Adrian Salgado

Communication Design

Adrian Salgado

Adrian Salgado

Communication Design

Hey y'all I'm Adrian a senior at CSUN majoring in art with a focus in Graphic Design. This is my last semester for now might come back for a masters but shall see about that. When you can catch me designing you can catch me going out for a run, boxing, visiting art museums, going on hikes, paddle boarding and so many other things that enjoy doing.

Fun fact: I saved a person from drowning.

Areas of focus: Graphic design

Graduation date: Spring 2021

Alejandro Rincon

Alejandro Rincon

Communications Design

My name is Alejandro (ljndr) Rincon, & I am a Junior at CSUN. I am a Communication Design Major with a minor in Marketing. Aside from design work, I love photographing people/places/things, & I like to consider myself as a professional napper.

Fun fact: I fractured my wrist twice in the same place; first incident was when I was 11, & second incident was when I was 24.

Areas of focus: Graphic Design, UX/UI Design, Product Design, Photography

Graduation date: Fall 2021

Allison Diaz

Communication Design, Minor in Psychology

Allison Diaz

Allison Diaz

Communication Design, Minor in Psychology
My name is Allison and I am a graphic designer and illustrator based in Los Angeles! You can find me constantly listening to music as I design away! I love fashion, design, and am always looking at old and new trends for inspiration! I am greatly interested in UX/UI, branding, and social media.

Fun Fact: I love taking polaroids

Areas of Focus:Graphic Design, Web Design, UX/UI Design, Illustration, Social Media Management

Graduation Date: Fall 2020

Amalia Arzunyan

Amalia Arzunyan

Art, Animation

I'm Amalia - an LA-based artist with an obsession for animation. Raised on hard work and ramen, I strive to create high-quality animations.

Fun Fact: I drink... a lot of coffee.

Areas of Focus: Graphic Design, Interactive Design, Illustration, Motion Graphics, Film/Video, Animation

Graduation Date: Spring 2020

Andila Wijekulasuriya

Andila Wijekulasuriya

Communication Design

I came to the United States five years ago, and I am from Sri Lanka. I got my Associate degree from Pierce College in 2018.

Fun Fact: I love camping and dancing.

Graduation Date: Fall 2020

Areas of Focus: Graphic Design, Web Design, Product Design, Interactive Design, Illustration

Anthony Camarena

Business Marketing

Anthony Camarena

Anthony Camarena

Business Marketing

Hi, my name is Anthony Camarena, 21 years old and currently a junior pursuing my degree in business marketing. In my time living in various cities and states such as New York, Los Angeles, and Huston, I grew a passion for being able to solve other people's problems and create new ways in which individuals do things. My love for marketing has stemmed from my desire to make a change, to be the change. I've seen first hand the differences in peoples interests on things and makes me very passionate in trying to study and understand these interest.

Fun Fact: I know how to speak 3 languages fluently which are English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Areas of Focus: Marketing, Advertising, Copywriting, Project Management, Social Media Management

Graduation Date: Spring 2021

Arturo Perez

Arturo Perez

Psychology

I'm Arturo an experienced undergraduate Research Assistant. Skilled in retail, sales, behavioral science, and academic writing. A strong researcher with a Bachelor of Arts focused in Psychology from California State University, Northridge. Currently working towards earning my Master of Science.

Areas of Focus: Advertising, Copywriting, Research

Graduation Date: Spring 2020

Ashley Santiago

Ashley Santiago

Web Design/Developer

Hello! My name is Ashley. I am a web designer and user experience designer. I love being able to not only design websites but being able to build them on my own and with a team. My goal is to bridge the gap between design and technology especially in fields where design is just an afterthought. I also have experience in branding, graphic design, and typography.

Fun Fact: I am a huge designer toy collector with almost 600 collectibles and counting.

Areas of Focus: Web Design, UX/UI Design, Product Design, Interactive Design, Web/Software Development

Blaire Wilson

Communication Design, Minor in Anthropology

Blaire Wilson

Blaire Wilson

Communication Design, Minor in Anthropology

Blaire is a graphic designer and broadcast graphics producer for an esports production company in Los Angeles. When she's not working with clients, designing graphics packages, sales decks, or live event branding, you can find her training for Olympic lifting in the gym or in the kitchen baking.

Fun fact: I am pretty darn good at whistling.

