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Theresa Zettner

Theresa is a recent design graduate of San Diego City College with a focus in branding and motion design. This North Park resident offers her services as a freelance designer to clients and agencies throughout the San Diego region. Zettner values her AIGA membership, and sees it as a crossroads that helps deepen her creative community and provide valuable visibility to design-focused events, organizations and opportunities. Theresa began her career as a programs and events planner for the YMCA. She later made a conscious choice to pivot, pursuing her passion of a career in design. Zettner is also an accomplished ultimate frisbee competitor with over a decade of experience, competing most recently in the 2021 San Diego Super Bloom of the Western Ultimate League.

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Frankie Margotta

argotta finds inspiration throughout San Diego, and appreciates the vastness of the city, the creativity of its residents and the many sub-cultures within it. Frankie pursued his BA in Visual Communications from Savannah College of Art and Design while on active duty as a Special Operator for the U.S. Military, a position he held for eleven years. He sees his AIGA membership as a catalyst of inspiration, and has found that his AIGA connections have helped him to feel more at home within our diverse creative community. Margotta is a sneakerhead and coffee addict and is always on the hunt for both.

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Abby Miller

Abby brings more than 20 years of experience to the table as a brand, design and mass communications professional. Based in Encinitas, California, she specializes in identity and strategy and teaches graphic design at Pacific Ridge School. Miller’s career has been guided by a common thread of curiosity, communication and connection. She most loves the diversity of industries, cultures and disciplines that design reaches and influences, recognizing that design is a driver of meaningful change. Abby feels fortunate to have connected with talented designers and creative firms throughout San Diego and Tijuana throughout her AIGA membership and Y-Conference attendance over the years. Most recently, Abby began exploring pottery as a new artistic outlet. In this hobby, she’s been reminded that the process of creation is not exclusively dependent on the outcome.

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Ron Miriello

For Ron Miriello, San Diego became home after being inspired for life by time in Italy. Ron is busy these days working on a variety of environmental design installations, traveling and continuing to consult with clients

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Molly Gabbard

Molly is at the beginning of her career in web development for which she recently completed studies at UCSD Extension. An extensive background in visual arts, her creative discipline is grounded in jewelry design and object making. In 2018, she completed her MFA at San Diego State University.

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Kassandra Levine

Born and raised in San Diego, California, Kassandra has had a front-row seat to the impact of design at a young age alongside her mother and aunt, MaeLin and Amy Levine, owners of Visual Asylum. Their design influence enhanced her passion for branding, packaging and environmental design. Kassandra is a part-time designer and full-time student at San Diego City College.

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