Embrace the Renaissance!
Yesterday, our EVP/CCO @fordryan and @snoopdogg sat down with @tbwa's CDO @dougmelville to participate in their #ADCOLOR Disruptor Series, which showcases people who are disrupting business, culture and life in a positive way. Check out our blog later this week for a recap! 📸: @margaritaphotos
Look what the Windy City blew in: #Cashmere's very own Art Director and Chicago Native @kamalcollage! He might be on the west coast now but Kamal loves music by anyone from Chicago... with the exception of R. Kelly (naturally) 🤷🏽♂️. Kamal's favorite thing about working at #Cashmere is a mix between the suspense-filled anticipation of discovering what he is able to do for clients, and of course the overall culture and environment in the office. When he's not Art Directing and creating dope work, he's busy fatherhooding and taking martial arts 🥋 - to the future boyfriends of his daughter, might want to watch out. When he finally gets some time to himself, Kamal enjoys skateboarding to @KendrickLamar and diving into some good old #phenomenology.
Our next spotlight is on the man, the myth, the legend - none other than @joeyfurutani! The multi-talented #Cashmere Vice President is not only our office gatekeeper, but also our resident chef. Whether he’s whipping up seared ahi sashimi or a mushroom risotto, his happy place is the kitchen. In fact, this @ucla alum (go #Bruins!) almost went to culinary school before landing on marketing/business...but we’re glad he ended up with us in the end 😉. You might even catch our own Chef Boyar-Joey bumping his favorite iconic band, #BoyzIIMen, while cooking his next concoction. But because he has to bring home the bacon (to cook with) somehow, we can also always count on him to work hard. When asked what keeps him coming back, he shared his love for the diversity and passion at Cashmere, mentioning that he's excited for the group as a whole to continue to show the marketing world what Cashmere is capable of 🔥 #CashmereCultureClub
Born and raised in the City of Angels, our next spotlight is on LA native and Senior Graphic Designer, @timjchoy ! Inspired by a love of diverse cultures, Tim joined #Cashmere with a belief in changing the world through action and cultural understanding. It's only fitting, then, that one of his favorite hobbies includes traveling -- and, of course, eating wherever he travels. On his adventures through #LA and across the world, you can always catch Tim jamming to one of his favorite bands, @LinkinPark. What makes them his favorite? Easy! Where else can you find a rock band that's collaborated with one of hip hop's greats - #JayZ
Today's spotlight is on #Cashmere's Art Director Jaclyn, aka @endearinglycreepy. While at Cashmere, Jaclyn's favorite project has been @clawstnt. Really making it her own, Jaclyn worked on the creative from top to bottom, finding new and fun ways to highlight our Palmetto faves. Few can rattle Jaclyn, but a few celebs may have stopped her in her tracks, those being @theofficialmads, or @kuma_power. When she's not at Cashmere, she's all about video games - from playing, to watching, to overanalyzing, video games are her expertise. Her other hobbies include teaching and performing Chinese dance, practicing her aerial skills, eating tsukemen at Tsujita in #Sawtelle, or face planting into her cat, Cinnamon's belly 🤷🏽♀️😎
Next up is our LA born and bred Project Manager, @mgbucao! Diving head first into some awesome #Cashmere projects, Mary Grace, MG for short, has found @GirlsTrip to be her favorite project so far. While working on the Melody Ehsani x Girls Trip Influencer Gifting Campaign, she was able to secure some dope posts from Rasheeda, one of her faves on @lovehiphopvh1 Atlanta. When she's not cranking out great work at #Cashmere, she's attending local concerts, or hunting down the next hot spot to recommend to friends. Whether it be a restaurant, bar or lounge, MG knows all the spots! 🕺🏽🔥#CashmereCultureClub
Continuing on with our spotlights, we're shining a light on Project Coordinator, @BrandonWrite. Brandon's favorite part about working at Cashmere Agency is the strong sense of community within the office. Hanging with cool people, and not just sitting in an office. When he's not working on dope projects at #Cashmere, you can find him making music (he RAPS!). We're definitely looking forward to him dropping a few bars around the office. While he's pricepointing his favorite kicks online, he's probably listening to @SZA's #CTRL album, an everyday bop. In terms of bangers, the song at the top of his list at the moment is 4AM x @hairweavekiller & @travisscott 🔥🎧
Hailing from #SinCity, our newest publicity coordinator @supercoffey, is no stranger to the entertainment industry. Trading in neon signs and slot machines for movie stars and big screens, Daniel's favorite part of working at Cashmere is the opportunity to screen Hollywood's hottest upcoming films. Our forever film buff couldn't choose just one movie to watch the rest of his life, but when it comes to TV - you can catch him cuddling up with an episode of @whoismrrobot. When he's not in front of a screen, catch him at a music festival - probably listening to his favorite band @grouplove!
