[PAST EVENT] Creative Careers Immersion: Freelancers & Creators

February 13, 2023
4pm - 5pm

Join us for a panel event to explore careers in creative spaces. This session of Creative Careers Immersion focuses on freelancers and creators. Hear from wonderfully talented alumni who are artists, creators, and freelancers on how they've made a career as a creative.

Panelists include:

Sofia Fowler '14, Founder, Sofia Lenore Watercolors

Sofia Fowler is a 2014 William & Mary graduate with a double major in English and Art & Art History. After 5 years working in collegiate admissions, Sofia took the leap to start her full-time creative small business as a watercolor artist and the owner of Sofia Lenore Watercolors, LLC (sofialenore.com). Offering everything from custom wedding invitations to original painting commissions, Sofia loves to create bright, whimsical, and happy paintings + paper goods. Now based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Sofia has taken time over the last year to balance her small business with motherhood, but she continues painting to fill her client's homes with joy and color.

Laura Manzano '14, Freelance food stylist, recipe developer, writer

Laura Manzano is a freelance food stylist, recipe developer, and writer living in Brooklyn, New York. She was raised by a chef and restaurant owner in a large family, breaking child labor laws from the age of thirteen. Her favorite food is all sandwiches. Find more about Laura at lauramanzano.com. 

Clients include: 8Greens, Birdseye, Blue Apron, Daily Harvest, Delish, Dinnerly, Food Network, House Beautiful, The Kitchn, Marley Spoon, Martha Stewart Living, MTV, Sitka Salmon Shares, Simply Recipes, The Spruce Eats, Tiffany & Co., and more

Claire Seaton '18Freelance Photographer + Filmmaker

Claire Seaton is a freelance filmmaker & photographer in Washington, DC, specializing in nonfiction video editing. Claire graduated from William & Mary in 2018 with a self-designed Communications degree. She has taught creative media production to students of all ages at Swem Library's Reeder Media Center and at Arlington Independent Media, produced video and managed social media at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and is currently freelancing as a video editor with Bright Trip, a travel education company founded by Johnny Harris. She serves as Secretary on Arlington Independent Media's Board of Directors, and hopes to someday make her dreams of corgi ownership come true. 

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