Marketing Specialist and Graphic Designer
Dara Phung is a Marketing Specialist and Graphic Designer with Good City Company. Her experience includes preparing a range of external marketing communications (qualification packages, proposals, presentations), developing social media content, editing videos, and producing custom graphics.
Dara is adept at working with clients to strengthen community engagement efforts through design. Recently, Dara created a bilingual word search activity and coloring page for the City of San Mateo’s annual Eggstravaganza event as part of the City’s Housing Element outreach. The flyer featured housing- and San Mateo-related terms in English and Spanish surrounded by illustrations of various housing types to foster meaningful conversations between City staff and family members about the housing element.
In 2021, Dara worked for Good City Company as a Planning Technician. She was placed with the City of San Carlos, where she provided counter service for current planning inquiries, reviewed design and working drawings for zoning conformance, and prepared and presented staff reports before committees. Dara previously interned for the City of Brisbane, where she supported Planning staff on projects including the Objective Design and Development Standards project, the Affordable Housing Strategic Plan, and the Housing Element Cycle 6 Update.
Dara obtained her Bachelor’s in Real Estate Development and Bachelor’s in Music from the University of Southern California, where she took courses in urban planning and received the Lewis Mumford Award for Most Outstanding Essay in Planning History.