With a big imagination - and even bigger hair - you’d be hard pressed to find an artist quite as talented as our Graphic Designer and all-around badass, @jasmongrant! Her days at #Cashmere are spent creating masterpieces for her clients, all the while bumping @iamcardib's "Bodak Yellow", @feliciathegoat's "Mr Lonely" or @the_mura_masa's "Nuggets". The highlight of her time at Cashmere (other than the highlights she uses in design) would have to be her work on Legion, where she created a children's book-inspired series, giving her an opportunity to really flex her illustration skills. When she's not bringing her designs to life, she's binge-watching the latest @gameofthrones episodes - this Wisconsin girl knows that "Winter is Coming" life all too well.
Meet our Creative Coordinator, @joshtonpeas! Josh came to #Cashmere after watering his budding interest in advertising. While managing a recording artist, he first interacted with Cashmere on the set of the @respecthewest series, and on an episode of @SnoopDogg’s GGN. One of his proudest moments occurred while working on one of his passion projects, #AintShitFunny, under which he produces art and clothing. He received a cease and desist letter from the one and only #Hermes in 2012. For one of his projects to make it on their radar showed that people around the world were paying attention 🙌🏽 This self-proclaimed amateur chef loves to binge on some @masterchefonfox and #Chopped, but don’t get it twisted, he’s definitely waiting on the new season of @west.world. If you’re looking for some up and coming artists, Josh recommends you check out @SOBxRBE @CousinStizz, and his artist @ReeseLaFlare! #SlightPlug #CashmereSummer
It’s hard to talk about office culture at #Cashmere without mentioning the amazing and unforgettable @chardaej_. Our small but mighty (and super lit 🔥) publicist joined the team after years of experience in LA, thanks to a longtime love of our EVP, @fordryan’s, work. Chardae brings her zest for life to the office day in and day out, reminiscing on her favorite memory at Cashmere: hitting the electric slide during our annual spring cleaning. When she’s not securing the dopest placements for her clients, she’s usually playing DJ for the office, exposing us all to her favorite summer jams including “Bodak Yellow” by @iamcardib or “Intimate Connection” by #Kleeer. Don’t get it twisted though, her heart really belongs to Mac Dre and Pimp C.
Today's spotlight is on Allen Yang (@dylan_dylan_dylan_dylan_dylan) one of our OG Project Managers. Most of Allen's favorite memories are pretty much centered around his many office interactions with @fordryan. When asked about diversity, Allen breaks it down simply to food. He's an Asian guy that had a burrito this morning - what more can you ask for lol. A man of many musical tastes, the song currently topping his summer playlist is the Goo Goo Dolls' Iris. If he were to describe himself in three words, they would definitely be Perfect, Flawless and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. #CashmereCultureClub
Whether she’s shopping for a #succulent or suc-king down #wine, our favorite publicity coordinator, @traceybakun, is always nailing her artistic aesthetic. Hailing from Seattle, Tracey joined #Cashmere for its diversity of clientele – from lifestyle brands to major film studios, she loves working on it all (especially when it allows her to be creative). Her love of creativity is borne from a passion for modern art, so if you’re ever looking for her on the weekend, hit up the quirkiest gallery you know. Always staying active, Tracey is a huge fan of Pilates and hiking, all while blasting her favorite summer jams by @MattMaeson and @Odesza. P.S. her last name is *NOT* pronounced “bacon” 😉🥓