VERONIKA SHULMAN, founder & creative director, is a storyteller, artist, & activist.
A graduate of Wellesley College & Oxford University in art history & aesthetics, she is a published author, editor, & playwright. Trained at the prestigious branding firm Creed Strategic Imaging in New York, she has since led communications for Get Lit, a world-renowned arts organization, & storytelling for Wondros, a socially minded creative agency founded by Jesse Dylan.
She is also a founder of United Voices of Peace, an initiative with the United Nations which positions young storytellers & artists at Get Lit as the official ambassadors of the UN's International Day of Peace, launched at Sundance 2018.
She is the writer of the play BLOOM which debuted to sold-out crowds at the Eastside Queer Stories Festival in Los Angeles in 2017, & she is currently writing a contemporary folk musical based on the lives of English soldiers and poets in World War I with singer/songwriter Mara Connor.
Everyone & everything has a story...
PEDRO MARTINEZ is a photographer & designer based in Long Beach, CA. He stays up late.
Martinez began photographing so that he could learn to shoot at shows for his music blog...which worked, as graphic design wasn't satiating his artistic hungers. Years later, he is a full-time artist & splits his time between photos, design, & painting. Other passions include cute butts & french fries.