The Folks

Why, hello there

I’m Reece! Myself and my partner Lucas started HelloStudios as a way to connect businesses with talented college students. Now we’re working to help people go green in an effort to green-ify the web.

Our core goal is to help people, without the “marketing fluff.”

Founded at University

Lucas and I founded HelloStudios at Santa Clara University, California. We found that many of our fellow peers had an incredible, almost natural understanding of modern design trends and technologies.

Our core team responsible for completing projects consists of university students, while a team of full time grads are responsible for maintaining web projects.

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Developer & Creative Designer

Angie McNally

Angie is a computer engineering major and philosophy minor with an eye for design and photography. She was developing websites for non-profits way back in high school, and is excited to be working on larger projects.

If you ever need honest critique of visual design or web security, Angie’s the one to talk to.


Uma Bahl

Uma is also a computer engineering major with a long history of coding. She developed several iOS apps in high school to improve her understanding of fundamental object oriented design patterns.

Uma is always down to brainstorm ideas for algorithmic efficiency.

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Shalin Avlani

Shalin is a double major in math and computer science. He chose his two majors so that he can better apply mathematical concepts in tech.

Shalin can explain technical concepts to anyone, and he won’t stop smiling while doing so.

Project Manager

Claire Lindstadt

Claire is a physics major taking courses in every discipline imaginable. Her first year in university she was already working with Santa Clara University to redesign a portion of their website.

She is fascinated by green theory, and is a strong advocate for environmental sustainability.

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Co-founder & Developer

Lucas Negritto

Lucas is the kind of person to come up with daily business ideas and to read developer documentation for fun. When he’s not working on a project with HelloStudios, he’s working with Cal Poly SLO to develop educational software.

Lucas specializes in cloud and server infrastructure, web design, object-oriented programming, and business management.

CEO & Developer

Reece Carolan

Hello again! So I’m Reece, I’m originally from New Hampshire, and I left for California to be closer to the tech scene. I started coding when I was ten, designing iOS apps when I was thirteen, and websites when I was fifteen.

I developed five iOS apps and acquired an abandoned app with over five million downloads to revive it. I started an LLC when I was sixteen to facilitate it.

I’m now incredibly lucky for the opportunity to work with some truly incredible people to bring modern, environmentally friendly tech to the world around us.

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