SHOW NOTES: Season 2

Norman Brown photographed by Kristyna Archer in Los Angeles.

Norman Brown photographed by Kristyna Archer in Los Angeles.

EPISODE 12: Norman Brown

Creative Director

A multi-disciplinary creative director with over ten years experience in advertising. He has worked at shops like Team One, RPA, Omelet, Deutsch, Uber, and currently Mullen Lowe. His work focuses on art direction and digital design solutions for brands worldwide. Constantly fighting for simple and smart creative. Brown is passionate about new trends in technology and industry standards. He strives to produce the best design and turning concepts into comprehensible products.  Check out more of his work,

Follow Norman Brown on his instagram @koridian

Ed Han photographed by Kristyna Archer in NYC

Ed Han photographed by Kristyna Archer in NYC

EPISODE 13: ed han

Director & Brand Consultant

As an agency creative, Ed led accounts like Lexus, Samsung, Whirlpool, KitchenAid and Verizon. But never comfortable with being comfortable, he left a successful, 25 year career to pursue his longtime goal of directing.  He now specializes in visual storytelling focused on people, lifestyle and cars. In addition, he loves world-building and has a particular passion for VFX and animation.  The single most important concept he learned during his agency days that he still uses in his directing is the notion of starting with the audience’s perspective. "All great storytelling incorporates an understanding of the reader or viewer. And it’s that powerful principle that can make for truly relevant brand messaging. Something I try to bring to every project."  When not sharing brand stories, you can find Ed riding his funny folding bike along NYC’s river ways, annoying his teenage daughter with dad humor or attempting to satisfy his voracious appetite for all things pop culture.  To learn more about Ed's pop culture preferences, take his POP QUIZ.

Check out Ed’s directing work at 

Follow Ed Han on instagram @edhandirector

Jen Pearl & Andrew Schwartz of Team Computr photographed by Kristyna Archer in Los Angeles

Jen Pearl & Andrew Schwartz of Team Computr photographed by Kristyna Archer in Los Angeles

Episode 14: Team computr- Pearly pearl magic & Andrew Schwartz

Creators in Virtual Reality & Mixed Reality Spaces

Team Computr is comprised of the electic thought-provoking brains Jen Pearl (Pearly Pearl Magic) and Andrew Schwartz. They plan primarily in the virtual reality, mixed reality space for a plethora of clients yearning to explore experiential marketing- such as artist Alexa Meade, Linkin Park, Sony. They are paving the way in this industry and also started an event called Girl in VR, disrupting stereotypes of gender and forging ahead in the new space. We talk about space travel, daydreaming, all types of realities, creating and concepting in VR, and much more about surviving as a creative mind in today's digital age.

Pearl's Bio: 

Pearly Pearl Magic- Creative Strategy / Technolartist

I am an entrepreneur and creative strategist and work with entertainment and celebrity brands to design immersive experiences. My passion is telling stories, always tapping into my unique visual aesthetic to engage viewers over a broad range of medias, from social media to print or motion ad campaigns. I infuse much of my work with high-level concepts that give audiences the gift of discovery and continued enjoyment. 

My focus is on  bridging the gap betweens humans and next generation technology. I produce, conceptualize, and execute 2D photo/video projects, 3D photo/video projects, & 360 video content. I love holograms, artificial intelligence, mobile apps that yell at me, and anything with glitter on it.  I have also founded a networking group called "Girl In VR", which pairs content creators with experts in the field of tech.

Andrew's Bio: 

Andrew Schwartz – Head of Mixed Reality

Andrew Schwartz, is a high level technical creative producer on the bleeding edge of reality. This Wizard started his career in television over 20 years ago as a wunderkind visual effects supervisor on projects for NBC, Sony and Jerry Bruckheimer. He quickly transitioned to film and started as a Senior Compositor in 1999, at Rhythm and Hues, on Stuart Little. By 2008, he had comped his way around the world and was now working as a stereoscopic colorist on the 3D feature Journey to The Center of the Earth. Which led him into the Stereo3D world; where he was one of the stereo3D compositor on the blockbusters Avatar, and Alice in Wonderland. Currently, with over 60 credits in film and television, he’s a proven innovator and veteran of the industry. Utilizing his past experiences,  360 and VR came naturally next. Delivering projects from Mini for the New York Times, to working with Lytro on 360 light-fields.
The Schwartz always brings a unique take combining cutting-edge technology with creative decisions. That unique point of view has been invaluable to them as they forge a path into the future.

Check out their work at

Follow Pearl on instagram @pearlypearlmagic

Follow Andrew Schwartz on instagram @andrewschwartz

Sam Bergen photographed by Kristyna Archer in Los Angeles

Sam Bergen photographed by Kristyna Archer in Los Angeles

Episode 15: Sam bergen

Executive Creative Director, West Coast VICE/Virtue Media

An entrepreneurial creative leader with expertise in Creative and Business Management, Sam is a Digital Native focused on Idea Generation, Content Development, Media Innovation, Digital Strategy, and Product Invention. He has a proven track record of pitching, selling, and producing successful cross-media content and digital platforms. His unique creative vision has led to the creation of multiple industry firsts, and international awards.

