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Benjamin Apolo III, also known as Mike Apolo is a Public Information Representative III in the Office of Communications at Santa Clara Valley Water District. Benjamin serves as the lead in graphics services team which includes two professional designers and two undergraduate student interns.

Benjamin has been wit… Read More
Benjamin Apolo III, also known as Mike Apolo is a Public Information Representative III in the Office of Communications at Santa Clara Valley Water District. Benjamin serves as the lead in graphics services team which includes two professional designers and two undergraduate student interns.

Benjamin has been with the district since February 2006, starting as a temporary Public Information Representative I in the Business Support Services (now Business and Customer Support) unit. He was hired as a full-time Public Information Representative I in December 2006 then promoted to Public Information Representative II. During this time, he provided on-demand graphic design services district-wide for various print and web projects. He has developed numerous outreach materials, publications, ads and templates (logos, brochures, newsletters, fact sheets, infographics, display boards, signage, banners, rack cards, book report, digital and social media graphics, public notices and many more). He has mentored more than a dozen student interns who have gone on to successful careers of their own.

Through the years, Benjamin has initiated numerous process improvements for his team. Customers throughout the district have been delighted with Benjamin’s work efforts, creativity and professionalism. If you stop by his cubicle you’ll immediately sense his flair for organization and a clean, balanced design aesthetic.

Benjamin holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Centro Escolar University in the Philippines. He strives for continuous professional development by meeting fellow creative artists at Adobe Max events and participating in online classes and webinars. He has won Employee Recognition Awards in three categories: Innovation (2016), Community and Customer Service (2016), and Teamwork (2015).

In his free time, Benjamin maintains his youthful outlook on life through video games, basketball, fantasy NBA, collecting DC and Marvel superhero figurines and comics, watching sci-fi movies, NBA games, WWE and boxing. He finds design inspiration by watching Cirque du Soleil and traveling to different states and countries. Read Less
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