An honest panel conversation aimed at identifying how we can make creative projects more inclusive in a meaningful way. With backgrounds spanning across advertising, design, event production, photography, filmmaking, community engagement, and fine art, they'll bring together their shared experiences to authentically examine what we are getting right and what we should be getting right.
Meet the Panel:
Chase Faulkner (he/him) is a Creative Strategist, Consultant and Account manager for brands like Adidas, Nike, and Jordan. He's a Chicago native and war veteran whose early days in event production, honed his instincts creating unforgettable experiences. In his 10 years working agency-side managing multi-million dollar projects and activations, he has been an integral force in the shift to culture-driven creative output.
Fran Bittakis/ฟราน บิทากิส (she/her) is Thai-American, born and raised in Chicago to immigrant parents and has lived in Portland since 2004. In 2019, she established and founded JOOP JOOP a radical creative agency committed to hiring and collaborating with womxn, BIPoC, LGBTQIA2S+ folx and accomplices.
Gia Goodrich (she/her) is an award-winning Photographer, Director, and Multidisciplinary Artist. She leverages her identity as a gay, multi-ethnic woman to create visually stunning photography and film for brands, representing diverse and underrepresented communities. Her creative practice is a mechanism to disrupt the traditional media landscape by creating work that reflects, validates, and empowers all identities. She's created work for include Nike, Adidas, Pandora, the New York Times, Intel and many more.
Sophie Hook (she/her) is a wonderful, warm British badass who creates meaningful opportunities and experiences for diverse audiences to engage with Portland's arts community. She has created opportunities for tough conversations around identity to happen and been instrumental in helping the organization walk the walk when it comes to inclusion.