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Jorge Gutierrez
Artist + Animator

Jorge R. Gutierrez (1975) is a Mexican animator, painter, writer & director who, along with his wife and muse Sandra Equihua, created the multiple Annie & Emmy Award winning animated television series El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera for Nickelodeon. 

Born in Mexico City and raised in Tijuana, Gutierrez has completed various films, cartoons, illustrations and paintings exploring his love affair with Mexican pop and folk culture.

Gutierrez attended the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), where he received his BFA & MFA in Experimental Animation under Jules Engel. There he created the 3D short Carmelo, which won the 2001 Student Emmy Award in animation and was screened at various festivals around the world, including Kodak’s Emerging Filmmakers Program at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. In 2000, Gutierrez worked under animation legend Maurice Noble, for the art direction of Chuck Jones’ Timberwolf for Warner Bros. In 2001, he began creating  Jorge Gutierrez’ El Macho, an animated web series for Sony Pictures.

Gutierrez has also done character design for many animated series including Nickelodeon’s ChalkZone, as well as WB’s ¡Mucha Lucha!, and Disney’s The Buzz on Maggie for which he was nominated for a 2006 Annie Award in character design. As a writer, he’s worked on Scholastic’s Maya & Miguel as well as Disney’s Brandy & Mr. Whiskers.

Gutierrez won two Annie Awards (Best TV Animated show & Best TV Character Design) and one Emmy (Best TV Character Design) working on El Tigre. He also created some of the sketches in Cartoon Network’s Mad.

Most recently, Gutierrez co-wrote and directed the animated feature The Book of Life for Reel FX and 20th Century Fox. The film was released on October 17, 2014. He earned his first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Animated Feature Film in 2014.

Hueman
Artist

Allison Tinati, who paints under the moniker 'Hueman', grew up drawing and painting in Northern California, and received her degree in Design | Media Arts from UCLA in 2008. Whether she is creating delicate visions on canvas, or crushing massive walls with a spray can, she often draws on the human condition to create colorful mash-ups of the abstract and figurative, and the beautiful and grotesque. Hueman's unique freestyle process involves creating tightly refined compositions from a spontaneous beginning of paint splashes, drips, and sprays. Through this method she is interested in creating motion and dimension on flat, two-dimensional surfaces, and her layered works can be seen on public walls and in galleries worldwide. Hueman and her work have been featured in The Art of Spray (2017), Illustrators Unlimited (Gestalten, 2011), LA Times, LA Weekly, Hypebeast, Juxtapoz, Complex, Hi-Fructose, Graffiti Art Magazine, VNA Magazine, NPR, Huffington Post, 12oz Prophet, Arrested Motion, Warholian, LA Canvas, Players Magazine (Italy), Grab Magazine (Italy). She has worked with Disney, Nike, NYX Cosmetics, L'Oreal, Universal Pictures, MTV, American Express and Microsoft.

Logan Hicks
Artist

Logan Hicks is an American contemporary artist who was born in 1971 and grew up in Baltimore,Maryland. He graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art. in the beginning of the 90s, he started to work as a screenprinter. in San Diego, California, joining the Lowbrow (art movement). In 2007, Hicks moved to Brooklyn, New York and continue working , this time as multi-layer stencil.

Hicks had been working using a variety of mediums including screenprint, but the most recognizable form is the multi-layer stencil. He started working in Stencils by the time he was living in San Diego, California His work is mainly related to urban landscapes.The artworks are

Based on pictures taked by himself, Each works has an average of five or six different stencil layers, He has to cut then and painted one on top of each other to reach the final result. But the sprays of the colors make his Hyperrealism work takes up to a new meaning. The exceptional rendering of nocturnal light.

 “Story of My Life” is the title of a mural made by Hicks at the intersection of Houston Street and the Bowery in New York City. Made of 1,050 stencils and measuring 70-foot-by-20-foot, this mural is composed of images of 150 people. The mural “contains friends, family and people that the Artist personally know around New York.

Man One
Artist

An artist, curator, multi-award winning illustrator, mentor and entrepreneur, Man One believes in the transformational power of art and its power to save lives and make the world a better place.

Man One believes art gives mankind an essential and irreplaceable cultural language in which to express and know itself. Man One believes art can transcend cultural and socio-economic barriers, fostering understanding, mutual respect and unity among disparate peoples. Man One believes these things are possible because he's seen them happen through the power of his own art and the art of others.

