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.

Sharon Paz

Front End Web Developer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Web Development, Production Artist, Problem Solving, Team Communication, Project Management

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, HTML, Javascript, CSS, jQuery

Fun Facts: I love creating food art – I turned my designs into 3D printed molds, which I imprint onto delicious seaweed rice crackers. I also enjoy anti-gravity yoga, which uses an aerial silk hammock for support while practicing inversion poses.

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’m a stained glass artist, I’ve recently joined a circus gym and am perfecting my ability to fly, and I love living in California because I can surf, snowboard, skateboard and mountain bike all in the span of one week!

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.

Josefin Jansson

UX/UI Designer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: UX/UI Design, Problem solving & Ideation, Information Architecture

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office (EXCEL, WORD, PPT), Sketch, Slack, Trello, Invision

Fun Facts: I moved from Sweden (one of those Scandinavian countries with great design, Northern lights and Vikings) to become the designer I always wanted to be. I’m curious and constantly want to learn new things – I just started playing in a rock band. I sing, play bass and drums and it’s sooo much fun. To further my UX design skills and be part of the community I help organize Ladies that UX events in San Francisco. I adopted a 5-year old big cat named Kungen (the King). He goes on road trips with my family and is a star on my Instagram account.

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

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.)

 

Uzair Inamdar

Web Developer/Software Engineer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Critical thinker, quick learner, a good range of programming languages and tools under my belt, full-stack developer, effective cooperation and collaboration

Tools of the Trade: HTML, Javascript, CSS, jQuery, Python, SQL, MySQL, MongoDB, Node.js

Fun Facts: I love playing soccer, participating in community organizing events, and to travel.

Experience: San Francisco State University, Robert Half

Simily Hill

Software Engineer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

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

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, HTML, Javascript, CSS, jQuery, Bootstrap, PHP, MySQL, Java

Fun Facts: I’m a music nerd who collects random instrument that I can’t play, I hand out blankets and bag lunches to the individuals living in tents under the freeways during winter months, and I enjoy salsa dancing.

Experience: Asbestos T.E.M Laboratories, Black Girls Code

Xisheng (Samson) Zheng

Software Engineer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: video editing, customer service, coding, shooting video, researching

Tools of the Trade: Javascript, Sony Vegas Pro, Movie Maker

Fun Facts: Due to my competitive nature I enjoy video games and physicals, I have a YouTube channel featuring my piano playing, and I sync and edit my piano playing with animations.

Experience: First Data Bank (Hearst Corporation)

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.

Mahdi Massoodi

Software/Web Developer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: NGINX, Git, SEO, Customer Service/Support

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, HTML, CSS, PHP, Python, SQL, MySQL, Django

Fun Facts: Love to learn new software/web technologies, listen to music, and go on adventures!

Experience: Puroxy (CEO & Founder),Voicent (Web Development & UI Intern), Milestone Financial, LLC (Market Researcher)

Other Skills: Python, Java, PHP, HTML, CSS, UNIX/Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS)

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.

In good company

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

Sabiha Barlaskar

Software Engineer/Machine Learning Engineer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Software engineering backend development, data analytics using Python, machine learning using Python sklearn and Matlab, Unix commands, database design and querying

Tools of the Trade: HTML, Javascript, CSS, jQuery, NodeJS, D3.js, dimple.js, SVG, Python, MySQL, Java, NodeJS

Fun Facts: I love to travel, I love to learn new languages and I’m a pro at cooking.

Experience: Capgemini, Texas Instruments

Other Skills: Udacity Data Analyst Nanodegree, DB2 certificate from IBM, Oracle Database SQL Certified Expert

Katherine Fotion

Machine Learning/AI Research Scientist

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Team communication, project management, user-centered design, unique and forward thinking, desire for pure knowledge discovery

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, HTML, Javascript, CSS, Python, SQL, MySQL, Java

Fun Facts: Lives in the heart of Chinatown in SF; studied abroad in Cork, Ireland; loves Pilates, barre and yoga.

Experience: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, NASA Langley Research Center, Texas Instruments

Other Skills: Fluent in Spanish, proficient in bioinformatics fields of computational chemistry, drug discovery, etc.

