Mahmoud Zougheb

Full Stack Developer

LinkedIn

Top Skills: Web Development, User Interaction (UI), User Experience (UX)

Tools of the Trade: HTML/CSS, Javascript, jQuery, MySQL, Python, WordPress

Fun Facts: I enjoy cooking (and eating!) and I like to watch movies.

Stephanie Booher

Event Manager

LinkedIn

Top Skills: Project Management, Team Communication, Event Management

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, HTML/CSS, Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), WordPress, Quickbooks

Fun Facts: I create fundraiser events (one night shows and online) to help friends in need. I’m a performer, writer, actress – have had several extraordinary experiences with that. I’m a music geek focusing on weird, eclectic performers.

Elisabeth Ajtay

Graphic Designer / Photographer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Developing Skills: I would love to combine my analytical, artistic skills with improving my basic web design skills. I am eager to work for a good cause that benefits individuals and society, ideally as a contractor or on a part-time base.

Top Skills: Photography, Graphic Design, Analytical/ Research skills

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), Sketch, WordPress

Fun Facts: I am multi lingual (Hungarian, German, French, Romanian) and additionally to a designer, a working, exhibiting artist at www.elisabethajtay.com My logo and design name are both a playful visualization of the correct pronunciation of my last name.

Tatiana Bakman

Project Manager / Project Coordinator / Business Analyst

LinkedIn

Top Skills: Project management, Business analysis, Requirement gathering and documentation, Agile, Scrum

Developing Skills: Leadership/management, PMP certification, Ruby

Tools of the Trade: Jira, Confluence, Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), Slack, MS (Project, Visio), SQL Server Management Studio, MS dynamics CRM, PowerDesigner, Fluid UI, Balsamiq.

Fun Facts: I enjoy traveling as I have a keen interest in different ways of life and find pleasure in complicated routes planning – I once visited 10 countries in one year. I’m a beginner tennis player – it’s a great feeling hitting a ball tactically correctly and purely. I make a craft cherry infusion by my grandmother’s recipe.

Lisa Bigeleisen

Production Designer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Graphic Design, Print Production, Illustration

Developing Skills: I’d love to learn more about digital media, marketing and advertising for the web. I have a background in print design primarily, and I’d love to sink my teeth into an opportunity to apply these skills to the digital realm.

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, HTML/CSS, Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), Salesforce, WordPress

Fun Facts: I was born and raised in San Francisco! I love to cook, eat and explore new and different cuisines. I am also [mostly] vegetarian. I enjoy learning languages. I speak Spanish at an intermediate/advanced level, and Portuguese at an intermediate level. The next language I would like to learn is Japanese.

Anderson Espinosa

PL-SQL Developer

LinkedIn

Top Skills: Coding (PL/SQL Development, Oracle Forms, BI Publisher, Oracle Report), Oracle EBS (Oracle Financial – AR, AP, GL, OKC and INV), Creating technical and functional design documents using AIM methodology.

Tools of the Trade: Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), PL/SQL, Oracle Forms

Fun Facts: I love Hiking ( In 2014 I did 7 days hiking in Brazil alone), and since I’ve arrived in USA, I already did several trails. I enjoy woodworking – I like to clean and refurbish old furniture. When I arrived in the U.S. I found a free old table on the street, refurbished it, and put it in my back yard. I like music – I have a guitar and a keyboard, and I’m always trying to learn about these instruments.

Adrian Fernando Marquez

Software Developer

LinkedIn

Top Skills: Web design with HTML, CSS and bootstrap; database administration with SQL server; helpdesk.

Tools of the Trade: Bootstrap, HTML/CSS, Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), MySQL

Fun Facts: I love animals like dogs and cats, and can play with them all day. I like to play video games and watch anime, and I like to help people when they ask for my help.

Krista Riihimaki

Freelance Filmmaker

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Writing and Storyboarding, Shooting Video, Post-Production Editing.

Developing Skills: I’m working to further the breadth of my video portfolio, to include new styles of documentary filmmaking and educational programming.

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Audition, Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), Slack

Fun Facts: I just finished my documentary “Child, Disrupted” about the effects of technology overuse on children’s development – you can watch the trailer at www.childdisrupted.com/trailer

Adam Egre

Graphic Designer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Graphic Design, Brand Identity, Project Management

Tools of the Trade: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), Sketch, WordPress

Fun Facts: I run an internationally distributed skateboard brand on the side, I work part time as a teacher in SFUSD, and I love to travel – I’ve visited over 20 countries on 4 continents.

Nicole Gonzalez

Production Manager

LinkedIn

Top Skills: Project Management, Process Improvement, Budgeting

Tools of the Trade: Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), Slack

Fun Facts: I worked in Reality TV for 9 years, I have been to 40+ countries, and I enjoy taking on planning large family events.

Amy Huson

Marketing Manager

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Digital Marketing Strategy, Product Marketing, Marketing Project Management

Tools of the Trade: Google AdWords, Facebook Advertising, Salesforce, Slack, Trello, WordPress, Office or Google Suite

Fun Facts: I am a podcast junkie. I should have gotten a dog sooner. I became a foster parent in 2017.

Storm Miguel Florez

Filmmaker/Editor

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Post Production Editing, Budget Management, Project Management

Tools of the Trade: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), Salesforce

Fun Facts: I am a life-long musician – singer/songwriter. I’ve been featured on NPR’s Snap Judgment. My first job ever was at age 10. I was an extra in the made for TV movie, “Police Woman Centerfold.” I have since acted in various short films and recently starred in a short by Maria Breaux called “Socorro.” I produce an annual fundraising Sing-Along Jesus Christ Superstar event/screening with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco.

