Nanhee Kim, MFA – Creative Director
Nanhee is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at CSU Chico in the Department of Media Arts, Design and Technology. Her area of expertise covers UX design, Web Design, Branding, and Environmental Graphic Design. She has worked with numerous business clients over her 20 year career. In 2004, she founded Kandesign, an experiential graphic design company based in Seoul, Korea. She has conducted extensive research in the field of Human Computer Interaction, Information Design, Service Design, and environmental graphic design. Nanhee is passionate about golfing, bicycling, and traveling. She graduated with a BA in Visual Design from Seoul National University of Technology and an MFA in graphic design from Iowa State University.
Tom is a Professor in the Department of Media Arts, Design, and Technology at CSU, Chico. He specializes in E-Learning Design and Training Development Consulting. He teaches classes in the areas of E-Learning, Web Design, Web Animation, and Instructional Design/Training Development consulting. His current interests are in the area of E-Learning Development and Mobile Learning Delivery for clients in business, non-profits, and government agencies.
Adam Morgan, MA – Video Producer/Director & Advisor
Adam is a Lecturer and Producer/Director at CSU, Chico, specializing in Video Production, Equipment Utilization and Project Development. With an understanding of these specializations, Adam works with clients to select and utilize the appropriate media for their projects. Adam has taught courses in Remote Video Production, Field Video Production, Script Writing, Introduction to Multimedia and Video Studio Production. His current interests include understanding the direction of today’s various technologies.
Josh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Arts, Design, and Technology at CSU, Chico. He is an accomplished screenwriter and television producer with over fifteen years of experience working in the entertainment industry, including ABS and MTV. More recently, he has been working as a screenwriter on industrials, promotional videos, and corporate instructional media for clients including CSU, Chico and the California Department of Public Health. He is a full member of the Writer’s Guild of America.
Quinn is an independent filmmaker & videographer who specializes in narrative films, documentaries, and promotional material for academic, non-profit, and local/regional businesses. He received his M.F.A. in Directing from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and currently teaches a variety of production and criticism courses in the Media Arts, Design, and Technology Department at California State University, Chico.
Current and Past Student Associates
Cole Heffernan (Fall 2020)
Cole is a senior at California State University Chico and is pursuing the BFA in Communication Design, enjoys working on typography and packaging design and gets inspiration from a handful of designers around the world. Currently interning for the MAD Tech group, Cole plans to move to Minnesota, after graduating, to work for a packaging and logo design firm.
Julia Graupensperger (Fall 2020)
Julia Graupensperger is a transfer student from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, pursuing a BFA in Communication Design with an emphasis on Graphic Design. Passionate about all things art and design, Julia is hoping to have a career someday as a graphic designer or illustrator. In her spare time, Julia enjoys gardening, taking photos, and discovering new music. After graduation, Julia plans to move away from the Chico heat and continue creating for herself and others.
Miguel Gallegos (Fall 2020)
Miguel Gallegos is a transfer student from Butte College, finishing his fifth semester at Chico State University earning the BA in Communication design with a focus in Graphic Design. What he is most interested about from his major is photography, branding, and creating websites. In his spare time he likes to go to the gym, play basketball, listen to new music, and go on road trips. Upon completion of his BA in Communication Design, Miguel hopes to move from Chico and do freelance work to start gaining experience in the field.
Kori Gillespie (Spring 2020)
Kori Gillespie is a senior at Chico State, studying Communication Design with a focus in Graphic Design. In her leisure time, she enjoys working on freelance projects and building her design portfolio. Following graduation in Spring 2021, she hopes to pursue a career as a graphic designer in her hometown, SanFrancisco, California.
Yesenia Gonzalez (Spring 2020)
Yessenia Gonzalez is a junior at CSU, Chico pursuing a BFA in Communication Design. She is currently interning for MADTech Group specializing in typography and design elements for print. Yessenia is passionately working as a freelance photographer and graphic designer. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, whether it’s going on long hikes at upper Bidwell or camping in national parks. You may also find her skimming through albums at Melody Records in Downtown Chico in search of inspiration. After graduation, she plans to flourish in a professional career as a graphic designer in Northern California.
Cory Hunter (Spring 2020)
Cory Hunter is a transfer student from Pasadena City College. He is studying Media Arts, Design, and Technology with an emphasis on Graphic Design. Growing up with a passion for fine arts, he is hoping to use those skills to help him in the future. He loves going out and doing active sports such as snowboarding and surfing. After college, he wants to move back down to Southern California and pursue a graphic design job by the beach.
Griffin Woolridge (Spring 2020)
Griffin is a sophomore at Chico State studying to get a BFA in Graphic Design. He has interned as a designer for The Orion and is currently interning for MADTech Group. In his free time, you can find him out in nature taking pictures or working out at the WREC. After graduation, Griffin hopes to continue his education and receive a Master’s degree in either graphic design or business.
