Convos

Kim Nguyen of Kimposed

“Despite us freelancers doing what we love and we’re creating things and it’s our passion, at the end of the day, we’re still putting in a lot of time and energy. And it’s still work. And so because it’s our own passion and our own work, we tend to validate that at a lower rate…

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Sasha Marie

“I just want to make people have a good time, that’s my main motivation. To see people dance and have fun and just smile, get down and lose themselves. That is my main motivation. I deal with anxiety on stage sometimes, and I have to work through it. It’s weird DJing so long, but I…

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Krystal Sanchez

“Everything is trial and error. It’s seeing what works and what doesn’t and going from there then making something even better and changing it up a little bit. It’s being open to the possibilities and being well aware of what you’re doing, and how to keep pushing yourself and your business out of that comfort…

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Max Pete aka One Hand Wonderman

“Being able to be comfortable enough to talk about what I’m going through or my experiences from a kid to where I’m at now has been a huge accomplishment because I know it’s hard. It’s uncomfortable to express yourself because you’re afraid of judgment, but I’ve found that the more you share you’ll be surprised…

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Andy and Marco of The Travelers Club

“Essentially we’re trying to create that sense of identity where it’s ‘I’m from San Diego, and these are the people in San Diego who are doing stuff’ and let’s have them all together in one place where they can co-exist and feed off each other. There are so many creative people here, there just isn’t…

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Samantha Louise Designs

“The more we all talk about the things we’re struggling with and the ways we’re supporting ourselves and others as they go through struggles, makes for a better world. Sometimes when you are in those dark places and you are feeling low, the way I get out of those is to sprinkle some fairy dust…

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Andrew Galvan of As We Arrive

“That will always be my favorite thing in life. Perspectives. There’s so much of them that I’ll never know. I don’t know if I’m right, I don’t know if I’m wrong, I just know there’s a lot of perspectives out there and I want to know about them. I think everything that life has presented…

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Alyssa Mopia of Coffee & Convos

Connection is so important and as humans we have this basic need for connection, and especially on social media. We have social media in the palm of our hands at all times and I wanted to be able to put out something that doesn’t pollute the negativity or pollute the space with things that don’t…

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Itzel Islas

I got started when I went to school for graphic design here in San Diego. When I graduated, I got a job at a t-shirt company. After that first job, I ended up at my current job at Mad Engine, an apparel company who does work for Marvel, Star Wars, and Disney. That’s how I…

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