Areas of focus: Graphic design, Broadcast Graphics Designer and Producer, Sales Deck Design

Graduation date: Fall 2017

Brooke Hamilton

Brooke Hamilton

Communication Design

Hey guys! I am a New Zealander who moved to the U.S. four years ago for college. I want to work in the field of User Experience Design, specifically creating interfaces and other forms of technology that are accessible to everybody. I have a passion for learning more about the technology and design of the future and how as a designer I can create positive experiences for others.

Fun Fact: Former NCAA Athlete

Areas of Focus: Graphic Design, Web Design, UX/UI Design, Product Design, Project Management

Graduation Date: Spring 2020

Carla Jimenez

Communication Design

Carla Jimenez

Carla Jimenez

Communication Design

Hello! My name is Carla Jimenez! I’m the first in my family to go to college and my ethnicity is Salvadorian. Graphic Design has been a passion of mine ever since the end of my sophomore year. It was my form of escaping when I was struggling a lot. I also illustrate on the side 🙂 Designing is my way of expressing how I feel inside and I know that with every creation I am proud. I love making new friends and can’t wait for what’s in store. I’m always here to be a friend or just to help whenever! Let’s get this pan dulce 🙂 ¡Adios!

Fun fact: I love watching anime and I am blind! My current prescription is -4.50

Areas of focus: Graphic design, illustration

Graduation date: Spring 2024

Carly Sarno

Art, Communication Design

Carly Sarno

Carly Sarno

Art, Communication Design

My approach to design is that all work should be done like a bad**s & crafted with purpose. Even when the project is bland, always find a way to make it energetic and speak the brand's name. Everything I do revolves around this method and it shows in my work method. Problem solving is what we do as designers and without being able to say "I can figure that out" then what's the point of even trying. I love the challenge that design presents, it's a never ending puzzle for my mind. I call myself a creative specialist because design is more than just overlapping graphics on a screen but the blending of mediums that expand across fields of communication. You can catch me currently drinking coffee and throwing down creative content with the San Francisco 49ers. I Graduated CSUN in the Spring of 2018 with a Bachelor's in Art with a concentration in Graphic Design. To view my work please visit my portfolio at www.behance.net/carlysarno/resume or www.carlysarno.com

Fun Fact: I was apart of the 2019 Super Bowl team that traveled to Miami with the 49ers! I've also photographed and been apart of the Vans Warped Tour. Aside from that I'm a huge coffee addict and love obscure brands.

Areas of Focus: Graphic Design, Marketing, Photography, Branding

Graduation Date: Spring 2018

Ciera Sherod

CTVA- Entertainment and Media Management

Ciera Sherod

Ciera Sherod

CTVA- Entertainment and Media Management

Hi! My name is Ciera Sherod and I am a videographer hoping to become a film producer with my own studio at some point in the future. When I am not working or being a student, I love baking, watching movies, and trying new things with my friends.

Fun fact: I am a big, unashamed fan of The Bachelor.

Areas of focus: Film/Video

Daeja Thomas

Daeja Thomas

Communication Design

Hello, my name Daeja. I have a passion for design and I hope to use my passion to help others in the future. Rather that’s through branding or UXUI.

Fun Fact: I LOVE avocado and if I could eat it every day I would!

Areas of Focus: Graphic Design, Marketing

Graduation Date: Spring 2020

Debbie Vasquez

Communication Design and Illustration

Debbie Vasquez

Debbie Vasquez

Communication Design and Illustration

Senior at CSUN, with a focus on graphic design and illustration, with traditional methods.

Fun Fact: I love concerts! I’ve attended over 20 concerts.

Areas of Focus: Graphic Design, Illustration

Graduation Date: Fall 2020

Denise Seto

Denise Seto

Communication Design

Hi everyone, I have loved designing things ever since I was a kid; from interior designing to fashion designing! I hope to put my designing knowledge and skill to achieve my goal of becoming the best designer I possibly can be!

Fun fact: I want to move outside of the United States as soon as possible!

Areas of focus: Graphic design, UX/UI Design, Illustration

Graduation date: Spring 2022

Erica Bettencourt

Erica Bettencourt

Communication Design

I'm Erica, I grew up in the Pacific Northwest before moving to Southern California for school. Beyond Illustration and traditional design, I'm interested in UX, as well as working with researchers to promote scientific literacy through design.

Fun fact: I love playing Dungeons and Dragons.