Anna Canicosa

UX Researcher / UX Designer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Qualitative & Quantitative Research and Synthesis, Interaction Design, Usability Evaluation & Testing, Wireframing, Interactive Prototype

Tools of the Trade: Sketch, InVision, Hotjar, Survey Monkey, Optimal Workshop, Adobe Illustrator, HTML/CSS, Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), MySQL, Slack, Trello

Fun Facts:  My dream is to travel the world, engage with the locals, experience the culture and food along the way. Even though I have snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef, paddled the Zambezi River on a canoe safari, climbed to the top of Chichen Itza, and journeyed through Bhutan, I feel there are still much more to see and do. You’ll frequently find me hiking, exploring different cuisines, or expressing myself creatively through painting and photography. I am also an art coach volunteer at CoachArt – working with medically ill students in creating transformative art. I would love to work on projects with a social impact. Meanwhile, I am exploring how to design for AR/MR/VR that would help better lives.

Jose Mendoza III

Video Editor

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Video Editing, Post Production workflow and delivery, Videography and media management.

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), Avid Media Composer, DSLR Videography

Fun Facts: I’m a soccer fan and I play once a week, love stadium architecture, and taking the family to Disneyland.

Nicole Gascon Amyx

Video Editor

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Post Production Editing, Videography, Customer Service

Tools of the Trade: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT)

Fun Facts: I speak fluent Spanish and am currently working on improving my French! I am a big runner; I love running in the mountains and have just started ultra running (long distance.) I love camping and being outdoors!

Shane Killian

Digital Marketer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Customer Service, Digital Marketing and SEO, Visual Arts (Painting, Graphic Design and Photography)

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Google AdWords, Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), Slack, WordPress, Painting, Photography

Fun Facts: I am an active artist; I finally got my first group art exhibition after 5 years of being out of the game. I am passionate about the crafting and production of music(spoken word and crafting rhymes i.e. Rap). I frequent concerts in the area, previously volunteering with Show Bams at different venues taking pictures.

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Holly Schwarz

Interaction Designer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: User Experience/Interaction, Prototyping + Wireframing, Graphic Design

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), Sketch, Slack, Trello, WordPress, Revit, Rhino, Autocad, 3D modeling and rendering

Fun Facts: I’ve ridden my bike from Seattle to San Diego on a solo bike tour, I’ve through-hiked over 240 miles on the John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada, and I’m working to build housing and resources for our community members who currently don’t have a home.

Mustafa Taqi

Network Engineer

LinkedIn

Top Skills: Networking, Tech Support, Python Scripting

Tools of the Trade: Python, Slack, Wireshark, iperf, traceroute, other essential tools for network engineers.

Fun Facts: When we couldn’t get a decent Internet Access to our home, we started our WISP. Just to win a bet, I wrote a script that bombed my friends with hundreds of missed calls. Our form of a LAN party consisted of an Ethernet network that spanned multiple homes.

Dennis Mireri PMP

IT Project Manager

LinkedIn

Top Skills: Project Management, Customer Service, Networking

Tools of the Trade: Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), Slack, Trello

Fun Facts: I’m an excellent communicator, I’m passionate about healthcare, and I’m very friendly.

Donald Winter, PMP

Business Manager/Project Manager

LinkedIn

Top Skills: Team building and leadership, Project Management, Understanding finance and how it relates to technology.

Tools of the Trade: Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), REDCap, PeopleSoft and database management

Fun Facts: I love to walk, hike and explore which lead me to successfully climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. I recently was elected to the board of the Wine Country Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) as the Chief Operations Officer (COO). This is volunteer position which helps support and grow the project management profession in the North Bay. I love to help people grow, learn and advance, I am a teacher at heart.

Khalid Al Hajjaji

Services Manager/IT Specialist/IT Professional/Business Analyst/Business Coordinator

LinkedIn

Top Skills: IT management for business development, Infrastructure and administrative support, Team management, resource planning, troubleshooting.

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT)

Fun Facts: I like to make shortcuts by using technology, help others to find what they need online, and motivate people to study and encourage them to change their lifestyle thru the use of technology.

Kevin Libertino

UX Designer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: User Experience Design, User Interface Design, User Research

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, HTML/CSS, Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), Salesforce, Sketch, Slack, Trello, InVision, Flinto, Zeplin

Fun Facts: I am currently training to compete in a Men’s Physique 2019 competition. I’ve also been drumming and making music for over 10 years. Music has always been an outlet for creativity for me. In my spare time, I volunteer at the Alameda County Community Food Bank helping distribute food to locals in need.

Ehsan Hosseini

Java Developer

LinkedIn

Top Skill: Java programming.

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Bootstrap, HTML/CSS, Javascript, jQuery, Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), MySQL, WordPress, Java, Servlets, JSP, Spring

Fun Facts: Drove on one of the worlds highest passable roads in the Himalayas at 5,400m by motorcycle. Speak 6 languages and want to learn 4 more. Ready for my next adventure.

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Amelia Rawlings

Computer Science Intern

LinkedIn

Top Skills: Programming: Java, C/C++, HTML/CSS, Python; Circuits: Arduino, RaspberryPi; Robotics

Tools of the Trade: Python, Slack

Fun Facts: I was a master with SAP’s MRP system before changing career fields from one that USES SAP to one that could IMPROVE SAP. I love to teach people, especially children, about STEM! I’m a real estate junky. (I’m slightly addicted to Zillow.)

 

Tu Nguyen

Technical Support Specialist

LinkedIn

Top Skills: Break-fix, System Admins, Networking, Software Management, Helpdesk, Technical Support

Tools of the Trade: Ticketing System, ITIL

Fun Facts: I love cooking, I help orphan children how to use computers and get more knowledge from the internet, and I love DIY projects.

Chioma Nwoko

Data Architect / Systems Administrator

LinkedIn

Top Skills: Project Management, Team Communications, Web Design, Google Analytics

Tools of the Trade: Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), Slack, Data warehouse design, data Analysis Unix, MySQL Java Python

Fun Facts: I enjoy volunteering at my local community serving other people who need help and I also love going to the gym and hiking.

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TechSF talent have found homes at over 200 different companies in the tech industry including PayPal.

Poulomi Banerjee

Software Engineer

LinkedIn

Top Skills: Java, Leadership, Microsoft, IT, Management

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Java

Fun Facts: I love solving Sudoku puzzles in my spare time. I love math. I play the piano, the guitar, and I sing.

