Emmy-award winning filmmaker Bayan Joonam
April 5, 2017 • Orange County

Emmy-award winning filmmaker Bayan Joonam

Design, Detach, Repeat. Getting wrapped up in finding that “one perfect” solution becomes a serious handicap for artists who have not yet embraced the process of iteration. It is through that process that we can constantly evolve into making all the right decisions when it comes to design, editing, building a brand, and life in general. So join Bayan Joonam as he talks about failing your way to success and recognizing that the most successful people are in constant beta. Bayan is head of Production at Soul Pancake, and was previously a content creator at Jay-Z’s Life + Times and a producer for the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C.

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Spontaneous Storytelling for You And Your Brand
March 8, 2017 • Orange County

Spontaneous Storytelling for You And Your Brand

Join us on Wednesday March 8th, 7pm at Wayfare HQ in Costa Mesa! Jennifer and Amy Hood of branding agency Hoodzpah Design will talk Spontaneous Storytelling. Curated content has become stale and meaningless. With the rise of Facebook live, Instagram Stories, Snapchat and more, it’s obvious that audiences crave genuine content and real behind the scenes looks at your brand and personal story. The Hoods have worked with companies ranging from Target, ESPN and Facebook to local startups like Best Coast Creamery and Docent Brewing. They’ll share personal stories, case studies, and more at this free night event. Free beer, free pizza from Z Pizza, free snacks from Country Archer Jerkey and Kind Snacks, and free water from People Water. Tell a friend, and don’t forget to RSVP!

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Cracking the Finance Code for Freelancers and Small Businesses with Paco de Leon
February 1, 2017 • Orange County

Cracking the Finance Code for Freelancers and Small Businesses with Paco de Leon

According to a survey, more than 40 percent of small business owners identify financially illiterate. Understanding your finances will give you confidence to build and grow as an entrepreneur and creative. That’s why Paco de Leon founded the Hell Yeah Group, a team of finance friends to the creative and entrepreneur. They teach the ins and outs of all-things-money through workshops, courses, articles and a killer e-newsletter. She’ll be talking with us about her best lessons learned, and taking questions from the crowd.

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Design Inc. Presents the Freelancing Panel
January 19, 2017 • Orange County

Design Inc. Presents the Freelancing Panel

It’s 2017 and we’re starting the year off with one heck of a panel. Design Inc. present the Connecting Things Freelance Panel. Our moderator, Braedon Flynn, will ask our panel of diverse freelancers about how they quote, how they get work, how they manage their time and projects, and so much more. Panelists will be Valerie Franco, freelance drummer, Greg Christian, freelance product designer, and Patrick Yandoc, freelance photographer. Bring your own questions for the audience Q&A at the end!

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Holiday Hullabaloo!
Thursday, December 8th, 2016 • Orange County

Holiday Hullabaloo!

We’ve listened to enough lectures this year, let’s just party this month! Join us on Thursday, December 8th from 7-10pm at Wolf Camp Studios in Costa Mesa for a Holiday Hullabaloo! Take the time to catch up with creatives, designers, makers and doers in Orange County. We’ll have music, food, drinks, and as usual, it’s all free, friends. This is our way of saying thank you for another amazing year of spending time and growing together.

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Join us the first Wednesday of every month for:

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Food & Bevs

Free snack and drinks provided by our generous sponsors. 

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Good Conversations

Mingle with old friends, meet new ones, talk shop, connect.

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Talk or Panel

Featured speaker(s) takes the mic to drop some knowledge.

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Connect

Once the gig is over, login to social media and connect with your new friends.