Scot TrodickScot Trodick is a creative digital artist with experience in business management and its integration with design and the media arts. With an eye for color, composition and balance mixed with his knowledge of code and systems, Scot engages usability analysis which lends itself in creating distinctive, effective systems. Professional design experience and vast web knowledge give him the expertise needed to produce aesthetically pleasing experiences.
- Education in the Fine Arts, Computer Based Technology, Organizational Management, and Doctoral studies in Business Administration and Information Systems. Member of Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society in Business Management and Administration.
- Higher education Professor in the subjects of art, design, media arts, business, and technology.
- Experience working with such companies as Black & Decker, McDonnell Douglas Information Systems, and Planetwide Games, and such clients as Electronic Arts, Warner Bros., Marvel, National Geographic Kids, Wall Street Systems, Kawasaki, Sony Online Entertainment, and Paramount Pictures.
Working in Orange County for several years Ron has benefited from involvement with several local media organizations. These groups are dedicated to supporting and promoting artistic endeavors in a field where new technology is always requiring us to keep up. Originally interested in Audio/Video production Ron branched out into software development where he met several of our board members who were involved as top-level creative designers. Now returning to media production and recognizing the enormous benefits of information- exchange and networking through Orange County Digital Arts.
After attending the New York School of Visual Arts, Bill Vallely spent several years working as Art Director for The News Tribune; Staff Artist for The New York Daily News; and Weekend Art Director for United Press International. The next three years were spent as Marvel Comics' Adverting Art Director. He moved onto Valiant Comics, where he toiled as a staff writer, which lead to writing/illustration position at Harvey/Hana-Barbara comics. While working there, Mr. Vallely worked on staff as an Editor/Writer/Artist for "Penthouse Comix." Other freelance clients of this time included DC Comics, Archie Comics and a few children books.
From there, he was hired as a staff writer for the sit-com "Brotherly Love". Other television shows Mr. Vallely has written for include "Star Trek: Voyager", "Chip and Dale's Rescue Rangers," "My Wife and Kids", "the Smurfs" and Nickleodean's "Hornsquiddle." and "Bad Dog". Afterwords, Mr. Vallely fell in love with PhotoShop and Illustrator, and took yet another sharp career turn. He worked as a designer for Swiss Precision Instruments, "Apartments Magazine", Donnelly and Donnely, TVG, and Project Manager for Planetwide Games, where his duties included creating vector content, creating instruction manuals, and walking around with a cup of coffee pleading with his "underlings" to "at least pretend to work when I'm around?"
Jon C. Haverstick is an award-winning professional photographer based in Orange County, California, specializing in wedding, portrait, corporate/commercial, and product photography. With over 30 years experience, we’re ready to meet your needs for compelling photographic imagery.
Jon also teaches digital photography (including location lighting, HDR techniques and more), Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. He’s a member of Wedding and Portrait Photographers International; the Student Photographic Society (Educator); and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.
A perpetual student of the arts – both traditional and digital, Jaqui brings a wealth of practical and life experience knowledge to her clients, students, and fellow artists. Often self-taught, she continues to improve her skills through education and networking. A freelance artist and graphic designer working in central Orange County, she is, additionally, an independent instructor of arts and crafts in both traditional and digital media.
Renee Levine of Levine Productions is a professional photographer, videographer and artist with more than twenty years of experience in her field. Renee earned her BFA degree from Pratt Institute in N.Y. and a Masters in Interactive Media from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She is on the faculty of Santiago Canyon College where she teaches Digital Media and Photography. Her fine art is in the collections of Princeton University, Rockefeller University, The Trenton State Museum, and many private collections. Renee received two Arts grants from the N.J. State Arts Council.
Anthony Magno is the Learning & Development Manager for Western Growers, an Irvine based trade association where he established the organizations corporate university. He has over 12 years experience in corporate learning and education in diverse industries ranging from steel processing to high tech. Prior to joining Western Growers, Anthony was managing partner of SMES, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in business application training / leadership development. He also directed learning and development at Phoenix Technologies, a global engineering firm and was in charge of technology training for Ernst and Young’s offices in Denver, Phoenix, Oahu, and Southern California. In his spare time, Anthony teaches computer courses at Santiago Canyon College and graduate courses in organizational leadership at National University where he is an adjunct professor. Anthony is DDI certified and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, San Diego and his Master of Business Administration degree from Pepperdine University.