Jason AzevedoCEO / Founder | firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2009, Jason co-founded Mosaic, taking on the roll of our CEO — his talents are far beyond running the company, with duties touching conceptual development, engineering, and deployment. He also assists with business development and client strategy and is an integral part of how we operate. Jason has worked on many key projects for companies such as Arista Networks, Best Buy, Costco, Disney, EA Games, Intel, Roku, Starbucks, Target, WalMart, and Warner Bros.
Majoring in Entrepreneurial Business, with a minor in Marketing from San Jose State University, Jason has had his heart in business development since an early age, starting a very successful apparel company that grew from humble garage beginnings to annual gross billings of over a million dollars. Jason donates his time and talents to San Jose's Christmas in the Park and is an active board member for this organization.
Steve HermosilloChief Creative Officer / Founder | email@example.com
Steve founded New Vision Design in 1995 and has served as its Creative Director since. In 2009, he co-founded Mosaic and oversees our day-to-day operations, setting the tone for our approach and brand strategy that our agency delivers. Over the years, Steve has worked on significant assignments and product launches for companies such as Bell Helmets, CBS Radio, Intel, Oracle, Paramount's Great America, Roku, Sony, Sun Microsystems, Tessera, Varian Medical Systems, and Yahoo!.
Since 1987, Steve has been in the creative industry working as a production artist, designer, senior designer, and ultimately as a creative director for various agencies. During his career, he has been recognized for numerous award winning campaigns, and has been a guest speaker on the subject of design and creative direction at San Jose State University, Brooks College, Mission Collage, and De Anza College.
Other interests include an annual pilgrimage to Burning Man with a 50 person family, cross country camping, dirt and street motorcycles, history, writing and recording music with his band (PoetLab), and tropical third world travel.
Keven AzevedoDirector of Operations / Founder | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Azevedo is known throughout the United States as an award winning printer for his work in the apparel industry, receiving accolades from clients such as Disney, Facebook and EA Games. His attention to detail and ability to run an efficient production team has allowed us to hold true to timelines and quality control. Graduating from San Jose State University with a BA in History, Keven also played soccer for SJSU. His commitment to excellence has followed him into coaching youth soccer teams for the last eight years, being recognized as training the number one team in the nation for four years in a row — three of his players have gone on to professional careers in the United States, Mexico and Europe.
In his spare time, Keven pursues personal passions: restoring classic cars, photography, camping, boating and watching American and foreign films.
Mike LaptaloBusiness Development | email@example.com
Born and raised in the Bay Area, Mike offers up to Mosaic 22 years of manufacturing and sales experience. Mike owns and operates JL Precision, our partner company for steel manufacturing, paint and warehousing. Mike has managed projects for many large clients... to name a few: Applied Materials, Brooks Automation, Banana Republic, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, KLA Tencor, Micrel Semiconductor, Roku, and the US Army. Mike has played a key roll in securing new avenues of growth for Mosaic and we look forward to many more years with him on our team!
Other interests include farming for personal use as well as professional, sports, and traveling to Croatia with friends and family.
Michael "Blaz" GrizeljDirector of Manufacturing | firstname.lastname@example.org
Blaz brings to Mosaic 20+ years of manufacturing experience — from military parts for the US Army, to retail displays for Banana Republic, he's seen it all! He specializes in taking raw materials and transforming them into finished products, working in steel, aluminum, wood and plastics. Michael has had amazing success with bridging the gap between manufacturing facilities and demanding client needs. Moreover, Mosaic depends on Blaz to adhere to today's quick turn, high quality atmosphere that our clients depend on us for.
Graduating from San Francisco State University with a BS in Business Management, Mr. Grizelj also enjoys coaching his daughter's soccer and basketball teams, spirited libations with friends and family, and his annual pilgrimage to Croatia with his family.
Niko QuesadaClient Advocate | email@example.com
Niko joined the Mosaic team at the start of 2013 and has hit the ground running! We're elated to have him on board as a Client Advocate. Be forewarned, he's a people person, so don't get too close... he'll pull you in and befriend you in 3.2 seconds, setting a new world record.
Niko's role is to interact with new and existing clients, ensuring clear communication of their needs while building solid partnerships. He plays an integral role in leading projects past the usual and unusual obstacles.
Quick download: he's an undercover nerd, fidgeting with the latest and greatest tech gadgets. When he's not playing with his new toys, he's out being an adrenaline junkie, riding motorcycles, mountain bikes, skateboards, and snowboards.
Jim BrasilSenior Production Artist | firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim is our resident, "Nerd" — he's earned this badge of honor for his ability to take on any technological challenge. His role at Mosaic stems from his special gift, running our cutting edge digital print department, along with being on our development team for all custom programming needs. Recently, he contributed to the design and fabrication of a completely robotic controlled CNC router for our internal use in building displays and conceptual prototypes for our clients — this would not have been remotely possible without his trekkie skill set.
Majoring in Mechanical Engineering from San Jose State University, Jim spends much of his free time driving his Audi sports car in the mountains, flying model helicopters, building custom solar panels, gaming with friends and family, and riding his quad.
Tom TrafftonSenior Builder / Designer | email@example.com
Specializing in exibit and retail custom builds, Tom brings to Mosaic 30+ years of professional experience. He's created and built exhibits and permanent fixtures for amusement parks, trade shows, events, and environments. Most notably, he's been the senior builder for the city of San Jose for 27 years, focusing on special events and theme park design for Happy Hallow Park and Zoo, Christmas in the Park, and Parks and Recreation. Tom runs our woodshop and is in charge of all exhibit and retail build projects.
Graduating from San Jose State University with a BA in Set Design and Technical Direction, as well as an AS from Everett College in Data Processing, Tom rounds out his professional experience by venturing out of our workshop to enjoy wind surfing, scuba diving, water and snow skiing, and creating stained glass murals.
Renata CostaAccount Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org
We're elated to have the spunky Ms. Costa on board! She's been with Mosaic since the company's inception and we'd be lost without her "all in" approach. She interfaces with our clients on many levels, ranging from meetings, project timelines, managing deliverables, shipping and drayage, problem solving and aversion, and bridging the gap between client wants and needs and real-world design and production teams.
Renata is currently enrolled at West Valley College, focusing on a degree in Interior Design. Her free time is spent in many ways... her love of animals has lead her to rescuing five, yes FIVE, dogs, one cat, and a squirrel. She enjoys swimming, painting and drawing, participating in charity events, camping, and riding her Suzuki quad with friends and family.
Nikita BrasilAccounting / Office Manager | email@example.com
As our acting accounting guru (and office manager), Nikita brings over 7 years of experience in office process and organization to Mosaic. She sometimes assists with account management for our larger clients as well as small firms and organizations. Her strength is developing positive, long lasting relationships with all her clients, and we're proud to welcome her, our newest member, to our organization.
Graduating with honors from San Jose State University with a degree in Psychology, Nikita is our resident spitfire with tons of energy to spare, so stand back — she just may implode someday! Keeping up with her many interests is tough, but her top choices are motorsport racing, hunting for unique vintage collectibles, illustration, concerts, and international travel.