2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Shut Up and Make: Turning Passion into Profession

Saturday, March 12
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Palmer Events Center
Room 4-5
900 Barton Springs Rd

We all have our day jobs… but 99% of the time, passion projects and getting paid are mutually exclusive. Instead of just bitching, find time to create—whether through art, photography, design or music. During this panel, hear inspiring stories about how simply doing what you love can open unexpected doors.
Why is it important to lean in to your passion and create—outside the constraints of clients, work and “the man”? How do you balance passion projects with paying the bills? How can social media open doors, create connections and amplify your voice in unprecedented ways?

Hashtags: #sxsw #justmake


Chuck Anderson at SXSW

Chuck Anderson

Creative Dir of Design

Havas Worldwide Chicago

Chuck is currently the Creative Director of Design at Havas Chicago, setting the design vision for the agency, infusing an artful sense of craft into client work, and mentoring young design talent....

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Jason Peterson at SXSW

Jason Peterson



Jason’s big break came at the age of 21 when Andy Berlin hired him as Head of Art for Volkswagen. Three years later he became a founding partner and Executive Creative Director at Berlin Cameron co...

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Jeff Staple at SXSW

Jeff Staple

Founder/Creative Dir of Staple Design & Reed Space


Founder & Creative Director of Staple Design & Reed Space.
What we do:
Fashion: @staplepigeon
Retail: @reedspace
Design: stapledesign.com
Me: @jeffstaple

Sophia Chang at SXSW

Sophia Chang

Content Creator/Artist/Graphic Designer

Sophia Chang hails from the borough of Queens, New York. An avid and energized spirit, active in the art & design community. She earned her BFA in Illustration at Parsons School of Design. She is a...

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