Areas of focus: Graphic design, UX/UI Design, Illustration, Motion Graphics

Graduation date: Spring 2021

Ethan Davidove

Film Production - Editing

Ethan Davidove

Ethan Davidove

Film Production - Editing

I'm a filmmaker with an emphasis on editing that embraces his Jewish identity and is infatuated with videogames. I've had three film internships and have worked on a multitude of projects in a variety of genres. When not scrounging Spotify for new music, I'm typically found on a hike, cooking, or enjoying time with friends.

Fun fact: I lived in London for nearly 5 years and walked across Abbey Road to get to school every day!

Areas of focus: Film/Video

Graduation date: Spring 2021

Frida Campos Torres

Frida Campos Torres

Communication Design

Hello, my name is Frida Campos Torres and I am a student at CSUN pursuing a B.A. in Arts. I hope to make an impact within the design/illustration industry in the future, but for now it's just me and my laptop doing homework.

Fun fact: I wouldn't mind eating kit kat ice cream for the rest of my life ♡✧( ु•⌄• )

Areas of focus: Graphic design, Marketing, Illustration

Graduation date: Spring 2022

Gabriella Ohana

Art, Communication Design

Gabriella Ohana

Gabriella Ohana

Art, Communication Design
Art, Communication Design

I am a graphic designer based in Los Angeles and enjoy creating content digitally thats not just graphic design.

Areas of Focus: Graphic Design, Illustration

Graduation Date: Spring 2021

Hannah Untarya

Hannah Untarya

Marketing, Product Design

I'm studying Marketing and Communication Design, but also have an interest in UX/UI and photography. During my free time, you can find me horseback riding or spending time with my 4 legged friends!

Areas of Focus: Web Design, UX/UI Design, Product Design, Marketing

Graduation Date: Spring 2020

Ian Solano

Public Relations + Marketing

Ian Solano

Ian Solano

Public Relations + Marketing

Ian is an empathetic strategist who believes that great work is achieved through the diversity of thought, the unwavering commitment towards collaboration, and a deep understanding of people and what they care about. He loves adding value for agencies and brands that align with his strong values of diversity, creativity, and a hunger for excellence.

Driven by his interest in consumer behavior and storytelling, he often loses himself in learning about topics related to cognitive psychology, social anthropology, and marketing. In his free time, he enjoys reading, watching esports, and writing poetry.

Fun fact: Loves to do arts and crafts!

Areas of focus: Marketing, Project Management, Advertising, Consulting

Graduation date: Fall 2021

Jaime Rodriguez

Art, Visual Communication Design

Jaime Rodriguez

Jaime Rodriguez

Art, Visual Communication Design

Hello, my name is Jaime, I am a UX/UI designer based in LA. What I love about this field is how it is always current. UX/UI is always changing and evolving paralleled to the fast-paced technology of today. Product design intersects with so many other fields so I am always learning something new. Intersect LA gave me the opportunity to practice my skills and collaborate with business students and design students. I learned valuable skills and lessons at Intersect LA that I can take with me for life.

Fun Fact: Sun in Cancer

Graduation Date: Spring 2020

Areas of focus: UX/UI Design, Product Design

 

Jennifer Cruz

Management, Marketing, Minor in Finance

Jennifer Cruz

Jennifer Cruz

Management, Marketing, Minor in Finance

My name is Jennifer Cruz and I am a Double Major in Management and Marketing with a Minor in Finance. I am a determined individual that is always seeking the next challenge. Learning is something that I feel very passionate about and I am always seeking to learn from my peers and open to sharing the knowledge that I have accumulated. As a Chicana, I hope to some day have the resources to support and give back to my community.

Fun fact: I can whistle like a pro and crack most of my joints.

Areas of focus: Marketing, Advertising, Copywriting, Project Management, Social Media Management

Graduation date: Spring 2021

Jennifer Ngan Hoang

Communication Design

Jennifer Ngan Hoang

Jennifer Ngan Hoang

Communication Design

I'm a visual/web designer at IXLA and CSUN IR (Institutional Research). I also minor in Interactive Marketing. I want to become a Web or UX/UI Designer.

Fun Fact: I hate onions but love onion rings.

Graduation Date: Fall 2019

Areas of Focus: Graphic Design, Web Design

 

Jia Yi Lim

CTVA - Multimedia Production

Jia Yi Lim

Jia Yi Lim

CTVA - Multimedia Production

Lim is a multidisciplinary creative who is eager to explore the new possibilities of storytelling through the visual presentation of film and art. Her expertise includes videography, editing, compositing, and motion graphics. In addition to her emerging career, she pursues a Bachelor of Arts at CSUN, majoring in Cinema & TV Arts with an emphasis in Multimedia Production. In her free time, she enjoys reading about and exploring up and coming technology innovations.