Experience: Math Tutor at San Francisco State University, Grace Hopper Conference Scholar

Peter Mutch

Software Engineer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Software Engineering, Critical Thinking, Linux Troubleshooting, Public Speaking, Project Management

Tools of the Trade: Ruby, Python, MySQL, C, C++, Java

Fun Facts: In my free time I enjoy rock climbing, reading science fiction and fantasy novels, and playing board games.

Experience: EBSCO Information Systems, Twitch Interactive

Chengjiu Hong

Software Developer

LinkedIn

Top Skills: Customer Service, Networking

Tools of the Trade: Java, HTML, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, PHP, Swift, Bootstrap, HTML/CSS, jQuery, Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), MySQL, Python, Slack, WordPress

Fun Facts: I play piano, I love funny stories and jokes, and I help kids learn programming.

Thank you so much for your guidance and support! I wouldn't be where I am without my education, mentoring and training provided by you, the instructors at TechSF.

Graphic & Web Design Graduate

Nicola Ginzler

Art Director/Senior Graphic Designer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Art Direction, Graphic Design, Branding, Web Design including WordPress, Print Design

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Sketch

Fun Facts: Large-scale metal and fire sculpture, citizen preparedness (earthquakes etc.), volunteering in the San Francisco SPCA Shelter

Experience: Nicola Ginzler Design, Applied Biosystems, Global Exchange, Siebel Systems

Other Skills: Comprehensive skill with typography and color.

Dian Zhu

Software Developer

LinkedIn | Portfolio | Professional Profile

Top Skills: Web development, software development, project management, team communication

Tools of the Trade: C++, C, Java, HTML,CSS, JavaScript, SQL, PHP, JQuery, Bootstrap, XML,Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, NetBeans, Eclipse, MySQL, Github

Fun Facts: In high school, I volunteered for two years with Community Improving Services, serving elders in the nursing home, cleaning up the streets, planting flowers in gardens, and many other activities. I became a teaching assistant for summer institute Elementary school sessions involving Scratch during August 2017. I gained teaching experience and got a lot of pleasure from this summer program.

Experience: Software development intern at Southern California Earthquake Center, Web Development Assistant at San Francisco State University, Data Visualization Project Research Assistant at University of San Francisco

Luis Estrada

Software Developer

LinkedIn

Summary: Luis is an aspiring back-end developer and San Francisco native, born and raised. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from San Francisco State University and has just completed his training in the Mission Techies program with MEDA. You can catch Luis attending tech meetups and exploring comic culture in his spare time.

Tools of trade: Javascript, Python, Ruby on Rails, SQL

Pre-apprentice Training Completed: MEDA Mission Techies program

Julia Stewart

Web Design/Graphic Design

LinkedIn 

Top skills: Web design, graphic design, customer service

Tools of trade: Adobe Photoshop

Fun facts: I like to kayak, play guitar, and go on bike rides.

Elena Snegovskaia

Business Analyst/Project Manager

LinkedIn 

Top skills: Business analysis, project management, market research

Tools of trade: Microsoft Office, Slack, Trello, SAP, CAS, Siebel, Power BI, QlikView, Nielsen, GFK, Confluence, Pentaho

Fun facts: I enjoy practicing a healthy lifestyle through yoga, meditative and spiritual practices, psychology, and building relationships with people

Elias Khalife

Project Management/Team Communications

LinkedIn

Top skills: Help Desk, Project Management, Team Communications

Tools of the trade: Dreamweaver, HTML/CSS, Javascript, Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), MySQL, WordPress

Fun facts: I like to exercise, read books, and participate in volunteer activities

 

Neil Misquitta

Embedded Software Engineer

LinkedIn

Top skills: embedded software systems using C, embedded C and VHDL, IoT, data science

Tools of the trade: Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), Python, C, embedded C, VHDL

Fun facts: I’m always smiling, I love visiting scenic places, and I’m kind and caring.

Ivan Vislov

Product Manager/Digital Marketing Manager

LinkedIn

Top skills: Conceptualizing and launching a product from the ground up, business strategy, user interface design

Tools of trade: Adobe Photoshop, Google AdWords, Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), Trello

Fun facts: I launched a charity project with friends. It was a marketplace for homeless people; we wanted to give homeless in need easy and quick opportunity to earn money for essentials.
I am passionate about the preventive medicine and post-injury rehabilitation. I help people to be healthy through health education and lifestyle changing. As a former professional sportsman I had several injuries and as a startups founder, I’ve spent days and nights at the office which had an effect on my health. I definitely know how injuries and the wrong lifestyle can change your life. I’ve won this battle. That’s why I share my knowledge with people who are in the same situation.
I have a brown belt in Judo, have won more than 20 local competitions and received 3th place in the Moscow Championship. I’ve won more than 40 competitions in Ballroom Dance, finishing 4th place in the Russian National Championship. I’ve been a Ballroom Dance teacher for kids and elderly people.

Sky Jacobson

Front End Software Engineer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top skills: Web Development (JavaScript, JavaScript Frameworks, HTML5, CSS3), Customer Service, Bug Reporting (JIRA)

Tools of trade: Bootstrap, HTML/CSS, Javascript, jQuery, Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), Slack, WordPress

Fun facts: I enjoy snorkeling in Hanauma Bay, surfing at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica, and reading zombie novels.

Rolando Alvarez

Infrastructure IT Manager – Oracle Database Administrator

LinkedIn 

Top skills: Oracle Database Administration, PL/SQL Tuning, analytical thinking and troubleshooting

Tools of trade: Oracle, PL/SQL, Linux, Windows OS

Fun facts: I love to dance all kinds of Latin music: Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Bachata, etc. On Saturdays I volunteer at a Senior Center. I love dogs and I have a green thumb.

