Mentor Session: Micha Thomas
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Micha is a communicator and strategist, by trade and by passion. A behind-the-scenes storyteller, she’s carved out marketing, content, branding and communication plans for clients across culture, music, innovation and technology industries. She's worked with Yahoo! Entertainment, Adobe, PopTech, Chronicle Books, Songkick and Los Angeles Ballet among many other clients and maintained the position of Creative Marketing Director for The Windish Agency. Micha is also the founder of Continental 29, a collective of creatives and marketing specialists. Before starting C29 three years ago, Micha ran accounts for international PR agencies GolinHarris and Porter Novelli and boutique agency mPRm.
Micha is also the co-founder of The MiA Project, a digital and physical epicenter for a new wave of American design and production and the rise of thoughtful consumption. The MiA Project celebrates designers focused on producing in the U.S., as well as leaders in commerce shifts, by sharing their stories, the origins of their creations, and connecting their work to a larger audience.
Micha has contributed stories to Elle, LAist, High Snobiety/Selectism and Indie Shuffle. She is a novice photographer, vintage collector and trained dancer. Micha lives between Los Angeles and Austin and is a graduate of San Diego State University and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles.