Emily Whitehurst | Survival Guide
I have changed SO much as a performer over the years. I started out singing in a punk band, not responsible for anything but my own microphone and my voice. Then I played in an electro-pop band and added keyboards. Now, in Survival Guide, I have to be practiced enough and have enough trust in myself to be able to do it all!
Katie Nehra | Actress, Writer & Designer
Katie Nehra is what LFC (and pretty much anyone else) would describe as a triple threat - between acting, writing, and designing, it seems as though Nehra does it all. You can catch her playing the right hand woman to another equally headstrong and talented woman in a pseudo-love story about a hitman, but you can also catch her co-writing scripts, and when she's not doing that, she's building a fashion empire. Read below to learn a little more about this entrefemmeur who's taking the art world by storm.
Olivia Mew | President of the Stay Home Club
My name is Olivia and I’m literally the president of the Stay Home Club. I always have trouble describing the company succinctly, but our tagline is “a lifestyle brand for people with no life” – if that helps clarify things at all!
Nicole Best | Social and Influence Manager, Matte Black
Nicole Best, Social and Influence Manager at Matte Black, is a self-proclaimed skort connoisseur and a Lena Dunham supporter (two things the LFC team can totally get behind). Introducing herself to the #LFCommunity through Kanye West lyrics, this Los Angeles lady shares her favorite projects, her definition of success, and her belief in the importance of always reading an email twice before hitting send.
Breonna Rodriguez | Lead Digital Designer at Sesame Street
I’ve been making thing since I was four years old — I can only guess there are a handful of days where I wasn’t drawing or writing or constructing something to satisfy my weird-ass creative urges. Being both a content creator and a digital designer just fits my natural impulses. I’m super lucky.
Neada Jane | The Fold Creative
Meet Neada (pronounced Nee-duh) Jane. A brand and partnerships strategist, writer, editor, and founder of The Fold Creative, Neada splits her time between her two interests – technology and fashion. Whether she’s making some noise in Vogue or hinting at a potential AR project, Neada is full of hard work and innovative ideas.
Puno Dostres | ilovecreatives + PeopleMap
I’ve always loved the internet. Back in 2004, I started teaching myself HTML/CSS and Photoshop so I could make websites. I ended up getting a job in an advertising agency because the Creative Director saw a website I built. From there, I just kept making things on the internet. I love the internet. It’s endless what you can do with it.
Catey Shaw | Musician, Producer, Artist
There’s something I keep noticing that really fills me with hope: it seems that, most of the time, people don't start out doing the thing that ends up making them great. It really seems like they're all over the place, engrossing themselves in whatever has their attention in the moment, changing focus at a moment’s notice to a new venture. Being all over the place isn’t a problem- the only problem would be stopping. To me this means that no matter what direction, if you just keep moving you will be lead to success.
Nadia Meli | Wedding Photographer
Hi! I’m Nadia, an Italian living in Germany (that’s not my fault, my parents imported me). I’m an international wedding photographer, business coach and speaker. Most importantly, I am a hugger. When I started my business six years ago, I had no idea of where it would take me. The only thing I knew was that I needed to be free and I needed to be creative.
Jaime Hagmann | BobbyD&Boyclothes
Some of us are born knowing what we want to do. Not me. I was just born. I was, however, born with my eyes wide open. My Dad says I was looking around the room with just my head out. Maybe that's a clue to who I am supposed to be; a sign of the visual legacy I am to leave in this world. Maybe I was just a weird kid. Either way, I started life with my eyes open. Creepy? Yes. Observant? Absolutely.
Sophia Altholz | Interactive Digital Aritst
I was born and raised in New York City, lived in Israel for 4 years, graduated Pratt Institutes Honors BFA Digital Art & Interactive Media Program, currently living in Brooklyn, working part time doing SEO and Marketing/Design, while I spend the other half of my week applying to full time creative jobs in tech/start ups to begin my (to be) dope ass career.