View Sam's work at

Follow Sam Bergen on instagram @sambergen

Rachel Hochhauser photographed by Kristyna Archer in Los Angeles

Rachel Hochhauser photographed by Kristyna Archer in Los Angeles


Brand Strategist, Partner at

Rachel Hochhauser is a Writer, Brand Strategist, and co-founder of Major, a boutique agency focused on strategy and design for food and hospitality companies. As a strategist, she has helped develop campaigns and strategies for a wide spectrum of brands and companies, including Procter & Gamble, Lincoln Motors, 20th Century Fox, Kahlúa, Carlson Rezidor, Gap Inc. and more. The recipient of the Pillsbury Foundation Creative Writing Award and an alumna of NYU, Rachel has a Masters in Professional Writing from the University of Southern California, where she taught undergraduate writing and served as Fiction Editor of the Southern California Review. Her fiction and non-fiction work has appeared in the likes of The Texas Review, Daily Beast, Inc. Magazine, and Darling Magazine amongst others. 

View Rachel's work and company website of Major

Follow Rachel Hochhauser on instagram @hochhauser

Ashley Skywalker photographed by Kristyna Archer in Los Angeles

Ashley Skywalker photographed by Kristyna Archer in Los Angeles

Episode 17: Ashley skywalker

Photographer, Creative Director

Ashley Skywalker is a photographer, creative director, and Snoop Dogg's Official Stills Photographer currently residing in Los Angeles.  He has a background in fashion design and fashion merchandising which led to his exploration and passion for photography.  Now he shoots and works with brands like Forever 21, Hypebeast, Elle, Out, and Uptown Magazines, while also creative directing and consulting for brands.

View some of Ashley Skywalker's work here

Follow Ashley Skywalker on instagram @ashleyskywalker

Emily Hoskins photographed by Kristyna Archer in Los Angeles

Emily Hoskins photographed by Kristyna Archer in Los Angeles

Episode 18: Emily Hoskins

Creative Content Producer

Emily Hoskins is a Creative Content Producer at Designory in Long Beach, CA where she is working with Infiniti, Subaru and Audi to help inspire the stories behind the features of each brand.  Previously, she has produced work for Corona, Hilton, IBM, KraftHeinz, Modelo, New Balance, P&G and Pacifico at agencies in Chicago, where she was born and raised.

That midwest upbringing combined with an art school education keeps Emily surrounded by talented creatives that persevere in face of snowstorms, the CTA and Wrigleyville after a Cubs game.  As an LA transplant, currently her greatest obstacle is learning to stand on her surfboard. 

Follow Emily Hoskins on instagram @emilyhoskinsdotcom

Elisabeth Caren photographed by Kristyna Archer in Los Angeles

Elisabeth Caren photographed by Kristyna Archer in Los Angeles

Episode 19: Elisabeth caren

Advertising, Editorial, and Fine Art Photographer

Elisabeth Caren is an editorial and advertising photographer specializing in celebrity portraiture, entertainment and fine-art photography based in Los Angeles.  Her clients include Lionsgate Entertainment, MTV and Atlantic Records. Her work has been featured in People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, More Magazine, Emmy Magazine, New York Magazine, and InStyle.
Elisabeth received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre and Film from Boston University's College of Fine Arts. In the past she worked in film development for acclaimed filmmakers Barry Sonnenfeld, David Friendly and Kathryn Bigelow, and in entertainment publicity and marketing at B|W|R Public Relations, Lionsgate, and UPP Entertainment Marketing.  Elisabeth's lifetime experiences in theatre and film heavily influence her work, which has been described as classic and cinematic.

Follow Elisabeth on instagram @ecarenphoto

Rachael Lieberman photographed by Kristyna Archer in Los Angeles

Rachael Lieberman photographed by Kristyna Archer in Los Angeles

Episode 20: Rachael Lieberman

Freelance Creative Producer

A born and raised New Yorker, Rachael Lieberman studied Graphic Design with a minor in Advertising and a concentration in Photography at Boston's Northeastern University. Upon returning to New York following graduation, she immediately launched a career in entertainment that first saw her casting models and arranging still life shoots at Teen People, which then segued to producing special shoots for annual issues like "Reunions" at Entertainment Weekly, followed by a move to Los Angeles to create gallery, unit and key art for NBC. A return to the East Coast in early 2014 saw her generating similar content for AMC that was widely viewed on social media. Now, back in La La Land, her passion for the world of pop culture and creative art production continues to thrive. She's been told she has the ability to elevate the energy in the room with her enthusiasm, collaboration and laughter. She's a problem solver who loves a challenge and considers herself to be a spirited, agile leader. She loves creating new relationships, but is fiercely loyal and continues to maintain many of the ones she formed years ago. This key characteristic makes her quite effective at leveraging resources to increase productivity without compromising the integrity of the work. 

In addition to these professional qualities, ten years ago Rachael made it her mission to fundraise and create awareness for (and about) Multiple Sclerosis, raising over $80K in the years since.

Follow Rachael on instagram @liebs123