The Admissions Team
At Sessions College, we pride ourselves on establishing a relationship with our students as no few other schools can. Our team is comprised of designers from all walks of life: photographers, fine artists, Web designers, graphic designers, and more! Sessions College is made for designers by designers, and it shows in the quality of our accredited programs and the expertise of our Admissions Team.
Kimberly O’Hanlon, Director of Admissions & Marketing
(800) 258-4115 ext. 155
Kimberly began her career at Sessions College in 2010, and has held a range of innovative roles. As the Director of Admissions and Marketing, she mentors incoming students in review of their creative arts aspirations. On the marketing end, she ensures the Sessions College mission, vision, and value proposition are clearly and consistently communicated, all while fostering a friendly team culture and community spirit. Kimberly is a board member of her city’s Arts and Cultural Commission, where she is an integral part of encouraging cultural diversity and improving livability with art. Prior to joining Sessions College, she was a Graphic Designer and Marketing Coordinator at ICM Document Solutions, where she contributed to a range of design projects, including company slicks, web design, and email campaigns. She has also been a freelance designer for nearly a decade. Kimberly earned an AAS in Graphic Design from Glendale Community College, and is pursuing a BA in Business Administration at Oregon State University. Aside from the professional world, Kimberly enjoys hiking, kayaking, traveling, and coffee.
Brenda Meda, Assistant Director of Admissions and Marketing
(800) 258-4115 ext. 162
Brenda contributes to the admissions team as the Assistant Director of Admissions and Marketing. Her role includes assessing students’ design interest and creativity in helping them to find the right program to meet their career objectives at Sessions College. She is also the brains behind our social media presence! Before joining Sessions, Brenda interned at a photography studio specializing in talent and models, where she gained experience in the creative photo shoot production process and imaging manipulation. She has also worked as a video editor assistant and print designer for an Arizona State University research department, producing educational video and promotional materials. Her emphasis and freelance work include digital photography, interior design, and graphic design. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Design Studies from the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts at ASU. Outside of the design world, Brenda can be found traveling and searching for the most interesting coffee shops!
Eric Heying, Admissions Manager
(800) 258-4115 ext. 171
As Admissions Manager, Eric provides management and training to the Admissions Team. He navigates the enrollment process for prospective students to achieve their creative education goals, as well as places a special focus on helping students with continuing education. Eric was previously the Lead Graphic Designer for a small promotional printing company where he learned a great deal about graphic design. He has grown his graphic design knowledge over the years through freelance work, personal artwork, and through starting his own t-shirt design company. When Eric isn’t at Sessions you can find him working diligently in his ceramics studio. Having graduated from Arizona State University with a focus in Ceramic Art and being named a 2012 National Windgate Fellow, Eric takes great pride in his ceramic making as he continues to grow and improve his body of work.
Mitchell Torres, Design Admissions Advisor
(800) 258-4115 ext. 172
Mitchell contributes to the Admissions Team as one of Design Admissions Advisors. He assists in getting students to choose the proper programs for their educational needs. Mitchell is here to make the enrollment process as simple as possible, allowing students to fully thrive in their design skills. He has a prior history of working largely with digital photography, shooting events and portraits with his cameras for companies like the City of Maricopa Police Department, Mesa Community College and various local bands. In his spare time, you can find Mitchell running a small photography business selling his art as well as enjoying the great outdoors of the Arizona wilderness hiking. He also has a fond love of road trips and often volunteering for nonprofit organizations to assist those in need.
Christina Cardenas, Design Admissions Advisor
(800) 258-4115 ext. 161
Christina contributes to the Admissions Team as a Design Admissions Advisor. Her role is to help students find the right program for their creative educational goals. She is here to guide students through the simple enrollment process and inspire new beginnings into a creative field. Prior to joining Sessions, Christina was the copywriter for a successful Shark Tank business venture. She graduated from Arizona State University with a BA in Business Communication, with emphasis in design studies. Outside of Sessions, Christina enjoys world travel and checking out new art exhibitions at her favorite art museums, as well as volunteering with children and local art causes.
Danny Crook, Design Admissions Advisor
(800) 258-4115 ext. 159
Danny contributes to the Admissions Team as a Design Admissions Advisor. His role is to evaluate a student’s interests, passions and goals to help them choose the programs that will be most beneficial for them and their careers. He is here to guide students through the enrollment process so that they can focus on their futures. Before joining Sessions, Danny became involved in the arts as a cinematographer where he developed a deep appreciation for composition and aesthetics. Born and raised in Chicago, he made his way to Los Angeles where he worked on music videos for shows like American Idol and artists including Panic! At The Disco and Avril Lavigne. He then applied the principles he learned in filmmaking to branding, marketing, and graphic/web design. Since dedicating himself to professional design he has been commissioned to create countless pieces of print and web collateral for both established and emerging brands. Animated explainer videos, websites, and company logos are among his favorite and most commonly requested projects. When he isn’t designing, Danny can be found performing as a professional Magician and motivational speaker.