Being creative and a designer is to be constantly thinking ahead about what is next. Whether it be visual design, UI or branding, we are consumed, confronted and influenced with what is on the horizon. For Christ-seekers, we also are attempting to walk daily in His footsteps as we are equally confronted and inspired by the future that God has planned for us and the implications that it carries. On April 8, we invite you to join us as talented design leaders in the creative industry discuss how those worlds collide and what it means to be designing for tomorrow… today.
DATE: April 8, 2017
LOCATION: Wayfare Labs, Costa Mesa
Creative Manager, Gloo
Jena Andres is a design manager at Gloo, a community growth startup in Boulder, CO. She has built a tenured experience in brand architecture and development, building creative teams, integrated marketing planning and multi-platform implementation. Jena has worked with notable brands like Boost Mobile, Salvation Army, Northeastern University, Soledad O’Brien (CNN), Valley Children’s Hospital, Family Life, Panda Express, Valley Health Plan, Pacific Dental Service, The Foursquare Church, Life Pacific College and Compassion First and Ideation.
Executive Creative Director, Disney Imagineering
Chris Beatty is currently an Executive Creative Director for Walt Disney Imagineering and a creative lead for the Star Wars portfolio. As a creative leader, he is responsible for guiding the creative team in developing the vision and implementation for the most ambitious and largest land addition in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland parks history. Since joining Disney in 1997, Chris has worked on Innoventions in Disneyland Tomorrowland, Millennium Village in Epcot, Walt Disney Studios Paris Animation, Disneyland: The First 50 Magical Years, and New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom.
Brand Creative Manager, Faraday Future
Andrew Chen is the Brand Creative Manager for Faraday Future in Los Angeles. Faraday Future is a tech start-up that unveiled it’s flagship vehicle in January and is in the midst of establishing its brand among the tech/automotive landscape. He works with his team to envision and establish the brand to create cohesive experiences across print, digital, and VR/AR platforms. He was previously did stints at Moving Brands in San Francisco and Wipit in Los Angeles and is a alumni of the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, CA.
Product Designer, Facebook
Jordan Honnette is a designer working on bringing more delightful and human experiences to Facebook. He is an alumni of Azusa Pacific University and a proud dropout of the Art Center College of Design. He spends his free time in VR or fixing his motorcycle and can’t wait for the day he can do both simultaneously.