Our Designers, Animators, Production Room Assistants, and Office Assistants work hard to make your projects not only look awesome,
but also bring them to life.


Katie is the Multimedia Coordinator/Digital Designer for commonvision. She is an alum from UMBC and was a CWIT Scholar as well as an IRC Fellow during her education. She graduated in ‘07 with a BA in Visual Arts with double concentrations in Animation and Interactivity as well as double minored in Computer Science and Art History.

She is a Disney aficionado and an avid Pez collector. Katie has acquired a few thousand dispensers over the years and will eventually need a whole house devoted to the hobby, but for now will settle on just a room.

Katie is an animal lover and has a corgi named Gadget and has rescued four cats from the evils of outdoor life. 

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Emma Hagen is the Coordinator for commonvision, Print Production and Designer.  She is pursuing her MFA in Integrated Design at University of Baltimore. Emma has been at commonvision for many years and can answer almost all commonvision related questions.

In her free time she enjoys life as a retired professional cotton candy spinner, and taking photos of her cat, Poe. You'll likely find her sipping iced tea or watching Buffy the Vampire slayer. 

Sophia Obrebski is a sophomore Photography major with an Art History and Printmaking minor! She is a Linehan scholar that works as an office assistant at commonvision. In the oncoming year, she plans to work to get her personal trainer and yoga certifications! Before commonvision she worked in an ice cream parlor and portrait studio, so if you ever need a quality shake or a portrait taken she's your girl. And to answer the question everyone asks, she doesn't have a preference between being called Sophia or Sophie, but most just call her Sophie. Take your pick!

Her favorite foods are ice cream, dark chocolate, coffee, and burgers (not all at once), and loves excessively using exclamation points!!!! She is currently the proud owner of a rotund beagle, two cats, and a bunny; but she has big pet plans for the future! In her downtime she enjoys cooking, exercising, and pestering her pets to go and get a job-they live here too, where's the rent money? 


Mike is currently working on a degree in computer engineering at UMBC, and is a photographer with a degree from School of Visual Arts. He enjoys a variety of facets of fabrication, be it photography, drawing, writing, and more.

When not busy, he likes to look at pictures of cats on the internet and get filled with envy of their sublimity.

Mike's online portfolio: 

Emma O’Donnell is an Animator/Motion Designer at commonvison. She is a junior at UMBC, majoring in Animation and minoring in History. One day she’d like to work in cartoons or games.

 She likes to draw and paint both traditionally and digitally. Emma will make everything she draws blue unless stopped.

In her spare time, she thinks about creative writing, stares out the window at thunderstorms, and collects aquarium shirts.




Animator, dog owner, and color enthusiast. Fay is heavily inspired by retro video games and aesthetic themes/colors popular in the 80’s. She is also a big fan of minimalism and light manipulation, and would love to build her own light-based installation one day. As for now, if you ever need someone to deck out the cabin of your car with LEDs, give her a ring.


Kristina is a senior dual-degree student at UMBC, pursuing a Visual Arts-Animation Concentration B.A, Environmental Science and Geography B.S, and a dance minor. Aside from being an animator/motion designer at commonvision, Kristina is an Undergraduate Research Award Scholar for the 2018-2019 school year, a 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo, a member of Charm City Ballet’s performance company, a senior staff photographer for The Retriever, and a volunteer at both the National Aquarium and Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter.

Kristina absolutely loves spending time with her family, cats Emmy and Oscar, and her friends. Hobbies include gardening, hiking, cycling, and listening to music.



Kellee Roeder is a motion designer at commonvision and a junior at UMBC, majoring in Animation. Her favorite animation subjects are cute characters!

Besides art and animation her interests lie in cooking, gardening, and watching cartoons. She loves to explore different creative outlets and probably has a new favorite hobby every month. Her latest exploration? Homemade cat toys.

When she graduates Kellee will continue working in motion graphics somewhere along the Eastern Seaboard.

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Megan Clelan is a senior majoring in graphic design with a minor in music.

Aside from organizing chairs in the concert hall or working in illustrator on her laptop, Megan
enjoys going on walks, watching cute animal videos, playing video games, and practicing marimba.

She listens to almost any kind of music so feel free to drop by and talk about your new favorite song or an interesting font!




Tess McRae is a freshman Humanities Scholar majoring in English Literature with a Creative Writing minor. She is so excited to be a graphic designer at commonvision! 

Tess is a chronic doodler — no blank page is ever safe around her. Some of her favorite things to draw include cats (even though she doesn’t have one... yet!!), plants, and stars. Her choice me-time activity is collaging her art into her sketchbook while listening to (and loudly singing along with) indie music. She also loves to write poetry and participates in contests and slams in her free time.

