This afternoon AdWeek did a write up about The Side Show. Sunita and I were interviewed yesterday so it wasn't a shock, but it's always nice to get recognized for work you've done.
You can read the story here.
A few weeks back I hinted at a project I was working on. Well, we officially launched it this morning. There will be more to come over the next two months, but feel free to check out the first ever Award Show and Creative Week focused on side projects of people in the advertising and design communities.
I have a great team working on this with me. Sunita Deshpande is my co-founder. We worked together earlier this year to create my alphabet book. We also pulled in Camilla Ciappina from Pimp My Portfolio, Bre Fernandez and Laura Canzano who run the Breaking Ad Instagram account and Maddy Kramer from inVisible Creatives to be our Board of Directors. As the project kept growing, we brought in some additional contributors as well: Yanci Wu, Andrew Thompson, Alex Escalera, Isaac Lee and Grettel Aguirre.
It's been a crazy month and I had no idea I'd be leading a team of 11 when Sunita and I first decided to go for it. It's been fun though and I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out a little under 2 months from now.
Today I'm starting a new freelance gig at 180LA and last week I started working on a new side project that will hopefully be ready to reveal on September 1st.
That said, updates will be sparse as I'm fully committed to tackling these two items with everything I have and won't have time for the smaller art projects I tend to drop on here.
I've been laid off twice since 2017, so I sympathize for those who were hit by COVID-19. To that end, I decided to write something that would help those who haven't been here before.
Please check it out by clicking here or by clicking the button below.