Digital Media Designer Referral Program

Welcome to Digital Media Designer Referral Program (DRP)

We are connecting our program's students and recent alumni with the local businesses and communities who seek design services. Below is the listing of designers/students who are currently available for freelance and internship.
Program info contact Su Akyuz - su.akyuz@wvm.edu.
Mentorship: Students working with a client through DRP please contact Jeff Rascov or Su Akyuz for your mentoring needs.

Need design services? 

  • Browse the designer(s) below, and contact directly if interested to work with one. Email and let us know!
  • Contact us anytime for guidance.
  • No job is too small!

Designers available for freelance & internship // 2021:


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Sara Friend

Portfolio:
sarafriend.myportfolio.com
Contact:
sarafriend.design@gmail.com

Skills: Specializes in Graphic Design and Web Design. Proficient in Adobe softwares such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and XD. Proficient in coding languages: HTML, CSS, Javascript, C++, and Python.

Bio... Bio:
My name is Sara and I am a designer based in the bay area. I have a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Computer Science from Northwestern University and I will be pursuing a Masters of Design at UC Berkeley starting in the fall. I became passionate about design through my experiences at Design the Future at Stanford, my Design coursework and my work in Design For America and Engineering World Health. I am proficient in Adobe softwares such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and XD. I have experience coding in HTML, CSS, and Javascript as well as C++ and Python. I also have experience using website builders like Wix. At Northwestern, Mission College, and West Valley College, I have taken classes in Web Design/Development, Graphic Design, App Design, Digital Art/Animation, Human-Computer Interaction, and more. I am passionate about design and I am looking forward to being able to apply my skills and experience in the Graphic and Web Design fields.

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Alejandra Padilla-Norberto

Portfolio:
alepadillnorberto.myportfolio.com
Contact: 
ale.padillan90@icloud.com

Skills: Adobe Creative Cloud- Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Premium Pro, Dreamweaver. CMS-WordPress, Social Media- Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok. Social Media Scheduling- later.com. Coding-HTML5 , CSS3

Bio... Bio:
Hi! My name is Alejandra. I'm an artist, graphic designer, and photographer. I am from San Jose, California. My creativity has to change, open to new beginnings, and find my own definition. I am learning to code in HTML and CSS to fulfill my goal to work UX/UI and web design. I aim to build between my creativity and design thinking to find the results in the solutions. Summary of Skills and services is creative skills such as graphic design, website & app design, digital marketing, print design ( brochure, logo, posters), and social media."

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Trevor Lindow

Portfolio:
tlindow.myportfolio.com
Contact:
lindowts@gmail.com

Skills: Document Layout, Typography, Logo and Branding, Marketing Materials, Social Media, Photo Editing,  **SOFTWARE** InDesign Photoshop Illustrator Premier Pro Dimensions

Bio... Bio:
My name is Trevor Lindow. I am a San Jose native who has been involved in local art and music for nearly 20 years. I have been a part of the Kelly-Moore marketing team since 2015; though currently furloughed due to the ongoing global pandemic.With the support of my wife and son, I am currently pursuing a degree in Graphic Design and hope to transfer to SJSU soon.

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Stephanie Spaid

Portfolio: 
stephspaid.myportfolio.com
Contact: 
stephanie.spaid@gmail.com

Skills: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Wordpress.com, Wix, Squarespace

Bio... Bio:
Hello! My name is Stephanie Spaid and I am a designer with a focus in graphic design, visual brand and logo development, and visual storytelling in both print and digital media. I have a working command of Adobe Software including: Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, and Premier Pro. I have experience in web design using Wordpress.com, Squarespace, and Wix. I am currently a student at West Valley College completing certificates in Graphic Design and Web and App Design where I have been pursuing classes in graphic design, website design and digital video. I have a BFA in Painting from Tulane University. I am also a disability rights advocate and I live with my family and two dogs in downtown Mountain View, California.

