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November 16: Creative Small Business Essentials with Sophia Chang

Saturday, November 16, 2019, 11 - 2 PM
The Line Hotel 3515 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Over the course of more than a decade working with multiple businesses, Sophia Chang, aka @esymai, has had countless opportunities to help small businesses and corporate clients develop their infrastructures. She's back with Poketo to teach another workshop and share how to streamline your thinking and work in the most efficient way possible.

This class is built for anyone and everyone, from the student who is working on multiple projects at once to the entrepreneur who is running their own small business. This course is structured to help creatives optimize their projects and business and channel their inner project manager.

Sophia will share her process on how to tackle client projects, map her ideas, and track intersecting timelines. She will provide templates and worksheets she personally uses for students to take home and use as a reference when mapping and planning their business plans. Most importantly she will highlight her favorite apps that keep her business wired and optimized for past, present, and future projects.

Each student will learn how to efficiently roll out their creative vision and walk away with a crash course on how to: 

  • Map project workflows
  • Confidently handle client communications
  • Build your business infrastructure and a toolkit to house your business
  • Always set yourself up for success

  • Some apps that she'll preview include:

  • Calendly
  • SignNow
  • Trello
  • Airtable
  • Slack
  • Paste
  • Notion

  • By the end of the course, students will be equipped with new apps and tips to map their ideas, structure their projects/business, and ultimately champion their creativity.

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    Sophia Chang, @Esymai, is a renowned illustrator and designer who has mastered the skill of storytelling, from launching a successful lifestyle collection with PUMA internationally, to creating TV posters for Anthony Bourdain and HBO’s Insecure, to starting her own wellness publication, Undo. Sophia speaks at universities around the world to share her story as a successful freelancer. She has been working in the business of design for 10 years and filled her client list with top names such as Nike, Adidas, Samsung, Infiniti Motors, NBA, ESPN, HBO, MLS to name a few.

  • Light snacks and refreshments will be served and you’ll also receive a 15% off discount at the Poketo shop in the lobby as well as all future workshops.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early and check-in at the Poketo store inside The Line Hotel. Valet parking is available at the hotel at a reduced rate of $12 for workshop attendees. Otherwise, there is offsite street parking available nearby.
  • In need of a little post-workshop R&R? Book a room online at with code: POK3515 and receive a very special Friends and Family rate from Poketo.

  • If you are no longer able to attend, we are able to provide online store credit only if the cancellation is made more than two weeks prior to the course date.