Hossein Farmani published the first Los Angeles based fashion magazine, VUE, in 1985. He also published FotoFolio Magazine in 1986, promoting the work of contemporary photographers across the country. FotoFolio won numerous awards and is in the permanent collection of The Library of Congress.
Hossein led the industry in philanthropy by creating a benefit auction foundation call Focus On AIDS (FOA) in 1987, a volunteer-based non-profit organization whose purpose sole is to auction photography, donating 100% of its net proceeds to AIDS research, care and education.
In 1992, Farmani established Farmani – Yamanouchi design studio, a leading marketing agency focusing on fashion catalogues and consumer electronics industry design. As an Internet pioneer, Hossein established Artnet one of the first internet service providers in Los Angeles which landed him on the cover of the New York Times Business cover.
His first experience with Awards was as a co-chair of the Hollywood Film Awards and in 2004 he established the Lucie Awards, Oscars for photography.
Since then, Farmani has developed a growing portfolio of projects and companies.
Originally from France, Astrid Hébert graduated from the University of La Rochelle with a Master’s Degree in Marketing. She is an accomplished entrepreneurial professional with more than fifteen years of experience in Business Development, Marketing, Events, and Project Management.
After living for twelve years in Asia, working as Director of Sales & Marketing in the Hospitality industry, she moved back to Europe.
Astrid Hébert joined the Farmani Group in 2018 as Vice-President, opening the European office in Budapest and leading the company’s growth for two years. She is now the co-founder and Director of the 3C Group based in Switzerland.
Editor in Chief
Mirna is a marketing and communications consultant with a strong passion for design. She holds a degree in Information Sciences from the University of Zagreb and has been actively involved in the publishing industry. Since 2012, Mirna has been leveraging her expertise to provide marketing and communications services, specializing in the design sector.
In 2022, Mirna embarked on an exciting journey by joining the prestigious 3C Group as a Marketing Consultant. Prior to this, she gained valuable experience at Farmani Group, the sister company of 3C Group.
Polya is an overly enthusiastic young journalist with a passion for discovering new cultures. She is an extremely detail-oriented person and always looks for the best solution when provided with a problem. She has obtained a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Groningen and the Netherlands and likes to talk about traveling, entertainment, and innovation in her stories. During her free time, Polya enjoys reading and playing board games. Her favorite superhero is Spider-man, and she believes that with great power comes great responsibility. If you ever need something from her, the way to her heart is black coffee and a muffin.
Leonor Gomes is an outgoing and dedicated Journalism and Communication graduate, with a strong passion for creative storytelling. Through her experience in fields such as public relations and covering diverse subjects in international politics and public opinion, Leonor has developed strong communication and interpersonal skills. With a versatile skill set in digital tools and a keen eye for detail, she contributes to D5 with her creativity and dedication.