Mathieu Young, CEO & Founder

A world-renowned professional freelance photographer and director, Mathieu has served the giants (Bose, Samsung, Showtime, Paramount Pictures) and won awards for social enterprise campaigns in Tanzania, Kenya, Cambodia, and Nicaragua. As Founder of Art of Freelance and Co-Founder & Host of Kensington Presents, a monthly music and dinner series promoting local artists & connected neighborhoods, he is one of LA’s most powerful creative connectors.


Nina Beckhardt, Co-Founder

With over a decade of experience running global creative agencies, Nina is a recognized authority on brand naming and longtime mentor of creative professionals. In addition to leading work with Proctor & Gamble, GM, Target, PUMA, Capital One, EPSON and Dow Jones she has been published in The Economist, Forbes, CNN, WSJ, appeared on the Emmy Award-winning television show, Autoline Detroit, and has presented on brand innovation in corporate boardrooms and entrepreneurship classrooms.


Elizabeth Stewart, Co-Founder

Elizabeth is a powerhouse civic leader and entrepreneurship champion with 8 years experience building early stage start-ups. As a Coro leadership fellow, Founder and Founding CEO of Impact Hub Los Angeles, and Founding Executive Director of Civic Hall Labs NYC, it’s no wonder she was featured in Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People 2013 issue and profiled in as “a woman changing the LA entrepreneur landscape.”


Dr. Elizabeth Shin, Curriculum Designer

A master of curriculum design, Elizabeth has designed & taught over 150 courses for both the online & on-ground campuses at University of Phoenix. Her long list of degrees including a Doctorate in Education with a specialization in Educational Technologies (Pepperdine), M.A. in Comparative Film & Literature (USC) and a M.A. in English Literature (UC Irvine) points to her multi-faceted approach to creating learning experiences.


Kai Bigwood, Creative Director

With a client list including Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots, Uber and Warby Parker, Kai is a rare combination of graphic and web design skill and marketing prowess. While LA is now home, they’ve lived as far afield as Seoul, SK in 2015 to redesign a new social media app & video communication platform.