Hello. It's me.

I’m Samara Zabala, or Sam for short. I’m a versatile little creature dwelling in San Diego, California who loves web development, graphic design, and drawing things.

With graphic arts experience since 2010, I graduated as one of the top students from Platt College San Diego with an Associates of Applied Science on Graphic Design in 2015 and a Bachelor of Science in Media Arts emphasizing on Web Design and Development in 2017.

Outside of work, I’m a musician who loves doing covers, or performing at local events.

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Front End Web

Proficient in HTML, CSS/SCSS/Sass, JS/Jquery, and Bootstrap.

Dynamic Web

Experienced with PHP, MySQL, and CMS such as Wordpress.

Digital Design

Efficient in using Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign.


Able to design and illustrate for both Web and Print mediums.

Other Related Skills

  • Social Media
  • Native Filipino and Bikolano dialect speaker


  • Front End Developer and UI Designer

    Web Shop Manager // San Diego, CA

    June 2017 - Present // Full Time

    Designing and building the user interfaces for clients’ websites as well as walking client’s through the content collection process for their sites.

  • Graphic Designer

    Treehaus Ink // San Diego, CA

    October 2015 - February 2017 // Freelance

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

  • Digital Media Advisor And Tutor

    Platt College // San Diego, CA

    September 2015 - Present // Part Time

    Helping students develop their design skills and fundamental web knowledge to produce portfolio quality work, assisting instructors, and maintaining classroom environment.

  • Graphic Designer

    Intrepid Theatre Company // San Diego, CA

    June 2015 - March 2016 // Internship to Freelance

    Designer for show marketing materials.

  • Graphic Artist And Music Performer

    Tinambac Association of California (TIASCA) // San Diego, CA

    June 2011 - Present // Freelance/ Volunteer Work

    Cover artwork designer for event booklets as well as the representative of the association in annual festival shows.

  • Illustrator

    Independent // San Diego, CA

    September 2010 - Present // Freelance

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

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