Lujia Zhu

Business Operations/Project Manager

LinkedIn

Top skills: Product and Project Launch, Business Operations, Strategic Planning and Implementation

Tools of trade: Prezi, MS Excel (VLookup, PivotTable), Powerpoint, Visio, SQL, Tableau

Fun facts: I am learning how to make tattoos as a hobby. I am also into fashion and fitness. I speak a little German.

Ramin Zandieh

Graphic Designer and Photographer

LinkedIn

Top skills: Graphic Design, Creative Thinking, Storytelling Photography, Creative Progressive Campaign, Brand Development

Tools of trade: Adobe Creative Suite, UI/UX Design, Sketch, Typography

Fun facts: I love skiing. I was in the top 8 when I competed in my town. I think dogs are the best, loyal friends forever. Sometimes I sleep listening to music. I can’t live without music.

April Steed

UX Designer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top skills: User Experience Design, Interaction Design, User Interface Design

Tools of trade: Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, InVision, OmniGraffle, Axure, Balsamiq, HTML/CSS

Fun facts: I’ve done a lot of work in civic tech, including founding my own project where I led a small multidisciplinary team to build a web-based software platform in the social services space. I’m a bio nerd. In my spare time I cultivate plants, fungi, and microbial ferments (for food mostly). Naturally I like to spend a lot of time outside. I’m also trained as an illustrator and am working to get a new body of work online. I got into that partly through my love of comics.

Jean Menezes

UX/UI Designer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top skills: Product Design, Motion Graphics, Brand Design

Tools of trade: Adobe Creative Suite, HTML/CSS, Sketch

Fun facts: I’m an avid Illustrator who often has a pen and pencil in hand. I’m a high adrenaline sports fan, from surfing to skateboarding, snowboarding, skydiving, rock climbing, hardcore hiking. Anything that gets my blood pumping. I love working for projects that empower people that are in need. I come from a humble family and wouldn’t be here without the help from strangers. I’m now in the position to be that stranger, and to take every extra project I can fit in my schedule.

 

Erika Nieves

 Web Designer

LinkedIn | Portfolio1 | Portfolio2

Top skills: Graphic Design, Web Design

Tools of trade: Adobe Creative Suite, HTML/CSS, Bootstrap

Fun facts: I love anime. So much so, I got my AA in Japanese. I’m my family’s tech support. I like to wander around the cities I live in and visit. It’s fun to find new things and to learn about each place. Also, it’s a great way to exercise!

Zaw Lwin

Software Engineer

LinkedIn 

Top skills: IT, Web Development, Graphic and Web Design, Photography, Video Editing

Tools of trade: Javascript, HTML/CSS, Java, Ruby on Rails, C#, JQuery, mySQL, Adobe Creative Suite

Fun facts: I’m a street photographer and a Chelsea soccer club supporter. I love computer hardware and especially enjoy assembling the hardware.

Sudhir Shrestha

Project Manager

LinkedIn 

Top skills: PMP Certification, Interpersonal Skills/Communication, Financial/Budget Management

Fun facts: I volunteer to help Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh to develop surgical skills of Nepali surgeons. I also volunteer to help maintain Buddhist monasteries and assist in ancient Buddhist historical site excavation. I also like cycling and walking.

Daniel Zuemui

IT Specialist and Java/JEE Developer

LinkedIn 

Top skills: Software Engineering, Coding, IT

Tools of trade: C, Java, HTML/CSS, jQuery, Bootstrap, AngularJS, mySQL, Photoshop, Dreamweaver

Fun facts: I love playing chess, cooking, and helping young children learn how to read in Tigrinya Language.

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Michelle Chang

Experience Designer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top skills: User Experience Design, Prototyping, User Research

Tools of trade: Adobe Experience Design, Sketch, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, InVision

Fun facts: I am a certified open water scuba diver and dove in Monterey, CA, Bali, Indonesia, and Cairns, Australia. I volunteer with the California Academy of Sciences. I studied at the San Francisco Ballet School and enjoy choreographing pieces for myself and my friends. I have competed in pageants (Miss California and Miss Chinatown USA)

Experience: Electronic Frontier Foundation, ProductBio, Sitecore, Counsyl, UCSF

 

Ramona Stoianova

Artist + Designer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top skills: Customer service, Illustration, Communication, Logo Design, Conceptual Marketing/Branding

Tools of  trade: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

Fun facts: I was born in Bulgaria and I have visited almost every continent

Experience: Creative Marketing Concepts, Paper Culture, Minted

Cynthia Salinas

Junior Software Engineer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Socially intelligent, Adaptable, Multidisciplinary, Cross-culturally adept, Analytical

Tools of the Trade:  HTML/CSS, Javascript

Fun Facts: I’m a bookworm. I indulge in anything about personal growth, business, and spirituality. I enjoy teaching others how to cook and I’m also a karaoke fanatic – I’m always in the mood to sing.

Experience: Santen Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Bay College Fund, San Francisco Union District

Blake Tucker

Multimedia Producer

Linkedin | Portfolio

Top Skills: Photography, Event Planning, Motion Graphics, Marketing, Directing, Producing

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro

Fun Facts: I’ve worked directly with George Lucas, Steve Jobs, and other celebrities, even making two birthday cards for the former! I speak French. I am also known as “Doctor Inkwell,” founder of Boozephreaks.com: Mixology Consulting & Cocktail Social Club. In 2013, I created my own three-floor art exhibit called “Show Yourself” and was profiled at http://dot429.com/articles/2455

Experience: Pixar, Lucasfilm, Fox Animation, Intapp, Photography by Blake Tucker, Boozephreaks

Jessa Hurley

Emmy-Winning Media Producer | Content Director

Linkedin

Top Skills: Creative Media Production, Video Production, Employee Engagement / Team-Building, Creative Direction, Story Development / Editing, Content Marketing, Blog and Social Media Management, Project Management Software Content Development for Online Education

Tools of the Trade: SEO, Google Analytics

Fun Facts: I have 2 Emmy Awards, 2 Golden Mike Awards and a company where I worked received 2 Webby Awards, but if I was going to give myself an award, it would be for attracting the most amazing community of friends! When I was little, I lived in a subterranean house covered in grass (like hobbits or rabbits). I recently started volunteering in middle and high schools for the acclaimed Challenge Day organization which fosters social-emotional well-being in kids, communities and businesses through experiential exercises that unify.