Besides, she was the winner of the TV Academy Scholarship 2018. In the same year, her narrative short film All Ears was the official selection of the 39th De Anza film festival.

Fun Fact: Cinephile, Multilingual, AR/VR Advocate

Areas of Focus: Motion Graphics, Film/Video

Graduation Date: Fall 2020

Jordan Haney

Jordan Haney

Marketing, Economics

Currently, I am in my 4th and final year at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), focusing in Marketing with a minor in Economics. Right now I work as a Project Manager at IntersectLA and Executive President of the American Marketing Association (AMA) at CSUN.

Always developing and looking for more, I am seeking opportunities to grow in business and build a solid foundation to one day hold a high-level marketing management position for a B2C or Non-Profit Organization.

Areas of Focus: Marketing, Copywriting, Project Management

Graduation Date: Spring 2020

Joseph Ra

Psychology (UX Design/Research)

Joseph Ra

Joseph Ra

Psychology (UX Design/Research)

I am a graduating senior attending CSUN working towards a B.A. in Psychology with a focus in UX Research/Design.

Fun Fact: I've been hit by a car and apologized to the driver and play a 20 year old Smash Bros. game competitively.

Areas of Focus: UX/UI Design, UX Research

Graduation Date: Spring 2020

Joshua Fajardo

Joshua Fajardo

Communications Design

Hi, my name is Joshua Fajardo and I am from the San Fernando Valley. I am a Filipino-American graphic designer hoping to become a creative director focused on brand identity. On my free time, I love skateboarding around my neighborhood, spray painting, and watching movies with my friends.

Fun fact: I want to open up my own coffee shop one day.

Areas of focus: Graphic design

Graduation date: Spring 2024

Julian Castaneda

Julian Castaneda

Marketing
Hello! My name is Julian and I am on my second year at CSUN, majoring in Marketing. I am involved with many organizations at CSUN and love to find ways to help the community. I also founded the nonprofit Bags of Love Foundation in which we provide hope to children affected by cancer and their families. I plan to continue to grow and develop my skills to one day start my own digital marketing agency.

Fun fact: I am a 2x cancer survivor!

Areas of focus: Marketing, Social Media Management

Graduation date: Spring 2023

Karina De Santiago

Karina De Santiago

Art, Communication Design

Karina is a communication designer. While she’s not sure what field she would like to go into just yet, IXLA has helped her build a well-rounded toolkit of design skills. Whether she ends up in web design, branding, or packaging, she just hopes to find a home in an inclusive workspace that isn’t afraid of a bright color scheme. When she’s not busy designing, she can be found knitting, embroidering, or sewing. Or anywhere that has iced coffee.

Fun fact: I am the go-to IKEA furniture guide in my family.

Areas of focus: Graphic Design, Web Design, Project Management

Graduation date: Spring 2021

Kate Nguyen

Art, Communication Design

Kate Nguyen

Kate Nguyen

Art, Communication Design

I’m a full-time creative who is passionate about environmental sustainability and helping others. I gather my inspiration from music, fashion, and other creatives! I enjoy surrounding myself with positive people who can inspire and help me grow as an individual. In my free time, I am most likely cooking or binge-watching a series on Netflix.

Fun Fact: I trained as a ballerina for 8 years.

Areas of Focus: Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, Social Media Management

Graduation Date: Spring 2021

Kayla Mesina

Kayla Mesina

Art, Product Design

I am an undergraduate art major who's graduating in May 2020. I have professional interests in UI/UX and Product Design and am also expanding my knowledge with Graphic Design such as typography, brand identity and marketing, illustration, and user interface design.

Fun Fact: I love boba

Areas of Focus: Graphic Design, Web Design, UX/UI Design, Product Design, Interactive Design

Graduation Date: Spring 2020

Kristina Andrada

Kristina Andrada

Marketing

Hi, I'm Kristina.
I am an undergraduate student who loves to integrate creativity and strategy into the field of marketing. In 2015, my artwork was nationally recognized and awarded first place for the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by the U.S. House of Representatives. In my free time, I enjoy watching true crime and thriller movies.

Fun fact: Lover of interior design and dog mom to the cutest dog in the world!

Areas of focus: Graphic Design, Marketing, Illustration, Photography

Graduation date: Spring 2021

Kristina Gabrielyan

Art, Communication Design

Kristina Gabrielyan

Kristina Gabrielyan

Art, Communication Design

An artist by nature and a visual communication designer by choice. Nature is her muse, so she likes to spend time outdoors. She lives in wanderlust, exploring every inch of her surroundings. She spends her free time caring for her plant children, creating memes, and making beats with her friends.

