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Vanessa Turney has been in the visual design industry for over 14 years. Her entrepreneurial path began in the lighting design community where she served for 11 years, winning two National ART awards for her work in retail lighting design. With her experience in design and brand marketing firmly under her belt, she tackled her next passion project as publisher where she was nominated for a local fashion award for her creative work in publishing, Her branding agency Crane Creatives was formed, providing strategic brand marketing for all industries including: entertainment, medical, and political. The creative collaborative process in media inspired her to create her own publishing company under the flagship of the branding agency, where RISE magazine was born. She is once again expanding her creative branding as owner/partner in Keva Col, a retail watch and jewelry entity. She has raised two beautifully kind and accomplished children, and has contributed consistently to her community through non-profit for over 20 years.
James Vadala has been in the online design and development industry for 12 years. Starting at a very young age, James had a passion for connecting people through technology. He first recognized the power of visual design when he amassed 52,000 followers his personal blog back in 2008. His previous jobs have included being a Technology Education Agent, Sales and Marketing Manager and a Digital Marketing Manager for a Inc. 500 company. With over 4 Google certifications, Hubspot Inbound Marketing Certification, and various other accolades, James has brought in over a million dollars in online sales cumulatively. He has a passion for creating modern and compelling visuals both in graphic and web design. James' passions outside of the digital realm include playing guitar & piano, traveling and creating tutorials on his YouTube channel.
Jakoby West has been developing and creating content for over 6 years. What started as just another college class quickly became a passion when he discovered the important role digital media plays in entrepreneurship and small business. His specialties are Photoshop, Audition and Premiere Pro. Though most of his previous work stems from creating for the local music scene and video editing for social media influencers, Jakoby is eager to bring a fresh and new perspective to clients looking to modernize their online presence. Jakoby’s hobbies include podcasting, live streaming, and playing music with his band.
Mariam Gadban is a San Antonio native and recent graduate of The University of The Incarnate Word. After starting out studying computer science, she made the switch to what she was truly passionate about and got her degree in Design, Media, and Technology Studies, focusing on graphic design. She loves working on branding and editorial layout, and because of her technical background, enjoys dabbling in web design. Throughout college, she completed 2 internships and worked as a part time designer at an advertising agency where she designed websites, print media, and digital content. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with friends, listening to live music, trying new restaurants, and is an avid Spurs fan.