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Itzel Islas

I got started when I went to school for graphic design here in San Diego. When I graduated, I got a job at a t-shirt company. After that first job, I ended up at my current job at Mad Engine, an apparel company who does work for Marvel, Star Wars, and Disney. That’s how I…

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Nic Roc of The Roc Shop

I started my entrepreneur path doing freelance graphic design, working with small San Diego businesses, which eventually worked its way into invitation design for weddings and events. I am creeping up on year 10, but it was around year six, that I noticed myself wanting a bit more from my work because there was something…

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April Moralba of Crash Boom Designs

I grew up in Philly. My parents came from the Philippines and they are the very stereotypical Filipino parents with expectations of being good in high school, go to a good college, then become a doctor, then move to New Jersey and then have babies. When you’re in high school and forced to be good…

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Channin Fulton

I graduated in 2014 from Point Loma Nazarene University in Graphic Design and I was really interested in branding at the time. When I was a student, there was this one agency I wanted to work for. It was a smaller branding agency and I just felt like I wanted more intimacy in a place…

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Leah Kirpalani

I’ve gone for a fashion career my whole life, I remember even before Clueless was a thing, I made a press on dress machine where you can mix and match, I made it out of a shoe box kind of a like a diorama in school type of thing. And it’s much like the beginning…

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#UnfilteredSD Event Recap!

On June 4th, 2017, we hosted our first #Unfiltered event where we gathered to celebrate coffee, a special, clean fuel that energizes artists, musicians, and just about everybody. We tasted delicious coffee from local roasters and cafes, sampled some delicious paired treats, interacted with artists, enjoyed live music, and formed bonds with fellow coffee-lovers from…

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Olivia Jade Khoury-Román

“You have to be out there putting yourself out there consistently and it’s a lot. I’m learning to trust the process and also love the process while in the process of doing that. I just have to keep my eye on the why and why I’m doing it. I feel like creativity is kind of…

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Cecilia Do

I started about 3 years ago. First, I was a little lost. I felt like I was searching for something creative. I started picking up my phone a lot and I really loved taking photos and editing and that’s when I decided to get a camera. I got my first advanced camera, it was a…

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Marcel Reyes-Vermillion

I went to Art School at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. The art school experience was really awesome! The degrees were issued through TUFTS, so the academic portion of my education was at Tufts University and the Art portion happened at the museum, which was an incredible space to use as a class and…

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Amina El Kabbany

I come from a family of very contrasting backgrounds. Learning about myself has only been a fairly recent pursuit and has only started to make sense recently. I’ve always been confused about who I am and who I’m supposed to be, like what I’m supposed to be like as far as religion and culture goes. My Dad…

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