Traina is the creative agency known for Brands that Move: hearts, minds, and the bottom line. Founded in San Diego by David Traina, since 2005 we have moved business for clients by moving people with our work.
Traina Presents: Portfolio Reviews “Let’s Talk Shop”
What this is
Workshops are an opportunity to get creative, with hands-on activities.
When & Where
- Sep 23: 12-2pm
Mingei International Museum
1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92102
- Free Register
TagsDigital, Experience, Graphic, Animation, Education
A special day session for up-and-coming creatives: You could call it a review, but we're just excited to talk about what you do. Traina’s creative leads will be on hand for 1:1 conversations about your work, exchanging insights on how to stay inspired and make a creative impact. Review areas are listed below, along with each reviewer and a short bio. Space is limited. Register today. If you are interested in attending our full day of events, CLICK HERE.
Design & Branding
Mark Gallo, Chief Creative Officer (Brand)
Mark is an award-winning creative leader with a 25+ year record of successful collaborations with national and international brands. Mark began his 25+ year career working at several top agencies in San Francisco before joining Traina in 2010 and has helped build brands, develop campaigns and create digital experiences for a wide range of clients including Facebook, Stater Bros Markets, 10x Genomics, VMWare, Del Monte, Symantec, First Republic Bank and more. Mark specializes in motivating and managing our creative team to deliver inspiring work that drives business results.
Erwin Hines, Creative Director (Brand, UI/UX)
Erwin is an artist, designer, and creative director. Throughout his career, he has focused on doing work that fosters empathy and inclusivity across all disciplines. He has led the creation of industry-defining work for companies such as Google, COACH, BEATS BY DRE, UNDER ARMOR, WEBBY'S, and more.
Matt Bachmann, Chief Strategy Officer
Matt solves positioning, brand architecture, and naming challenges. He’s a thinker, writer, and strategist with 25 years of branding and advertising experience. Matt’s value shines brightest when the subject matter is complex, the competitive landscape is crowded, or the way forward is unclear. Brands such as Microsoft, Facebook, Sony, and Thermo Fisher Scientific have leaned on Matt’s expertise over the years.
Megan Kapalla, Senior Brand Strategist
A designer-turned-strategist, Megan has spent 7 years fusing conceptual creativity with the world of brand purpose and positioning. A strong believer in unicorn growth paths, human-centric branding, and asking the question "why" entirely too often.
Illustration & Motion
Chris Hylton, Senior Motion Graphics Designer
Chris is a Canadian native who grew up skateboarding, doodling and building snowboard ramps in the backcountry. Creativity was adventure driven by curiosity. Art was play and never work. He's turned those wonder years into an honest career, with 8+ years of motion graphics/design experience. Always looking for the next story to tell through his craft.
Andrew Walpole, Director of Development
Andrew is a swiss-army knife of all things web development and web architecture. He has over 15 years architecting and building web-based sites and applications to meet the needs of users and businesses. His breadth of knowledge and passion for technology allows him to approach problem-solving through a goal-oriented lens, always finding the best technologies needed to best drive success.
Vinny Moreira, Front-end Developer
Vinny Moreira is a self-starter entrepreneur and web developer. From developing websites to building complex web applications, he loves everything that has to do with making the web a better place. In 2011 he also started his own website design and development company, Vimeo Designs.
Writing & Editing
Jarrett Haley, Copywriter
Jarrett Haley has a decade of experience in writing and editing, having worked in book publishing, magazine publication, and now copywriting at Traina.