Mark Hempel, is a cutting-edge innovator, a recognized expert in information architecture, and visual designer who has worked with Fortune 500 companies on next generation web platforms. He is also the designer, webmaster, and spokesman for the mysterious "James", of the legendary multi-level/multi-contextual Wingmakers website.
“Communicating new ideas for new times,” has been the motto of Planetwork and Planetwork Press since 1994 when Darlene and John Berges founded the companies. They have published books, articles and creative learning programs ever since. As the Internet became popular, John developed our website planetwork press.com (now planetwork.co) to continue communicating new ideas.
They became interested in the WingMakers material in 2001, when John began an email correspondence with the webmaster, Mark Hempel, a talented web designer and computer professional. Mark and John sent questions to Sarah, which were answered by James via PDF that Mark then sent to John. James invited John to write back to him with a carefully crafted question about John's personal mission in this lifetime. That first email from James to John began a 10-year relationship between them. This led James to trust John as an editor of some of his writings in 2007. In 2009, James asked John to be the editor and commentator for his two volume book, Collected Works of the Wingmakers - Volumes I & II. John accepted James’ offer.