Growing up in Los Angeles, Man One developed his love for art, developing his skills as a graffiti artist on the streets of LA. He honed his talents as a fine artist and understanding of art history at Loyola Marymount University where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts.

Over the years, Man One has worked with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control, The Mexican Consulate in the U.S., and most recently received a Speaker and Specialist Grant by the U.S. State Department to work with the U.S. Embassy in Panama.  There he demonstrated to Panamanian children and teenagers how art could build self-esteem and self-respect to help you overcome any situation.

In 2011, he was invited to North Ireland (twice) where he painted murals and conducted workshops to help foster understanding and mutual respect among young Irish Catholics and Protestants. He has led similar workshops in Japan, Germany, Mexico and throughout the United States.

Man One's art is comprised of his trademark bold, colorful art strokes and has been featured in ten solo shows, countless group exhibitions, and curated well over a hundred. His work has been exhibited in many museums including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, The Getty, Pasadena Museum of California Art, LACMA, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Ana, Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, Parco Museum in Tokyo and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. His artwork is collected internationally and has shown in galleries around the world including Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Mexico, UK, Japan, and Switzerland among others.

In 2002, Man One founded Crewest Gallery in Los Angeles to legitimize graffiti art as a valuable and collectible art form and give graffiti artists a professional venue and forum in which to showcase their work. In the book, Graffiti L.A., street art documentarian Steve Grody listed the opening of Crewest Gallery as a milestone event in the history of graffiti art in Los Angeles.  Ten years on, Crewest continues to be a leader in the world of collectible graffiti art.

Man One and his art have been featured in many television shows such as MTV’s Pimp My Ride, ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, America’s Next Top Model, and The Contender to name a few.  On the silver screen he has appeared in John Tucker Must Die (Revolution Studios), The Roommate (Screen Gems), Burn Hollywood Burn (Cinergi) and featured in television commercials for Ford, Microsoft, Target and Verizon.

He has painted live on stage at some of the largest U.S. music concerts and festivals including tours for MTV with The Black Eyed Peas, De La Soul and Wyclef Jean as well as traveling across the country on the Van’s Warped Tour performing side by side with bands like 311, Blink182, and Good Charlotte.  He has performed with music legends like George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic.

Man One has been commissioned commercially by a plethora of corporations including Coca-Cola, Disney, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Carmax, Oakley, Dickies Girl, Pioneer, Symantec, EA Sports and Ubisoft to name a few.

Man One has been recognized for his unwavering support for many charitable causes, donating his time and talents painting and teaching art on behalf of The HeArt Project, I Am Angel Foundation, The Center for Biological Diversity, and Heal the Bay. In 2009, The HeArt Project selected Man One as the recipient of that year’s Artist award for his significant contributions to their important cause of arts education among underprivileged youth in Los Angeles. He was also acknowledged, with a RIVIE award, for artist of the year in 2008 by the Friends of the Los Angeles River.

Man One's artwork has been profiled and featured in a number of international magazines, newspapers and books including The L.A. Times, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, Warp Magazine (Japan), Angeleno (USA), 38Times (Japan), Lowrider Arte Magazine (USA), Rime Magazine (USA), La Dolce Vita (Italy), Aelle (Italy), Backspin (Germany), Rap Pages (USA), “Graffiti World” (by Nicholas Ganz), “Painting the Towns: California Murals” (by Jim Prigoff and Robin Dunitz), “Graffiti L.A.” (by Steve Grody) and is mentioned in “The History of American Graffiti” (by Roger Gastman and Caleb Neelon).

Man One's life work is about putting the power of art in the hands, hearts and minds of people all over the world. Everything Man One has done to date is about democratizing art and educating others about the unique value of graffiti art. Moving forward, Man One will continue his life's work as an artist, teacher and entrepreneur in order to empower mankind and facilitate a more beautiful, fair and just world through the power of art.

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Channing Dungey
Netflix VP, Original Series

Formerly the President of ABC Entertainment, Channing Dungey is now VP of Original Series at Netflix.

