Verena is our website and graphic designer and originally comes from Stuttgart, Germany. Her family moved to Peachtree City, GA when she was 2 years old where she spent most of her child hood. Since she comes from Germany, she grew up bi-lingual. In 1994 her parents decided to move back to Germany, where she attended school. Verena quickly developed an affinity for computers and graphics during a 2-week internship at an ad agency in 9th grade.
In 2001, Verena moved to Tampa, FL to go to school for Website Design & Development and in 2004 she graduated Magma Cum Laude with the degree Bachelor of Fine Arts in Web Development. In 2007, Verena moved back to Peachtree City, GA and started her own firm called Vibrant Web Creations. This year is her business’ 10th anniversary.
Rogelio or “Ro“, for short, is a senior at Clayton State university, on track to graduate spring of 2018. His major is Information Technology with a focus in database administration. Ro is proficient in 5 coding languages, achieved dean’s list 3 years in a row, and is a recipient of the omega psi phi scroll of honor.
Ro started working with Digital Collective in August 2017. Specifically under Verena Hayward and Vibrant Web Creations. He’s been receiving hands on training with web design and has already begun work on various client websites.
Amanda Mazzillo is a writer and also an editor. She graduated from Georgia Southern University with a B.A. in Writing and Linguistics and also a minor in Film Studies. She writes content for Digital Collective, and is also a contributing writer for the online film publication, Film Inquiry. In the Fall, she will be attending SCAD, where she will be enrolled in the MFA program in Dramatic Writing. In addition to writing web content and film reviews, Amanda loves writing fiction, creative nonfiction, and also screenplays. Getting an MFA in Dramatic Writing will help Amanda follow her screenwriting dreams.