The Business of Being a Creative

The Business of Being a Creative
Event on 2015-11-12 18:30:00
About This Event Being a creative is no walk in the park. Join General Assembly & BUNCH Magazine to discuss the challenges & opportunities that come along with starting and maintaining a successful creative business. Discuss tackling accounting and planning (which creatives are notoriously bad at) and hear founder stories about tackling the investor scene. Learn best practices for connecting with fellow creatives, and deep dive into the business of creativity and how to charge for your services and monetize in unconventional ways. About the Panelists   Evelyn Chua Evelyn is Founder & CEO of The Artistic Bind, a strategy consulting firm focused on Los Angeles’ fashion industry. She holds a dual B.S. degree in Applied Economics and Legal Management from De La Salle University and obtained her M.B.A. from a joint program between MIT Sloan and Tsinghua University. Erin RiveraCo-Founder, Hunter and Fox Erin has always been fueled and inspired by visual story-telling, and it's how she stumbled upon creating Hunter & Fox with her boyfriend/partner Frankie Pimentel. She started her career in digital marketing and from there she laid out the yellow brick road of her creative journey. As co-founder of a visual story-telling agency, she has been able to work with such brands as Nasty Gal, Stoli Vodka, Zero Gravity, and Bunch Magazine. Her life currently revolves around producing creative content, video editing, and updating her English Bulldog Ozzy's Instagram. As Hunter & Fox continues to grow, Erin is looking forward to working with more brands and creatives to keep telling innovative stories through visuals. Gregory DavasDigital Entrepreneur, Blogger and Photojournalist, Downtown Dava Downtown Dava is a journal penned by Gregory Davalos, a digital entrepreneur, blogger and photojournalist based in Los Angeles. The site documents the tastemaker’s lifestyle, a destination click that intersects personal style with visually captivating photo essays on fashion, travel, food and culture. From fashion week snaps in New York to celebrating Yacht Week in Croatia, through Gregory’s art directed perspective readers are taken on a ride to vicariously travel the world on the pulse of global events in art, music and fashion. Kevin ForouzeshFinancial Coach My name is Kevin Forouzesh and I’m a Financial Coach for creative professionals! My focus is to bring clarity to the planning process by helping to create a systematic approach to realizing and achieving personal and financial goals. With the ever-so-changing creative industry, I found that young professionals are having a hard time understanding when and how to establish wealth aside from active work. My profession is to educate people on how to properly plan; my mission is to make lasting impressions and relationships; and my sole purpose is to enhance the quality of life for my family, friends, and community! About Our Partners Bunch Magazine BUNCH Magazine is a Guide For The Daring Creative. We highlight influencers across creative communities, telling the story of risk takers who have merged their passions with their profession. The aim is to cultivate a like-minded collective, a place where readers are inspired and motivated. BUNCH was founded in 2012, is independently published, and sold at bookstores, boutiques, and other magazine retailers internationally. We source contributors from around the globe to help tell our stories. We stay in touch online with weekly web stories to satiate the creative needs of our readers.  

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