Employee Bios

Management

Chris Myers Director

Chris Myers

Director

Employed: Apr. 2011 - present

Chris Myers is the Director at the ASU Print and Imaging Lab. He has worked in the print industry for over 25 years. His previous work experience in leading-edge digital print production and his support of student learning and life guidance make him the perfect fit for Directing our production staff. He leads the team developing strategies for quicker workflow, executes comprehensive print production and manages suppliers for best value, quality, service. He implements new technologies, maintains performance and coaches team members to grow to their utmost potential. He is an advocate of department collaboration enabling the student workforce to manage complex projects throughout the lab. Chris is responsible for producing projects with maximum quality and delivering on or before the given timeframe. His calm demeanor successfully motivates the team enabling the Print Lab to provide plans for production with extremely tight deadlines. In his spare time he loves kayaking the rivers of Arizona and enjoying the outdoors with his wife Sharri, and his three kids Matt, Jewell, and Sam.

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chris.j.myers@asu.edu

480-727-1636

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Nathan Finden Design Manager

Nathan Finden

Design Manager

Employed: 1/1/2019 - present

Nate received his bachelor’s degree in graphic design from ASU’s The Design School and his master’s degree in graphic information technology from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Currently, he is a PhD student at The Design School researching election ballot design.

Nate has been designing for ASU since 2012 and had the opportunity to work at The Marketing Hub and Enrollment Services Communications. He has also held the position of faculty associate at The Design School for the past several years instructing undergraduate students in graphic design studio courses.

 

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Customer service and estimating

Wes McDonald Customer Experience Manager

Wes McDonald

Customer Experience Manager

Employed: March 2016 - Present

Wes has been employed at the Print and Imaging Lab in several different roles. While he was pursuing his undergraduate degree in Graphic Information Technology, focusing in print technology and photography, he worked as a Large Format Specialist, learning everything from estimating and file prep to printing & finishing. This experience allowed him to secure a job at Prisma Graphic upon graduation, where he worked for a year and a half in their Grand Format department as an estimator, purchasing specialist, and prepress operator. In March of 2016, Wes had the opportunity to return to the ASU Print and Imaging Lab in a full-time role as Customer Experience Manager and estimating team leader.

In his free time, Wes enjoys producing music, playing Nintendo games, nature photography, and cooking.

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Wes.McDonald@asu.edu


Riley Linch Team Lead

Riley Linch

Customer Service Representative Team Lead

Employed: 5/29/2018 - Present

Riley is studying to receive a bachelor's degree in Graphic Information Technology, with a primary focus area in animation and a certificate in Game Design at ASU. Graduating in 2020 he is gaining vast experience in various fields of technology and Print. Largely due to working at the ASU Print & Imaging Lab where he is learning all aspects of bindery as well as customer service and estimation, where he can deliver fast and accurate information to incoming ASU customers.

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Erick Delgado-Araujo Team Lead

Erick Delgado-Araujo

Customer Service Representative and Estimator

Employed: Dec. 2018 - Present

Erick is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Information Technology with a focus in print & design. Working at the Print and Imaging Lab has provided Erick the opportunity to acquire first hand work experience. Being a part of the customer service department has helped Erick sharpen his communication, teamwork, and project management skills. Outside of work and school, Erick enjoys practicing photography, road trips, discovering new music, and is a huge Pokémon fan.

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Katrina Hammon

Katrina Hammon

Customer Service Represntative and Estimator

Employed: November 2019 - Present

Katrina is pursuing a degree in Graphic Information Technology with a focus in printing and digital publication. Katrina is aspiring to be a graphic designer with the abilities to design and produce creative work for various clients, mostly business related. She enjoys the GIT program because it combines many aspects of creativity and technology. Working at the Print and Imaging Lab has provided a hands-on experience for Katrina, which will be useful for her in the future as she aspires to open her own print shop. Katrina is also vice-president for AIGA Polytechnic Student Club. She loves to be creative in many forms such as wood painting, water coloring, crafting floral arrangements, photography and many other artistries. As a side hobby, Katrina is an interior designer.

