The Fall 2016 cohort will be working with these creative and artistic leaders.
Elaine is originally from Hong Kong, and an award-winning producer with CBC Radio's Vancouver morning show, The Early Edition. She arrived to the CBC through the Peter Gzowski internship, and her documentary work has been on The Current, Tapestry, and The Doc Project. She is a coffee nerd (you'll see her brewing gear at work), a dedicated eater, and makes a killer hand pie and chocolate chip cookie. All the West Coast running, biking, and spinning help to offset those culinary passions.
A dabbler and flâneuse, Nicole is a visual storyteller with a passion for all things music, contemporary art, design, and film. When she isn't crafting social media content at her day job, she can be found hitting up concerts and art openings, trying new restaurants, and scrolling through Instagram.
Jackie works as a freelance writer, writing instructor, and workshop facilitator. She currently teaches journalism to adults in the Downtown Eastside and creative writing to undergrads at UBC. She has previously worked as the editor at Megaphone, a homeless empowerment project and social enterprise; as a housing reporter for the Tyee Solutions Society; and as a writer for the Museum of Vancouver. She’s on the board of the Hua Foundation, a non-profit connecting Chinese youth with social and environmental justice work while building pride in shared heritage and cultural identity. She loves to run, read, cook, and watch live comedy.
Michelle makes magazines and writes various things (tweets, stories, reports) for passion and profit in Vancouver, BC. She likes puzzling out the clearest and most interesting ways to share information and spark action. The majority of her professional and educational experiences have been in public health, and so she likes talking to friends and strangers alike about their contraceptive choices. You're most likely to run into her at the Vancouver Public Library, especially the Firehall branch.
What do you do? I'm the Director of Social Impact at HiVE and the Publisher and Creative Director of SAD Mag.
What's your favourite part of your job? Facilitating unique (and sometimes surprising) creative collaborations that result in new art, new ideas, and new ways of doing things.
What’s one piece of advice you have to give to anyone who wants a job like yours? You don't have to be an expert to be a risk-taking maniac. You just need to be brave.
Michelle is an artist based in Vancouver, Canada. She is the co-founder of 221A, an artist-run organization that develops public infrastructure from social, critical or philosophical perspectives on designed media and space. She is currently on the Board of Directors of Unit/Pitt Projects. Her practice includes sculpture, writing, and community organizing.
Kristin is a lover of all things publishing and runs the editorial department at Quietly, a Gastown-based content marketing company. Prior to joining Quietly, she was the Associate Digital Editor of NUVO and MONTECRISTO magazines. She has worked with SAD Mag for four years as its copyeditor and proofreader, and is joining the board of directors as co-chair. Kristin also recently co-founded an annual art publication and exhibition called Within Pages because, clearly, she doesn't edit enough as it is. Kristin is a graduate of Simon Fraser University's Master of Publishing program.
Jane is your friendly local graphic designer and illustrator, whose work reflects her love for storytelling, witty puns and pleasing colour combinations. She currently works as a graphic designer with ivivva’s Brand & Community team and runs a one-woman design fort, Studio Coup. Jane’s work has appeared both IRL and in the interwebs, such as Vancouver Farmers Market, Translink, Buzzfeed and Refinery 29.
Alice Bai & Natasha Neale
In June of 2015, longtime friends Alice Bai and Natasha Neale formed Little Mountain Shop, a community pop-up space, and Note Bookkeeping—a boutique accounting company for creative professionals and small businesses.
Alice has a background in small business management with experience in office administration, advertising, hospitality, events and psychology.
Natasha was the Digital Marketing and Online Editor for ION Magazine; and worked as a publicist and event planner for a variety of designers, artists, and organizations. She also sits on the board as the treasurer of Hybrid Ancestry Public Arts Society.