Mural by Annabelle Wombacher, Jared Mar, Sierra Ratcliff and Benjamin Cahoon

The start of my design career brought about the familiar struggles that most face when trying to break into the tech industry. One doesn’t simply apply to 10 jobs and magically start working at Google or Apple. There exists a multitude of variables that ensure someone’s hire-ability at a big tech company, but arguably the most common ones are notable university degrees and 7–10 years of prior experience. These variables in themselves are problematic because they create a nearly unattainable goal for most people of color who don’t have the money or access to astute universities, and much less the…

Sebastian Ortega

My approach to life has always been about empowering those around me through music and design.

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