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Ally O'Brien

Ally O'Brien

Customer Service Representative and Estimator

Employed: March 2020 - present

Ally is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Graphics Information Technology with a primary focus in Print and
Design, and secondary focus in Sociology. She aspires to become an Artistic Director and plans on pursuing her Master’s degree in Graphic Design post-graduation. Working at the Print and Imaging Lab has provided Ally the opportunity to acquire first hand business experience as well as sharpen communication and organizational skills. Outside of work and school, Ally enjoys crafting, thrift shopping, cooking, and traveling.
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Print production and finishing

Kyle Pendley Sr. Production Manager

Kyle Pendley

Senior Production Manager

Employed: Sept. 2012 - present

Kyle Pendley joined the Print Lab in September 2012 as a freshman in college. From there he has worked his way through the ranks mastering bindery, press operation, customer service, and estimation. He is now the Sr. Production Manager ensuring that deadlines are met, equipment is maintained, student employees learn at the highest level and that only the best quality is delivered to our customers.

Kyle has a Bachelor’s degree from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering in Graphic Information Technology (GIT). He lives in Queen Creek with his wife Alisha and their beautiful daughter Harper. Kyle enjoys working on his 2000 Jeep Wrangler and exploring the great outdoors on 4-wheeling trips.

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kyle.pendley@asu.edu

480-727-1636

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Daniel Isaghoulian Production Manager

Daniel Isaghoulian

Production Manager

Employed: July 2014-Present

Daniel Isaghoulian is a GIT graduate. He works at the ASU Print and Imaging Lab as the Large Format Manager. He manages the day to day operations of his department, while also continuing to expand and grow capabilities that they offer. He has experience running and maintaining all the equipment in his department, which include a Latex 570 and a Fuji Flatbed. He manages all the large projects that come through the department. This could be anything from wrapping a stadium suite to producing over 1400 square feet of wall graphics for the local high school. No matter the project, Daniel makes sure that the finished product is as close to perfection as possible.

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Daniel.Isaghoulian@asu.edu

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Kyle Schmelzer Team Lead

Kyle Schmelzer

Digital Print Team Lead

Employed: 2/5/2018 - Present

I was born and raised on Long Island, New York before moving here to attend ASU. Originally a mechanical engineering major, I decided to change to GIT where I discovered my passion for print. Since working here, I’ve discovered I love working with our presses and helping other operators learn and achieve their full potential. My biggest achievement so far professionally is receiving a Level 2 Maintenance certification for HP Indigo 7x00 presses, which will give me a big head start when I enter the industry full-time. In my free time, I do concert photography for my own music site and enjoy spending time with my girlfriend Hannah and our little Corgi Kobe.

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Isiah Slowtalker Team Lead

Isiah Slowtalker

Bindery Team Lead

Employed: 9/10/2018 - Present

I am currently attending ASU at Polytechnic to obtain my degree in Graphic Information Technology. I am a single child who grew up with a Native American family and who is the first ever to go to college. I’m someone who always takes a chance at something when the opportunity arises that I know will advance me further in my life. Whether that opportunity may be hard, easy, etc. I’ll still take it. Once I obtain my degree I plan on going into the Game Design industry to any company that likes my style of design that will help them advance from my skills.

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Liezl Ann Echon

Liezl Ann Echon

Digital Print Team Lead

Employed: 9/10/2018 - Present

Liezl is an Electronics technology transfer student pursuing a BSE in Electrical Systems. She has a passion for learning and has a diverse background from living all over California and the Philippines. With experience from different paid and volunteer work, she believes nothing is impossible as long as you are determined to accomplish and most importantly learn from it.

