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Entrepreneur, Graphic Designer, & Illustrator Joins Click

Mary Kearney

Mary Kearney

Click is delighted to welcome its newest member, Mary Kearney!  Mary is an entrepreneur who started her career building a commercial cleaning service and who now is launching a graphic design and illustration business.  

In her own words:

"Seasoned sales and design professional with over 20 years of experience as both an employee and entrepreneur, strong sales experience in developing accounts, marketing products using print and computer graphic design, managing client relationships and closing sales; able to quickly learn or update knowledge in a variety of fields through accredited courses, lifelong learning, tutorials, books, documents, workshops, trade shows, and trade magazines.

Marketing and Design Skills: Web and Print design; logo design, corporate branding, flyers, posters, packaging, point-of-sale displays, billboards/vinyl vehicle wraps, banners, brochures, business cards, newsletters, presentation charts/graphs, video editing, computer animation, architectural rendering, book covers, and traditional graphic design such as thumbnails, layout/mechanical and stat camera

Sales Skills: Business strategy development, account management, prospecting through networking organizations, trade shows, sales presentations, direct mail, radio, print and social media advertising

Technical Skills: MS Office, QuickBooks, Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, PageMaker, QuarkXPress, Aldus Freehand, ClarisWorks, graphic tablets, scanners, and printers"

Graphic Designer Joines Click

RJ Sakai

RJ Sakai

Click is delighted to welcome our newest member: RJ Sakai

In his own words:

"I grew up in Los Angeles wondering what tourists thought when their glitzy vision of Hollywood didn’t quite match up with reality. I continued to ask questions like this regarding cultural authenticity as I formed my own concentration in design and cultural anthropology at Hampshire College. At school I used ethnographic research methods to inform design projects centered around how cultures are visually imagined and how tourist experiences are constructed and consumed. I strongly believe cross-cultural exchanges, whether local or global, increase one’s capacity to empathize, support, collaborate, and learn. 

After graduating in 2012, I remained on campus as the Creativity Center Alumni Fellow, designing ways to inspire creativity, innovation and risk taking amongst the College’s students and faculty. For the past seven years I have maintained a steady flow of clients as a freelance photographer and print graphic designer. 

Since 2000 I have had a goal to visit all the U.S. state capitals (33 down). I attribute my love for cooking to growing up watching the Food Network. Sometimes I do card tricks. I'm an only child. Orange and blue are my favorite colors.

I'm currently pursuing professional and educational opportunities that will further my interest in ways ethnographic research can inform an interdisciplinary design practice geared toward doing social good"

Serial Tech Entrepreneur & Veteran Sales Exec Ned Kwasniewski Joins Click

Click is delighted to welcome serial tech entrepreneur, veteran sales exec, and Valley Venture Mentors member Ned Kwasniewski as our newest member!  

Ned's Bio:

Ned has a background in sales, direct marketing and business development refined across a variety of industries and markets as well as being a serial entrepreneur. As a college student he developed a direct marketing venture creating demand generation products for investment managers and securities brokers. Persuaded by an investment banking client to join their organization, he then became a licensed broker and received broad exposure to a number of functional areas including sales and trading, equity research and new issue syndication. Pursuing further capital markets experience, he advanced in various positions at Morgan Gladstone, Sandhurst Securities and GK Scott Capital, all boutique sell side firms. In 1996 he founded DMRS, a software and magnetic media venture that became an exclusive service provider for the replication and duplication business divisions of HP, DEC and Data General. He then founded, an online data storage marketing platform and began consulting with early stage technology ventures, assisting with customer development and capital acquisition strategies. Most recently he served as Managing Director at Synergy Partners in charge of Executive Recruiting for their Alternative Investments practice. He is currently exploring disruptive opportunities driven by the convergence of big data applications and talent management analytics in the Hedge Fund and Institutional Investor marketplace.