From as early as Ancient Egypt, artists have primed surfaces with a plaster compound called gesso (pronounced /ˈjesō/).  It is the layer upon which stories are told, giving power to ideas that spark change, drive progress and start revolutions. We named our new media platform Gesso to empower the next generation of storytellers and creators. 


Gesso is a primer for the world's most fascinating places. Our mobile platform centralizes site-specific podcasts, official audio guides and innovative walking tours. We have collaborated with nearly 100 cultural institutions and their visitors to develop this user-centric application. The result is a preeminent platform that transforms the way we experience the world and helps make culture more accessible and inclusive.

We have big plans. Gesso is all about more meaningful travel. You won't find a list of restaurant recommendations on our app, instead, we've prepared more in-depth looks at places we travel to and live in. Hope you'll take us with you on your adventures!

Henna + Mike + Dem


Henna Wang

Partnerships + Design

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Michael Reynolds

Product + Content

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Demetrio Filocamo


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