Experience: KQED / The Shift Network BALANCE Edutainment / Pacha’s Pajamas Indigo Films / Travel Channel Bay City Television / Televisa Oxygen Media / ThriveOnline

Thaisa Fernandes

Project & Product Manager

Linkedin | Blog

Top Skills: Product Management, UX Research, Team Management, Project Optimization, Risk Management

Tools of the Trade: Agile Methodologies & Frameworks: Kanban, Certified Scrum Master, PMP Certified. Coding: HTML, CSS, JavaScript. PM tools: Asana, Trello, Wrike, Slack, SmartSheet, Jira, Google Suite, Oracle PeopleSoft, and Workfront. Design tools: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and InDesign.

Fun Facts: I wanted to have the experience of launching an app by myself, so I learned coding languages, I hired developers/UX designers and developed my first iOS and Android app! I did all the UX research and got spontaneous +600 feedback from people all over the world. Right now my app, Lunna, is in the beta test, it’ll be launched in mid-2019.

Experience: Autodesk, Hewlett-Packard, Visa, Wells Fargo, FCB Global, RAPP Worldwide

Laura B. Johnson

WordPress Specialist / Digital Content Editor

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: WordPress, Social Media/Digital Content management, professional. Primarily for higher ed., small business, & nonprofits

Tools of the Trade: WordPress, HTML/CSS, Bootstrap

Fun Facts: My personal research project is called Technologies of Gospel: Circuits and Networks of Sacred/Secular Innovation

Experience: Graduate Theological Union, Internet Archive/Archive.org, Earth Island Institute

 

Alexandria Tesoro

Alexandria Tesoro

Illustrator, Visual Stage Production Assistant, Graphic Designer

LinkedIn 

Top Skills: Illustration, Art and Stage Production, Customer Service, Event Coordinator, Admin Assistant, Video Production & Post Production / Video Editor

Fun Facts: In my high school years, I went to my local Boys and Girls Club and made a lot of art pieces for various projects, and won a regional art contest. I also was a Youth Leader for one of our programs called Southern Exposure. Also, I volunteered with:

– Wonder Con – San Francisco, met and helped Pendleton Ward for his signing, and watched his debut episode “Belly Of The Beast” from his cartoon show; Adventure Time.

– Image Comics Expo – Oakland, met and helped Todd McFarlane for his signing day (creator of Spawn, and worked on The Amazing Spider-Man’, and other well known comics) 

Experience: Philz Coffee, Great Star Events, Edwardian Ball , Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco

 

Danka Buchal

Danka Buchal

Jr. Video Editor / Production Assistant

Linkedin 

Top Skills: Non-linear Video and Audio Editing, Digital Content Management, Source Capturing, Logging, Media Footage and Image Organization, Fluent in Czech and Slovak languages

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro

Fun Facts: Besides reading, hiking, and snowboarding, I like to paint but my brushes are often untouched since I love to paint with my fingers. My friends believe I create my best pieces with this style. Also, I used to organize summer and winter camps for children from orphanages and foster care.

Experience: Avast Software, Inc., Pixar Animation Studios, SF Film Society

 

Reynaldo Barrioz

Visual/Web Designer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Graphic Design, Web Design, Video, Photography, Project Management

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Premiere, Powerpoint, WordPress, HTML

Fun Facts: I love to Salsa dance. My wife and I often go to Salsa by the Sea at the Santa Cruz Wharf and dance the afternoon away. I volunteer with the Watsonville Film Festival, the multicultural film festival of the Monterey Bay, in the areas of graphic design, marketing and fund development. I enjoy gardening. 

Experience: Amazon Lab126, Levi’s, American Red Cross, San Jose Mercury News

Lisa Khazina

Lisa Khazina

IT Project Manager

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Top Skills: Program and Project Management, Customer Service Management, Waterfall and Hybrid methodologies, IT consulting, Process and automation optimization, Teaching and mentoring

Tools of Trade: Agile (Scrum, TDD)

Fun Facts: I like Bach, Mozart, Chopin and U2.
My home library weighs 200 lbs (I know the weight because I mailed it from Russia to the US), and it is just a fifth part of the whole collection.

Experience: Amfasoft Corporation, Hitachi Data Systems, City of Sunnyvale

Bianca Weber

Bianca Weber

Graphic Designer

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Top Skills: Graphic Design, Typography, Editorial Design, Pre-Press, Visual Design, Branding, Bilingual, Budget and Time Management

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, WordPress, HTML/CSS Basics

Fun Facts: I am a total foodie and fan of carefully hand crafted cocktails, I founded the legendary “Vermouth Club”. On the weekends I sometimes like to get up early and drive down to Pacifica to surf. My long board is called “Theres”, I named it after my granny. She never surfed but I am sure she would have liked it. For more quiet times, I love visiting the new MOMA. I love it so much that I just had to get a membership. Best investment of 2016 for sure!

Experience: Web2Print Experts San Francisco, Women Sports Film Festival, First Clue, San Francisco Spatz Camping and Outdoor, Zurich Switzerland (Camping and Outdoor Specialist), Tamedia AG, Zurich Switzerland (Switzerland’s biggest Publishing Company)

Mercedes González

Bilingual Video Editor & Motion Graphics Designer

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Top Skills: Video Editing, Motion Graphics, Bilingual, Strong interview skills, Translation and Transcriptionist

Tools of the Trade: Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC and Photoshop CC. FCP 7

Fun Facts:  I am originally from Spain (Madrid). Swing and fusion dancing, hiking, having a good laugh with friends, reading witty writers work, cooking, eating and watching movies and tv series are the kind of things that make me very happy.

