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Courtney Cobb

I started my photography journey in early 2008. I took a summer class to get the basics down and learned everything else through practicing, reaching out to other photographers that I admire and respect and taking different photography workshops (which I still continue to do). Although I really enjoy photographing weddings, it was at a concert for my favorite band, Rooney, in 2011 that I realized just how much I loved photographing live shows. Capturing the raw emotion of the performers and being around the energy of the crowd was really exhilarating. At the end of 2012/beginning of 2013, I decided to move to LA from my home state, Kansas. I really wanted a change and figured that LA would be a great place to relocate to, especially with the desire I had to photograph musicians in addition to photographing weddings. Read More>>

Kaz Rowe

Art is a struggle by nature. Any artist, you can assume, has gone through years and years of painstaking practice and self-criticism to get to where they are today. And as with many things, there is no end to the learning experience. I don’t consider my story to be any different. I currently attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, which is a great privilege and has been instrumental in the development of my artistic practice. SAIC provides me with the opportunity to learn in an interdisciplinary environment, which has ultimately led me to where I am now: just entering the comics community. Read More>>

Ryan Reeves

I grew up in a small, rural town in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California, where creativity was paramount to staving off boredom (I mean, we didn’t even get our first stop light until I was 17 – that was an exciting day.) And for as long as I can remember, writing has been my creative outlet. When I wasn’t at school or playing sports or tipping cows (nah), I was writing. Short stories, songs, poems, scripts – anything and everything. I loved it, but I never envisioned it becoming anything more than a hobby. Read More>>

Arlill Rodriguez

I fell in love with filmmaking when I saw Toy Story for the first time when I was 2 years old. From that point onward, I’ve become a visual thinker and my mind runs constantly with exciting and promising film narrative concepts. I made my first comedic short film in my sophomore year of college and it was received well in our community. I’ve made 6 short films and am currently working on 2 short screenplays and a long term screenplay. Podcasting entered my life more recently but it has become another component of my personality and life feels empty if I haven’t been podcasting. I’ve released almost 70 recordings in about 2 and half years and it’s been such a pleasure doing so! Read More>>

Sean Cunningham

Since I was a little kid, I was always attracted to design. I would make different colored shapes and combine them to make one huge piece. or even tiny, intricate concepts. I also experimented with colors to create color pallets that complemented each hue. I started to design during the beginning of 8th grade to help my friends with social media work. Originally I did it for fun, then I realized how much I loved working with Photoshop and wanted to make it a career. So I kept working on my skills and improving techniques. I taught myself through experimentation and YouTube videos. Since ,at the time, there were no classes I could have taken at school. So I began to obsess over different techniques. Read More>>

Michael Zenaty

I was always creative and artistic growing up and drew a lot but never knew how much fun it was on a computer. Got a copy of Photoshop when I was about 18 and the rest is history. Read More>>

Trina Vigil

When I was about 8 years old I had a teenage cousin with a big room full of clothes and makeup. When she would leave my sister and I would go in there and layer on every piece of clothing and pack on the makeup. We would play pretend and it was the epitome of our pretend games. My aunts would always ask how the heck we were able to get out lipstick and eyeliner on perfectly since we had such young hands. My love for makeup began at that young age. I was always doing friends makeup in junior high and high school I even started doing updos for friends. After I graduated high school I wanted to go to beauty school but my dad did not allow it so I went on to have a family and not until I was about 24 I took a makeup workshop at Fred Segal Beauty in Santa Monica. From there I did not really have any confidence in myself nor did I have any guidance. Back then I barely knew how to use email. Read More>>

April Jones

Fresh out of undergrad, I started working in entertainment on television shows and movies, then randomly decided I wanted to get my masters degree in Business with a concentration in Marketing. After finishing up my master’s program at John Hopkins in Baltimore (MD), I moved to LA and have worked in the beauty industry ever since. Nowadays I work as a copywriter, content creator, video creative director and marketing creative consultant for beauty brands mostly. Read More>>

Erick Chavez

I’ve always loved photography since I was a little kid. My first time using an SLR I was about 6 years old. I didn’t know what I was doing, I just knew it was in auto mode, but the composition of the pictures actually came out great! Later when I was about 14 years old I found $50 on the floor and I actually bought my first camera, a cheap little camera but that didn’t last long but it was nice finally owning one. My first actual digital camera was a present from my then girlfriend who is now my wife. Read More>>

Roberto Salazar

I started designing at the age of 14, right out of a late middle school realization. I wasn’t too sure what my “talent or skill” was at the time, and was in such a position where I asked myself the question. “What can I create or make that has never been seen before, not even with my own eyes?” I never thought I was creative in any way before this. I started borrowing my older brother’s laptop and watching these designing videos called “Speed Arts.” From watching them, I gathered so much inspiration from the content creators, seeing how they could just start recording their computer screen from a blank canvas, to maybe a half-way executed idea or maybe a full blown art piece and usually the videos were sped up to five minutes or less. Read More>>

Will Franco

Born in Mexico City, I was raised in Oaxaca and Guanajuato, Mexico. After starting college in Mexico to study Accounting, I decided to move to the U.S.A by myself to search for better opportunities. Read More>>

Chuck Pearson

It’s 2000 and I just graduated from College. I knew I loved computers, and I got my degree in Marketing. I didn’t have any money, so I went to work for a startup. When shit hit the fan a few years in, I got canned along with a lot of other people. So I found another job in Marketing. I moved up the corporate ladder to a senior marketing position but was never really happy. Read More>>

John Choura Jr.

Grew up in Lakewood, CA. Always liked drawing, and making things as a young kid. Drew cartoons, like to sketch people, built skateboard ramps with friends. Read More>>

Ann Dang

Design is my passion. I got my start as a packaging designer working with brands like Starbucks, Godiva, and Ghirardelli. I created some pretty amazing stuff and ate a lot of chocolate along the way. Then I went on to become the lead designer at a luxury real estate agency in Beverly Hills, where I spearheaded the company’s rebranding. This is one of my most proud design accomplishments. Soon after that, I landed my dream job as a senior graphic designer for Barbie. I can happily say that I bleed pink, Pantone 219C pink to be exact. I do what I love and absolutely love what I do. Read More>>

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