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Contributors and Collaborators

bio_sergio

SERGIO GONZALEZ
sergio is the finance manager at writerz blok, an innovative youth art program based in downtown san diego.  he has also taught graffiti art for the after school program at morse high school.  a san diego native, sergio is a padres & chargers fan, likes hip hop music and follows all things graffiti.   his favorite restaurant in town is jv’s mexican Food, home of the surf & turf.

bio_jose

JOSE VENEGAS
born in miami, and raised in san diego, jose is the facilities manager at writerz blok, as well as its resident graphic designer.  helping young artists channel their passion for graffiti, jose teaches graphic design and screen printing at their downtown san diego facility.  jose likes shapes & colors, abstract art and the movies bronx tale, city of god and time bandits.

ray bio

RAY MASAKI
ray masaki is a designer & illustrator based in nyc with a focus on lettering and branding. he is a graduate of parsons school of design and typeface design program at type@cooper.  he likes asian horror films, burgers, vintage fountain pens and dorado diablo hot sauce.

chor

CHOR BOOGIE
chor boogie is a world-renowned street artist from oceanside, california. chor creates high profile murals like the one he did in beijing, china for the 2008 summer olympics, and a piece called ‘the eyes of the berlin wall’ in 2010. his works also appear in corporate collections like those of google and zazzle. he has design pieces for display on mobile devices, and regularly uses social media to promote his art.

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RIAN TROST
oceanside native, rian trost, is a visual development artist with a focus on character design. rian is a game industry veteran, having shipped several AAA titles, including Planetside, World of Warcraft, Starcraft II and Diablo 3 in quality assurance and project management roles. rian loves korean bbq, skateboarding and filling sketchbooks.