Denise is a Senior Graphics Designer here at ESA and provides creative solutions and expertise for in-house needs, reports, proposals, presentations, conferences, and various marketing efforts.

​1. What is your favorite ESA moment/memory so far?
Working closely with the Corp Comm team, it was very nice meeting some of them in person when they were visiting the SoCal offices.

2. What does it mean to you to be part of an employee-owned company?
I know what I do has a direct impact on everyone.

3. What has been your favorite job in your career and why?​
Graphic Designer because I like to work with different people and giving them more that what they expect.

4. What keeps you coming to work here at ESA every day?
I like what I do and enjoy working with the people I have the opportunity to interact with.

5. What is your hidden or special talent(s)?
I am pretty good at arranging various sized items into small spaces. Real world tetras skills.

6. What’s your favorite thing to do when you are out of the office?
Play with my dog.

7. Share a personal fact no one would ever guess about you.
Years, years, ago I had a brown belt in Karate.

8. If you had one free hour each day, how would you use it?
Walk along the beach.

9. What is the greatest bit of advice a parent or mentor has given you?
Work smart not hard.

10. What are three skills that you bring to the ESA team? In other words, what should colleagues know to reach out to you about?

  • ​I’m a good sounding board
  • If I don’t understand what you are saying, they won’t either
  • I will do all I can to help you make ESA shine

11. What’s been your favorite project to work on here at ESA and what impact did it have on the community and/or environment?
My favorite project was Steadfast Crestavilla Laguna Niguel. The archaeo portion required a photograph of a 6’ long complete skeleton of an extinct tuna fossil and create a life size poster and other informational graphics associated with the discoveries. The information was used in the report and shared with the local community.

12. In relation to the work you do, what’s one thing people can do in their everyday lives that can help create a more sustainable future?
Continue to work from home. Saves gas and we have a smaller carbon footprint than at offices.