James W Mataitis Bailey (Yimmy Yayo) + Charis Poon

Description:

Unexpected Connections gathers global luminaries, industry leaders, and curious creators from different disciplines together to find new perspectives in creativity, and provide long lasting relationships.

Nov. 7th. 2018 Unexpected Connections At Beverly O'Neill Theater, Long Beach CA, USA

About Speakers:

James W Mataitis Bailey (Yimmy Yayo):

James W Mataitis Bailey is a multifaceted creative from Sydney, Australia based in Los Angeles. Bailey has worked across various creative industries in numerous roles including design, direction, photography and branding for the likes of Rihanna, Jay-Z, Nike, LVMH, The Weeknd, A24, Universal Music Group along with numerous musical acts and fashion brands. Projects ranging from editorial to commercial, micro to macro outlooks, whilst both freelance and an associate creative director at WP&A. An early component in the on line visual canon, founded 'Yimmy Yayo', a reference and aesthetic dialogue project during college that has been quoted as inspiration for some of the creative industries leaders since 2008.

Charis Poon:

Charis Poon, born and raised in Hong Kong, recently relocated to London to pursue an MA in Design at Goldsmiths. While in the midst of studies she continues to co-host the weekly culture news podcast MAEKAN It Up with Eugene Kan and plays a significant role on the editorial team at MAEKAN. After graduating from Parsons the New School for Design and Eugene Lang with a BFA and BA, Charis led a team of designers at HYPEBEAST. She went on from there to do freelance web and graphic design work plus join MAEKAN. While her background is primarily in design, she is increasingly interested in writing, editing, and teaching.