Over the years, Dungey has shepherded in a wide variety of successful programming, including the most watched show on television, “Roseanne” (and then famously cancelled it upon Roseanne’s racist comments on Twitter). Additionally, she has successfully launched the No. 1 new drama on television “The Good Doctor.” Dungey is also responsible for the return of “American Idol” with host Ryan Seacrest and superstar judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, which currently ranks No. 1 during its two-hour Sunday time slot.

Under her direction, ABC proved to be the most social network on air and holds five of the top 10 most co-viewed series. By creating a supportive environment and supporting visionary storytelling, Dungey created a hub for talented and provocative producers where they can realize their vision. The network raised a platform for series such as “Splitting Up Together,” “black-ish,” “How to Get Away with Murder” and “The Goldbergs.” Additionally, she helped reinvigorate long-running series such as “Grey’s Anatomy,” which is poised to break television records next season as the longest-running hospital drama on-air.  
 
Previously, Dungey was executive vice president, Drama Development, Movies & Miniseries, ABC Entertainment Group. In this position, she oversaw the development and production of all drama pilots, movies and miniseries, and the launch of new series for ABC Entertainment. Series she developed and launched include “Scandal,” “Quantico,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “American Crime” and “Once Upon a Time.” Prior, she was senior vice president, Drama Development, ABC Entertainment Group, since June 2009.

Dungey joined ABC Studios in 2004 as vice president, Drama Development, overseeing development and acquisition of drama programming for the studio. Her slate of programming included the award-winning and critically acclaimed ABC show “Private Practice,” CBS’s long-running drama “Criminal Minds,” the CW’s “Reaper” and Lifetime’s highest-rated series, “Army Wives.”

Dungey began her successful career in entertainment as a development assistant for Davis Entertainment at 20th Century Fox. She then became story editor at Steamroller Productions, Steven Seagal’s Warner Bros.-based company. She was later offered a job at the studio and served for five years as a Warner Bros. production executive, helping to develop and supervise a diverse range of commercially successful, critically acclaimed films, including “Bridges of Madison County,” “Heat,” “Twister,” “Rosewood,” “Space Jam” and “Practical Magic.”

Eager for new challenges, Dungey left the executive suite in the spring of 1998 to become senior vice president at Material, a film production company with a first-look deal at Warner Bros. She was named president in 2001. In January 2003, she partnered with Pamela Post, a producer formerly with Team Todd, and formed Dexterity Pictures. The production partnership was focused on making both studio and independent films, as well as developing television series. In the summer of 2004, a TV pitch meeting Dungey took with an ABC executive resulted in an offer to join the drama team at ABC Studios, then known as Touchstone Television.

Dungey, who graduated magna cum laude from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television, is a visiting professor at the school and serves on the school’s executive board. She is also a founding member of Step Up, a national nonprofit membership organization dedicated to helping girls living in under-resourced communities to fulfill their educational potential. Dungey is a Los Angeles member of BAFTA and serves on the Board of the Motion Picture Television Fund.

Ilya Kushnirsky
IP + Art Law Attorney

Ilya provides broad-based corporate and intellectual property counsel to early-stage startups, small businesses, and creative professionals.

Before starting the firm in 2011, Ilya was an associate at Proskauer Rose, where his practice included complex patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret matters for Fortune 1000 media, content, and technology companies.

Ilya is a graduate of Yale University and NYU School of Law and is admitted to practice in New York State, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Scott “Sourdough” Power
Creator, Not Real Art

“I like to say humanity’s most consequential work of art is a performance piece called, Our Life On Earth. Consequently, I aim to create empathy and understanding in my life and art. I am a social animal so the nature of my work tends to be experiencial and interactive. My work is meant to make connections by breaking down walls, building bridges and opening pathways. These days, I create podcasts and events. I call them, Not Real Art.”

Scott “Sourdough” Power is a creative polymath who has worked in the visual arts since 1988. He is a designer, artist, curator, podcaster, producer, author and frequent speaker at conferences like FUSE, Foresight & Trends and The San Diego Film Festival. Scott is a 2x Ironman triathlon finisher and proud member of The Explorers Club He has helped create market-leading brands, products and content for many companies including Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble and Kaiser Permanente. Scott holds two design patents and is an award-winning entrepreneur. He has served on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Medical Assistance to Travelers (IAMAT) in Toronto, Canada and The Center for Biological Diversity in Tucson, AZ.