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Trevin Homer

Trevin Homer

Production Specialist

Employed: August 2019 - Present

Trevin is a GIT transfer student pursuing a degree in web development. He currently works at the ASU Print Lab to gain experience in hands on production of print media. This experience he believes will better prepare him for working on large scale projects beginning to end. After his degree and time at the ASU Print Lab he hopes to eventually land in production management for both physical and digital media. He also enjoys riding motorcycles, DnD, and video games.

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Adrian Alvarado

Adrian Alvarado

Production Specialist

Employed: August 2019 - Present

My name is Adrian Alvarado and I am a transfer student at Arizona State University. I am working on my degree in Graphic Information Technology with a focus in animation. I have my Associate’s Degree in arts from Mesa Community College, and I am currently progressing towards my Bachelor’s degree. My main goal after graduation is to become an animation artist and have my work be displayed in video games or movies.

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Katherine Willes

Katherine Willes

Production Specialist

Employed: November 2019 - Present

Hi! I’m Katie! I was born and raised here in The Valley of the Sun and I love to be creative! I love to sing, draw, and make new friends! Since I was little, I have trained to be a “jack of all trades” when it comes to being creative. I started with drawing but have moved to watercolor, sock animals, crochet, and now digital art and composition. I am currently working on my Bachelors in Graphic Information Technology and I’m so thankful to be working here at the Print Lab!

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Morgan Daley

Morgan Daley

Production Specialist

Employed: Dec. 2018 - Present

Morgan is currently studying Graphics Information Technology. He started at ASU in spring of 2018, and transferred to GIT in Fall of 2018. His focus area is Graphic Design, with a secondary in Web Development. He aspires to be a concept artist, but chose a second focus that would allow him to spread his skills past what he knows, and hopes it will give him more insight and inspiration for future projects. He enjoys working in bindery because of its hands-on nature, and for the finality and satisfaction of performing final touches on the projects that come through the Print and Imaging Lab.

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Bryan Millet

Bryan Millet

Production Specialist

Employed: December 2019 - Present

I am employed at the Arizona State University Print and Imaging Lab in the bindery department. I have a growing knowledge of various elements of graphic design through LinkedIn learning and various university classes. I am currently studying at Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University in the Graphic Information Technology degree program.

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August Johnson

August Johnson

Production Specialist

Employed: March 2020 - present

I am a Central Arizona College Graduate with an Associates of Applied Science in Graphic Design. I am now a Graphic Information Technology student working towards my Bachelors, and eventually my Masters, at ASU. In my free time I am a Painter, Illustrator, and “General Craft Enthusiast”. I look forward to learning as much as I can in
my time here at the ASU Print Lab.
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Riley Batson

Riley Batson

Production Specialist

Employed: March 2020 - present

I am a Phoenix local attending ASU’s Graphic Information Technology program. I hope to continue to pursue a career in graphic design, editing, or print. I enjoy graphic design, sports, and skateboarding. Working at ASU’s Print Lab has been very exciting and has taught me a lot so far.
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Fernanda Duarte

Fernanda Duarte

Production Specialist

Employed: March 2020 - present

Currently pursuing a BSE in Mechanical Engineering Systems with a focus in Manufacturing. Working at the Print Lab encourages my passion for innovation and creativity as I take part in the production process. I am always seeking for the opportunity to have new experiences and to learn something new. As a Latina first generation college student, I am constantly working diligently and striving for success. My experience as an out-of-state student at ASU has been exciting so far, and I look forward to what the future has in store for me.
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Large format

Isaac Scott Team Lead

Isaac Scott

Large Format Team Lead

Employed: 9/10/2018 - Present

Isaac is currently pursuing a degree in Unmanned Aerial Systems. Once completing his Bachelors, he plans to pursue his Master’s degree. Isaac grew up in a large family consisting of nine siblings and four parents, becoming one of the few members of his family to attend college. His future plans include emerging in the film industry as one of the top camera men involving his drone operation skills. In his free time, he enjoys producing and recording music.

