Alumni

Brett Anderson
Adjunct Faculty
Brett Anderson
Adjunct Faculty
Graphic Design + Digital Media

Brett Anderson is the Design Manager at KWALL, a full-service interactive agency. KWALL has worked with companies and organizations such as USC, CSULB, ASU and Qualcomm. With over 5 years of experience with the company, Brett’s responsibilities include managing all aspects of design for the company and clients, as well as staying up to date with design trends and standards. As a part time instructor of the Internet Design 1 class, Brett is able to share his passion and knowledge of web design with LCAD students.

Brett is an Alumni of LCAD, graduating with a BFA in Design + Digital Media. For his senior thesis, Brett organized designs and built an online soccer organization focused on bringing teams and athletes together. Brett enjoys sharing his full-time work experience to help students be prepared for client and agency work after graduation.

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Ridan Arellano
Ridan Arellano

Ridan (sounds like readin') is a Filipino-born, California-raised, Portland-based creative person. He enjoys a playful and immersive process in creating thoughtful design solutions. He has experience in designing campaigns, packaging, motion graphics, illustrations, websites, digital products, and whatever problems design can solve. When he's not working, you can find him napping at a park or watching clouds, thrifting, or just chilling with his plants and cat.

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Justin Arnold
Interactive Art Director at Apple
Justin Arnold
Interactive Art Director at Apple
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Charlene Chand
Adjunct Faculty
Charlene Chand
Adjunct Faculty
Graphic Design + Digital Media
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Seth Cheshire
Design Consultant at Facebook
Seth Cheshire
Design Consultant at Facebook
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Carol Covarrubias
Graphic Design + Digital Media Administrator
Carol Covarrubias
Graphic Design + Digital Media Administrator
Office of College Advancement
949-376-6000 ext. 290
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Sayer Danforth
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Sayer Danforth
Graphic Design + Digital Media

Class of 2004

Independent Video Director

Born and Raised in Denver CO, Sayer was a child of the arts. He caught on early at being able to draw, paint, and use his imagination. His mother enrolled him in weekend art classes which he took up until middle school. He built a plethora of skills in the arts through the years. It started with drawing and painting, which led him to metal smithing and jewelry, then to video camera and finally the computer for graphic design. Though all are still fields of art he operates in, his love for videography has been his main area of expertise. He got his first video camera at the age of 14 so he could make skate videos with his friends. Combining all of his passions together brought him into his college years where he got a BFA in graphic design and multimedia. Since college his video camera has taken him to many places in the world working for very well known clients (Paul Frank, Kawasaki, Mazda and Subaru) and still being able to design and make art. "Making art and being creative is all I ever wanted to do."

 

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Hannah Davidson
Adjunct Faculty
Hannah Davidson
Adjunct Faculty
Graphic Design + Digital Media
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Laura Findley
Designer at L'Oreal
Laura Findley
Designer at L'Oreal
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Renee Granillo
Designer at Column 5
Renee Granillo
Designer at Column 5
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Darryl Grant
Senior UI/UX Designer at Weedmaps
Darryl Grant
Senior UI/UX Designer at Weedmaps

Darryl Grant is Senior UI/UX Designer at Weedmaps. He is a multifaceted creative who is driven by a passion for visual communication and product design. He specializes in creative product solutions within UI and UX for mobile, webm and next generation platforms.

Darryl has worked with some of the world’s largest multinationals all the way down to independent start-ups. His manifesto is to create celebrated work through original concepts and intelligent solutions.

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Eric Liss
Adjunct Faculty
Eric Liss
Adjunct Faculty
Graphic Design + Digital Media
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Francisco Magana
Senior Multimedia Designer at Hurley
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Francisco Magana
Senior Multimedia Designer at Hurley

I am a multidisciplinary visual artist and recent graduate of Laguna College of Art and Design with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Visual Communications (illustration with an emphasis in Graphic Design). Aside from my academic achievements I have been working in the professional creative field for over 7 years. Throughout this time I have gained a vast amount of knowledge and experience in traditional drawing and painting and in the digital realm of motion picture, photography, and design. Communication and entertainment is the core of my body of work. I am very driven by technology and interested in the impact it has had on our society, today. As a designer, I have taken the digital route of motion picture and motion graphics as my primary medium. My goal is to have an impact in the design industry by bringing new fresh ideas in mixed media.

http://www.fmagana.com/#/home

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Amber Miller
Nike Art Dept / NBA Graphic Designer 
Amber Miller
Nike Art Dept / NBA Graphic Designer 

 

Skill set: Apparel Graphics, Apparel design, UI/UX, Web Design and Development, Print, Packaging, 3D, Photography, Social Media Content/Management

 

Amber Miller is a LCAD graduate from the class of 2013. She graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design + Digital Media. Her junior year at LCAD she was chosen to be a part of the Nike Sponsored Studio collaboration with LCAD. Her team worked on a project that revolved around surfing and the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. From there, Amber was the one student selected for an internship at Nike. She worked with the design leadership team as an intern in the summer of 2012. From there, Amber came back to LCAD for her senior year where she worked with companies like Hurley and Vans. During her time with Vans, she created a line of shoes and apparel that was a colab between Monopoly and Vans for their 40th anniversary. They purchased the idea from her and put it into work. Amber was then selected as an Icon at Hurley where she worked with the Digital Design group. After a few months, Amber graduated with honors from LCAD and continued to work at Hurley for the summer. Amber then got hired on as a Junior Designer at Nike working on apparel graphics for NFL, MLB, NCAA and Nike Football. Since then, Amber has gone on to become a designer in the Nike Art Department working on NBA / Nike Basketball uniforms. Amber lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband Scott, and their son, Mavrick.

 

ambermillerdesigns.com

 

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Bahador Shojapour
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Bahador Shojapour
Graphic Design + Digital Media

DIRECTV

UI Lead, Digital Product Design

I've been working professionally for nearly a decade. Early on, I worked at a design agency in Tehran, Iran. There, I focused on print and multimedia projects while also being exposed to Iranian typography. After that, I focused more and more on interactive design. I spent several years at POSSIBLE (formerly known as Schematic), making mistakes and trying to hone my skills. Currently, I'm the User Interface Lead for Product Design at DIRECTV. My job is comprised of working with and directing a team of UI designers, and collaborating with numerous teams (User Experience, Engineering, Content, Project Management, …) to both create new and enhance current digital products for DIRECTV.

My years at LCAD were some of the best years of my life. Enjoy your time there and make sure you leave with no regrets. Get the most out of every class and connect with your instructors. When you leave, and you're sitting at your desk at work in 4 years time, you'll miss it.

bahadorshojapour.com

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Christopher Sommers
Footwear Designer at Vans
Christopher Sommers
Footwear Designer at Vans
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