Making Space - Creative Survival: Building Your Career in the Modern World with Helena Price
In 2013, Helena Price quit her desk job to try and make photos for a living. Within two years, she was named “Silicon Valley’s Most Wanted Photographer,” and working on projects with Airbnb, Facebook, Fitbit, Google, Microsoft, Nike, Pinterest, Twitter, Uber, Square and more.
In this talk, Helena will talk about the lessons she learned building a career by her own rules, as well as the strategies to survive long-term in the modern job market.
You don’t need to be a photographer to relate to this talk — these lessons are for anyone hoping to build a lasting career, whether it’s in writing, design, web development, or anything in-between.
NCSU students, staff, and faculty may also register for the associated free workshop: Making the Work You Want: Personal Projects 101 Workshop with Helena Price.
ABOUT HELENA PRICE
Helena Price is a commercial, editorial and portrait photographer based in San Francisco, California.
Raised in a small town in North Carolina, Helena has been making photos since she was six years old, getting her start shooting with disposable cameras from Wal-Mart. At 25, Helena ditched her prospering Silicon Valley career to try and make photos full-time. Within two years, she was named “Silicon Valley’s Most Wanted Photographer,” working on projects with Facebook, Fitbit, Google, Microsoft, Nike, Pinterest, Twitter, Uber, Square and more. Her work has been featured on ABC, CNN, The New York Times, Fast Company, Fortune, Glamour, The Guardian, Inc. and more, and Huffington Post named her one of the “Top 30 Most Influential Photographers on the Web.” She no longer shoots with disposable cameras from Wal-Mart.
Helena graduated with a degree in Public Relations from North Carolina State University in 2009.
Free and open to the public.
The Making Space Series is generously sponsored by Pentair.