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Talks

At our events each month, three people give short talks about a project they’ve done or are working on, their process of how they do their work, a lesson they have learned, or a creative crush - someone or something that inspires them.

11.15.18 //

Designer and animation director Daniel Savage shares “how does it go?”, a new zine about playing music.

11.15.18 //

Designer/animator Sara Liberatore discusses what she’s learned about using color theory to unite your social and creative identities.

09.20.18 //

Illustrator Mikey Burton shares what he’s learned about what it takes to stay motivated and relevant the further you go in your career.

09.20.18 //

Writer/Performer Krysta Gonzales discusses the process of using the voice to develop a character.

09.20.18 //

Filmmaker Colin Levy presents his NYT Op-Doc My Grandfather’s Memory Book, and the inspiration for making it.

08.23.18 //

Writer Sanjay Nambiar shares his children’s books series The Super Amazing Princess Heroes & A Little Zen for Little Ones.

08.23.18 //

Architects Bo Sundius & Hisako Ichiki explain how they design for living small and showcase an accessory dwelling prototype for new California living.

08.23.18 //

Architects Bo Sundius & Hisako Ichiki explain how they design for living small and showcase an accessory dwelling prototype for new California living.

08.23.18 //

Artist Jillian Evelyn discusses what she’s learned about patience and the importance of listening to your art gut.

07.12.18 //

Contemporary visual artist and educator April Bey discusses her studio practice which involves world travel connecting her Bahamian upbringing and West African research.

07.12.18 //

Creative Mauro Gatti shares how important it is to develop your own creative voice and to talk about the things you love without getting too comfortable with your own work.

07.12.18 //

Illustrator Audrey Lee walks through her process and creative drive for a selection of projects, including her work for Get it Girl Collective – a female centric collective.

06.14.18 //

Brewmaster Stephen Kooshian gives insight into how Pacific Plate artfully crafts unique beers through a marriage of traditional and Latino ingredients.

06.14.18 //

Entrepreneur Melissa Schulman shares her experience opening the first all vegan and organic frozen yogurt store in Los Angeles.

06.14.18 //

Financial coach Roland Menchell shares what he’s learned about how creative folks can put their money to work for them.

05.17.18 //

Creative coach and spiritual director Brian Patacca shares what he’s learned about the illogic of finding your life purpose.

05.17.18 //

Comedian and filmmaker Kiran Deol shares her experience directing the film American Haze for the Sundance channel.

05.17.18 //

Writer/director Stephen Nolly gives insight into premise and character and how to find the heart of your story.

03.20.18 //

Photo retoucher Erica Torres-Ness explains her take on “natural beauty retouching” and makes the case for bringing back some wrinkles.

03.20.18 //

New Angeleno Arnab Mukherjee discusses what he learned while packing up and moving across the country.

02.27.18 //

Documentary producer Rebecca Breithaupt demystifies networking and gives insight into the importance of community in her industry.

02.27.18 //

Writer / director Matthew Manson shares what he learned about faking it til you make it from his first big commercial project.

01.09.18 //

Professional creative person Josh Shayne gives insight into how meeting regularly with an accountability buddy has helped him make progress in work and in life.

01.09.18 //

Photographer/comedy producer Katherine Leon shares what she’s learned about how self-doubt can fuel creativity.

12.05.17 //

Screenwriter Brett Scieszka shares the value of creative hobbies and side projects in enriching your work.

12.05.17 //

Writer/director Sarovar Banka gives insight into how he learned that filmmaking is a vortex.

12.05.17 //

Women in Film manager of operations Maikiko James shares progress on the WIF Help Line which addresses sexual harassment and gender inequality in Hollywood.

11.14.17 //

Writer/director Molly Green shares what she’s learned about mastering Q&A sessions.

11.14.17 //

Documentary filmmaker Graham High gives insight into how he used available resources to create and inform an independent mini-doc web series on empathetic listening.

10.17.17 //

Brewmaster Stephen Kooshian gives insight into how Pacific Plate artfully crafts unique beers through a marriage of traditional and Latino ingredients.

10.17.17 //

Group facilitator Jason Lange discusses what he’s learned about the art of interpersonal connection

09.26.17 //

Lapsed scientist David Medovoy is really into this small metal elephant.

09.26.17 //

Filmmaker James Darling shares “The Quantum Supremacy”, a documentary he is directing about the emerging field of Quantum Computing.

09.26.17 //

Actor and former multi-hyphenate Gita Reddy discusses how context is everything, and how not to forget that in any context.

09.12.17 //

Publicist Sabrina Dax gives insight into how she gets media attention for her clients.

09.12.17 //

Archivist Robin M. Katz discusses what she’s learned about protecting your time and how to say no.

09.12.17 //

Graphic artist Josh Siegel shares “Serving Pride: The Queer History Dinner Party Handbook,” which he is art directing.

08.29.17 //

Composer Erik Desiderio gives insight into how he channels his creativity to compose music for a scene.

08.27.17 //

Screenwriter Shauna McGarry discusses what she’s learned about creative fulfillment vs. financial autonomy.