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Janet McKelpin PRINCIPAL, DESIGNER Hailing from Hawaii, where she studied graphic design at the University of Hawaii, Janet brings an unmistakable island warmth to her professional relationships. She reserves her intensity for her creative process. Janet has been thoughtfully solving client design challenges for 18 years, since the founding of Dayspring Technologies and, subsequently, Dayspring Studio.

Janet McKelpin
PRINCIPAL, DESIGNER

Hailing from Hawaii, where she studied graphic design at the University of Hawaii, Janet brings an unmistakable island warmth to her professional relationships. She reserves her intensity for her creative process. Janet has been thoughtfully solving client design challenges for 18 years, since the founding of Dayspring Technologies and, subsequently, Dayspring Studio.

James Kye PRINCIPAL, STRATEGIST, WRITER Both analytical and creative, James bridges business and possibilities.  Over the course of 15 years in advertising and branding, he has helped clients of every size – from Fortune 500 corporations to startups – by crafting presentations, establishing brand foundations, and writing copy that resonates with audiences. He studied psychology and painting at Stanford University.

James Kye
PRINCIPAL, STRATEGIST, WRITER

Both analytical and creative, James bridges business and possibilities.  Over the course of 15 years in advertising and branding, he has helped clients of every size – from Fortune 500 corporations to startups – by crafting presentations, establishing brand foundations, and writing copy that resonates with audiences. He studied psychology and painting at Stanford University.

Ann Ku Fox UX DESIGNER Ann brings over 15 years of design acumen to her role as User Experience Lead at Dayspring. When leading the UX Design process from concept through final design, she relentlessly seeks to create coherent, elegant solutions. Ann is also passionate about supporting humanitarian causes.. She graduated from Stanford University with a MA and BA in Psychology.

Ann Ku Fox
UX DESIGNER

Ann brings over 15 years of design acumen to her role as User Experience Lead at Dayspring. When leading the UX Design process from concept through final design, she relentlessly seeks to create coherent, elegant solutions. Ann is also passionate about supporting humanitarian causes.. She graduated from Stanford University with a MA and BA in Psychology.

Paul Tomanpos, Jr. DESIGNER Paul holds a BA in Industrial Arts with an emphasis on Product Design and graduated with distinction from San Francisco State University. In 2005 Paul joined Dayspring and made a shift to web design. Since then he has been employing his grounded aesthetic sensibilities – shaped during his training in product design – and innately curious mind to create wonderfully useful designs.

Paul Tomanpos, Jr.
DESIGNER

Paul holds a BA in Industrial Arts with an emphasis on Product Design and graduated with distinction from San Francisco State University. In 2005 Paul joined Dayspring and made a shift to web design. Since then he has been employing his grounded aesthetic sensibilities – shaped during his training in product design – and innately curious mind to create wonderfully useful designs.

 
Reed McCoy PHOTOGRAPHER Reed simultaneously has an old soul and a childlike sense of wonderment, both of which help him see – and capture – the magic in even quotidian objects. His work often has an ethereal glow, thanks in part to the fact that he specializes in film photography, an increasingly rare thing these days. A native of Tennessee, Reed exudes the charms of Southern hospitality but, sadl, speaks without a Southern drawl (unless pressed). 

Reed McCoy
PHOTOGRAPHER

Reed simultaneously has an old soul and a childlike sense of wonderment, both of which help him see – and capture – the magic in even quotidian objects. His work often has an ethereal glow, thanks in part to the fact that he specializes in film photography, an increasingly rare thing these days. A native of Tennessee, Reed exudes the charms of Southern hospitality but, sadl, speaks without a Southern drawl (unless pressed). 

Ben Chang SEO MANAGER When you talk with Ben, it quickly becomes clear that he has a mind with a technical bent, which he uses to help businesses get found by search engines. But fortunately, he's also patient and has a gift for explaining complicated concepts with easily understood illustrations, ensuring none of us get lost in the technical weeds of the Internet. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. 

Ben Chang
SEO MANAGER

When you talk with Ben, it quickly becomes clear that he has a mind with a technical bent, which he uses to help businesses get found by search engines. But fortunately, he's also patient and has a gift for explaining complicated concepts with easily understood illustrations, ensuring none of us get lost in the technical weeds of the Internet. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. 

Emma Chiang PHOTOGRAPHER, VIDEOGRAPHER Emma tells stories through capturing moments and believes images tell vital stories. Motivated by compassion, she studied photojournalism at San Francisco State University where she learned the power of storytelling in both photography and videography. You can find Emma photographing the streets of San Francisco documenting humanity and the world around. 

Emma Chiang
PHOTOGRAPHER, VIDEOGRAPHER

Emma tells stories through capturing moments and believes images tell vital stories. Motivated by compassion, she studied photojournalism at San Francisco State University where she learned the power of storytelling in both photography and videography. You can find Emma photographing the streets of San Francisco documenting humanity and the world around. 

Ed McKelpin PHOTOGRAPHER Ed developed a passion for photography later in his career. A designer by trade, he started capturing the world through a lens as another outlet to express his creativity. A favorite subject to photograph is the city of San Francisco. Ed brings structure and clarity to all of his visual work, resulting in an understated refinement. He met Janet while they were both students in Hawaii.

Ed McKelpin
PHOTOGRAPHER

Ed developed a passion for photography later in his career. A designer by trade, he started capturing the world through a lens as another outlet to express his creativity. A favorite subject to photograph is the city of San Francisco. Ed brings structure and clarity to all of his visual work, resulting in an understated refinement. He met Janet while they were both students in Hawaii.