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Chris Guzman
President, Creative Director

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.

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Robert Ortegon
Art Director

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.

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Todd Hunter Beighley
Digital Film and Video Production

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.

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Meredith Carty
Graphic Design & Photography

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.