As the founder of Magma Creative Inc., Chris strives to bring the industry’s most creative minds together to produce print, web, and video masterpieces. With over 15 years of experience in graphic design, Chris can direct the many elements of design to find solutions that fit each project. Chris began his career in the late 1990s in California’s political PR world. He thrived in the fast-paced industry, working on campaigns for the U.S. Presidency as well as local and national governmental races. Chris later joined CMB Design Partners Inc., where he excelled in print and web design for global and domestic clients, including webMethods, Datatrac, Intel, Sony Computer Entertainment America, Washington Mutual Group of Funds, and The Principal Financial Group. Chris’ long-time dream is to make an independent full-length film. FAVORITE MEDIA: film. FAVORITE MONSTER: Godzilla.
Robert brings with him over 7 years of experience in graphic design. He began his career with Magma Creative Inc. in 2008 after earning his B.A. in Graphic Design from Chico State University. Robert has created big things for Visit California, the Sacramento Kings, PAC 12, and the California Department of Water Resources. Robert works in all areas of design, which include, but are not limited to, web-based interactive design, graphic design, and traditional campaign development. If he’s not busy working until the wee hours of the morning to meet tight deadlines, Robert can be found in his garage working on his ‘37 Chevy. FAVORITE BOOK: 1984 by George Orwell.
Having received a degree in Digital Filmmaking and Video Production from the Art Institute of California, Todd specializes in directing, non-linear editing, and digital cinematography. Prior to his career in video production, he served seven years in the United States Army as an aviation mechanic, reaching the rank of Sergeant. During this time he spent a year in Egypt and served two combat tours in Iraq. His hobbies include painting, independent filmmaking, and running. FAVORITE TV SHOW: The Walking Dead. FAVORITE QUOTE: “Creativity takes courage.” – Henri Matisse.
Meredith graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles with a degree in Graphic Design. She joined the Magma team in 2009 where she specializes in social media and marketing. Before this, Meredith worked in project management for Ferrari Color, a nationally recognized digital graphics production facility. Her projects include an award-winning poster re-design for the Annual Key Art Awards Program as well as design contribution to the awarded FIDM alumni newsletter, Dialogues. Meredith is also a lifestyle/editorial photographer with a passion for beautifully designed and printed cards. Things Meredith loves? Her 2 maniacs, ice cream, old school photo booths, letterpress, confetti, black & white photographs, anything neon. FAVORITE MOVIE: Amelie. FAVORITE FLOWER: Peonies.
Kayla was given the title “Artist” about the same time that she picked up her first crayon. Exploring colors and learning how lines formed shapes and figures was something she had a knack and love for at an early age. Morphing her creative side into a viable career path, Kayla started with traditional artistic mediums such as painting and drawing. Then she discovered graphic design and the rest is history. She dove into graphic and digital media with excitement and confidence. Kayla has degrees in Illustration and Graphic Design from Sierra College and plans to continue expanding her knowledge of these arts in pursuit of what she likes to call, “making the world a prettier place.” Kayla likes to spend her free time painting, exploring Mother Nature, watching stand-up comedy, and shooting pool. She only wishes that she were better at it – the pool that is. A COUPLE OF FAVORITE THINGS: Giraffes and optical illusions.
Spencer is a junior at Rocklin High School. He was given a NES as a toddler which sparked his never ending love for technology. He also loved to draw, except he was never very good at it. He would have a great idea for an artistic creation, but what was meant to be a walrus ended up being a deformed bus. Once he was given a computer with a graphics program on it, he was able to morph his tech knowledge with his ideas and have his ideas actually look nearly as he had originally envisioned. Although technology is still his strong suit, Spencer strives to become a better graphics designer as well as a web designer. When he’s not in school, he’s out running cross country, cracking jokes with his friends or working on his computer.
Favorite OS: Windows XP
Favorite Artist: The Glitch Mob