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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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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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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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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Going the Extra Mile as a Freelance Writer with Jacqueline DeMarco

Going the Extra Mile as a Freelance Writer with Jacqueline DeMarco

Jacqueline DeMarco is a freelance writer for all your favorite publications and is also working full-time in her dream job as the Marketing Manager for Career Contessa. Some publications that she writes for include: Girlboss, Create & Cultivate, Apartment Therapy, and The Everygirl. Jaqueline shares with us her journey as a freelance writer and gives aspiring freelancers some personal advice!

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Jersey City Culture Blogger, Lynn Hazan, on Creating a Platform

Jersey City Culture Blogger, Lynn Hazan, on Creating a Platform

Entrepreneur, blogger, and founder of Jersey City culture blog, CHICPEAJC, Lynn Hazan created a platform not only for her city but, unexpectedly, for herself along the way too. With 20k Instagram followers and 60k visitors per month, Lynn shares with us how she left the corporate world just after two months from launching her blog and what the journey has been like since then. 

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Pushing the Boundaries of Comfort with Blogger and Self-love Enthusiast: Jes Baker

Pushing the Boundaries of Comfort with Blogger and Self-love Enthusiast: Jes Baker

Jes Baker, otherwise known as The Militant Baker, is a mover and shaker of Tucson, Arizona, as well as of the status quo of body image. Public speaker, influencer, published author, and more, Baker is a self-love advocate with a strong and empowering voice. Baker tells us where it all started and what she's learned in her journeying.

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Janderyn Makris of Earth and Sugar on the Business of Owning a Bakery

Janderyn Makris of Earth and Sugar on the Business of Owning a Bakery

With an aesthetically pleasing Instagram feed and over 26K followers, Earth and Sugar is a cake and dessert studio in West Palm Beach, Florida that creates stunning designs inspired by organic and modern styles. Janderyn Makris - girlboss, mom-preneur and self-taught baker who founded Earth and Sugar - shares her insight on the baking industry and the journey that goes along with it.

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The Vulnerable Entrepreneur, Vivian Nuñez: When Writing Keeps You Alive

The Vulnerable Entrepreneur, Vivian Nuñez: When Writing Keeps You Alive

Vivian Nuñez is a mover and creator. A digital work strategist and freelance writer for publications including: Forbes, Medium, MTV, and Popsugar - she has paved her own path and planted seeds of intention along the way. Creator of Too Damn Young and a podcast showcasing Latina entrepreneurs, Creating Espacios, her work focuses on entrepreneurship, shedding light in dark spaces, and on vulnerability/grief. Vivian pushes boundaries and speaks on it.

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Business Besties: Slobby Robby and J.R. of Generation Cool

Business Besties: Slobby Robby and J.R. of Generation Cool

Generation Cool is a vintage store located on Tucson, Arizona's Historic Fourth Avenue. Being a unique vintage shop that caters to the retired, the millennial, and the youth - Co-Founders, Slobby Robby and J.R., give us their insight on what makes them different, what a business bestie should look like and what they're learned along the way!

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Self-Discovery and Quilting Stories with Brooke Biette

Self-Discovery and Quilting Stories with Brooke Biette

Traveler, story-teller, and quilter - Brooke Biette is a Maine native currently drawing inspiration from Tucson, AZ. Journeying from the East Coast to Los Angeles and then down to Northern Arizona where landscapes greatly influenced her work, we discuss self-discovery, self-doubt as an artist and creating her own style of quilting.

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Scott Volpe: Restaurant Owner, B-Boy, and World Champion

Scott Volpe: Restaurant Owner, B-Boy, and World Champion

Fiamme Pizza founder and head pizzaiolo, Scott Volpe, is a mover and shaker of Tucson, AZ. Starting from working behind-the-scenes at restaurants to now owning one, everything he is involved in has come full circle (like a pizza). Volpe shares his journey with us as a business owner, a b-boy in the city, and life after becoming World Champion.

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The Reality of Being a Radio Deejay with DJ Apprentice

The Reality of Being a Radio Deejay with DJ Apprentice

iHeart Radio and local Tucson deejay, DJ Apprentice, shares his insight on what it's like to be an on-air personality. Radio today is completely different compared to what radio was back in the day! Not only that but being a radio deejay is completely different than being a "gig" deejay. Apprentice gives us the lowdown. 

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QMULATIVE: A Sewing-Centered, Lifestyle Brand

QMULATIVE: A Sewing-Centered, Lifestyle Brand

QMULATIVE is a local and loved Tucson, AZ clothing brand created by Quinlan Wilhite. His very popular pocket tees and his live sewing at events/markets has gotten his brand to break molds, as well as collaborate in and out of the city. As he continues to evolve QMULATIVE into cut and sew, Quinlan shares his insight on this creative journey.

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Girlboss Insider with Bloguettes Founders: Lorena and Sakura

Girlboss Insider with Bloguettes Founders: Lorena and Sakura

Being a girlboss looks awesome, and nowadays, seems like every girl strives to be one! Bloguettes co-founders, Lorena Garcia and Sakura Considine, share their insight on what it takes to really be a girlboss and important lessons they've learned along the way in the making of their successful business. 

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Michael Tolle: Behind the Making of a Record Label

Michael Tolle: Behind the Making of a Record Label

Michael Tolle is no doubt a mover and shaker of Tucson, AZ. As the founder of Mello Music Group, Tolle shares his insight on years of sacrifices he made behind creating the label, what caught him by surprise in the music industry, his thoughts on artists being skeptical of getting signed and more! 

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Behind (and Beyond) the Mindful Business of Holstee

Behind (and Beyond) the Mindful Business of Holstee

Holstee is a company that provides art that inspires reflection and words that encourage action through guided kits. With themes like kinship, wellness and reflection, co-founder Mike Radparvar shares what goes on behind the masterplanning of a mindful business and more.

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