AF Speak Easy:
Real Talk & Real Drink
With Creatives

Funny how no one posts on Facebook about pulling an all nighter trying to Google unfamiliar terms in a contract. And no one instagrams the halfway point on a project when things are still messy and confusing.

And yet, these are perhaps the most important teachable moments of our creative lives. If we shared those struggles, think about how much we could positively impact and inspire others in the same boat?

At Art of Freelance, we believe in the power of real talk. That’s why we’re hosting an event with some of LA’s top creatives to answer your questions about what it’s really like to be a hard working creative freelancer in today’s shifting market.

Come join us and our community of LA creative hustlers at the beautiful Studio Atwater for a donation bar featuring  wine, beer, the signature AF cocktail, and some of the best darn advice out there.

The evening will be hosted by Art of Freelancer Founder, Mathieu Young, and Co-Founder Nina Beckhardt. Mathieu is a world-renowned professional freelance photographer and director and Nina is a recognized authority on brand naming with a decade of experience running global creative agencies. They’ll be chatting about life in the creative freelance trenches with Ryan Schude, a prolific LA-based advertising, fine art, and editorial photographer and Jess Kantor, an LA-based director, producer and interactive storyteller who has whose work has appeared in the Tribeca Film Festival.

Admission is free when you submit a question below. You can ask us anything about your biggest concerns, issues and roadblocks when it comes to freelancing or pursuing personal projects outside of your regular job, and we’ll be happy to tackle it on stage.

Brought to you by Art of Freelance and sponsored in part by Pabst Blue Ribbon, Studio Atwater, and SmorgasburgLA.



Thursday, April 27th, 2017
7:00p - 10:00p

Studio Atwater
3465 Casitas Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039