Hello Cardano community,
My name is Marlene Velasco, and I am excited to join the Cardano Foundation as a Graphic Designer and Social Media Specialist as part of the growing Marketing team.
I live in San Bernardino County in the State of California, which is around 50 miles east of Hollywood—at the foot of the beautiful San Gabriel Mountain range. California is a vibrant state known for its huge tech scene, including a whole host of blockchain technology companies.
I have been a graphic designer for 20 years, as well as an art director in the music industry for 15 years. In this time, I have had the pleasure of working across multiple diverse industries and sectors, including blockchain companies such as ConsenSys—the venture arm for the Ethereum blockchain.
My time at ConsenSys gave me valuable experience of working inside a new and rapidly growing blockchain company, and I will bring and apply this experience to the Cardano Foundation. I designed fun campaigns that helped draw developer talent from a diverse talent pool, and as Cardano transitions into Goguen, I hope I can help onboard a huge amount of new developer talent!
In my personal life, I am extremely passionate about animals and their welfare. I always try hard to provide care for them and be their voice, which is why I regularly volunteer at animal rescues. I also love attending art and horror conventions, which are regularly held in California.
I am joining the Cardano Foundation at a time of rapid growth, and I am really pleased to be the fifth member of the team to join the Foundation’s ranks in the last few months. This also reflects the changing needs and focus of the Cardano protocol itself, and it is a fantastic time to get involved with the Cardano community.
Cardano brings inspiration, innovation and equality enabling mass opportunity for the future, and I am delighted to be a part of this transformative technology. I look forward to learning alongside the community and getting to know you all.