Esteban Valdez

April 20, 8:00am - 10:00am EDT. Hosted at Station House

part of a series on Game


About the speaker

In our creative culture, one surefire way to mediocrity is to follow the follower. It happens in business and in life. Esteban Valdez urges us to play the game using a different set of rules.

Esteban Valdez is an award-winning director/producer and the founder of Echo Bridge, a local 2D animation studio. He started as an animator, producing commercials and music videos, then moved on to direct and produce shows for Nickelodeon. After establishing his own studio, he started directing and producing on shows for FOX, FXX, Amazon Studios, and Netflix. With 18 years of animation industry experience, he shares his approach to business and life, and the way he’s played the game to get where he is today.

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Additional details

Join us downtown at Station House for a talk about GAME. Doors open at 8:00am, programming starts around 8:30, and pre-registration is required (but free!). Typical DTSP parking, so please walk, bike, carpool, or take public transportation if you can.

We’ll have a community BINGO game (designed by Jimmy Breen) for prizes, treats from Rollin’ Oats, cold and hot beverages thanks to MADE Coffee and TeBella Tea Co, and SnapThis! GIF Booth is back to capture all our early-morning silliness.

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