Fun Fact: I'm a LAien.

Areas of Focus: Graphic Design, Marketing, Illustration, Advertising, Copywriting, Project Management, Social Media Management

Graduation Date: Spring 2020

Kristine Rose

Kristine Rose

Communication Design

Hi, I'm Kristine Rose.
Born in 1999. Raised in a small town in the San Gabriel Valley.
Always viewing the world through creative thinking lenses.
My purpose is designing high concept pieces that make a positive impact.

Fun Fact: I love watching Hell's Kitchen and cooking at the same time.

Area of Focus: Graphic Design

Graduation Date: Spring 2021

Megumi Ikeda

Megumi Ikeda

CTVA Provisional Film
Hello! My name is Megumi and I am an undergraduate student pursuing B.A. in Cinema and Television Arts. I am passionate in motion design animation, portrait photography, and film editing.

Fun Fact: Born and raised in Silicon Valley, surrounded by programmers and engineers 🙂

Areas of Focus: Motion Graphics, Film/Video, Photography

Graduation Date: Spring 2023

Ngoc Tram Tran

Ngoc Tram Tran

Communication Design

I am a communication designer with skills in the Adobe Suite. I am also a Pop Culture minor. Using this knowledge and psychological understanding of how people react to current media, this makes my communication designs work more effectively to the public. I am continually building up my skills and hope to continue priming it to its full capabilities. In the future, I hope to use my skills to help contribute to our contemporary and rapidly fast-developing pop culture and to impact my Vietnamese community.

Fun Fact: I enjoy making memes during my free time.

Areas of Focus: Graphic Design, Project Management

Graduation Date: Spring 2020

Nicole Svare

Communication Design, Marketing

Nicole Svare

Nicole Svare

Communication Design, Marketing

Hi! I'm a Los Angeles-based artist inspired by colors, love, and design built on thought. My focus is on brand strategy and promotions, and in my free time, I love to create vector-based illustrations.

Fun Fact: I can rewatch the same anime series for years without getting sick of it!

Areas of Focus: Graphic Design, Marketing, Illustration, Project Management

Graduation Date: Spring 2020

Nikki Andrea Lao

Art, Visual Communication Design

Nikki Andrea Lao

Nikki Andrea Lao

Art, Visual Communication Design

Nikki is a strategic and creative visual thinker eager to guide companies, programs, and organizations in creating an achievable and positive experience. She has a unique skill set of design strategy, user research, user interface design, and usability testing.

Fun Fact: I love tacos

Areas of Focus: Graphic Design, Web Design, UX/UI Design, Product Design, Interactive Design, Marketing, Project Management, Social Media Management

Graduation Date: Spring 2020

Peter Yoon

Art, Photography

Peter Yoon

Peter Yoon

Art, Photography

I am a photographer, I specialize in shooting portraits commercially and also as fine art. I also enjoy shooting nature, landscapes, events, and everything in-between.

Fun Fact: Kombucha king

Areas of Focus: Film/Video, Photography

Graduation Date: Spring 2021

Ramon Torres

Ramon Torres

Marketing

I am a creative strategist who seeks to augment marketing strategy through a design-oriented approach that captivates the imagination.

Fun Fact: Mad Men is the reason I decided to major in marketing!

Graduation Date: Spring 2020

Areas of Focus: Marketing, Advertising, Copywriting, Project Management, Social Media Management

 

Robin Enriquez

Robin Enriquez

Animation

I'm a Volunteer/Intern for IXLA and I focus on Designing/Illustrating various concepts for our team!

Fun fact: I love Thai food 😀

Areas of focus: Illustration

Graduation date: Spring 2021

William Blanco

Communication Design

William Blanco

William Blanco

Communication Design

William Blanco is a graphic designer based in Los Angeles, CA. His love for design stems from his passion for branding in the food and beverage industry. He believes that design can help add value to people’s experiences and enhance their daily lives.

Areas of Focus: Graphic Design, Web Design, Packaging

Graduation Date: Spring 2020

Youjin Shin

Youjin Shin

Communication Design

I am a Graphic Designer and Illustrator based in Los Angeles, California. I am currently working as a Freelance Graphic Designer and a Visual Arts Private Instructor.

Areas of Focus: Graphic Design, Illustration

Graduation Date: Spring 2022