unified solution that integrates all these services into one seamless package. Good news – that’s exactly what we’re doing.

We know we have the technology to do it, but having a kick-ass team is the most important thing in creating success. Combining decades of industry experience, our new unified team is working to enhance ImageQuix's original e-commerce platform, Blueprint, into a flagship product that brings in the best of the best from our combined product offerings into a comprehensive, powerful platform. We’re leveraging the expertise of some of the brightest minds in the field to help you grow your studio like never before!

Haven’t caught up on our big news? Check out this blog for all the details.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Our global team came together in May at our new headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina. With team members spanning from Austria to Australia, Canada to the UK, we transitioned seamlessly from online collaboration to real-world connections.

“Jet-lag? Never heard of it” we said as we got straight to work. Beyond working on our exciting projects to drive your business forward, we also made time for bonding beyond the office. From strategizing sessions to fun activities like ziplining, golfing, kayaking, food tours, and escape rooms, we balanced hard work with moments of fun to make the most of our time together.

The Who’s Who

Great things happen when you join forces - including gaining brilliant minds. While we can’t highlight everyone (trust us, they’re all geniuses), meet some of the key players driving our mission:

Christian Perry, Implementation Specialist

Christian Perry is dedicated to empowering studios through his expertise in streamlining processes, ensuring they can confidently embrace the future. His commitment makes him an invaluable resource for studios looking to optimize their operations.

Alireza Shifaei, Director of Machine Learning

You might already know him as a co-founder of Skylab Studio, Alireza Shifaei leads with expertise as the Director of Machine Learning. With a Ph.D. in Machine Learning and Computer Vision from UBC, he blends over a decade of research with more than five years in industry. Known for his knack for problem-solving, Alireza focuses on enhancing your studio workflow through innovative algorithms.

Nicole Cook, Product Manager

Nicole Cook brings over ten years of diverse experience—from customer support and account management to sales, marketing, and website design—to her role as Product Manager. Her background spans platforms like Simplephoto, Fotomerchant, and Blueprint, giving her deep insights into industry nuances and a strong ability to empathize with both internal teams and client needs.

It’s Time For Change

We see huge potential for groundbreaking innovation in this industry, similar to what other sectors have already experienced. This is just the beginning! In a rapidly changing world, your time is more valuable than ever. Our goal is to bring together our teams, products, and solutions to give you back more time - time you can invest in growing your business.

Want to learn more? Contact us at