Norald Alejo

Software Engineer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Team Communications, Punctuality, Web Development, Java Development, Organization

Tools of the Trade: HTML, Javascript, CSS, Python, SQL

Fun Facts: I am learning to play piano, I help beautify parks in SF, and I help feed homeless people and families who have a hard time providing for themselves.

Experience: San Francisco International Airport, Cinemark

Charul Ramtekkar

Software Engineer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Project management, Coding, Debugging, Web Design, Team Communications

Tools of the Trade: HTML, CSS, JAVA

Fun Facts: I love to sketch in my free time, I have learned Indian classical singing as well as dancing, I volunteer at the San Jose homeless shelter

Experience: USARobotix

Shan Kwan Cho

Project Manager/Software Engineer/Web Developer/IT Systems Analyst

LinkedIn

Top Skills: Network administration, team communication, customer service management, teaching and mentoring, budget management.

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Visio, HTML, Javascript, CSS, Python, SQL

Fun Facts: I enjoy playing guitar and piano, I’m interested in musical instruments which are complementary with software application, and I enjoy drawing and sketching on the side for relaxation.

Experience: IT Convergent Technologies at SFDPH, City College of San Francisco

Other Skills: Network and server administration, technical collaboration, Linux/PC/Windows/Mac/Android/Mobile hardware and software troubleshooting, network configuration.

Prakash Gurung

Android Developer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Android Development, Java , C++, SQL, Shell Scripting

Tools of the Trade: HTML, Javascript, MySQL, Node.js

Fun Facts: I play competitive soccer, I play in a band, and I love traveling.

Experience: Chatter for Charity

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

Tina Nguyen

Software Engineer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: C++, Customer Service, Data Structures, Java, Animations

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

Fun Facts: I watch anime, I tutor and self teach Japanese, I love making connections/friends.

Experience: Follett, Auto Freak

Other Skills: Drawing, Sketching, 3D Modeling, Filming, Traditional Animation

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.

Supritha Amudhu

Software Engineer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Back-end Development, Front-end Development, Software Engineering, Business Analyst, Programming and Problem Solving

Tools of the Trade: Adobe After Effects, HTML, Javascript, CSS, jQuery, Ruby, Python, JSP, SQL, MySQL

Fun Facts: I love reading and I’ve written a few books, I play keyboard, I sing and dance.

Experience: Avnet Services, Freshworks Inc

Matthew Farrer

Software Engineer

LinkedIn

Top Skills: Software Design, Algorithm Design, Debugging, Customer Service, Telling awesome jokes

Tools of the Trade: HTML, Javascript, CSS, Java, C++

Fun Facts: I love live music, art, history and philosophy.

Experience: City College of San Francisco

 

Sohaib Syed

Software Engineer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Front End Design, GitHub, Debugging, Linux & Windows Shell, Team Management

Tools of the Trade: HTML, Javascript, CSS, PHP, Python, SQL

Fun Facts: I have an extensive history in non-profit work. I intend to gain my degree in CS so that I may give back to underprivileged youth in my community. I love reading South Asian literature. I am captain of an intramural basketball team at SF State. At the same time, I am also front end lead of my software engineering class.

Experience: Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), Islamic Scholarship Fund, NextLabs Inc., San Francisco State University Linguistics Department

Other Skills: C++, Java, WordPress, Social Media Marketing (pages with 10,000+ likes/followers), Unix, R, BootStrap

Alexander Edward Gaesser

Software Engineer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Project management, full stack software development, communication

Tools of the Trade: Sketch, HTML, Javascript, CSS, Python, MySQL

Fun Facts: I am a passionate urbanist and hope to leverage my programming knowledge to help resolve the housing crisis. Other hobbies include volunteerism, activism, hiking, and learning about history.

Experience: rLoop Inc, We Florida Financial, Capital One

Other Skills: Unit testing and continuous integration, operations, user experience

Jasmine Mann

Software Engineer/Game Developer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Game development, mobile app design, good communication skills, good in a team, traditional and digital artist

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, HTML, Javascript, CSS, jQuery, PHP, SQL, MySQL

Fun Facts: I’ve been a freelance artist for 8+ years. I teach kids Bhangra (Traditional folk Indian dancing). I volunteer at Sikh gurdwara whenever possible.

