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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.
The venue is wheelchair accessible and will have ASL interpreting during the event.
Pro Photo Supply is a single location, brick and mortar camera store in NW Portland, OR that operates like a small local business. Our people are more than just retail employees; we are photographers, creatives, designers, writers, visionaries, bike commuters, foodies, craft beer lovers, comedians, and most importantly, community members. Together, we are like a family—we see each other every day, we laugh together, we struggle together, we help each other out. And together, we work to provide the best possible solutions for our customers, who we are thankful to have as our extended family.
Our mission is to assist our community in the pursuit of the art, the craft, the profession, and the joy of still and motion photography. We strive to provide the service, expertise, and products to help our customers fully realize their creative visions. Whether you use photography to earn a living, to enact social change, for personal expression, or simply to record family memories, we are here to help you.