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Abby Muir

Abigail is a digital designer with a background in strategy, business, and experience design. In the past, she has worked with Fortune 500 companies to create apps, understand users, and strategize new products through concentrated sprints and workshops. These days, she's co-founder of digital agency The Couch, and consults with all kinds of companies launching new consumer-facing websites, brands, and products.

SESSION 4: INNOVATION IN BRANDING & WEB DESIGN

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Lydia Turner

Lydia is the Founder and Creative Director of Studio Scissor. Studio Scissor is a small but fruitful print and digital graphic design studio based in Echo Park, Los Angeles. Her studio provides services including logo, identity, packaging, web, mobile, print, and environmental design, art direction for photo and video, and copywriting. (She also designed our amazing and playful new website for Repeller!!) She loves the work of building out a brand by building new worlds, telling stories and creating strong images for  brands with unique perspectives.

SESSION 4: INNOVATION IN BRANDING & WEB DESIGN

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Roanne Adams

Roanne launched her creative studio RoAndCo in 2006 to create and collaborate with the people who inspired her. The studio first gained buzz in the fashion world for Roanne’s intrepid ability to build successful, scalable brands for young designers and entrepreneurs from the ground up, then expanded its reach to larger lifestyle clients (from Google, to Estée Lauder Companies and beyond). In 2010, Roanne was named by T Magazine of The New York Times as one of six of New York City’s most “outstanding up-and-coming design professionals.” In 2011, she was among the winners of the ADC’s Young Guns 9 award. Roanne served on the Board of Directors for the AIGA/NY chapter and has given numerous talks on her unique branding process and experience as a business owner and leader.

SESSION 4: INNOVATION IN BRANDING & WEB DESIGN

 

Dr. Jessica Clemons

Dr. Jessica Clemons, a NYC-based Psychiatrist, has recently been recognized by Forbes as a leader in making mental health and wellness apart of the current zeitgeist. Dr. Clemons received her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University and is currently completing her residency training at an NYC based program. While her work is primarily in providing direct clinical care, her mission is to reduce stigma associated with mental illness, particularly in the Black community. Her efforts consists of using social media and community discussions to educate her following which led her to be selected to provide the first live televised therapy session on VH1, “In Session Live: With Dr. Jess”.

SESSION 3: MENTAL HEALTH

 

Amy Smilovic,

Amy Smilovic, Founder & Creative Director of Tibi -- Calling Hong Kong its first home, Tibi was born in a city known for its vibrancy and entrepreneurism. With a professional background in marketing and advertsing and a childhood spent in a family of artists on an island off the coast of Georgia, Amy Smilovic channeled her business and creative energies into Hong Kong’s fabric markets, developing prototypes that quickly transformed into a clothing line in 1997. Amy and her husband moved back to the U.S. in 2000 to focus on growing Tibi. 21 Years later, Tibi is a global womenswear brand known for its refined aesthetic and distinct point of view in the young designer category. Amy is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and showcases the Fall and Spring collections during New York Fashion Week.

SESSION 2: LAUNCHING A BRAND

 

Keish

Kiesh is a designer, strategist, footballer, and conceptual artist. She began her career in the advertising industry, but later moved into music after becoming Wyclef Jean’s creative director. Since then, she has created ideas for John Legend, Solange, Wet, and many others from the Columbia Records roster. Kiesh extends her dynamic background in her work to create cross-collaborative and interactive activations that hone in on human truths.

SESSION 1: CREATIVITY AND THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

 

Egomeli Hormeku

Egomeli Hormeku is an award winning Content Producer and Creative Strategist with proven experience overseeing the end-to-end marketing lifecycle for global brands. Coming from Nike North America Digital Marketing and his own agency M@9!C which has worked with brands across industry (Adidas, Converse, Youtube, Google, Rockstar Games, Bulova, G Shock, Proenza Schouler), Egomeli has a specialty in leading branding and strategic planning efforts as well as execution across multiple touch points. Adding value to an organization by collaborating cross-functionally to capture audiences, breaking acts/brands into new markets, and hitting financial milestones are his focus.

SESSION 1: CREATIVITY AND THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

 

John Vincent Salcedo

John Vincent Salcedo is a Digital Marketing Director at Columbia Records where he has worked on major projects including John Legend’s “Preach” and Lil Peep’s posthumous album ‘Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 2.’ Prior to his current role, John Vincent was an International Digital Marketing Manager for Sony Music, overlooking projects such as Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade,’ Solange’s ‘A Seat at the Table,’ and Justin Timberlake’s ‘Man of the Woods.’ From 7PM to 3AM, you’ll catch him handling day to day moves for music artists Coi Leray and Alexander Mack, all while being the head honcho of the upcoming contemporary clothing line made in NYC, Arevalo & Company. He credits being born and raised in the Philippines as the reason why his drive and passion is ten fold, and has stated that “growing up with nothing is the reason why he hustles to get his hands on everything.”

SESSION 1: CREATIVITY AND THE MUSIC INDUSTRY