Hung Do

Project Manager/Product Management/Software Engineer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Project Management, Team Communications, Agile Development, Mobile Development, Leadership

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, HTML, CSS, Express.Js, SQL, MySQL, Node.Js, Java, C++, Swift

Fun Facts: I love talking to people and meeting strangers. I lift weights even on a busy schedule. I can fix cars.

Experience: Qostronics, Zumiez

Other Skills: Linear Programming, Lean Six Sigma, Supply Chain Management, Quality Assurance, IT

Anton Limantara

Software Engineer/Project Manager

LinkedIn

Top Skills: Project management, Communication, Work Ethic, Adaptability, Problem Solving

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, HTML, Javascript, CSS, SQL, MySQL, Java, C++

Fun Facts: Love aquariums, Passionate to improve living conditions in Indonesia, Served in the United States Navy and loved it

Experience: GO-JEK, UCSF, United States Navy

Other Skills: Being able to listen and understand others by putting myself in their position, thrive under pressure

Dian Zhu

Software Developer

LinkedIn

Top Skills: Web page design, software development, project management, graphic design, team communication

Tools of the Trade: C++, C, Java, HTML,CSS, JavaScript, SQL, PHP, JQuery, Bootstrap, Prolog, D3.js, Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel, NetBeans, MySQL Workbench, Windows, Unix, Linux

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: I will do information technology internship in Southern California Earthquake Center in summer 2018.

Charles Aoki Tuttle

Software Engineer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, HTML, Javascript, CSS, Python

Tools of the Trade: Object-Oriented Programming, Software Design, Web Design, Technical Support Assistance, Customer Service

Fun Facts: I enjoy bike riding. I like cooking and have the most fun making sushi. I collect those flattened novelty pennies you make from tourist spots.

Experience: San Francisco State University, Alliance Manufactured Homes, Sylvan Learning

Aanchal Narad

Project Manager/Software Engineer/Program Manager

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top skills: Product management, communication, team lead, user experience, technical writing

Tools of trade: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Sketch, Axure, Balsamiq, HTML, Javascript, CSS, PHP, Python, MySQL, Java

Fun facts: I like to read and write on Quora, I have been practicing yoga for 9 years, I aim to give Ted Talk one day, I am a Bollywood fan

Experience: Epikso Inc., Questive.com, San Francisco State University

Other skills: writer, influencer, keen observer

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.

Fernanda Silva

3D Artist

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top skills: Video Editing, 3D Texture, Character Animation

Tools of trade: Adobe Creative Suite, 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, Final Cut Pro, Python

Fun facts: I play drums in a female Brazilian band, we often volunteer to perform in events for children and women’s rights. I also volunteer at the Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio. When I am not working on the computer I like to exercise outdoors.

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.

 

Nelson Jimenez

Software Engineer/Web Developer

LinkedIn 

Top skills: Coding, Web Design, Technical Support

Tools of trade: JavaScript, C#, Java, PL/SQL, PHP, HTML/CSS, jQuery, mySQL, Oracle

Fun facts: I love to learn new things, share knowledge, and help others share knowledge. 

Francisco Martinez Gutierrez

IT Engineer

LinkedIn

Top skills: Project Management, Program Manager, IT Operations

Tools of trade: Java, C#, Python, mySQL, Oracle

Fun facts: I make my own espresso at home. I love to discover new places in San Francisco, but on Sundays I love to regularly ride my scooter by Ocean Beach.

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

 

B. Andreina Prado

B. Andreina Prado

Graphic Designer & Motion Graphics

Linkedin | Portfolio

Top Skills: Graphic Design, Motion Graphic Design, Print Design, Visual Communication, Photography, Bilingual, Screen Printing, Letterpress, Black and White Film Photography, Darkroom Printing

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

Fun Facts: My latest hobby in my never ending list is calligraphy and expanding from cross stitching to embroidery. These past few months I’ve been able to keep more than one plant alive and have even been able to propagate and share the plants of my labor with friends.

Experience: Elefint, Nonchalance, Weldon Owen Publishing, Freelance

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

Eugene Wang

Visual Designer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top skills: Visual Design, Branding, Marketing, Event Graphics, Iconography/infographics, Design and Production for a variety of print formats.