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Carinna Arenas

Portfolio:
www.instagram.com/carinnacrear
Contact: 
carinnacrear@gmail.com

Skills: Detail Orientation, Problem Solving, Innovation, Self-Motivation, Time Management, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe InDesign, Adobe XD, Adobe Dimension, Canva, Microsoft Office, Google Slide, Keynote, Website Design (Wix, Wordpress), Facebook Creator Studio, Youtube Studio

Bio... Bio:
My name is Carinna Arenas and I am a Graphic Designer, Videographer, Photographer, Social Media Manager, Entrepreneur and Content Creator. My skills include detail-orientation, problem-solving, innovation, self-motivation, time-management, and interpersonal skills. I am also responsible, great with deadlines, a good leader, an effective communicator and very ambitious.
My technical skills include proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Dimension, Adobe InDesign, Adobe XD, Canva, Microsoft Office, Keynote, Website Design (Wix, Wordpress), Facebook Creator Studio, Youtube Studio and Google Slides.

Working as a Freelance Graphic Designer I have gained a lot of knowledge in regards to working with clients. I take constructive criticism well and welcome feedback from clients. My education consists of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing from San Jose State University, an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from West Valley College, a Certificate in Graphic Design from West Valley College and a Certificate in Apparel Design from West Valley College. "

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Alex Ibarra

Portfolio:
handsomedeviildesigns.myportfolio.com
Contact: 
handsomedeviil22@gmail.com

Skills: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Wordpress.com, Wix, Squarespace

Bio... Bio:
Hey, what's up! I’m Alex, your not-so-average graphic designer. So-Cal based, but currently living in the Bay Area. I am the founder and sole member of my very own design brand, Handsome Deviil Designs. I’m currently looking to take on freelance design work. Ideally, I’d love to work with nonprofits and small businesses. My specialties include illustration, brand identity, and print design. A majority of the projects I've taken have been for custom vector illustrations for branding and print usage. I have also done a fair amount of page layout design for restaurant menus and advertising materials like brochures and business cards. I'm in the process of wrapping up an A.A. degree in lIberal Arts and a certificate in Graphic Design at West Valley College.

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Loren Ball

Portfolio:
lorenball.myportfolio.com
Contact: 
lorenball88@gmail.com

Skills: Photoshop, InDesgin, Illustrator, Microsoft word, PowerPoint, Windows, but can learn on Mac.

Bio... Bio:
Artist/Designer: I am a current student at West Valley College in the Digital Media Program for Graphic Design and Web & App Design. I have always had a passion for art in every form, and I enjoy being creative. So far, I have experience with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. I enjoy social media, and I have a big interest in doing Social Media Marketing for companies. I also have experience with Wordpess and the basics of how to build a website.

I am interested in gaining more skills and experience with Graphic Design, printing, advertisements and social media.

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Sheethal Seth

Portfolio:
artseth.myportfolio.com
Contact:
sheetal.web@gmail.com

Skills: Trained in Graphic Design(Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, InDesign, Dimension), Fine Art, Reliable in management, timely execution of projects, dependable, and creative.

Bio... Bio:
Artist/ Designer/ Art Teacher: I am a San Francisco Bay Area local artist/ designer who believes everyone should indulge in art one day! I am trained in the fields of Graphic Design, and Fine Art. I am proficient in using Adobe Creative Cloud software mainly, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dimension, and XD. I use classic fine art skills to sharpen my digital portfolio and apply the elements of art to both digital and fine art. I have exhibited artwork in Bay Area museums and art festivals.  I love teaching art and design concepts to children, and adults. I have worked in private and public schools, adult education programs for over 20 years. I have illustrated a children’s book. My art pieces are part of home collections here in the San Francisco Bay Area and abroad. 
For more: Fine Art: Artseth.com 
Graphic Design: artseth.myportfolio.com

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Elisabeth Horton

Portfolio:
ionamay1212.myportfolio.com
Contact: 
elisabeth.i.horton@gmail.com

Skills: Adobe Creative Cloud Software, Marketing/Business

Bio... Bio:
My name is Elisabeth Horton, I am currently enrolled at West Valley College. I have been doing graphic design work since I was a 15 year old Freshman in high school taking the Graphic Design 1 class. That class was what made me realize I was interested in this field. Since then I have dabbled in graphic design, website and application development and design, along with marketing and business. Throughout high school I continued in these studies, taking and being a teacher’s aid for graphic design 2, and taking computer science and art. In Graphic Design we covered everything from basic adobe cc practice to screen printing. Right now I am looking to get an AA degree in Web and App Design, as well as the three digital media certificates (Web and App Design, Graphic Design, and Marketing/Digital Communications). Currently after this semester I will be 5 classes away from achieving those goals.

