IBM WATSON X ALEX DA KID WIN A ONE SHOW PENCIL
‘Not Easy’ the song IBM Watson X Alex Da Kid created reached number one in the charts and subsequently the collaboration won a Bronze Pencil at the One Show for custom radio content. Yours truly was invited to accept the award onstage at Cipriani. Go team!
FREE THE BID
I was selected to be part of the FREE THE BID website, an initiative to promote female directors.
MAKERS AWARDEE 2017
I was selected to participate in the MAKERS annual conference. MAKERS brings together hundreds of amazing women, to elevate the conversation and find solutions for issues ranging from achieving success and gender equality, to navigating the current political environment and violence against women. Read my notes from the conference HERE.
WOMEN IN FILM
I had an absolute blast moderating a woman director’s panel for You Matter Day 2016 at Ogilvy NY. The ladies came with great stories to tell that inspired me and the packed room that came to listen. From L to R: Lena Beug, Sloane Klevin, Nanette Burstein and yours truly. This photo makes it look like the panel was the worst day of everyone’s life but I promise it was wildly entertaining. Sadly it was the only photo taken…
NEW DIRECTORS SHOWCASE 2016
I was one of 36 filmmakers selected by SHOOT Magazine for a prestigious slot in their annual New Director’s Showcase. Watch my work and read my Q&A here.
YOUTUBE CREATOR SERIES VIDEO
What makes creative minds tick in the age of online video? Hosted by YouTube and TV host, Sal Masekela, We join David Droga, Creative Chairman of Droga5, and Emily Anderson, Creative Director at Ogilvy, for a behind-the-scenes conversation on making for YouTube. They discuss why context is king, ‘going viral’ isn’t a strategy, the difference between emulation and inspiration and more.
WOMEN INSPIRING WOMEN CONFERENCE
I moderated a panel at Ogilvy’s yearly Women Inspiring Women conference, held to inspire the top performing women at Ogilvy. Called ‘Leading the Way’ I was joined by four amazing women who have taken non-traditional ways to the top of their respective fields. The keynote address from actress Geena Davis, who spoke about gender disparity in film. Amen. Here are some pics. In hindsight I definitely misjudged my outfit. Photo from L to R: Rachel Gogel, Me, Rhonesha Byng, Sade Lythcott, Nelly Yuspova
I’M COMING OVER. COOKING SEGMENT
Ever wondered what I’d look like IN FRONT of the camera? Well the wait is over. The infamous Spanky Van Dyke of I’m Coming Over fame, bought his cooking show — where he cooks in the homes of different creative folk — to Montauk and I made him scallop ceviche, in a bikini. Enjoy!
&PREMIUM MAGAZINE PROFILE AND MONTAUK ILLUSTRATIONS
‘The Usual’ was profiled in Japanese &Premium Magazine. I shared my Montauk secrets and handdrew a map of my favorite places to hang out. Liars Saloon, Jimmy my ding repair/therapist and the lighthouse all made an appearance. Of course.
See more photos here.
INTERVIEW WITH THE USUAL IN THE KIND MAGAZINE
FROM THE MAG: Emily Anderson and Yasha Wallin are the coolest of best friends. They are the most creative duo around; Yasha a fancy writer and Emily a creative genius, and they’ve taken their love for all things outdoors to make surfing’s coolest mag, The Usual. Find the interview online here.
NEW YORK TIMES
I had the absolute pleasure of being photographed by Joni Sternbach on the beach at Ditch Plains, Montauk. Sternbach uses an early photographic process–unique tintypes–to create contemporary landscapes, seascapes, and portraits in both. Joni processes the plates on the beach out of the back of her car, which is quite a spectacle! The photo has been published numerous times and was purchased by the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO.
I recently made a video profile of Joni that you can watch here.
MY EXPERT OPINION ON YOUTUBE
I was a YouTube Re:View video expert and wrote about why everyone should watch Monica Lewinsky’s ‘The Price of Shame’ TED talk. It’s about cyber-shaming and I’d watch it here if I were you.
CAPTURE, CLIP, CREATE SESSION @ OGILVY NY
Every year, Ogilvy hosts ‘You Matter Day,’ a day dedicated to the agency’s people. I lead a session called ‘Capture, Clip, Create’ about making movies on your iPhone. We covered how and what to shoot, how to tell a story and how to edit your clips into a movie using the Cameo app. It was one of the most popular sessions with over 60 people in attendance. **The video above is a currently unedited cut if the whole lecture!**
INTERVIEW WITH EMILY IN CANVAS MAGAZINE
I was stoked to be profiled in the ‘Draw your Life’ issue of Canvas Magazine. They swear they wrote about my illustrations and The Usual, but it’s in Japanese and based on the photos they chose of me, the text is more likely explaining to readers what not to wear.
FIRST PIECE OF PRESS, EXMOUTH HERALD
DATE: May 10, 1985
The Vertical X Patagonia: Conversation with Jeff Johnson
INTERVIEW WITH THE USUAL IN DU JOUR MAGAZINE
The Usual was recently interviewed by DuJour Magazine, about what Montauk experiences we’re most looking forward to this summer. FROM THE PIECE: Best friends Yasha Wallin, a magazine writer and editor, and Emily Anderson, an art director, spend every summer weekend in Montauk exploring the area. All their amazing intel ends up in the duo’s two-year-old broadsheet The Usual where they cover cool Montauk residents-artists, surfers, skaters and more.
THE USUAL IN THE PRESS
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: The Usual did a collaboration with J.Crew for their Smart Sun campaign #jcrewsmartsun. I drew the pics and collaborated with Forest Woodward on the photos. Find out more here. / EDITION HOTEL APP SPOTLIGHT / GEAR PATROL PROFILE. Read it here.
ABOUT: I wrote a piece for The Inertia – my favorite surf blog – for their newly formed mountain division. It was centered around the branded content film I made for Kevlar, profiling Cam Zink and his backflip into the record books.
Watch the film and read the whole post here.
INTERVIEW WITH THE USUAL
ABOUT: Facehunter included an interview with us in his Summer Montauk video. If it gets too annoying, fast forward to 4:20 to watch our section. And I use the word ‘interview’ loosely…
THE USUAL IN THE PRESS
Surf blogs profiling The Usual publication