February 22, 8:15am - 10:00am PST. Hosted at Wacom
part of a series on Symmetry
About the speaker
What does it mean to you to have balance and symmetry in your life and work? How will you know when you’ve achieved it? And, more importantly, who decided what the ideal life symmetry should look like?
Join us as we unpack and rethink cultural norms and assumptions about creativity, work and time—all with the aim of re-imagining the ever elusive work-life balance conundrum. We’ll dive into the historical, anthropological, and neuroscientific origins of this issue. We’ll explore how this “work-life balance" conundrum translates to people with creative pursuits and in creative fields. And we’ll end this fast-paced lecture with a simple, human-friendly framework to assess and redesign your own game plan for a new kind of life symmetry.
Paloma Medina is a performance coach, trainer and owner of 11:11 Supply. Her passion is bringing teams and individuals the psychology, neuroscience and tools to help them reach bigger, more badass goals. She’s worked in tech with companies such as Etsy and Digital Ocean, with nonprofit organizations, in homeless healthcare and in the design and creative worlds. She is from Guadalajara, Mexico and from the west coast of the USA.
Wacom wants to inspire people and make the world a more creative place through its natural and intuitive line of digital pen tablets, pen displays and styluses. Whether a creative enthusiast seeking a new artistic outlet or a high-end professional making the next big animated movie or industrial design, Wacom allows people to explore creativity at a level they never dreamed possible.
Alchemy Code Lab is an integrated work and learning environment dedicated to advancing human potential through code. Our Professional Software Engineering Program turns bright and curious people into impactful technology leaders ready to launch meaningful careers. We also help entrepreneurs, startups, and businesses through AppLab, our in-house consultancy that bring ideas to life. At Alchemy, we are dedicated to generating opportunity for all members of the community including women, minorities, LGBTQ, veterans, and all racial and ethnic backgrounds.
52 Limited is a digital resource company connecting creative + technology talent with leading brands, marketing departments, start-ups, design firms, advertising and interactive agencies. 52 Limited began as Portland’s only locally-owned creative staffing agency and has grown to serve some of the world’s most recognizable and forward-thinking companies in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and New York.
Video gear rentals generously provided by Pro Photo Supply. Serving professionals and enthusiasts since 1983, Pro Photo Supply offers an extensive selection of new and used photography equipment to rent or buy and the finest photographic supplies available, including computers, film & digital cameras, video, lenses, lighting, tripods, printers, and darkroom supplies.
ASL interpretation will be provided at this event.