2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

We Are Creative Professionals

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Creative is a broad term that describes us. CEOs, HR staffers, and small business owners hire us for our specialized talents that bring ideas to life in a variety of formats. We navigate industries almost seamlessly, whether as snappy copywriters and content curators or innovative webmasters and analytics gurus. But how do we survive as creatives?

Do we specialize or generalize? Is it in our best creative — yet also financial — interest to work for a Fortune 500 company, juggle contract gigs found via agencies, or run our own freelance firm? As a creative professional, it is paramount to be constantly evolving despite not knowing where industries are headed.

This Meet Up will provide a medium to meet new friends, exchange ideas, network, brainstorm, collaborate, and ideation for future business opportunities.



Ian Joulain

Creative Strategist, Consultant, Freelance Editor & Writer

Echo Chamber LLC

Ian Joulain is a music journalist by trade who has contributed to the OC, LA and SF Weekly, along with a handful of regional publications and national websites. After receiving his Master's in Journalism at the University of Southern California in 2010, a chance meeting shortly thereafter brought him into the world of creative strategy, copywriting and SEO content creation. He then formed Echo Chamber, LLC, with fellow journalist, Katie Pegler, in 2011 that helps small businesses and startups grow their brands. This new endeavor has allowed Joulain to diversify his skill set while drumming up business for his fledgling enterprise. Navigating between wide arrays of industries, he has managed not to compromise his journalistic integrity while nurturing his newfound creative freedom.

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