Design Team

Get a quick glimpse of the characters in the A.S. Graphic Studio from the page. Then step into the studio to meet us in person. Rumor around campus is that we have a stocked candy dish and free cut-outs.

Melissa Ewart

Melissa Ewart

AS Graphic Studio Manager, Triton Outfitters Advisor

Melissa, or more commonly known as the Graphic Studio’s main character, is the founder of the AS Graphic Studio. She is a Revelle College alumna with a B.A. in Visual Arts, Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts. Melissa is our go-to-gal for absolutely anything and has been the heart of the Graphic Studio since 2008. She spends most of her time thinking up crazy ways to integrate innovative graphic design solutions to the UC San Diego community, but when she’s off the clock (which is rare) she is somewhere cute with her family and friends, and a Diet Pepsi in hand. She is a craft master, beach lover, and mother to us all!

Melissa, or more commonly known as the Graphic Studio’s main character, is the founder of the AS Graphic Studio. She is a Revelle College alumna with a B.A. in Visual Arts, Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts. Melissa is our go-to-gal for absolutely anything and has been the heart of the Graphic Studio since 2008. She spends most of her time thinking up crazy ways to integrate innovative graphic design solutions to the UC San Diego community, but when she’s off the clock (which is rare) she is somewhere cute with her family and friends, and a Diet Pepsi in hand. She is a craft master, beach lover, and mother to us all!

Alfredo Vilano

Alfredo Vilano

Senior Designer

An alumnus of Muir College Class of 2000, Alfredo graduated with a degree in Interdisciplinary Computing in the Arts Major. His design experience extends to even before his college days, and he wakes every morning eager to apply all of his skills and expertise to ASGS projects. Currently, he enjoys working with the Center for Student Involvement, and can't wait to add his creative magic to the program. He makes mountains out of molehills, puts the "ooh " in taboo, and challenges you to question "Is this guy serious, OR NAH? " When the sun sets, this hip hop dancer turned country line dancing king takes to the stage. We're all certain he's stumbled across the Fountain of Youth, but he won't tell.

An alumnus of Muir College Class of 2000, Alfredo graduated with a degree in Interdisciplinary Computing in the Arts Major. His design experience extends to even before his college days, and he wakes every morning eager to apply all of his skills and expertise to ASGS projects. Currently, he enjoys working with the Center for Student Involvement, and can't wait to add his creative magic to the program. He makes mountains out of molehills, puts the "ooh " in taboo, and challenges you to question "Is this guy serious, OR NAH? " When the sun sets, this hip hop dancer turned country line dancing king takes to the stage. We're all certain he's stumbled across the Fountain of Youth, but he won't tell.

Leo Cooperband

Leo Cooperband

Graphic Artist

Leo is our friendly giant with killer design skills. He is a fourth year Sixth College student studying Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts, and Design. As a designer he is innovative and always looking for a unique spin on a rather ordinary project. Outside of the office he is off rock climbing, slacklining, or backpacking across California. He is our very own outdoor enthusiast who always knows where to go for a beautiful view.

Leo is our friendly giant with killer design skills. He is a fourth year Sixth College student studying Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts, and Design. As a designer he is innovative and always looking for a unique spin on a rather ordinary project. Outside of the office he is off rock climbing, slacklining, or backpacking across California. He is our very own outdoor enthusiast who always knows where to go for a beautiful view.

Scott Liu

Scott Liu

Graphic Artist

Scott is a fourth year Warren College student with a passion for all things design. His creativity and perfectionism is what makes him such an all around amazing artist. On top being a graphic artist, Scott is also the Editor in Chief of Trend Magazine. It’s hard to imagine he has any spare time, but when he does get a moment for himself you will find him shooting an impromptu photoshoot and dreaming of his future life as a designer somewhere in New York. You can also find him consuming Thai food and all other content at 2x speed because who has time for anything slower?

Scott is a fourth year Warren College student with a passion for all things design. His creativity and perfectionism is what makes him such an all around amazing artist. On top being a graphic artist, Scott is also the Editor in Chief of Trend Magazine. It’s hard to imagine he has any spare time, but when he does get a moment for himself you will find him shooting an impromptu photoshoot and dreaming of his future life as a designer somewhere in New York. You can also find him consuming Thai food and all other content at 2x speed because who has time for anything slower?

Andrew Zhen

Andrew Zhen

Webmaster

Andrew is our newest webMASTER from Alameda, California. He joined the Graphic Studio as a fourth year Sixth College student. His background in Cognitive Science, Design and Interaction has made him a triple treat asset to our team. When he isn’t behind his computer creating beautiful websites he is probably somewhere breaking a sweat playing basketball.

