Graphics Career Panel
Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012
City College Mission Campus
Valencia Building Room 109 (Valencia Street between 23rd/22nd)
Speakers: Stuart O. Anderson, Big Rich, Tricia Creason-Valencia, Rhiannon Bell, Mary Harburg-Petrich and Justin Perry and Moderator Michelle Channel
Sponsored by Graphic Communications Department, City College of San FranciscoStuart O. Anderson is a senior software engineer at Twitter, where he serves as technical lead for development of real time relevance infrastructure. Previously, he founded Whisper Systems, developing mobile security and device management solutions for the enterprise, and earning inclusion in Forbes magazine’s 30 under 30 in technology. Stuart studied humanoid robotics at the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute, and as a fellow at the Institute for Disruptive Studies, where he applied a background in applied math, systems integration, and machine learning.
Big Rich, Music Industry. One of the Bay Area’s supreme talents, Richard Bougere Jr., affectionately monikered Big Rich, was born on the date of September 12, 1981. Richard hails from the notorious Fillmore District of San Francisco, California. The Fillmore, a hot bed for cultural expression and talent, has produced several high profile rappers yet Rich has always stood out, as one of the area’s largest and most notable entertainers.
Tricia Creason-Valencia, Filmmaker and Founder of Flacafilms. Flacafilms is a women-owned film and video production company conceived by three filmmakers, Amy Happ, Meadow Holmes, and Tricia Creason-Valencia, while students at San Francisco State University’s film school many years ago. Tricia is the founder of FLACAFILMS, where she works as a director/producer and digital video editor. She has taught film/video production and documentary filmmaking in the Social Documentation department at U.C. Santa Cruz, San Francisco State University, Drexel University and in collaboration with several youth-related non-profit organizations. Tricia is a PBS/CPB Producer’s Academy Fellow (2008) and a Latino Producers Academy Fellow (2008). She serves on the Board of CreaTV San Jose, a community access television station and traning center. Tricia received her BA from U.C. Berkeley (Psychology and Chicano Studies) and graduated from San Francisco State University with an MFA in Film Production. She lives in San Jose, California, with her husband and two children.
Rhiannon Bell, Creative Director, Zynga (gaming). Rhiannon Bell is the Creative Director of Zynga’s zDirect studio, overseeing the creative team responsible for developing products that build direct relationships with Zynga’s players and 3rd party developers. 12 years creative experience in the digital, broadcast and gaming industries. Her client list ranges from EA to the BBC. She uses gamifcation as a methodology for user experience, and her creative focus is on building playful and inventive ways to problem-solve the dullest of digital obstacles.
Mary Harburg-Petrich, Creative Lead, SAY Media (Web & Graphic Design) Originally from Washington State, Mary Harburg-Petrich moved to California to study Graphic Design at University of San Francisco. Soon after graduation, she started working at Say Media in online brand advertising. In her time at Say she has been instrumental in growing the Studio from a single designer in San Francisco to an international crew of 60 members in five years. She has one jerkface cat, three bikes, four ukuleles, 17 black hoodies, and a bevy of opinions on what to eat in SF.
Justin Perry is a video editor with PAC -12 Enterprises in SF (AA male, college graduate). MODERATOR: Michelle Channel, Mission Graduates