International Women's Day
Collaboration with Alethia Lunares
These are the organizers, bosses, mediators, brains, hustlers, friends, loyalists, fans, & beauty that make up the current working women at Studio Elevn/Ori Media. This group of dedicated individuals functions off of a slightly obsessive work ethic and mutual respect for each other. These women have value and worth, and they work hard for a more inclusive, gender-equal world. Here is a closer look at the women of Studio Elevn/Ori Media photographed by Michael Ori, styled by Alexa Hall, and illustrated by Alethia Lunares.
This is Alexa Hall
She is Studio Director of Studio Elevn / co-founder of Mas Art Services. She can be found eating an apple, wearing sneakers, bossing people into necessary tasks, and always and forever making things look cuter at Studio Elevn.
Other women that inspire her are Serena Williams & Lena Dunham.
Some items that could be in Alexa’s bag are:
- Several different Sharpies to make cute lists
- A variety of lipstick
- A notebook with almost every page covered in writing
- Her iPhone to handle business and look at Raf Simmon’s Instagram,
- A water bottle to obsessively hydrate
This is Ashley Francis
She is the Event Coordinator for Studio Elevn / Ninja by day. She designs with fresh flora, spray paints everything, and makes event magic happen. Ashley also consumes too much sugar and whiskey... sometimes together.
The woman that inspires her is Alexa Hall (see above).
Some items that are in her bag are
- Dark lipsticks
- Antibacterial wipes
- Trains & trucks (bc small child)
- Popcorn Jelly Beans
- EXTREME Sour Patch Kids
- iPhone (bc Spotify)
- and hopefully car keys
This is Jessica Ercanbrack
She is a Graphic Designer at Ori Media. She can be found mindlessly designing at Studio Elevn and babysitting dogs across the Salt Lake valley.
Other women that inspire her are Jessica Alba, Jessica Lange, Jessica Chastain, Jessica Walsh, Jessica Sluder, and Jessica Biel(‘s bangs).
Some items that could be in Jess’s bag are:
- A coffee cup
- A sketchbook
- Candy trash
This is maggie oyler
She is the Public Relations Manager at Ori Media and the Principal of MBMink.
She can usually be found drinking coffee / concepting / writing / networking / designing / strategizing / analyzing / monitoring social media or otherwise working. Either that or she’s out of cellphone range somewhere in the desert.
Other women that inspire her are Nina Simone, Virginia Woolf & Chelsea Handler.
Some items that could be in Maggie’s bag are:
- A leather-bound planner
- One nice pen
- One MacBook Pro
- A 6 foot high speed iPhone charging cord
- A backup battery pack iPhone charger
- Multiple adapters
- Maybe a USB cord
- A variety of SNACKS
This is Jessica Sluder
She is the owner and Principal Designer at MAKE Modern, a local commercial and residential interior design studio based at Studio Elevn’s Creative Commons.
She can be found buried in piles of trace paper, sucked into Pinterest, warming her hands with an almond milk latte, and teaching her 2-year old about the facts of life (especially enjoying the soft, blowing-out-a-candle manner in which he says “poo”).
Other women that inspire her are her mom(s) and all of the boss babes at Studio Elevn.
Some items that could be in Jessica’s bag are:
- At least 3 of her 1,000 Moleskine notebooks
- Another thousand Paper Mate Flair pens
- A tape measure
- Boogie wipes
- Goldfish crackers
This is Stephanie Kirk
She is a photographer and fellow employee entertainer at Ori media/Studio Elevn.
She can be found climbing, shooting things in studio Elevn, wishing she grew up in the 70’s, sneakily taking candid photos of interesting strangers on her film camera, drinking horchata, going to group meditation, staring blankly at the smoke coming from her incense, listening to vinyl, editing photos, hanging out amongst pine trees and dancing very awkwardly to funky songs.
Other women that inspire her are her mom, Alexa Hall and Vivian Maier.
Some items that could be in Steph’s bag are:
- Various film cameras including a Polaroid
- One single Subaru key (no FOB)
This is Chelsea Scanlan
She is the founder of Make + Master - a series of workshops taught by local craftsmen on trades and skills and bases her work out of Studio Elevn’s Creative Commons and home during naptime.
She can be found chasing her son Owen, meeting makers, trying her hand at new trades, photographing local owners with her film camera, and planning a dozen classes and events at all times.
This is Kristen Bailey-Yoo
She is a Communications Specialist for Studio Elevn / almost graduated college student.
She can be found doing everything with music playing in the background or through her headphones. At work she’s making terrible puns, snacking/eating sushi or soup, and attempting to focus on one thing at a time. At home she’s watching cooking documentaries or wander-lusting in scalding hot baths.
A few women that inspire her are Alicia Keys, Marina Abramovic, Violet Chachki, & of course, Chrissy Teigen.
Some items found in her minuscule Nalu backpack are:
- Her wallet (bc bus/train pass)
- Lush’s Lip Service
- Random lipsticks
- A sudoku book
- A tampon
- If she’s lucky, a stranded bobby pin