Andrew is our newest webMASTER from Alameda, California. He joined the Graphic Studio as a fourth year Sixth College student. His background in Cognitive Science, Design and Interaction has made him a triple treat asset to our team. When he isn’t behind his computer creating beautiful websites he is probably somewhere breaking a sweat playing basketball.

Vitor Chiga

Vitor Chiga

Graphic Artist

A Brazilian native, Vitor is one of our newest and youngest graphic artists. He is a second year Muir College student studying Cognitive Science. Vitor might be young, but he has got big plans to work at a tech company one day. In his spare time he is likely getting lost in YouTube videos, reading a good book, playing video games, or scrolling through Twitter. In the office Vitor is zoned in on his latest design with headphones blasting his hometown jams.

A Brazilian native, Vitor is one of our newest and youngest graphic artists. He is a second year Muir College student studying Cognitive Science. Vitor might be young, but he has got big plans to work at a tech company one day. In his spare time he is likely getting lost in YouTube videos, reading a good book, playing video games, or scrolling through Twitter. In the office Vitor is zoned in on his latest design with headphones blasting his hometown jams.

Joanna Shan

Joanna Shan

AS Public Relations Coordinator

Joanna is a first year Marshall College student studying Cognitive Science, but in our office she is the Tik Tok expert. When she isn’t trying to become the next Tik Tok star Joanna enjoys baking, urban sketching, and snacking on apples and peanut butter. This ball of light may have just joined the Graphic Studio, but she has already shown off her skills as an exceptional PR Coordinator. She continues to implement creative marketing strategies and lift our office up with her incredible mat talk.

Joanna is a first year Marshall College student studying Cognitive Science, but in our office she is the Tik Tok expert. When she isn’t trying to become the next Tik Tok star Joanna enjoys baking, urban sketching, and snacking on apples and peanut butter. This ball of light may have just joined the Graphic Studio, but she has already shown off her skills as an exceptional PR Coordinator. She continues to implement creative marketing strategies and lift our office up with her incredible mat talk.

Paridhi Khaitan

Paridhi Khaitan

Webmaster

Paridhi is another master of the coding world and is a third year Muir College student. She is originally from India, but is here at UCSD studying Computer Science and Design. Paridhi has a sincere passion for diversity and activism which explains her hopes to one day work for a company that focuses on these two issues. We have no doubts that her talent as a coder will get her there! Apart from coding Paridhi loves all things design and has a minor obsession with tiny house videos. We are lucky to have her as the newest edition to the ASGS family!

Paridhi is another master of the coding world and is a third year Muir College student. She is originally from India, but is here at UCSD studying Computer Science and Design. Paridhi has a sincere passion for diversity and activism which explains her hopes to one day work for a company that focuses on these two issues. We have no doubts that her talent as a coder will get her there! Apart from coding Paridhi loves all things design and has a minor obsession with tiny house videos. We are lucky to have her as the newest edition to the ASGS family!

Pusheen

Pusheen

Mascot

A recent addition since ASGS/Triton Outfitters Christmas Potluck of 2015, Pusheen is the vigilant watch-cat of the office. You can find her in her favorite spot perched high above Thao's desk. Don't be fooled by her adorable pink bow though, because she will protect her family (and her donut) tooth and nail!

A recent addition since ASGS/Triton Outfitters Christmas Potluck of 2015, Pusheen is the vigilant watch-cat of the office. You can find her in her favorite spot perched high above Thao's desk. Don't be fooled by her adorable pink bow though, because she will protect her family (and her donut) tooth and nail!

Hall of Fame

Congratulations to our ASGS graduates. You will always be VIP members of the studio. We wish you the best of luck in your next adventures.

Bryant Lim

Bryant Lim

Public Relations Assistant

2012–2015

Tanya Zhang

Tanya Zhang

Graphic Artist

2011–2015

Jenalyn Inong

Jenalyn Inong

Graphic Artist

2009–2014

Ana Sanchez

Ana Sanchez

Public Relations Assistant

2012–2013

Yip Ho

Yip Ho

Graphic Artist

2011–2013

Tracy Hua

Tracy Hua

Public Relations Assistant

2010–2011

Nathan Romero

Nathan Romero

Graphic Artist

2009–2011

Irvin Fong

Irvin Fong

Graphic Artist

2009–2011

Roxanne Roxas

Roxanne Roxas

Public Relations Assistant

2009–2010

Brian Ng

Brian Ng

Graphic Artist

2009–2010

Nicole Elias

Nicole Elias

Graphic Studio Manager — Interim, Public Relations Assistant

2008–2010

Jordan Ma

Jordan Ma

Graphic Artist

2008–2009

Justin Kim

Justin Kim

Graphic Artist

2008–2009