Dante Chambers is a Digital Art & Animation student with a focus on animation. I enjoy long walks on the beach and writing extremely sappy stories. I’m always trying to capture moments that are powerful, that can make you feel as if you are there living them, in my own work - and I’m a sucker for a good story.

Soma Mei Sheng Frazier is an East Coast Native living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her debut fiction collection, Collateral Damage: A Triptych, was lauded by Nikki Giovanni, Daniel “Lemony Snicket” Handler, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Molly Giles, Antonya Nelson and others and won the RopeWalk Press Editor’s Fiction Chapbook Prize. Frazier's new prose chapbook, Salve, is just out from Nomadic Press and already earning praise. New stories will also appear this year in Glimmer Train and ZYZZYVA. You can also find her work online at Eclectica MagazineCarve MagazineEleven Eleven and Kore Press. Frazier is completing a novel and a screenplay.

 

Andrew DILullo is a Character Animator and Storyteller at Cogswell College, set to graduate in Spring 2017. You can find him sitting on the horizon, trying to find the best of both sides. He believes in the cultural power of storytelling, and feels that animation is one of the strongest creative media for sharing those stories.

Kaylee Vandagriff is a freshman in Cogswell's Digital Art & Animation program who has contributed editing and writing for a collection of middle school and high school magazines. She knows more felines than humans, and is admittedly significantly better at communicating and making friends with stray cats than with people. She writes entirely too often for someone who "doesn't write," and enjoys the challenge of editing for other people (as well as letting out her inner grammar shark on occasion).

Norman Pham attends Cogswell College as a Game Design Engineer. He has been part of several indie game companies, and has experience in work pipelines. When he’s not working, fashion, games and Heelys take up his time - and Norman’s dream is to become a Lead Game Designer for an independent game studio.

Cindy studies Digital Arts & Animation with a Technical Art concentration during the day, and becomes a tea barista at night. She enjoys doodling on coffee cups and dreams of adopting five cats. Her aim is to become a Technical Art Director while wrapped in a cozy blanket with a hot cup of tea.

Sarah has worked as a lead graphic designer for The Guitarist, a Bay Area music institution, for two years and plans to continue to grow in her knowledge of digital art and illustration even after college. She enjoys dabbling in many different media and subjects and dreams to paint a mural one day. Sarah is an iced-coffee addict and lover of fiction, with a heart for animals and people, and is always available to lend a listening ear.

Nay Aung is a 3D Generalist who is graduated in Digital Arts & Animation from Cogswell and who is currently earning another degree in Game Design Art. He is easygoing, friendly, and very passionate about art. He has been pursuing his dream to be a professional 3D artist since he was young, and his personal portfolio can be found at www.nayaung.net.

Nay Aung is a 3D Generalist who is graduated in Digital Arts & Animation from Cogswell and who is currently earning another degree in Game Design Art. He is easygoing, friendly, and very passionate about art. He has been pursuing his dream to be a professional 3D artist since he was young, and his personal portfolio can be found at www.nayaung.net.

Kevin Harold is a Business Administration major interested in management and communication in major corporations. His Business style comes from reading books - such as How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, The CEO Code by David Rohlander - and from talking with experienced mentors. He is an entrepreneur, a coffee connoisseur, and a Disney lover living in the little town of Pacifica.

Joseph Fortuno is a Digital Media Management Student. He is currently balancing his time between college, working as an intern with different nonprofits, browsing through Netflix, and learning how to master the art of taking selfies. Raised in The Bay Area, Joseph is a writer and blogger for his ownwebsite, Joseph’s World. 

Nixon Sanchez is a scholar of all aspects of audio production and post production. A music producer adept in recording, mixing and engineering, he is experienced in sound for picture including sound design, field recording and film scoring - from original score to automated dialogue replacement (ADR). Nixon has produced electronic music since he was 12 years old. 

Nixon Sanchez is a scholar of all aspects of audio production and post production. A music producer adept in recording, mixing and engineering, he is experienced in sound for picture including sound design, field recording and film scoring - from original score to automated dialogue replacement (ADR). Nixon has produced electronic music since he was 12 years old. 

Eric Solorio is a Digital Audio Technology student hoping to learn about studio recording, mixing and mastering so that he can one day build his own recording studio. Eric enjoys a wide range of music genres, but rap is his favorite. He raps as well and hopes to record personal projects soon.

Federico Fonseca is a record label music videographer and producer. His family is from San Jose de Gracia, Jalisco, Mexico. Federico writes music for the Latin ghetto.

Nick Hall is a composer and sound designer who loves music because of its power to create new spaces that have never been experienced before - striking a a fundamental chord; offering us the chance to explore the unlimited depths of human emotion. Through feeling by listening, we can increase our capacity for empathy towards others: that is what music is to Nick, who feels it's what defines him as a person.

Richard is an aspiring Studio Engineer/Music Producer focusing his efforts on any and all mixing opportunities he can get. He is also a musical recording artist whose music is aimed at encouraging and uplifting those facing a daily struggle of self and hardship. He'll never say no to a great conversation in good company.

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