Mark Brickey of AID Podcast
AID Podcast continually ranks in the top 10 design podcasts on iTunes thanks to the diligence and passion of creator and host Mark Brickey. He’s interviewed creatives ranging from Paul Gaudio (Global creative director at Adidas), to Mike hammer (of Violent Gentlemen Hockey Club), to Julie Anixter (Executive director of AIGA), to Benny Gold, Johnny Cupcakes and more. Across 400 interviews with successful people, Mark has gathered insight into everything from creative block, inspiration, freelance, entrepreneurship, pricing, failure and more. He’ll share his favorite lessons and take QA from the crowd too, so bring your best questions!
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.
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!
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.
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!
Food & Bevs
Free snack and drinks provided by our generous sponsors.
Mingle with old friends, meet new ones, talk shop, connect.
Talk or Panel
Featured speaker(s) takes the mic to drop some knowledge.
Once the gig is over, login to social media and connect with your new friends.