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Citrus Studios is a web design company based in Los Angeles and works closely with clients around the world. Founded by Kalika Yap a serial (concurrent) entrepreneur, inventor, author, and podcaster.

With the help of the Citrus team, which is composed of people that have their own expertise, we help our clients in terms of Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Creating Brand Identities, Website Designs, Digital Experiences, Email Marketing, and Print Materials that communicate clearly.

The Citrus team always made sure that our customers will always receive better digital customer experiences like no other. The Citrus team always maintains a harmonious relationship with one another and it helps the workplace to have its positive vibes making the work more progressive and enjoyable.

Meet The Team

Kalika Yap CEO of citrus studios

Kalika Yap

CEO

Kalika Yap - Founder

Founder
100% woman and minority owned firm

Book:
Author of Little Brand Book

Education:
NYU – Broadcast Journalism Degree
Graduate of the Entrepreneurial Masters Program, MIT

Experience:
Media Production experience
Former Journalist, Bloomberg, CNBC
Former President of the Entrepreneurs Organization

Certifications:
• DBE certification (pending)
• Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) (SCMBDC)
• CA DGS Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
• LA County Community Business Enterprise
CBE) (LSBE)
• Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)
• City of LA: SBE, MBE, VSBE, LBE, EBE, LSBE
• Metropolitan Water District (SBE)
• Port of Long Beach (SBE)

Speaking Engagements
Entrepreneurs’ Organization
US Business Council
Women Entrepreneurship Day

Rodney Yap COO of citrus studios

Rodney Yap

COO

Rodney Yap - Operations

Education:
Rutgers University – Economics

Experience:
Director of Industry Data and Analysis Corporate Communications – TrueCar
Award Winning Journalist in Database Driven Reporting, Bloomberg News
News Research Team Leader, Bloomberg News

David Whelan

Chief Marketing Officer

Katina Pou

Project Manager

Katina Pou – Project Manager

Education:
University of Johannesburg – Graphic Design

Experience:
Media Buyer – Ascendia Media

Kristen Rector

Project Manager

Malka Bar

Project Manager

Naomi Tsuji

Project Manager

Mej De Castro

Client Services Manager

Mej de Castro – Client Services Manager

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Experience:
Operations Manager – WIB Outsource Inc.
IT Department Head – MDT Technology & Support Inc.

Other Engagement:
SEO Specialist
Digital Marketing and E-commerce Marketing Specialist

JR Nacion

Support Manager

Nani Daffon

Project Specialist

Rica Cebrero Social Media Specialist

Rica Cebrero

Social Media Specialist

Lyka Vergara

Lyka Vergara

SEO Specialist

Ryan Penarroyo

Designer/Videographer/Photographer

Ryan Penarroyo - Design, Videography and Photography

Education:
Cal State Northridge – Graphic Design/Art

Experience:
Graphic Design – Soda & Lime
Design/Videographer/Photographer – VISCOM – The Center for Visual Communications
Videographer/Designer – CultureHub LA

Chris Figueroa of citrus studios

Chris Figueroa

Designer

Chris Figueroa - Graphic Design

Education:
Laguna College of Art + Design- Illustration
Cal State LA – Visual Communications
Cal State LA – Graphic Design

Awards:
Luckman Fine Art Gallery Selection
Honored Artist & Designer – Cal State LA

Associations/Volunteer:
AIGA Member
Volunteer – American Institute of Graphic Arts Los Angeles

Ava Weiling

Designer

Julius Fabreag

Julius Fabreag

Lead Developer

Julius Fabreag – Lead Developer

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Experience:
Lead Developer – Dotty Style Creative

Ruben Mislang

Developer

Ruben Mislang – Programming and Development

Education:
UC Santa Barbara

Experience:
Scrum Master, Project Manager – Cisco
Over 20 years Site Architect, Developer and SEM Marketing – M2 Interactive

Aljon Derrick

Aljon Derrick

Developer

Women Owned

WHY BUY WOMEN OWNED

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When you support businesses owned by women, you are investing in women’s economic empowerment, gender parity in commerce, vibrant communities, and the growth of the economy overall. Buying Women Owned is both socially conscious and economically sound.

Here’s why:
  • Businesses owned by women represent a significant portion of economic and business growth. As of January 2017, there were an estimated 11.6 million Women-Owned businesses in the U.S., employing nearly 9 million people and generating $1.7 trillion in revenues.
  • Over the past 20 years, the number of Women-Owned businesses has grown 114 percent compared to the overall national growth rate of 44 percent for all businesses.
  • As of 2017, Women-Owned businesses account for 39 percent of all businesses in the U.S. but only 4.2 percent of overall business revenues.
  • Women entrepreneurs face challenges getting fair access to capital. Just 4 percent of the total dollar value of all small business loans goes to women business owners.
  • Women reinvest up to 90 percent of their income in their families and communities, compared to 40 percent for men.

Your support for Women-Owned businesses is an investment into a future of economic success, innovation, and equality.

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We Are Optimists
Who Love to Work Together

Let’s collaborate and make an impact with our results oriented
approach to branding, custom web design, and development.

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