You can almost always find her with ink on her hands and a smile on her face!

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Julia Blurton-Jones is a graphic designer at commonvision. She's currently a Sophomore at UMBC. She's an animation major with a minor in both printmaking and Entrepreneurship. 

She likes to do all sorts of art: traditional, digital, and sometimes both at the same time! Woah! Her goal is to one day create some cartoons that make people laugh.

When she's not drawing, Julia likes to listen to podcasts, sing loudly in the car, and go on hikes. She was last spotted somewhere in the national parks of upstate New York.


Aldi is a freshman at UMBC in the Honors College, currently pursuing a degree in computer science.

On top of his job, he likes to spend time telling people the joys of running the global supermarket chain, ALDI, even though he has no ties with it whatsoever. He turns to film making as a creative outlet, and does some beat making in the side every now and then. He also enjoys playing video games.

He wants to eventually start a company in hopes to make it big in the world. If not, then working at Google would be ideal. If all else fails, expect to see him on the streets on New York handing out fire mixtapes.


Alexis is a senior majoring in Visual Arts with a concentration in Film and possibly a dabbling in Communications. She has worked in many parts of the Commons, which include Flat Tuesdays, the Gameroom, and of course, commonvision! More recently, she will be the Social Media Intern for Student Life for the 2017-2018 academic year. She is also a fellow sister, and Public Relations for her Alpha Sigma Alpha chapter.

When she graduates from UMBC, she hopes to move to a big city, like Los Angeles or Seattle and work in either film production, public relations or photography. Ultimately, she wants to travel the world!

She's an advocate for gluten free living and loves to cook a variety of different meals. She also has an appreciation of different cultures. Specifically, she was in a Korean mode for over 5 years, but she's venturing out for new experiences. She loves crafting for other people, especially when her photography is involved. She loves pictures and taking them of people as her favorite hobby! For people to feel great about themselves and the outcome of the photo is a great accomplishment for her!


Jenna is a Junior at UMBC pursuing two degrees in Information Systems, and Music Technology. She is the Music Director for the UMBC Stilettos and spends all of her free time (which isn’t much) sitting in the studio. When she’s not creating music or running across campus you can catch her eating good food and laying in a hammock.

Special talents include falling over while standing still and making “mmm”s and “hmmm”s for your local voice over studios. She loves puns so please stop by and give her your worst one!


Zachary Barker-Frey is a graphic designer at commonvision and a Freshman at UMBC, majoring in Animation with an Entrepreneurship minor.

Music is super important to Zach, and he listens to a little bit of everything. Likes video games, doodling, and eating too. Excited for the future!


Melanie is an office assistant at commonvision who is a junior Media and Communications major and Entrepreneurship and Innovation minor. She is moving to Columbus, Ohio next summer, and plans on going into public relations and marketing. She loves dessert, Italian food, and baby animals, and is always open to new music and Netflix recommendations, so if you see her at the commonvision front desk or walking around campus, tell her your latest favorite artist or show! And if you do it in spanish she'll appreciate it even more.


Michelle is a Graphic Designer at commonvision. She is a sophomore at UMBC majoring in Graphic Design. When she graduates, she hopes to work for a design or advertising company and freelance illustrate. She’d also like to explore animation and web design on the side.

Other than design, she loves drawing, folding origami, and petting friendly dogs in her free time. She also likes learning other languages! She’s slowly but surely learning bits of Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese, as well as Japanese and Korean. She finds mushrooms cute and fascinating and thinks they have the best of both worlds being like animals and plants!


Chanler Harris (or Chandler Harrison) is a senior ancient studies major at UMBC, with minors in Chinese and Asian studies. She is a member of the UMBC honors college, and is working as a desk assistant at commonvision. She is also the vice president of the UMBC Cleftomaniacs, the secretary for Dog Collar Comedy, and an alto in the UMBC Gospel Choir.

When she’s finally able to go back to her room, you can catch her watching cartoons, singing, or eating any food that is orange.

Ask her about any cartoon from your childhood, and she can probably sing the theme song and remember every character’s name! Ask her! It’s what she lives for!


Ashlee is a junior studying graphic design here at UMBC and works in the print production room here at commonvision. Ashlee has also been working as a student dispatcher at the UMBC Transit for the past two years!

Her hobbies include singing with the Cleftomaniacs on campus, playing Rocket League, lounging with her cat Gizmo, and watching hours on end of vine compilations (which says a lot since vines are only six seconds long...) If you ever need a vine/meme reference, she's your girl!