Alumni Stories

Jonathan Trujillo

Web Design & Interactive Media

Lead Web Designer and Developer at Tytanium
The Art Institute of California—Sacramento, a campus of Argosy University

Alumni Jonathan Trujillo

My programming classes helped to fill in the gaps from being self-taught. The networking opportunities [I had at The Art Institute of California—Sacramento] also have been the biggest boost to my career. Jonathan Trujillo , Lead Web Designer and Developer at Tytanium 2014 , The Art Institute of California—Sacramento, a campus of Argosy University

As the lead web designer and developer at Tytanium Ideas, a creative agency in Rocklin, California, Jonathan Trujillo is responsible for all of company’s web design and development. He also completes graphic design work for the company’s clients.

“A typical work day consists of a variety of tasks. I could be sketching wireframes on paper or in Sketch or building prototypes with the InVision app to present to our clients for approval,” he says. He also utilizes Sublime Text to code approved designs. Jonathan is extremely driven and enjoys coming into work each day to create. “I have such an amazing opportunity to do what I love and make a living doing it. I feel truly blessed to be able to provide for my family by drawing and coding things out of my head.”

He recommends that current students utilize the knowledge of their instructors. “Talk to your program lead and the faculty. They are great about working with you through challenges.” And once new grads are in the workforce, Jonathan advises that they take the time to ensure it’s still a good fit. “I think one of the biggest mistakes you can make is staying with a company too long just to keep a job.” He’s fortunate to work with a group of creative people—with office walls that can be doodled on. “I have fun little figures on my desk that remind me of some of my most beloved movies.”

The creative environment helps him to find ways through challenges. “I am challenged to learn more about how to make the websites I build convert more business for the clients that hired me. It’s a huge win for me when I know that I’ve made a client money instead of costing them money.”

Jonathan, who in 2014 earned a Bachelor of Science in Web Design & Interactive Media from The Art Institute of California—Sacramento, says that his programming classes helped him to become proficient in industry relevant software. He adds that the networking opportunities provided by the school have helped his career. Today he is proud to have a successful career that allows his wife to stay at home with their children. “There is nothing more important to me than my family and I feel like my hard work has helped me to provide for them.”

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