Ayana is a visual designer and illustrator from Los Angeles and Tokyo. When she is not in the studio, she loves to play bass, collect records, curate the perfect playlist, cook Japanese food and watch films at the Roxie.
Bella is a graphic designer focusing on concept building, branding, and UI/UX. She loves the fact that people can see graphic design everywhere and it is the strongest communication with the world. As a designer, she always wants to understand how she influences people visually and changes their emotional responses. You can find her going to the movie theater or Boba Guys when she is not at work.
Eric has taught at CCA since 1999 and co-created TBD* in 2017. He is also the co-founder of the celebrated design agency Volume Inc. Eric buys a lot of vinyl (and also listens to it), reads for an hour every day, and moonlights as an occasional podcaster discussing classic literature.
Hyunsoo is a design researcher who loves talking to others and learning new ways to approach design. She finds inspiration from listening to others, observing how people interact with design, analyzing sources, and mindful walking around the neighborhood. Outside of design, she enjoys going to coffee/bread shops, taking long walks, embroidering, and shopping for chocolate :•)
Jennifer is a Korean-American graphic designer and illustrator who loves using and experimenting with color and texture. She enjoys and is interested in typography, publication, and poster design. Off-screen, she does embroidery, enjoys reading, and loves going on spontaneous walks!
Kermen is a graphic designer who values research and process. She enjoys experimenting with different media in pursuit to achieve the ultimate balance between form and context. Also, she loves rediscovering life with her 2 year-old son.
Metis was surrounded by innovation and creativity at a young age due to being born in Silicon Valley. She enjoys playing video games, messing around with her five cats, and walking on railroad tracks at her favorite park. Currently, she is a graphic designer inspired by fun textures and wacky color combos!
Tiya is a graphic designer that enjoys brainstorming and giving stories to design. While designing, her struggle is to balance her hidden playful personality to the context of the design itself. Being far from her home in Indonesia, she’s currently learning how to cook more Indonesian food while listening to her favorite playlist. She also finds her joy in drawing, collecting stickers, discovering new things on a walk, and watching (series, dramas, animes, you name it!).
Tracy is the Operations and Development Manager for The Center for Arts and Public Life at CCA. Tracy is an artist/designer and enjoys working in many mediums as well as learning about life from her daughter.
Walker is a graphic designer who likes to use illustration and creative typography in his work. He loves designing posters, album covers, and merchandise for bands. If he isn't working on design, you can find him painting in his room, enjoying a walk through the woods, or hanging out at the skatepark.