Samara Zabala

Samara Zabala

Web Developer, Designer, and Illustrator. Passionate and dedicated worker. Striving for good advancement and creating excellent work.


Web Skills

  • SASS
  • Javascript/JQuery
  • Responsive
  • CMS (Wordpress)

Design Skills

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Illustration
  • Branding
  • Photomanipulation
  • UX/UI Design

Other Pertinent Skills

  • Native Filipino and Bikol Speaker
  • Photography
  • Video editing (Premiere Pro)
  • Music composition
  • Word Processing (Microsoft Word)


Platt College San Diego

San Diego, CA

Associate of Applied Science, Graphic Design, 2015.

Bachelors in Media Arts, Web, 2017.


Graphic Designer — Freelance

TreeHausInk ⁄ ⁄ San Diego, CA
October 2015 - February 2017

Designing branding materials including logo redesigns, business cards, etc..

Digital Media Advisor — Part-Time

Platt College ⁄ ⁄ San Diego, CA
September 2015 - Present

Helping students develop their design skills and fundamental web knowledge, as well as assisting class instructors, and maintaining classroom environment.

Graphic Designer — Internship to Freelance

Intrepid Theatre Company ⁄ ⁄ San Diego, CA
June 2015 - March 2016

Designer for show marketing materials.

Choir Cantor, Soprano, and Alto — Volunteer Work

St. Michael Catholic Church ⁄ ⁄ National City, CA
June 2014 - Present

Member of the Souls in Harmony Young Adult Choir. Recognized ability to perform three arrangements and wide vocal range.

Graphic Artist/Music Performer — Volunteer Work

Tinambac Association of California (TIASCA) ⁄ ⁄ San Diego, CA
June 2011 - Present

Cover artwork designer for Peñafrancia event booklets as well as the representative of the association on festival event shows.

Freelance Illustrator — Independent

San Diego, CA
September 2010 - Present

Illustration commissions including a cover illustration for Shhh... Don’t Tell by Thelma Chapman