Telephone: 323- 641-7781 • Email: hippofactoryla@gmail.com

Address: 3614 W JEFFERSON BLVD, LOS ANGELES, CA 90016

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 NEIL ABRAMSON - FOUNDER  

Neil Abramson, an acclaimed filmmaker and photographer with an unflinching eye. Neil's feature film, American Son, premiered at Sundance and was distributed by Miramax. His debut feature film, Without Air, was also a Sundance premiere. His film Soldier Child was used by the United Nations / Amnesty International to call attention to the horrific plight of child soldiers in Uganda.  In the commercial realm, Neil is known as a storyteller. His client list includes Nike, McDonald's, Cadillac, Coca-Cola, United Airlines, Chevrolet, and Toyota, and his industry awards include a Clio and Silver and Gold Lions at Cannes.

 JORDAN ISREAL-  CURATOR / DIGITAL MEDIA 

Jordan Isreal, Digital Media Specialist/Curator. He is an Art Institute Of Pittsburgh graduate with a degree in Digital Filmmaking and Video Production. He worked as a Camera Operator for the Pennsylvania Cable Network. He also spent time as a Producer for The NFHS Network. Some of his most memorable work includes his work with the Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship where his work was published in Forbes Magazine. Jordan is also curator and founder of A Created Experience Art Show where he has worked with numerous amount of artist and brands. Some brands include Jeantrix, Dr Martens, and Qilo.  

 BRIAN BUSCH - INSTRUCTOR  

Living in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles, Brian has over 20 years experience as an Illustrator and Fine Artist. From Storyboards and Comps, to finished Illustrations, Brian is adept in working both traditionally and digitally. When he's not creating work for the film and advertising industry, Brian is usually found eating a Pastrami Reuben at Canters Deli.

 ANA SANCHEZ - INSTRUCTOR  

Ana Sanchez was born in Havana, Cuba, and spent her childhood living in Colombia, where she got her Business and Economics degree in 2010. After moving to Los Angeles, California in 2012, Ana explored different creative outlets until deciding to get her BFA at Laguna College of Art and Design. This multidisciplinary and diverse background has helped her combine different elements of literature and philosophy into her artistic work, including the poetry of Edvard Munch and the works of Jean Paul Sartre. She has exhibited her paintings in various shows around Southern California, such as About the Author at 1888 Center in Orange, CA, and more recently The Art of the Self at Golden West College Art Gallery in Huntington Beach, CA.

 DANIEL PECI - INSTRUCTOR  

Daniel Pesci was born in Skopje, Macedonia and has been drawing and painting since he was a child. He graduated from The Academy of Fine Arts in Macedonia in Painting and Graphic Design. He is a member of the Society of Artists of Macedonia, DLUM. His painting are hanging in private and corporate collections in the United States and Europe.  Daniel communicates by using a visual language composed of color, shapes and values,  creating images that have deep emotional resonance and speaks in ways beyond the canvas.

 DUXCEONE - INSTRUCTOR  

DUCE is a self taught artist that derives from the Los Angeles spray paint subculture. He began spray painting in 1987, writing his monicker all over the city of Angels. Through out the next 3 decades he polished up his craft evolving from stylized graffiti pieces to full fledge murals. For the last 20 years Duce has painted for corporations, private parties and non profit organizations.