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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.

Kris Chu

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

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

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

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

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.

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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

Nelson Jimenez

Software Engineer/Web Developer

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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

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

Erika Nieves

 Web Designer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

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

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.

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Michelle Chang

Experience Designer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top skills: User Experience Design,  Sketch Prototyping, User research Marketing

Tools of trade: HTML/CSS, 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 volunteered 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: 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 cross stitching. I am working on being a fospice mom for dogs that are in their last days. Fospice means taking a dog into your home and giving it palliative care, love, and a wonderful life until it is their time for euthanasia. I am the house mom to my housemates. No really, they call me mom sometimes

Experience: Elefint, Nonchalance, Weldon Owen Publishing

Ramona Stoianova

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

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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

 

Evlyn Andrade

Evlyn Andrade

Software Engineer

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top skills: Full Stack Web Development, Project Management, Budget Management

Tools of  trade: Python, Flask, SQL, PostgreSQL, SQLAlchemy, Javascript, jQuery, AJAX, JSON

Fun facts: I am passionate about social justice and am a news junkie. I love dogs, but have no idea when I will live somewhere big enough to actually have one. I have eleven brothers and sisters.

Experience: UC Berkeley School of Public Health Haas School of Business San Quentin Teach in Prison Program

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

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Blake Tucker

Multimedia Producer

Linkedin | Portfolio

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

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

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

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

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Jessa Hurley

Award-Winning Multimedia Producer

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. I received my SCUBA certification to do a shark dive on a trip to the Bahamas hosted by actor Woody Harrelson and his family. Also, I grew up in the small Oregon town where The Goonies was filmed and met some cast members but, alas, was not an extra.

Experience: 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: Project Management, Marketing, Advertising, Social Media Management, Community Management, Design & Wireframe

Tools of the Trade: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, UX, WordPress, Basecamp, Asana, Trello, Slack, Pro workflow, Google Suite, MS Project, Agile, PMI Methodologies & Frameworks such as Scrum and Kanban

Fun Facts: I work as a volunteer to a non-profit that researches about ocean, specially sharks, and I’m volunteer to another non-profit that helps to build the homes of butterflies at Golden Gate Park. I have two cats and a dog, they’re all Brazilians, I brought them to the US, and my dog thinks he’s a cat. I wrote a script about my dog “catfication” and my husband is illustrating these histories.

Experience: TomTom, FCB, RAPP

 

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

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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

 

Kevin Ko

Kevin Ko

Marketing Specialist

Linkedin 

Top Skills: Product Marketing, Event Marketing, Digital Marketing, Email Marketing, Lead Generation

Tools of the Trade: SEO, Google Analytics, CMS, WordPress

Fun Facts: I was a participant in the Superbowl 50 half time show. Yes, on the same field with Beyonce, Coldplay, and Bruno Mars. I’m a volunteer for Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV) as the Product Marketing Intern. Basketball and hockey are my favorite sports to play. I produce music on Fruity Loops when I’m bored.

Experience: Opendoor, Speckle Communications, IntelliCorp, Little Harvard Academy, San Jose Mercury News (Bay Area News Group), Sycomp, San Jose State University Athletics

 

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)

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

Finance & Product

LinkedIn | Portfolio

Top Skills:  Software product management, Financial Services (Chartered Financial Analyst), Business analytics, Customer development and UX, Excel/SQL data analytics

Tools of the Trade: WordPress, MySQL, Google Analytics. I speak English, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, French, German

Fun Facts: I toured 14 countries in Oceania and Asia on a two year trip as a solo traveler, journeying without a guidebook and carrying only a 50 liter backpack. Taught myself programming languages and new languages, studied business and product strategy, climbed a glacier, and taught surfing and scuba diving.

Experience: BlackRock Financial Services