Event

DUMBO Innovators Meet-Up: And/Or

Meetup
Lounge 6:30–8:30pm
  • Regular FREE

CO-HOSTED BY:

The DUMBO Innovators Meet-Up is a monthly series highlighting innovative companies in DUMBO, Brooklyn. At this lively mixer event, meet your neighbors and experience the vibrancy this community has to offer first-hand.

Free beer will be provided courtesy of Sixpoint Brewery.

Free tacos (first come, first served!) will be provided by: 

DUMBO has long been home to individuals and companies with equal parts creativity and business acumen. Each month, we’ll be shining a spotlight on the vanguard, cutting edge companies and people who call DUMBO their home. During a brief moderated discussion, industry leaders in storytelling, media, and tech will share their philosophy around innovation: what it means for their company, and how to approach innovation in business as well as in life. 

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Networking / Free Beer + Tacos!

7:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Q&A discussion – And/Or

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM: Networking / Free Beer + Tacos!

 

AUGUST SPOTLIGHT: 

With principals Kelli Miller, Kendra Eash and Nika Offenbac.

"And/Or is a creative studio fueled by deep thoughts, bold vision, and choice words. Founded in 2014, And/Or is known for their conceptual approach, whip-smart writing and design thinking. From development to execution, And/Or works hand in hand with clients to make clever things for screens of all sizes."

ABOUT KELLI MILLER:

Kelli Miller is executive creative director at And/Or. Kelli has worked in motion design and branding for over 15 years with networks like MTV, truTV, Nickelodeon, BBC, and Comedy Central. Her work has been featured on Comm Arts, Art of the Title, It’s Nice That, and Fast Company. In 2016 she directed the rebrand of truTV, positioning the brand as a new leader in creator-driven comedy. She has designed and directed film and tv titles for Elisabeth Subrin’s A Woman, A Part, Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women and the HBO comedy series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. She is a graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art and has taught and lectured at the College for Creative Studies, Pratt, NYU, SVA, Yale and RISD.

ABOUT KENDRA EASH: 

Kendra Eash is a creative director at And/Or. Kendra has worked as a copywriter and creative director for over 10 years. Her humor pieces have been published online by The New Yorker, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, GOOD Magazine, and TIME. In 2014, her satirical script for  "This Is a Generic Brand Video" was made into a video by the stock company Dissolve to wide acclaim across the Internet, including praise from Gawker, Creative Review, Buzzfeed, and NPR. In 2016, Dissolve commissioned her to write a follow-up piece, “This Is a Generic Presidential Campaign Ad,” a piece that even Republicans thought was funny. In 2017, she wrote a third video produced by And/Or, “This Is a Generic Millennial Ad,” that Ad Age called, “disturbingly perfect.” Collectively, the three pieces have garnered over 2 million views on YouTube and 1 million views and three staff picks on Vimeo.

ABOUT NIKA OFFENBAC:

Nika Offenbac joined And/Or as co-owner and executive in 2016.  Prior to joining the studio she created a television series for MTV world, traveled around the US directing commercials, tour visuals and branded content, and got her MBA at NYU. She produced the award winning feature documentary Small Small Thing and has a short film in the permanent collection of the SF MOMA.  When not holding down the business, she can be found in the ring practicing the sweet science.

Upcoming Meet-Ups:

Tuesday, September 25 – Flatiron School

About DUMBO BID:

The DUMBO Improvement District is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing and promoting DUMBO, Brooklyn. The Improvement District showcases DUMBO as a world-class destination, advocating on behalf of DUMBO's businesses, property owners and residents. The organization provides supplemental sanitation services, marketing, economic development, neighborhood programming and long-term planning.

Website: http://dumbo.is.

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