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Hector Guardado

Portfolio:
guardadoh15.myportfolio.com
Contact: 
guardadoh15@gmail.com

Skills: The main software that I currently work with and have experience with are Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Procreate on the iPad. Through my own personal projects and school work I believe I have obtained the ability to create thorough and efficient workflow that can meet the needs and ideas of a future client.

Bio... Bio:
My name is Hector Guardado and I am a born and raised San Jose native. Growing up in a Mexican household while attending Bellarmine College Prep and then SJSU, for a BA in Geography, has constantly given me the opportunity to connect with varying people and cultures. I believe this comes to fruition in my personal and school projects. Consistently exploring and experimenting with art on my own in differing software and traditional medium has given me a broad, but refined skillset. I am experienced with Photoshop, Illustrator, and Procreate software. On the traditional side I thrive in geometric pen and ink, charcoal, and overall abstract work. I unfortunately do not have much experience working for a client, but I truly believe the work I have done and the experience I currently have is more than applicable for this type of work.

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Tyrell Malonzo

Portfolio:
tyrellkeonmalonzo.myportfolio.com
Contact: 
tklmalonzo@gmail.com

Skills:Adobe Suite: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Lightroom Classic and Adobe Premier. Web Design: Wix, Squarespace, Wordpress

Bio... Bio:
"I am Tyrell Keon Malonzo, I specialize in graphic design, photography, social media & marketing, & website design (Wix, Squarespace and word press). I helped design @ncpasa.org. I have held marketing & promotional positions for my student organizations in the Northern California Pilipinx American Student Alliance. I have also freelanced for local organizations curating fliers, graphics and logos. I am also a 4th year student at SJSU pursuing a B.A. Design Studies, concentration in Graphic Design, but will be attending West Valley during the COVID 19 pandemic. "

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Brendan Norris

Portfolio:
bcnorris.myportfolio.com
Contact: 
xecuzoh@gmail.com

Skills: Photography, illustration, typography, video editing, and web design. I use a variety of programs for my artwork including: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Lightroom, InDesign, Wordpress and Wix. "

Bio... Bio:
My name is Brendan Norris and I’m a digital artist from San Jose, CA. I’m currently working to complete a Graphic Design Certificate at West Valley. Some classes I’ve taken or enrolled in are: Adobe Creative Suite, Photography, Graphic Design, Drawing, Principles of Design, Adobe Illustrator, and Blog/Web Development. As a high school student I was interested in video editing, so I became familiar with Adobe After Effects. I am also proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, and InDesign. My goal is to improve my portfolio and assist local clients with digital marketing and social media.

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Fiona Le

Portfolio:
fionale2023.myportfolio.com
Contact: 
fionale2023@gmail.com

Skills: Proficient in- Microsoft office, InDesign, Photoshop, Animate Currently learning - After Effects, Illustrate, Blender "

Bio... Bio:
Specializes in making graphic designs (For social media, digital signage, flyers, posters, etc.) and animations.

Anastasia Berezina

Portfolio:
anawebdesigner.myportfolio.com
Contact: 
anastasia.webappdesign@gmail.com

Skills: Adobe Creative Cloud - Photoshop, InDesign, XD, and Dreamweaver. WordPress, Tilda, Squarespace, and WIX. Canva and Photo Editing Apps for Social Media. Microsoft Office. Social Media - Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok. Coding-HTML5 , CSS3 and jQuery. "

Bio... Bio:
Hello, my name is Anastasia. I'm a web and app designer I have experience in web design using WordPress and Tilda, and I also familiar with Squarespace and WIX. I have experience coding in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as well. I am proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud in Photoshop, InDesign, XD, and Dreamweaver. In addition, I created some video projects in Adobe Premiere Pro and Premiere Rush. Moreover, I have experience with Adobe Illustration, Adobe Animate, and After Effects. I learned internet marketing and I can manage social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.

I am currently working to complete a Web Application Design degree at West Valley College. The reason I chose Web Design is because there is an art and science behind it. Since childhood, I have enjoyed painting, and drawing, and taking photos. And when you create a site, everything, including pictures, colors, and even music, sets a character and personality to it. And that is my passion, that is what I am good at, that is what I want to pursue, and that is what I want to share with the world.

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