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Zach Schley

Zach Schley

Large Format Specialist

Employed: April 2019 - Present

Zach Schley is a student majoring in Manufacturing Engineering pursuing a Bachelor’s degree. He also is a part of Barrett, The Honors College where he is expected to graduate from both in May of 2022. Zach is very team oriented with great communication skills and leadership skills. Zach is currently working at the ASU Print lab, he previously worked at Quad Graphics in Sussex, Wisconsin for almost two years in a Youth Apprentice program through Quad and his high school. Zach is originally from Wisconsin and came to ASU for the Polytechnic program as well as the weather.

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Anthony Giacone

Anthony Giacone

Large Format and Dye-Sublimation Specialist

Employed: Dec. 2018 - Present

I am currently studying Graphic Information Technology with a focus in Photography. Originally, I flew airplanes and drones in ASU’s flight program but I have found this program is a better fit. The classes are very interesting and the projects are fun. 

Working at the lab has been a new adventure every day! I currently work with the Large Format department making prints at a size I would have never been able to work with. It’s very cool being able to work with so many different materials. The people in the lab are great to work with and are very helpful in class as well. After working phones for ASU for so long it’s refreshing to be in such an exciting position. I hope that my careers in the future will be just as awesome as the Print and Imaging Lab!

 

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Jaren Hemphill

Jaren Hemphill

Large Format Specialist

Employed: November 2019 - Present

I am a graphic designer and illustrator! I have a few years of experience in the field specializing in poster design, logo design, illustration and color theory! I graduated with an Associates of Applied Science in Graphic Design from Central Arizona College. I am currently pursuing my Bachelors at Arizona State University with the goal of obtaining my Masters degree in Graphic Design.  My dream is to ultimately work in the entertainment industry, specifically for marketing for films, television and more.

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Pre-media

Cameron Lee Team Lead

Cameron Lee

Prepress Team Lead

Employed: 6/11/2018 - Present

Cameron is currently studying to receive a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Information Technology with a focus area of photo and video. Cameron is passionate about using photo and video to tell stories in a visually interesting and engaging way. He is especially excited to be pursuing this career path and will be concentrating on content creation for digital marketing and brand creation. In Cameron’s free time he enjoys traveling, backpacking, and pursuing entrepreneurial ventures.

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Ava Hansen

Ava Hansen

Prepress Specialist

Employed: 9/10/2018 - Present

The saying, “A picture can say a thousand words” is more than a phrase when it comes to Ava’s work. After first discovering a passion for print/graphic design as Editor-in-Chief of ROAR magazine and later a love for photography, Ava has decided to take her level of knowledge further by pursuing a degree in Graphic Information Technology. Since working at the ASU Print & Imaging Lab, Ava has already been recognized as a 1st place winner in the Arizona State University G.I.T. Awards for her Social Media Graphic Design, a 2nd place award for Digital Photography, and a Rising Star Award. She is excited to follow the adventures and experiences that the Print Lab will give her.

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Mason Weis

Mason Weis

Production Specialist

Employed: 2/5/2018 - Present

Mason is currently an ASU Barrett undergraduate student studying Graphic Information Technology. Mason wishes to pursue graphic design, which has led to a variety of hands-on work that keeps him inspired in his daily endeavors. Currently also working as a Community Assistant, Mason works as much as he can in the Print Lab to gain as much experience and leadership skills as possible to hopefully one day move somewhere onto the Oregon coast.

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Web services and development

Marissa Turnage Team Lead

Marissa Turnage

Web Specialist

Employed: April 2019 - Present

Marissa is pursuing a degree in Graphics Information Technology with a focus in web development while also obtaining a minor in Violin Performance. Working in the web department at the Print Lab is allowing her to gain skills and work experience before she graduates as well as make connections within the industry. Aside from design, programming, and violin, her hobbies include playing video games and going to the gym. She is also a huge Star Trek fan and is interested in the history of art, architecture, and engineering.

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Marissa.Turnage@asu.edu

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