Experience: I have worked on documentaries, narrative, music videos and corporate videos for Google; San Francisco based ad agencies such as OWC, School of Thought and Madrone Studios; Reebok and IGN Entertainment. My most recent work includes the instructional videos for the FasTrak website, and editing on the spot some of presentations held at one of Google macro events: Google Cloud Next 2018. Smoakland, a short that I edited, added special effects and helped with pre-production, was selected for the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival 2018 and screened on July at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco

Morgan Walter

Videographer, Video Editor

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Top Skills: Documentary and Event Videography, Post-production, Color Grading

Tools of the Trade:  Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Canon cameras

Fun Facts: I recently spent two months working at a hostel in Warsaw Poland! As a filmmaker, I am drawn to this craft because it allows me to collaborate with other creatives, and explore worlds, ideas, and perspectives. My passions for filmmaking include travel, lifestyle, and documentary work and I have worked in a variety of industries, and edited multiple file formats from various cameras. I also love Television series’, and would love to produce or direct one in the future. My all-time favorite shows are “Bloodline”, “This is Us”, “Broad City”, “Parenthood”, “Pushing Daisies”, and “Breaking Bad.”

Experience: Cinequest Film & VR Festival, Tabrizi Productions, 12FPS, Daniel Gruen Weddings, San Francisco State School of Cinema

Rebecca Silvers

Visual Storyteller

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Top Skills: Motion Graphics, Animation, Illustration, Background Design, Post Production, Storyboard Art, Short Form Animation, Non-Fiction & Educational Video Series

Tools of the Trade:  Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Animate, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Toon Boom Harmony

Fun Facts: Passionate about working on short form animation in all its glorious iterations. Born and raised in SF Bay Area, cat lover, soup maker, avid consumer of Netflix and self-help audiobooks, enjoy making stop motion animation out of food, and eating delicious food, not necessarily in that order. Created a short film about a butterfly based on a kid’s book I wrote and am still planning to publish some day with any luck.

Experience: Digital Promise, Free Range Studios, The Distillery, The Creative Group, The Clock Factory, Bunny and Boar, The Ignition Point Web Series, Crossfade Coven, Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival, DMA Animation, Nightshade Books, Penguin Books, McGraw-Hill

 

John Hollander

Jonathan Hollander

Web Developer

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Top Skills:  Responsive Design, Team Communications, Sales Development (strategic planning) Digital Marketing, WordPress, Video Production, 6+ years sales experience.
Developed sales strategy for dental offices (2016): Independently conducted strategic industry research, identified target audiences, proposed sales plan & performed sales presentation for a Direct to Consumer product

Tools of the Trade:  HTML5/CSS3, SEO Analytics, ASP.NET, XML, CouchCMS 

Fun Facts: I once caught a leopard shark without a fishing pole, ask me how.

Experience: University of the Pacific, Saidi Smiles, Whitehall Jewelers, Impressions by the Inch. Created multiple Web based projects including Digital Marketing strategy, Social Media strategy, website Design that has led to Real Estate Purchases, Start-up Development, and wonderful friends along the way.

 

Mei Yee Tse

Visual / UI / Web Designer

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Top Skills: Visual Design, UI/UX Design, Web Design, Front End Development in HTML/CSS, Exhibition Graphics, Print Design and Client and Vendor Management.

Tools of the Trade: HTML, CSS, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, WordPress, InVision, Adobe Bridge, MS Office

Fun Facts: I most recently spent time working as a Web Designer at San Francisco Health Plan and at Tightrope Interactive designing and building out websites, web portals, landing pages and web banners. I am versed in hand-coding HTML and CSS. I enjoy working in a collaborative environment where everyone contributes ideas to bring a project to life. I read a lot – over 40 books a year in both fiction and non-fiction. I am conversant in Cantonese and grew up in San Francisco. I love exploring the different neighborhoods in the city. I do kid-like illustrations for fun.

Experience: My own freelance design business, San Francisco Health Plan, Tightrope Interactive, ESI Design, Glazer and Kalayjian

 

Tamara Perkins

Director/Producer/Writer

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Top Skills: Video Production, Project Management, Program Management, Development, Business Strategy, Communications

Tools of the Trade: Video Production, Budget Management, Google Analytics, Microsoft Office Suite, Database Management tools

Fun Facts: I taught yoga and filmmaking at San Quentin State Prison, have been a volunteer grief support facilitator for over 15 years, and presented a TEDx talk about the human face of incarceration and our fickle understanding of redemption 

Experience: Apple of Discord Productions, AT&T, The Wisdom Project, Niroga, and INROADS.

 

Kathryn Gritt

Communications Professional + Multimedia Storyteller

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Top Skills: Content generation (writing and photography), Photoshop post-production, Visual communications, Document template design, Marketing communications

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign

Fun Facts:  I’ve made over 100 flavors of ice cream from scratch, I volunteered with the Hearst Museum of Anthropology at UC Berkeley, I own and ride a vintage Honda motorcycle.

Experience: HVS (Hospitality Valuation Services), BMS Design Group, California College of the Arts, Credit Suisse

 

Jonah Baka

Front-End Developer & E-commerce manager

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Budget management, Web production

Tools of the Trade: JavaScript, Python, Ruby on rails, InDesign, HTML5, CSS3, C++, MySQL, WordPress, JQuery, UI, Knockout.js (MVVM), Bootstrap, Jasmine, Grunt. Tools like Git/GitHub, Brackets, GIMP, Jekyll, CVS, SVN, Git/GitHub

Fun Facts: I volunteer at a homeless shelter, I like playing piano, I enjoy playing soccer. I was an a background actor on one episode of how I met your mother in Los Angeles

Experience: Approvers, Silicon valley peripherals, Warrior films

Gary Hall

Project Manager

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Top Skills: Project Management in IT, Communication, Team Facilitation, Customer Service, Systems Engineering

Tools of the Trade: Budget management, scope of work creation, PC/Windows troubleshooting, network configuration, desktop hardware

Fun Facts: Passionate about fitness, nutrition and cooking and love sharing tips with others on how to improve in these areas.

