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Chelsea Roberts, Creative Designer at Tapas Media

Chelsea Roberts graduated from Azusa Pacific University in 2011 with a Bachelors in Graphic Design. After a few years as a freelancer, print shop lackey, and digital media maven, she found a home at BOOM! Studios in 2017. There, she designed comic books and trades for many properties, including Adventure Time, Bill & Ted, Jim Henson’s Dark Crystal, and Garfield. She also had the privilege of working on many BOOM! Studios originals, including Coda and The Great Wiz and the Ruckus. After 4 wonderful years at BOOM!, Roberts took a position as a Creative Designer at Tapas Media. At Tapas, she creates logos, launch packages, app assets, and social media graphics to promote manhwa, manhua, novels, and webcomics. Roberts has been making and reading comics since she was a kid, so she is deeply passionate about her work in publishing. Her debut webcomic, Climbing Trees, turned six years old as of July 2022. Roberts lives and works in Los Angeles.


Staphon Arnold, Pixar University Content Specialist

Staphon Arnold began at Pixar Animation Studios in May 2017 in the Studio Store. He is currently the Content Specialist for the Pixar University technical team, where he helps support the platform used for documentation across the entire studio. He is also an active lead for the African American/Black studio resource group.

Arnold grew up in the Inland Empire in Southern California. He attended Colony High School in Ontario, CA, and went to Azusa Pacific University where he studied graphic design and IT. Arnold has also been active with side studio projects, representing Pixar's Outreach department with Starlight Children's Foundation Hospital Gown designs, Disney's presence at Essence Festival 2022, and a variety of Pixar and Disney social network promotions. 

Arnold currently resides in Martinez, CA with his wife and two daughters.



Lauren Gauthier, Production Manager for SpongeBob SquarePants at Nickelodeon

Lauren Gauthier left her hometown of Charleston, South Carolina to study Cinematic Arts at Azusa Pacific University. She eventually stumbled into animated television at Dreamworks TV and found her tribe of comic loving, kind nerds. There, she worked her way up in production on Trollhunters, Dragons: Race to the Edge, and Voltron: Legendary Defender. She then moved Nickelodeon to join the crew on Santiago of the Seas, Middlemost Post, and most recently SpongeBob SquarePants as a production manager. Lauren has also developed her passion writing, contributing ten scripts across three tv shows. Lauren’s crowning achievement, however, are her cats Rita and Otto who have unconditionally supported her dreams and unceremoniously torn up her carpet.


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