Alexandria Greer (Fall 2019)
Alexandria Greer is a senior at Chico State, studying Media Arts and Technology with an option in Graphic Design. She studied abroad in New Zealand at Massey University. She loves to travel and hang out with her friends and family. After finishing studying at Chico State she wants to move up to Washington and pursue a graphic design job in the Pacific North West.
Brianna Kostielney (Fall 2019)
Brianna Kostielney is currently in her last semester at Chico State. She is studying Media Arts, Design, and Technology with the option in Graphic Design. When her time at Chico State is finished, she will also have a Minor in Photographic Studies. In her free time, Brianna enjoys freelance design projects and photography. She also enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and dogs.
Gavin Miller (Fall 2019)
Gavin Miller is a transfer student and senior at CSU Chico, seeking a BFA in Communication Design. Originally from the East San Francisco Bay Area, Gavin moved to San Luis Obispo where he began studying Graphic Design at Cuesta College. After graduating in Fall 2020, he plans to move away from Chico and pursue a design career focusing on visual identity design, service design, or 3D design.
Laura Weber (Fall 2019)
Laura Weber is a senior at Chico State, studying Media Arts Design and Technology. She is majoring in graphic design and has a minor in marketing. She is a part of a competitive dance company located in Chico and enjoys hanging out with her teammates. Most of her design work is for upcoming events and she loves to incorporate her own photography in her designs. Once she graduates, Laura hopes to pursue a career in interior design.
Basil Johnson (Fall 2019)
Basil Johnson, like many others featured on this site, is a Graphic Design major at CSU Chico. They like to make logos and posters, and hope to make an album cover one day as well, but for now their goal is to graduate and get hired at a graphic design firm. Outside of school they enjoy visiting the creek (and occasionally upper Bidwell as well), swimming if the weather is right, drawing, exploring Chico, and spending time on the internet.
Nick Handlos (Fall 2019)
Originally from Yuba City, Nick Handlos is a transfer student currently in his last semester at Chico State. His major is Graphic Design with a focus in Graphic Design. Once he graduates, Nick hopes to pursue a career in advertising. Some of his current work includes advertising for the Chico State Pride Club in which he has been and currently Marketing Director of for a year. Nick’s hobbies include spending time with friends and family, working out, listening to music and binge-watching Friends on Netflix.
Ziang Gu (Spring 2019)
Ziang Gu is an international student and a senior in the Graphic Design major. This is his second year at CSUC. His MADTech Group focus was on assembling the 3D printer for the group.
Paige Hough (Spring 2019)
Paige Hough is a Senior at Chico State studying Graphic Design. She is originally from Mount Shasta, a small mountain town in Northern California, just shy of the Oregon border. Outside of school, Paige enjoys exploring the outdoors, reading new books, and photographing people and places. After graduation Paige is excited to move to a new town and pursue a career in Graphic Design and may go on to pursue a graduate degree in Communications.
Victor Merida (Spring 2019)
Victor Hugo Merida is a Graphic Designer.
Jenny Patterson (Spring 2019)
Jenny is a senior at Chico State majoring in the Graphic Design option within the MADT major. (graduation date December 2017). Jenny is originally from a small farm community an hour south of Chico called Sutter, home of the Sutter Buttes. Aside from graphic design, she enjoys listening to Spotify, checking out local eateries and businesses, exploring nearby nature sites, learning hand lettering, and going home to cuddle/annoy my parents’ cats.
Tyler Sweet (Spring 2019)
Tyler is a MADT student with a focus on graphic design. His main focus when it comes to design is websites and photography, however, he also good at poster and logo design. Most of his photography is nature-based, however, he also photographs people and cityscapes. His future goals are to develop websites and advertisements for people and then to eventually start his own graphic design firm.
Weifu (Shawn) Wen is a senior in graphic design major in CSU Chico with an interest in interactive design, visual design and corporate branding.
Caileigh Blake-Christo is a Media Arts, Design, and Technology major with an option in Graphic Design. She transferred from El Camino College and has been at CSU Chico for 4 semesters. Having a background in food services, Caileigh works on campus with the catering department of Associated Students as well as interning at MADTech. Her interests include anything with adventure, crafts, and makeup. She hopes to graduate from CSU Chico by Spring 2018.
Valerie Gilzean transferred to Chico State in the Fall of 2015 after receiving her AA in Art New Media from American River College in Sacramento. She is now working towards a degree in Media Arts, Design, and Technology with a focus in Graphic Design. In her free time, she enjoys sailing on the San Francisco Bay with her father, photography, and hanging out with friends. She hopes to graduate from CSU Chico after the Spring 2018 semester.
Izzy Sagely is a four year Chico State student continuing her third semester as a Media Arts, Design and Technology major with a focus in Graphic Design. Izzy enjoys music, ice cream, and anything outdoors. Originally from Thousand Oaks, California she found an interest in pursuing her volleyball career here at Chico State. With some setbacks, she has now pursued a coaching career for the Chico High School girls freshman team and will continue to coach again in the fall of 2017 where she will be completing her last semester as a Chico State wildcat.
