On this week of Coffee and Cannabis, the topic was positive branding for women. Adelia, Cara and Roni were joined by guest of the week, Ophelia Chong, Founder of StockPot Images.
Listen in and see what kind of questions our viewers asked Ophelia on branding, founder tips and more.
Meet Ophelia Chong
After graduating from the Art Center College of Design in 1989, she traveled the world for a few years and found her calling in photography. She began her career as the photographer for David Carson at Raygun Magazine and then moved on to Sony Music, Mercury, Epitaph, and Interview Magazine. Her next career phase began with the leap from music to the creative director at Strand Releasing, distributing over 50 films to Sundance, Toronto, New York, Venice, Berlin, and Outfest film festivals. As creative director for Slamdance Film Festival for 10 years, she never got to ski once at Park City. Later, she took on the stock and assignment photography business, beginning as the creative director at Workbook and Workbookstock. From 2005 to the present, she has specialized in marketing and designing for photographers, photography monographs, and photography agencies. Ophelia teaches Marketing and Self-Promotion to photography students at the Art Center College of Design and has been an art director in the MFA writing program at CalArts since 2008.
Ophelia is also the co-founder of Asians Americans for Cannabis Education, along with Tiffany Wu and Monica Lo. Asian Americans for Cannabis Education (AACE) connects and empowers Asian communities to educate the public on cannabis issues, news, and policy affecting Asians worldwide. From her advocacy work, Ophelia launched Stock Pot Images to effect a visual revolution. At Push Mag, a cannabis lifestyle magazine run by women that engages and inspires open conversation, Ophelia serves as Creative Consultant.
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