Dec 2011 - Audience Takes The Stage

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Edward Boatman is one of the founders of The Noun Project, a growing visual dictionary of the symbols and icons that form the world’s visual language. Trained in design and architecture, Edward has always been fascinated by hieroglyphics and modern day symbols, and their ability as a visual communication tool to transcend cultural differences.

Shannon Flaherty is the writer/blogger behind Hustle Up—an interview-format blog about inspirations and destinations. With a masters degree from UCLA and a client roster that includes big name brands in arts and entertainment, Shannon writes about her own hustle and the hustle of others. Since starting Hustle Up in 2007, Shannon has posted close to 100 “Hustle File” profiles asking creative types, “What’s Your Hustle?” “What Does Your Hustle Mean to You?” and other hustle-related questions.

Paul is known worldwide in his head. This also happened to be the first community he was ever allowed to join. He helped to create the first independent blog network, 9rules, and hasn’t stopped creating online communities since. Paul currently runs Drawar, an imagination community, and is the Product Designer at (mt) Media Temple.

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SPEAKERS (in Alphabetical Order) We’re excited for this special edition of LosAngeles/CreativeMornings where we asked our audience to tell us why they should be speak at LA/CM. We asked and received a wonderful selection of entries. We think we have chosen a diverse and interesting group of speakers. Each of our speakers will speak for eight minutes and their talks will be followed by a short Q&A. We’re please to announced our December speakers: Edward Boatman (www.thenounproject.com), Shannon Flaherty (www.hustleup.net) and Paul Scrivens (www.drawar.com).

EDWARD BOATMAN (The Noun Project) Edward Boatman is one of the founders of The Noun Project, a growing visual dictionary of the symbols and icons that form the world’s visual language. Trained in design and architecture, Edward has always been fascinated by hieroglyphics and modern day symbols, and their ability as a visual communication tool to transcend cultural differences. Speech Topic: Finding inspiration for your creative projects isn’t always easy, and all too often feels forced. Edward was able to find meaningful inspiration that ultimately led him to the idea for The Noun Project by simply looking back at what fascinated him as a child. —– SHANNON FLAHERTY (Hustle Up) Shannon Flaherty is the writer/blogger behind Hustle Up—an interview-format blog about inspirations and destinations. With a masters degree from UCLA and a client roster that includes big name brands in arts and entertainment, Shannon writes about her own hustle and the hustle of others. Since starting Hustle Up in 2007, Shannon has posted close to 100 “Hustle File” profiles asking creative types, “What’s Your Hustle?” “What Does Your Hustle Mean to You?” and other hustle-related questions. Speech Topic: Inspired by the bad-ass, entrepreneurial spirit in hip-hop and everyday hustlin’, Shannon presents a talk titled, “What’s Your Hustle?” She shares her experience as a creative writer hustling and promoting her own personal brand and invites attendees to share their own hustle. —– PAUL SCRIVENS (Drawar) Paul is known worldwide in his head. This also happened to be the first community he was ever allowed to join. He helped to create the first independent blog network, 9rules, and hasn’t stopped creating online communities since. Paul currently runs Drawar, an imagination community, and is the Product Designer at (mt) Media Temple. Speech Topic: Communities: Drugs, sex, and CSS gradients. —–