Listen to a panel of four local designers discuss, educate and introduce creatives to the benefits of cannabis, strains, products that can help with design inspiration and manage stress and anxiety. They will also introduce and educate creatives to the new growing and evolving cannabis industry in relation to creative careers.
Learn more about our speakers!
David Angstead, Freelance Designer
David Angstead is an independent designer based in Northern California. Focused on visual identities, brand strategies, packaging, marketing strategy, art direction, Illustration and design consultation. My clients have ranged from Multi-million dollar corporations, non-profits, small businesses to start-ups including international businesses.
Erica Holland, Freelance Designer
As a lover of the Arts and Nature, I dabble in everything from photography, painting, graphic design, cooking, growing my own veggies and maintaining my massive succulent garden (which is featured in my blog!). Along with my amazingly talented other half and fellow creative, we have three incredible boys, a 5-year-old, 2-year-old twins, and a Creative Agency Elephnt Prnt. They keep us busy and our household slightly chaotic, but it all works because it’s a house full of love! I enjoy solving problems through creativity, discovering new things, and meeting new and progressive people.
Curtis Currier, Co-Founder, Yellow Brick Group
Curtis Currier is a born and raised Sacramento creative. Hailing from the days of skating downtown when it was still sketchy, and running around with backpacks full of PBR on 2nd Saturdays, he has always pulled his creative passion and energy from this city. Curtis spent much more time than necessary taking various classes from all the Los Rios colleges, freelancing design work, and then finally graduating from CSUS’s Design Program. From there, he continued freelancing and working in the tech industry before stepping away and deciding to partner with longtime friends and fellow Sacramento creatives to start their own design and marketing firm, Yellow Brick Group. YBG (Yellow Brick Group) is responsible for the creation of "OUR Street Night Market” and represents some of the leading brands in the cannabis industry, such as Connected Cannabis Co and Alien Labs.” Curtis Currier is an all-around creative, with an undying passion for design, who believes that one never stops learning.
Jennifer Skog, Founder and Chief Creative, MJ Lifestyle
Native California Lifestyle and Boudoir Photographer, Jennifer Skog has empowered women from behind her lens for the past two decades. With the motivation of a close friend, Jen opened up about her longtime secret cannabis lifestyle and new work with the plant. Understanding first-hand the stigmas and shame, she quickly realized that women were not represented positively in the cannabis industry. What started as an anonymous Instagram account photographing cannabis brands, MJ Lifestyle rapidly evolved into a much larger project. Together with a tribe of self-made, creatively brilliant and ambitious women, MJ Lifestyle Magazine was born with its first tri-annual issue in the Spring of 2018. The over-sized publication printed on carbon neutral paper artfully features the work and voices of women around the world empowered by the plant. Covering topics Lifestyle, Wellness, Methodology, Industry and Culture, MJ Lifestyle is a diverse, inclusive and safe space for all womankind. Jen leads the ever-growing team of empowered women and is currently designing MJ Lifestyle's third issue covering policy and social justice.
Jen is also a wife and mother to a 6-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, coaching soccer and baseball, planning celebrations and spending time with extended family and cherished friends.
Meet our moderator!
Amanda Sebastiani, Art Director
Amanda is an art director, designer, strategist, and activist. She is currently working as a creative in the new and developing cannabis industry, bringing with her established skills in graphic design, advertising, brand strategy and execution. Amanda has worked at a number of firms such as Runyon Saltzman, Inc., 3fold Communications, and the international PR firm Edelman guiding the identity of global brands through graphic design, storytelling and advertising.
Amanda volunteers her time as Co-Host for the CreativeMornings Sacramento chapter. CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast, coffee, & lecture series, bringing together the creative community. Along with Co-hosting CreativeMornings, Amanda leads the Empower Committee of Metro EDGE as the committee chair, in strengthening the voice of young professionals through strategic initiatives, thought leadership, and access to key influencers and decision makers.
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