Experience: Envision Fitness, Ports America, Intuit, Inc., University of California, San Diego

Michael Folliett

Video Producer & Motion Graphics Artist

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Top Skills: Video Production, Motion Graphics, Marketing & Communications, Photography, Digital Asset Management

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, WordPress, Mac user environment & troubleshooting, Customer Service

Fun Facts: I’m a music enthusiast – I love old Doo Wop, R&B, and Soul. I’ve been creating a geocache black books art project. I’m interested in experimental book making and discontinuous approaches to storytelling.

Experience: Video & Multimedia Producer, ROBLOX Video Production Specialist, NOAA Video Producer, BCTV

John Lai

UX & Product Designer / Art Director

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Creative Development, Creative Strategy, Design, Marketing, Research, Branding, Ideation.

Tools of the Trade: InDesign, Skech, Invision, AfterEffects, PhotoShop, XD, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Cloud, Keynote, Microsoft Office

Fun Facts: Love languages and culture – lived all over. Completed intense training in martial arts 6 hours/day in extreme humidity. Conquered overheating 🙂 Lover of plants and animals.

Experience: Some e-commerce Start-Ups, DO Thailand Co., Ltd (Editorials), Taiyi Advertising Co. (Topwin), Freelance Video Production, Baby Jane (Ariztical Entertainment)

 

Michael Axtell

Creative Video Producer / Production Coordinator / Owner, Dreaming Monk Productions

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Top Skills:Video Production, Video Directing & Interviewing, Video Post-Production / Editing, Creative Writing, Camera shooting, Budget Management, Customer Service, Social Media Marketing, On-camera delivery, Photography, DSLR

Tools of the Trade:  Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat Pro, PC / Windows User Troubleshooting. Languages: Advanced in Spanish; Conversational in Japanese; Elementary in French, Korean, Bambara, Sanskrit.

Fun Facts: As a creative video producer, I have many years of experience producing, writing, directing, filming, and editing video content. I also provide project management, coordination, and consultation services, including overseeing budgets and building cohesive creative teams. I use a human-centered design approach to my work. I specialize in creating content dealing with social justice, human development, health & wellness, technology, sports, and sustainable fashion.

Experience: SuperWellness Movement, Thrive Alliance NGO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, Dreaming Monk Productions, San Francisco Film Society, AboveGrey Pictures, The Bay Club, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, AfricanSky NGO, Japan Exchange and Teaching Program

Sylvia Roberts

Animator Graphic Designer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Animation, Motion Graphics, Graphic Design, Film Production, Visual Effects

Tools of the Trade: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Final Cut Pro, Premiere

Fun Facts:  I’ve always had a passion for singing and music, but it wasn’t until I was 34 years old that I was moved to do it myself. So I  joined a band.  I was fortunate to get hooked up with some great musicians and mentors. We went on to write and self-release 2 albums, and played a multitude of shows in the Bay area.

Experience: Pixar Animation, Discovery Science Channel, PBS, Lumen 3D, MX Production Services

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Auden Lincoln-Vogel

Animator / Instructor

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Top Skills: Stop Motion Animation, 3D Computer Animation, 2D Computer Animation, Post Production, Instruction, Set Design, Rig Building, Illustration

Tools of the Trade: After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro

Fun Facts: I helped start an artist residency in rural New Mexico, I improvise on piano (which sometimes makes its way into film projects), and I use Legos for everything from building plaster molds for animation sets to building camera rigs. I grew up without a TV or much exposure to movies in general.

Experience: Freelance work for private individuals, bands, companies like Deep Focus, Riffiti, Assist Basketball Network, Nomadic Press, as well as independent films such as “The Past Inside the Present” and “Fantastic.” Teaching-related positions at Media Poetry Studios and Reed College.

Alex Dorn

Video Producer / Editor

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Top Skills: Video Production, Copywriting, Shooting and Editing Video, Integrated Marketing, Advertising

Tools of the Trade: Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, SEO, Mac Troubleshooting

Fun Facts: I learned how to edit using actual film; I grew up on a farm in the Atacama Desert in Chile; I volunteer for the Community Technology Network, a group that teaches the Elderly and disenfranchised how to use technology.

Experience: PRN, HitFix.com, Modus Operandi, PhilsFilms

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Nomi Talisman

Multimedia Producer / Editor / Motion Graphics Artist 

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Top Skills: Video Editing, Motion Graphics design & animation, Shooting video (& still), Excellent sense of design and color- moving and still, Video production

Tools of the Trade: After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign

Fun Facts: My first job was teaching kids animation and stop-motion. I’m really into font – sometimes I try to figure out what the font is, and skip reading the sign altogether. I enjoy birdwatching.

Experience: Community Resource Initiative (CRI), Center for Capital Assistance (CCA)

 

 

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Elisabeth Khaghani

Engineering Operations | Program Management | Project Management 

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Top Skills: IC design: SOC, ASIC, IP (Intellectual Property), mixed signal, microcontrollers, microprocessor, Memory IP; Hands-on technical design skills; Program management; Project management; Sourcing and Licensing of IP, EDA tools, foundry, packaging and test; Directing alliances between partners, customers, and vendor; Managing global teams; cross-functional teams
Tools of the Trade: Python, Zurmo

Experience: Zilog, Nvidia, PortalPlayer and TriMedia

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TechSF talent have found homes at over 200 different companies in the tech industry including Adobe.

Kristine Poggioli

Non-profit Direct Response Copywriter / Storyteller / Digital Marketer

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Top Skills: Storytelling, copywriting, interviewing (getting clients and CEOs to tell their stories), Non-Profit Fundraising (direct response letters, email campaigns, newsletters); Public Speaking, Presentations, SEO, graphic design

Tools of the Trade: PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, SEO, Keyword Analysis,  WordPress, HTML

Fun Facts: I have a certificate in Basic Construction – love DIY house projects; wrote and published a San Francisco guide book, “Walking San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive.”

