Transitioning from the Tech to Creative World with Enkrypt Los Angeles

Transitioning from the Tech to Creative World with Enkrypt Los Angeles

With Los Angeles photographer and videographer, Enkrypt, we discuss picking up the camera for the first time, taking the scary leap from the tech world to self-employed artist, capturing the LA streets, the importance of failing, and more. 


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Tucson's First Local Food Court, American Eat Co. to Open Next Week

Tucson's First Local Food Court, American Eat Co. to Open Next Week

Less than twenty-four hours away from their family and friends soft opening and days away from opening the space to the public, Co-Founders of American Eat Co., Jesus Bonillas and Guillermo Gallegos, took the time to step aside from delegating finishing touches and being pulled left and right to give me a personal tour of what they have built - Tucson's first local food court!

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Too Often, Brands Do Not Think About Longevity

Too Often, Brands Do Not Think About Longevity

I sit and write this post shortly after being inspired by watching Bobby Hundreds' two-part video essay, which briefly walks you through the closing of their San Francisco brick-and-mortar to the grand opening of their (extended) new, long-awaited home on 501 N. Fairfax.

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Eight Q's with Tucson Hip Hop Festival Speaker: Andres Tardio

Eight Q's with Tucson Hip Hop Festival Speaker: Andres Tardio

Having interviewed a multitude of public figures such as Kendrick Lamar, Khloe Kardashian and Ice Cube for publications like Billboard, Complex, and MTV-News, Andres Tardio has established himself as a prominent journalist in the industry. Respectively, he has also established himself as a photographer. At this year's Tucson Hip Hop Festival, Andres Tardio is a featured speaker and will be discussing his journey in each industry.

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Eight Q's with Tucson Hip Hop Festival Speaker: Soren Baker

Eight Q's with Tucson Hip Hop Festival Speaker: Soren Baker

With over 3,500 articles under his belt for publications including (but not limited to) The New York TImes, XXL, and The Source, Soren Baker's discussion at the 2018 Tucson Hip Hop Festival will not be one to miss as he shares his experience as a white journalist in the Hip Hop Industry. Here are eight q's with Soren Baker.

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Keeping My 2018 To-Do's on Track with BlueSky

Keeping My 2018 To-Do's on Track with BlueSky

Customizing my own planner with BlueSky definitely was the way to go for me to actually utilize planners again. The interior format is my favorite because I can focus on the year's major events and my weekly to-do's. If you haven't found a planner that keeps you organized the way you want, check out BlueSky!

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Doing Things on Your Own Terms with New York Lifestyle and Fashion Photographer Justin Bridges

Doing Things on Your Own Terms with New York Lifestyle and Fashion Photographer Justin Bridges

New York lifestyle and fashion photographer Justin Bridges is a big proponent of doing things on your own terms. As a left-brained creative, Justin believes that an "unconventional" career path for any creative is totally okay. Coming from a background in finance, he created his own blueprint in how he went from Goldman Sachs as an equity trader to working for J. Crew, Saks Fifth, and the Sartorialist before picking up his camera full-time.

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2017 in Review: Lessons Learned and Goals Accomplished

2017 in Review: Lessons Learned and Goals Accomplished

I was looking back at last years list of 2017 goals to see how much of it I could cross off, how much of it was left hanging, and how much my goals have personally changed since then. In flipping through the pages of this notebook, I found a list of lessons I learned in 2016. So here I am, sharing my accomplishments to bask in New Years glory and share some old + new lessons.

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Dee Poku Spalding on Using Your Resources Wisely and Creating The Other Fest

Dee Poku Spalding on Using Your Resources Wisely and Creating The Other Fest

Champion for women, Dee Poku Spalding wears many hats in the social entrepreneurship field. Co-Founder of the Women Inspiration Enterprise network and Founder of The Other Fest, a New York based conference giving a platform to women redefining business practices, Dee Poku shares her insight on taking advantage of your network, creating The Other Fest, and landing speakers like Naomi Campbell.

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Summer Sanders on Healthy Living and Creating the Local Juicery

Summer Sanders on Healthy Living and Creating the Local Juicery

Summer Sanders went from makeup artist to raw food chef and Co-Owner/Founder of the Local Juicery. After a wake up call, she began her healthy living journey by shifting into a plant strong diet. With a goal to make healthy food available and accessible for everyone, the Local Juicery was born. 

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What to Keep in Mind When Submitting an Artist Application to Perform

What to Keep in Mind When Submitting an Artist Application to Perform

Last week we began the process of going through every single artist submission for the Tucson Hip Hop Festival. After going through a couple hundred, I made some observations that may be useful to keep in mind for artists who not only apply to perform at our fest but others as well.

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Going Alone to a Conference and Making the Most Out of It

Going Alone to a Conference and Making the Most Out of It

In September I attended Create & Cultivate Seattle! Not only was it my first time ever attending a conference but I also attended it alone. Given that conferences can offer so much and be so big in seemingly such a short amount of time, I'm sharing my insight with you on conquering the day!

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What I Learned From and What I Really Think About ComplexCon

What I Learned From and What I Really Think About ComplexCon

Complex just hosted their second ever #ComplexCon in Long Beach, California this past weekend and needless to say, it was crazy! Apparently they had about 50k people in attendance. That being said, I'm sharing my experience and opinions on this massive event. 

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Chef's Pick: BOCA Tacos y Tequila

Chef's Pick: BOCA Tacos y Tequila

BOCA Tacos y Tequila made a big move when they relocated from their original Speedway location to their now 4th Avenue location! A much bigger home for BOCA has given Chef Maria Mazon more room to get creative and have fun with food. She shares with us some of her favorite dishes from her menu, thoughts on her recent relocation, and some personal food memories!

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