Tools of  trade: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft PowerPoint

Fun facts: I make terrariums and I love coffee. I know a lot of useless trivia, especially movie and pop culture related facts. I am a native San Franciscan.

Experience: Riverbed Technology, KIXEYE, Apple Symantec, TiVo, Walmart.com

 

Hsuan-Ting

Hsuan-Ting Wu

UX Designer + Creative Producer + Maker

Linkedin | Portfolio

Top Skills: User Experience Design, Visual Design, Photography and Videography, Post Production Editing, Project Management, Social Media Marketing

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

Fun Facts: My interest in exploration led to various experiences in areas like coding, blogging, fashion, nail art, makeup, 3D animation, martial arts, dance, and traveling. I’ve handmade Halloween costumes for Maleficent, Sadako, Captain Kirk, Judy Hopps and Mayor Bellwether. I’m particularly interested in Asians in America so I often observe them to find trends in behaviors and accents.

Experience: Razorfish SF, University of Washington, International Cross-Cultural Committee

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

Thaisa Fernandes

Project & Product Manager

Linkedin | Portfolio

Top Skills: Program, Project and Product 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 some coding languages, I hired developers/UX designers and developed my first Android app! Right now my app, Lunna, is in beta test but I’ll launch it in June 2018.

Experience: FCB Global, RAPP, VISA, Hewlett-Packard

 

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

 

Renata Prokel

Renata Prokel

Motion Graphics Designer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Motion Graphics Design, Photography, Animation, VFX Artist, Post Production Editing, Digital Asset Management, Video Producer, Lighting, Digital Illustration, Compositing, Rotoscoping, 2D/3D animation, Audio editing

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

Fun Facts: When I’m not pushing pixels around I love to get out to nature, hiking, biking and skiing. I love animals and getting my dog fix by volunteering at the SPCA. Traveling and exploring different cultures is one of my biggest passions. I was a sled dog- handler and trainer in Alaska.

Experience: Viscera, Restauration Hardware, JustUno, Juvessentials

Xiaojian Deng

Xiaojian Deng

Data Scientist & Machine Learning Engineer

Linkedin | Portfolio

Top Skills: Machine Learning, Statistical Analysis, Project Management, Financial Modeling, Programming

Tools of the Trade: Python, Java, Matlab

Fun Facts: I created an Android app just to help myself manage my time. I’ve lived on 3 different continents and have traveled to over 40 states and 15 countries. I’ve been creating websites as a hobby since Junior High, over 20 years ago.

Experience: Lighthorse Asset Management, UC Davis, Genome Center

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

LinkedIn 

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

LinkedIn | Portfolio

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

LinkedIn | Portfolio

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: Swing dancing makes me very happy. Recently I have discovered fusion dance and I am hooked too. I like experimenting in the kitchen with fun and healthy recipes. I’m involved in environmental causes, currently I am part of the campaign for saving the vaquita marina from extinction.

Experience: Video editor at following agencies: IGN Entertainment, Slow Clap Productions, School of Thought, Madrone Studios, Reebok, Bo Boudart Productions, BeyondPixStudios, Google, Patch Works Productions and Paradigm Productions.

Morgan Walter

Videographer, Video Editor

LinkedIn | Portfolio

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

LinkedIn | Portfolio

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

LinkedIn | Portfolio

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.

 

Susan Bradley

Susan Bradley

Graphic Designer / Motion Designer / Presentation Designer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills: Storytelling via Graphic Design, Motion Graphics & Title Design, Type & Logo Design, Presentation Design, Style Guides, Visual Strategy, Hi-Res Photo editing,
Videography

Tools of the Trade:  Adobe Creative Suite—After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Acrobat Pro, Keynote, PowerPoint, Sketch, hand-lettering

Fun Facts: I temper my digital life by enjoying various analog processes and gadgets. After working on “The Motorcycle Diaries” film, I shipped my motorcycle to Europe & solo-toured for 6 weeks.

Experience: Pixar: Graphics for sets, marketing & title design, Disney Studios: title design, Live-action filmmaking, Teaching at AFI (American Film Institute), Visual Effects Society (VES)

 

Mei Yee Tse

Visual / UI / Web Designer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

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

LinkedIn | Portfolio

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.

 

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