07/18

Give A Damn with Jessica Grose, Deva Pardue and Matt D'Avella.

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Huge's Brooklyn Office Hosts the Second Talk in the Give A Damn Series.

Next Tuesday, join us in Brooklyn for the second talk in our Give A Damn series, in which we’ll spotlight fearless creatives that found a way to speak to an underserved audience through their unique storytelling approaches.

Huge’s Rachael Feinman will lead a Q&A with Jessica Grose (editor-in-chief of Lenny Letter), Matt D’Avella (an award-winning filmmaker known for the documentary Minimalism), and Deva Pardue (the graphic designer of The Wing and For All Womankind), about how to approach storytelling effectively to communicate a passion and develop a following. 

Speakers: 

Jessica Grose is the editor-in-chief of Lenny, the email newsletter from Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner. She was formerly a senior editor at Slate. She is the author of the novels Soulmates and Sad Desk Salad, and her essays and journalism have appeared in The New York Times, Elle, Businessweek, Fast Company, and many other publications. 

Deva Pardue is a Brooklyn-based graphic designer, originally from the Republic of Ireland. She is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York from which she holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She worked at Pentagram Design in New York from 2012 to 2016 under the direction of Emily Oberman on a variety of identity and editorial design projects for clients such as the The Wing, NBC, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. In 2016 Deva founded For All Womankind, a design initiative for fempowerment, which raised over $12,000 in five months for organizations working to advance women's rights. Deva's client list currently includes the nonprofit organizations ArtTable, a program for women in the arts, and Girls Build LA, an initiative for young girls to close the gender gap in STEM fields. 

Matt D’Avella is a Brooklyn-based commercial and documentary filmmaker. He’s best known for directing Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things. The film won Best Documentary at the Fort McMurray International Film Festival and was one of the highest-grossing indie docs of 2016. He’s the host of “The Ground Up Show” on iTunes, a podcast that encourages creatives to overcome doubt and execute on their vision.

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