Scott has lived abroad, traveled 48 states and 38 countries on 4 continents. He believes travel is the most effective way find inspiration and empathy for humankind. He is the co-founder of Crewest Studio, a creative communication company based in Los Angeles.

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Mark Brickey
Designer + Podcaster

Equal parts Howard Stern, Charlie Rose and Anthony Bourdain. Adventures in Design creator and host, Mark Brickey is smart, funny and insightful. And, he’s good for a reason. In his early days, Mark was a lead singer in a punk rock band that toured nationally to support four album releases. Then, Mark did stand up comedy in Toronto, Canada before becoming a full-time visual artist designing contemporary art prints for his collectors.

Originally from Louisville, KY, Mark lives in Los Angeles now. Happily married and parenting his dog Seri, Mark is a born entertainer. As the host of AID, Mark gives his audience the most honest version of himself — good, bad and indifferent. From talking about his painful life experiences such as living on his own in high school, Mark brings his full passion to every episode – along with self reflection and life lessons learned the only way he knows how — the hard way.

Mark’s keen intellect, sharp instincts and smart ass wit make for great entertainment. Whether its interviews with guests, conversations with regulars or something in between, Mark is a rare talent who resonates with his audience because he’s been around the block and the audience knows he’s the real deal who gets them.

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Adam Unger
Licensing Agent, Evolution USA

Adam is the founder and president of Evolution USA. He has 25 yrs experience in sales, licensing, marketing, retail, design and manufacturing in retail consumer products for the entertainment industry.

Specialties: Consumer Products, Toys, Manufacturing in China, Licensing Acquisitions, Retail Development, Inventor Representation, Product Marketing 

Clients Include: Skydance, System Era, Rovio, Viz, Gaumont, Sideshow, Media IM, Tiny Build Games

Properties Include: Narcos, Angry Birds, Astroneer, Altered Carbon, Hello Neighbor, Court of the Dead, Sunny Bunnies, Smooshy Mushy

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Frances Anderton
Design Journalist + KCRW Radio Host

Frances Anderton is host of KCRW’s DnA: Design and Architecture, aired Tuesdays at 2pm on 89.9 KCRW and on kcrw/com/dna.

The show explores design, architecture and life from an LA perspective. Anderton talks with creators, community leaders and users in the worlds of fashion and film, art and buildings, urban design, transportation and much more, in the fast-changing Southland.

For many years she produced KCRW's acclaimed current affairs shows, To The Point, and Which Way, LA?, hosted by Warren Olney.

Recent DnA deep dives include Bridges and Walls, a series about the barriers and connections--both metaphorical and physical--shaping life in California today; and “This is Home in LA: From the Tent to the Gigamansion (and Everything In Between).”

Anderton also curates events and exhibitions, including the 2010 California Design Biennial, Action/Reaction, at the Pasadena Museum of California Art; Sink Or Swim: Designing For a Sea Change, shown from December 2014 to May 2015 at the Annenberg Space for Photography; and DIEM, a forum for design hosted 2012-2016 by the West Hollywood Design District.

She has served as correspondent for the New York Times and Dwell magazine. Her books include Grand Illusion: A Story of Ambition, and its Limits, on LA’s Bunker Hill, based on a studio she co-taught with Frank Gehry and partners at USC School of Architecture.

Honors include the Esther McCoy 2010 Award for her work in educating the public about architecture and urbanism from USC School of Architecture’s Architectural Guild; she was SCI-Arc’s "Honored Guest" at its 2018 Main Event.

Anderton was raised in Bath, England, and studied architecture at the Bartlett at University College London. She subsequently became associate editor of the Architectural Review. Her first assignment was life-changing: to produce a special report on new architecture in Los Angeles.

Published in December 1987, this issue put a spotlight on the experimental design of Frank Gehry, Morphosis, Eric Owen Moss, Hodgetts & Fung and other West Coast talents.

Anderton fell in love with LA, and moved there in 1991, becoming editor-in-chief of AIA/LA’s monthly publication L.A. Architect.

After the 1992 civil unrest, KCRW radio station launched Which Way, LA?, hosted by Warren Olney, and Anderton determined to work on that show, setting her on a road that lead to DnA: Design and Architecture, which brings design alive with stories of how it shapes lives, in LA and beyond.