Posted 30 June 2021
Written by Lyla Johnston

Get a Pep Talk from digital artist, Lindsay Arakawa

This July, get ready for another unmissable hour of advice and inspiration, as digital artist and social media strategist Lindsay Arakawa joins us for this month’s Pep Talk. Tune in on Wednesday 21st July at 1pm on Instagram Live, to find out everything you need to know about making connections and growing your creative network.

Meet the Guest

Lindsay, photographed by Michael Chen Shaffer

About Lindsay Arakawa
Originally born and raised in Aiea, Hawaii, Lindsay currently lives and works in Tokyo as a creative. After graduating from the University of San Francisco with a BA in media studies in 2012, Lindsay started out as a social media intern and then strategist – before moving to Brooklyn, New York, where she oversaw Instagram strategy and creative for media company, Refinery29.

As a fifth-generation Japanese-American, Lindsay decided to move to Japan in 2018 wanting to get a better understanding of her family’s history and background. Since making the move to Tokyo, she has continued to work as a freelance social media strategist for an impressive list of brands including Netflix, Amazon Studios, Pinterest Japan, R/GA Tokyo, VICE Media, Girlboss and WeWork.

In her free time, Lindsay also creates expressive and empowering digital art pieces that combine hand-lettering with her own film photography.

Having worked internationally both in-house and as a freelancer, Lindsay will be ready to answer your questions about making connections, building community and growing your creative network.

See more from Lindsay on her website and Instagram.

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Work for The Bee's Knees

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Work for Klarna

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Work for Girlboss

Meet the Host

About Steph Fung
A 2019 graduate of LCC’s BA in graphic and media design, doing a year in industry while at university lead to Steph’s lucky break. After working with the likes of The Face magazine, Studio Moross and The Mill, Steph built up a strong network before landing her current role as a motion designer at Selfridges.

Ever since, Steph’s career has continued to go from strength-to-strength. From building an impressive online presence to creating work for Vogue Singapore. Recently she was also selected for Kickers’ class of 50 creatives that they believe will help shape their respective industries over the next 50 years.

See more from Steph via her website, on Instagram and TikTok.

Get Involved

Send us your questions!
We’d love for you to join us on July 21st, and we also welcome your questions for Lindsay.

Join the conversation
You can send your questions via Eventbrite when you sign up. Register using the button below, give us a follow on Instagram – and we’ll see you there!

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Written by Lyla Johnston