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Art and Innovation: How Creatives Hustle

  • 1000 Broadway, Suite 300 "Jack London" Conference Room Oakland, CA, 94607 United States (map)
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Do you feel like your identity is split between your corporate day job and your creative nights? Are you struggling to articulate and execute on the goals of your creative enterprises? Do you want to better integrate the fruits of your artistic labors into the work you do in the rest of your life? Come hear from Bay Area artists Niki Waters and Lyvonne “Proverbs” Picou and learn how to set and achieve creative goals (and how your day job can help). Also learn how art and creativity can cultivate your ability to process life experiences and help you bring your full self to all of your work.

*Text Quierra at (831) 809-8879 if you arrive after 7pm so that you will be let into the building*


6:30-6:45pm - Networking

6:45-7:00 - Welcome and Intros -- "Give and Take," announce your social impact business offerings and needs

7:00-8:00 - Program and Q&A

8:00-8:30 - Networking -- Connect with other attendees!  

Snacks and drinks provided.

About the Speakers:

Niki Waters
 is a professional artist living in Oakland. During her 9-5 she works in a financial firm, but as soon as her toes touch her apartment, she works - most nights until she falls asleep - on art. She works primarily in gouache, pen and ink and silkscreen printing, however currently has been experimenting with collage and loves it! Her work aims to illustrate the beauty in people and places.

Proverbs, a New York City native, is a preacher, poet, educator, and Emmy-award-winning media producer. She is passionate about ending male sexual violence against women and children, the arts, and being a part of the African diaspora. Proverbs lives and loves in Oakland with her hubby, Brandon, and can be found on the media of social: @LyvonneP

Kayla Jones is a designer and art director with over ten years of experience working in the field of branding and graphic design. Starting her career at global branding firm Landor Associates, she sharpened an eye for not only beautiful aesthetics, but the skills to create strategically sound and highly flexible visual systems. In the last four years she has been working as a freelance designer in San Francisco and New York with a variety of clients ranging from small non-profits to companies like Google. In all of these projects, she is passionate about collaborative, inclusive, and human-led design that is created by working directly with clients and partners to create smart solutions. @dame_danger