Holly is a Media Arts, Design and Technology major with a focus in Graphic Design. This is her second year here at Chico State as a transfer student and is expected to graduate in Spring 2018. When she’s not working at Tea Bar, she enjoys hiking around Upper Bidwell and painting. Her interest is in package design and uses Adobe Illustrator most often.
Orianna Valenzuela is a Communication Design Major from San Diego, California. She works as a freelance designer for web, print, and user interface. When she isn’t designing she enjoys reading, teaching herself to code, and hanging out with her pets.
Carly is a Media Arts, Design, and Technology major with an option in Graphic Design. She is currently working as an intern for MADTech. This is Carly’s second year at Chico as a transfer student and is projected to graduate Spring 2017. Outside of school she enjoys getting crafty and outdoor activities. She has a special interest in packaging design and loves to work with Adobe Illustrator.
Bryndan transferred from CSU Northridge last year and is now a Media Arts, Design, and Technology major with an option in Media Arts. He likes photography, writing, and the visual arts in general. As a MADTech intern, he explores his strengths and weaknesses in the area and is gaining experience working with a team of creative people.
Sydney is a Media Arts, Design, and Technology major with an option in Graphic Design. Sydney is a transfer student from SBCC, and has been at CSU Chico 3 semesters. She is working as an intern for MADTech and also works part-time at Lulus.com. Sydney focuses her design on the use of Adobe Illustrator. Her hobbies include cooking, food photography, and spending time outdoors. She hopes to graduate from CSU Chico by Fall 2017.
Yuen Lai is from Auckland, New Zealand. She is a Media Arts, Design, and Technology major with an option in Graphic Design and she is also pursuing a minor in Marketing. Her hobbies/interests include being an adventurous, thrill-seeking traveler! She is creative, ambitious, diligent, hardworking, responsible and dedicated to her passion for design, whether print or user experience/interface design.
Marisa is a major in Media Arts, Design, and Technology with a focus in Mass Communication, and a minor in Instructional Design. She plans to work for an advertising firm similar to the one featured in Mad Men, or be involved with marketing or social media for a fashion company. When not busy with school, at the gym, or work, you’ll find her either watching re-runs of The Office on Netflix, exploring San Francisco or Chico, or spending time with family and friends.
Joseph Hamilton – Videographer/Scriptwriter
Joseph graduated from California State University, Chico in 2015 where he studied Media Arts and Theater Arts. Joseph also studied Media in Theater at the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas. He was awarded the Don Childs SILV Award for his video and projection designs. He is currently working for MADTech as a freelance Videographer and scriptwriter. His focuses are video editing, sound design, lighting design, graphic design, and post-production techniques.
Holly Wright – Graphic Designer
Holly is a Graphic Design and Interior Architecture major with a minor in Photography. Areas of interest include packaging design, product design, furniture design, film set design, and human interaction design.
Jessey Clarke – Graphic Designer
Jessey is a Media Arts, Design, and Technology major with an option in Graphic Design. She is currently working as an intern for MADTech and freelances in photography, poster, and logo design. Her strengths include knowledge of print, publication, and photography. Currently she is expanding her interest in web design, rich internet applications and screencasting. She is projected to graduate CSU, Chico in 2014.
Tayma Ueltzen – Graphic Designer
Tayma is a Media Arts, Design, and Technology major with an option in Graphic Design. She is working as an intern for MADTech as well as freelancing in photography and poster design. She also works in maintaining her water polo team’s website and designing their apparel. She is projected to graduate from Chico in 2014.
Ben Hintz – Graphic Designer
Ben is a Media Arts, Design, and Technology major with an option in Graphic Design and a minor in Photographic Studies. He is currently working as an intern for MADTech and freelances in logo design and as a photographer. Ben’s strengths include his knowledge of print, publication, and photography. He is projected to graduate CSU, Chico in 2014.
Stacey is a major in Media Arts, Design, and Technology: Graphic Design Option and a minor in Asian Studies. She is currently working as an intern for MADTech and works in the Humanity and Fine Arts publicity office. She graduated from Butte College with two degrees in Social Science and Multimedia Studies. When not in school, Stacey enjoys photography, working with different types of art medium, and designing and sewing clothes. Mvlasuro is her fashion and photography brand.
Haley has worked with graphic design related projects for over 6 years, mainly centered around print and publication. Recently she has expanded her interests to web design and other aspects of communication design. Haley also works as a publicity assistant for CSU, Chico School of the Arts and is expected to graduate in 2013.
Jessica is majoring in Graphic Design with a minor in Marketing. For the past three years she has worked on campus as a Graphic Designer for housing’s programing board Prime Time Productions. She also manages her sorority’s website and this year is the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) West Graphic Design Competition Coordinator in Portland, Oregon.