Creativity. Motivation. Culture.

Our shared mission is to inspire and co-create human-centered change by cultivating creativity, motivation, and culture.

 
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Meet the Team

 

COREY PRESSMAN

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Corey facilitates workshops, delivers presentations, writes, and cooks for everyone whenever he can.

Corey is an artist, writer, speaker, anthropologist and imagination professional with over 20 years experience co-creating and enabling innovation with clients and partners of all kinds. His approach to creativity has benefited companies like adidas, Google, REI, and Pearson Education.

Corey is also a Fellow of Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination. Corey collaborates with the Center on science fiction prototyping courses and grant-funded projects. ASU published Corey’s science fiction story Divided Light in their 2019 NSF-funded book of story-based prototypes, The Weight of Light.

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ANGELA ESPERSEN

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Angela provides strategy and creative direction, facilitates workshops, delivers presentations, and creates compelling methods for merging the worlds of art and business.

Angela is a creative industry professional with over 13 years experience inspiring, directing, and designing engaging brand and consumer experiences for clients such as adidas, The Oakland Athletics, Chalice Farms, and REI.

Angela’s background is in fine art, graduating from Oregon State University with a BFA in Applied Visual Arts. She uses this deep understanding of various mediums and the human experience to inspire unique perspectives, experiences, and engagements.

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COURTNEY GATES

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Courtney runs the show, wields the spreadsheets, commands the schedule, and moves everything forward. Her role requires a thorough understanding of both strategy and implementation work that is a daily reminder of the essential interplay between the tangible and the intangible.

Courtney has 15+ years of experience getting things done. She has managed and guided large-scale projects with adidas, Pendleton, REI, and Google. Her approach to driving growth through inspired leadership, innovative program management and ROI-generating strategies to achieve organizational goals is reflected in her passion and genius for operations and implementation.

Courtney’s background is rooted in retail which continues to be at the core of her passion; creating the conditions for people to connect with one another, to share their experiences, to encourage, discover, and appreciate art in all of its various shapes it takes.

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