“Business is tough,” said Digital Umbrella Creative’s Elisha Brown, “but it doesn’t always have to be serious.” Brown’s business, launched in May 2014, creates media materials and marketing products. Together with web designer Lakeysha O’Neill, Brown is able to use her skills as a graphic designer – and bubbly personality – to help make clients pop.
There are a lot of things you can call DJ Riki Rocket: drifter, teacher, filmmaker, fearless, lucky – the list goes on. But what you can’t call the Prince George native, is someone who is lacking a good story to tell. From living on a Mexican nudist beach to spinning for a Naomi Campbell photo shoot, Riki’s penchant for breaking new ground and doing away with a plan has landed her some amazing opportunities.
If you think you’re hiding your bad day behind a smile, chances are Erin Filan sees right through you. “I think I connect to people’s emotions and behaviours more on a deeper level than the face value,” said Filan, who for the past three years has been putting those inner struggles to paper.
Chris Holmes. Randy Staub. Jim Vallance. Rick Irvine had every intention of adding his name to the storied list of northern B.C. products who went on to influential careers in the recording industry. “I aspired to that when I went down to Vancouver and went to school. Then I realized I was going to get married and my wife wasn’t going to take care of me,” said Irvine.
In today’s fast-paced technology driven world, artists, designers and businesses are becoming increasingly dependent on each other. After all, innovation, style and creativity can translate into big money for those willing to take the risk. Businesses that are desperate to distinguish themselves in an increasingly crowded and competitive market know this. That is why they are looking to creative professionals for innovative solutions and approaches. As a result, digital media has become a burgeoning field for creative types and businesses alike. In fact, some of the most interesting things happening in pop culture right now come as a direct result of hard working creative professionals.