Web Design/Graphic Design
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.
Web Design/Graphic Design
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.
Graphic Designer and Photographer
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
IT Specialist and Java/JEE Developer
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.
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
Graphic Designer & Motion Graphics
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
Artist + Designer
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
UX Designer + Creative Producer + Maker
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
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/
Experience: Pixar, Lucasfilm, Fox Animation, Intapp, Photography by Blake Tucker, Boozephreaks
Motion Graphics Designer
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
Jr. Video Editor / Production Assistant
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
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
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)
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
Graphic Designer / Motion Designer / Presentation Designer
Top Skills: Storytelling via Graphic Design, Motion Graphics & Title Design, Type & Logo Design, Presentation Design, Style Guides, Visual Strategy, Hi-Res Photo editing,
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)
Communications Professional + Multimedia Storyteller
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
Video Producer & Motion Graphics Artist
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
UX & Product Designer / Art Director
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)
Creative Video Producer / Production Coordinator / Owner, Dreaming Monk Productions
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
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
Animator | Graphic Designer
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
Scrum Master & Project Manager
Top Skills: Scrum / Agile Team Facilitation, Creative Team Led, Process Improvement, Conflict Resolution, and Scope and Risk Management,International Cross-Functional Team Facilitation, Scope of Work Creation and Monitoring, Business Analysis and Strategic Planning, Budget Creation and Monitoring, Business Development, Change Management and Approvals, Corporate Event Planning, Client Account Management, and Software Roll-out and Adoption
Tools of the Trade: Agile, Adobe Photoshop, Video Production, HTML, CSS, Google Analytics, PC/Mac User Troubleshooting, Customer Service, JIRA, Confluence, MS Project, Basecamp, Web and Mobile Development Facilitation
Fun Facts: I collaborate with a group of event planners on creating private music festivals and concerts of up to 500 people. I also perform on occasion myself, and I teach music to little kids in my spare time. I am a certified Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapist, which means I used to work with kids who had Autism on improving their communication and social skills.
Experience: Nisum Technologies (GAP, Inc), New Relic, Self Health Network, Alexis Productions, NewSchools Venture Fund
Graphic and Web Designer
Top Skills: Graphic Design, Web Design, User Experience Design, Front-end Development, Marketing Strategy
Tools of the Trade: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, HTML, CSS, WordPress
Fun Facts: I speak multiple languages. I’ve lived in Japan, France and the U.K. I love pigs. I’ve studied Interior Design.
Experience: The Redwood Group, eTranslate, Design Bridge, Hershey (Japan) Co. Ltd.
Multimedia Producer / Editor / Motion Graphics Artist
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)
Top Skills: Web development (Full stack), Photo editing, Web Design
Fun Facts: I speak four languages and three are in Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese, Taishanese); Mentor high school and college students; Enjoy watching TV (Sci-fi and Chinese Historic/Period Dramas)
Experience: G:url Gaming Program at BAVC, SAY Media, SF Mayoral Campaign, Youth Cares
Video Content Development/Senior Producer
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
Top Skills: Graphic Design, Illustration
Tools of the Trade: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro
Fun Facts: I’m the founder and creative director of VLY GRL, which aims to smash the “bimbo Valley Girl” stereotype one rad accessory at a time. I sing in a band called Vincent Gargiulo National Park. I wrote and directed a short film called “Jealous Guys”. I was in an award-winning short documentary about my BFF/mentor/former boss, the late Scott Lew, called “Jujitsu-ing Reality“.
Experience: Creative:MINT, California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)
Videographer / Motion Graphics Artist
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
Videographer / Producer / Motion Graphics Designer
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
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
Top Skills: Art Direction, Creative troubleshooting, Interpersonal Skills
Fun Facts: Participate in charity sporting events, play the flute, teach martial arts.
Experience: Next Wave Logistics, Experian, LM2
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
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
Digital Media Producer
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