Experience: 20 years’ experience writing for America’s most notable non-profits

Roger Chang

Video Content Development/Senior Producer

LinkedIn Portfolio

Top Skills: Show development, Producing daily live in-studio shows and live video streaming events, field production, and video post-production workflow: editing (Premiere and Final Cut Pro), encoding and delivery.

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere

Fun Facts: Co-host “East Meets West” podcast (www.subbrilliant.com/emw/) with Tom Merrit – audio podcast dedicated to discussion of everything and anything. Been continuously recording and publishing since Oct 2005. Once played a game of ping pong with Star Trek: TNG’s Wil Wheaton while shooting “House Call”, a reoccurring segment on “The Screen Savers” starring myself and comedian Scott Herriot. 

Experience: Daily Tech News Show, Discovery Digital Networks, Ziff Davis, CNET

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TechSF talent have found homes at over 200 different companies in the tech industry including Apple.

Liza Besso

Visual & Motion Graphic Designer

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Top Skills: I work in motion graphics, visual design, identity and brand creation, illustration, 2 and 3D animation, character design, and motion graphics shorts are my favorite.
I am experienced with motion graphics, typography and graphic design. I can produce a 2D feel and/or 3D realism through modeling, lighting, cameras, and materials. I have created web and print collateral. I have exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills. I am a dynamic team player, but also driven to set individual goals.
What I was born to do it seems – since I was a little girl I’ve always been fascinated with cartoons, movement, and story telling.

Tools of the Trade: Photoshop, Illustrator, Cinema 4D, AfterEffects, PremierPro, InDesign

Fun Facts: I love to dance. My favorites are fusion, Latin and Middle Eastern. I gentled to wild mustangs and found them loving homes. Sketches of them can be seen on my website. I can run a 5k in under 28 minutes.

Experience: Mosaic Research PartnersDon Grant Alameda Point Youth Track Club

 

Derek Sajbel

Videographer / Motion Graphics Artist

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Top Skills: Video Editing / Post, Motion Graphics, Shooting Video, Multi-Camera Shooting and Editing, Directing, Documentary, Music Videos, Sizzle Reels, DVD & Blu-Ray Production, Color Correction, Video & Audio Compression, Media Management, Event Production, Website Management, Teaching

Tools of the Trade: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro 7 & X, Avid, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, WordPress

Fun Facts: Recording artist and DJ – Dr. Rek, Volunteer organizer of free or charity music events for TechAngle, Speaks Japanese.

Experience: Rough House, 1/29 Films, Spy Post, Japanese Ministry of Education

Garret Navalta

Videographer / Producer / Motion Graphics Designer

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Top Skills: Post Production Editing, Shooting Video, Motion Graphics

Tools of the Trade: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere

Fun Facts: I enjoy playing instruments such as guitar and piano. I am also a basketball fan.

Experience: Digital Revolution, Common Sense Media, Already Alive Productions

Svetlana Butnaru

Video Editor

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Top Skills: Adobe Creative Cloud (After Effects, Premiere, Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom), Avid Media Composer, hand drawing & painting, photography, sound design.

Tools of the Trade: Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop

Fun Facts: I speak five languages. I am particularly knowledgeable about art, and art history. I have a training background in hand drawing and painting. I am well versed in European cinema, in particular Scandinavian and Italian. I’ve lived in Milan, Bucharest, and New York City. I regularly practice Bikram Yoga, I am a certified scuba diver. I love to read books – fiction and short stories, Russian literature, British and French Medieval Literature, but also big American classics, and poetry from all over the world.

Experience: The Harker School, DDB Remedy, Butler, Shine, Stern and Partners, Filmcore / Beast Editorial, Zeum

Sharla Gillard

Web Designer

LinkedIn Portfolio

Top Skills: Art Direction, Creative troubleshooting, Interpersonal Skills

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, CSS, HTML, and basic Javascript and PHP

Fun Facts: Participate in charity sporting events, play the flute, teach martial arts.

Experience: Next Wave Logistics, Experian, LM2

Keith Burton

IT Professional

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Top Skills: Network Security, Network Administration, Server Administration, Mac/PC Troubleshooting, Desktop Hardware, Mobile Hardware, Virtualization, Customer Service

Fun Facts: I love Gaming, I study personality typing MBTI/Socionics/Enneagram, and am passionate about Japanese Animation

Experience: San Francisco Study Center, Apex Systems, TriNet, Academy of Art University

Felicia VanEvery

UX Designer

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Top Skills: Market research, Web design, Web development, Responsive design, User experience research, User centered design, Persona development, Demand generation, Content marketing strategies, Online marketing, Inbound marketing, Email marketing, Search engine optimization (SEO), Search engine marketing (SEM), Social media marketing, Website management, Primary and Secondary research, Ethnographic market research, Wireframing, Prototyping

Tools of the Trade: Adobe: Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Captivate, Edge. AptanaStudio3, Intellij, Coda, Git, Microsoft Office Suite, WordPress, Google Analytics, Salesforce, Hubspot, OmniGraffle, Balsamiq, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, ActionScript

Fun Facts: I love photography, and focus on landscapes. I have a side project where I photographed my grandmother’s paintings for future reproduction and am working on marketing her paintings in order to sell and rent them.

Experience: Left Brain DGA, Xtelesis Corporation, Sage Payment Solutions

Andy Bydalek

Digital Media Producer

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Top Skills: Award-winning media development with a focus on storytelling, media project management and creative problem solving. I specialize in creating engaging, quality media on cost effective budgets.

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro

Fun Facts: My unique insights and humor allow me to explore challenging subjects in a way that makes them accessible and engaging.

Experience: Frameline, Deluxe Media, Accenture

 

Joselito Tolentino

IT Project Manager

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Top Skills: Project scope and budget management, Customer Service

Tools of the Trade: Network and Security, Desktop and Mobile Hardware, Mac, PC and Windows savvy

Fun Facts: I lived 11 years in Japan and 4 years in the Netherlands. I volunteer at the USO San Francisco Airport.

Experience: U.S. Air Force

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