Professor and Educator of Art
Founder and Creative Director of Farm Design
Co-Director, Advancement and Administration at Self Help Graphics
Director of VISCOM, Assistant Professor at California State University, Northridge (CSUN)
President of in Focus Advertising
Jason has extensive experience managing advertising clients such as Disney Consumer Products, The City of Burbank, Pepperdine University, Neutrogena Corp., Internet Services West, Entertainment Weekly, Columbia Pictures, Warner Bros., The Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Blue Cross, Tire Pros, The National Association of Television Programmers and Executives, Republic Bank, Caruso Affiliated Holdings (Grove, Commons, Promenade), Longo Toyota, Nick Alexander Imports, Pacific Scientific, Rainmaker Systems, The Los Angeles Clippers, Rooter Hero Plumbing, California Baptist University, American Vision Windows, Sherwood Country Club and The Los Angeles Dodgers.
Day-to-Day responsibilities include the management of efforts involving creative, strategic planning, media, web marketing, research, direct marketing, promotions, public relations, and events. Jason has served on Woodbury University’s Board of Advisors and is a member of YPO International. Jason is also a distinguished guest speaker on Entrepreneurship and Advertising and is a professor of Sales, Marketing, and Advertising and was recognized by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s, 40 under 40.
Senior Designer at AMAC Accessibility
Lucy is a designer, writer, and proud native of Atlanta, Georgia. She has a background in fine art and design, and earned her BFA in Design from Georgia Southern University. Currently, she serves as the senior designer at AMAC Accessibility, a research center at Georgia Tech whose mission is to provide equal access to information, products, and services for people with disabilities. She is responsible for accessible branding and communications design both internally and externally. Her past projects include curating a top independent wedding publication, founding an online community for dog owners, and building web campaigns for a coral-reef saving international non-profit. In her spare time, Lucy is an amateur seamstress, prop maker, and cosplay enthusiast.
Operations and Business Manager of IntersectLA
I am the current Operations and Business Manager for Intersect LA. My prior experience includes working in the MCCAMC Deans office as a lead Analyst for 9 departments, I was the Disbursement Supervisor for Cash Services, additionally I developed a financial database while working as a lead Analyst in the Information Technology Department. I am married and a mother of two children, and I am currently attending classes towards a Business Administration degree. I enjoy event planning, and creating personalized party decor.
Founder of The Davis Group LLC
Independent Filmmaker & Freelance Cameraman
Alejandro Echevarria is an independent filmmaker and freelance cameraman from Northridge, Los Angeles. His first short film, “Illusory Promises,” has received awards from the Los Angeles Reel Film Festival for Best Cinematography (DP: Erick Aguilar) and Best Short Narrative Film, and has been selected to screen at the Independent Filmmakers Showcase, NewFilmmakers LA and the Cannes Short Film Corner.
His freelance services include camera operating for such clients as Fender, The Score E-Sports, The Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, Revolt TV, NewFilmmakers LA, KTLA, MovieMaker Magazine and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Additionally, he has done camera assisting and data management work for Disney, freenjoy, CollegeHumor, Cedars Sinai, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and many, many more commercial and non-profit entities.
He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the CSU Northridge Cinema Television Arts program in 2013, with an Art minor. In his spare time, he is an amateur ragtime and classical pianist.
Agustín G. Garza
National Board Member at AIGA
Garza’s work has been recognized by various publications and design institutions and is represented in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress. He was president of AIGA Los Angeles from 2006 to 2008 and is a member of Quórum (Mexico Design Council). He also serves on the Mayor’s Design Advisory Panel and on the boards of the Glen Canyon Institute and the Los Angeles International Latino Film Institute. Agustin has served on the NEA Mayors’ Institute on City Design and the NEA Design Panel. He taught at Universidad Anahuac, Mexico City, and at Art Center and was a founding professor of the Art Center European campus.
Dean of Design, Professor of the Practice of Design at USC
Ph.D., Assistant Professor at California State University, Northridge (CSUN)
PhD, Associate Researcher, Director of User eXperience (UX) Master at Faculty of Psychology
Director of RADIUS, Art Professor at California State University, Northridge
5th Degree Tang Soo Do Master
Director at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator
Tom’s expertise is in positioning programs and organizations to secure funding and gain access to new customers. Focusing on innovation and sustainability, Tom has helped secure record levels of funding and sales for corporations, design firms and advertising agencies, academic institutions and entrepreneurial ventures. An IDSA Award Winning Industrial Designer, storyteller and customer experience architect, Tom has developed brand positioning and communication strategies that have helped raise billions for organizations like Lockheed-Martin, Motorola, Volvo, Philips and others. His “Master the Pitch” series helps entrepreneurs prepare presentations to secure investor funding. He speaks globally to entrepreneurial, academic, investor and other groups.