Creative Innovators with Gigi Johnson

Creative Innovators with Gigi Johnson


Latest Episodes

Wearing a Cape This Whole Time...with Tania Katan
November 26, 2020

Gigi played fangirl in this episode! Tania Katan shares her wit and wisdom about how to use creativity to challenge with playfulness our rigid organizational cultures. She works with large and small companies, helping them find new alignment around thei

Pirates, Magicians, and Wizards . . . with Megan Elliott
November 17, 2020

Megan Elliott shares her journey from Australia and indigenous cultural media to trade union representation in Ireland to traveling across Asia connecting leaders and cultures . . before she was found on LinkedIn to bring her superpowers to Nebraska. She

An Incredible Experiment. . . with Frosty McNeill and Ale Cohen
November 11, 2020

Ale Cohen and Frosty McNeill share their journey through “experimenting with sound” and community in building the Internet radio collective DUBLAB over the past two decades. They share what inspired and drove them to build this institution and how it has

I Never Knew I was Supposed to Only Do One Thing. . . with Arabian Prince
October 27, 2020

Arabian Prince shares the rest of the story -- both before and after working with NWA. He shares how he got started with tech, entrepreneurship, and music creation at a young age. He talks with Gigi about how he taught himself new gaming and creative te

Composers of Tomorrow . . . with Akira Nakano
October 12, 2020

In this episode, Akira Nakano takes us through his journeys in piano performance, music composition, video editing, and starting a non-profit.  These led to the launch of the LA Inception Orchestra, which works with youth and composers to launch Composers

Trust Your Calling . . . with Christopher Hope
October 05, 2020

In this episode, Christopher Hope shares his journey to found The Loop Lab in Cambridge, MA. He learned through DJing, community service, religious studies, and partnering with local organizations to deliver a unique blend of higher education, apprentice

Solving Problems with Art, VR, and Software . . . with Sasha Samochina
September 28, 2020

Sasha Samochina shares her journey connecting art, VR, and science together -- to her trio of roles at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). She illustrates why she is “thankful for [her] boldness” in interning and pushing into each new job and new techn

Social Proof and Pushing Forward . . . with Ty Frankel
September 21, 2020

Ty Frankel shares how as a young music creator and entrepreneur he pushed to create relationships to build Shut Down Media. His multi-country company creates hip hop music for integration into film and television. He talks about how he overcame obstacles,

That Moment of Mojo . . . with Zack Zalon
September 14, 2020

Zack Zalon has shifted and grown along with a transforming music industry. He began as (and still is) a musician, then blossomed at the Troubadour before launching into websites, marketing, Farm Club, Virgin, and through that Moment of Mojo into taking h

Slightly Against the Grain . . . with Carlo, Ben, and Josh from Indie-Pop
September 01, 2020

Enjoy the tales of Carlo Fox, Ben Willis, and Josh Andriano working together as the three-partner independent music management company leadership team running Indie-Pop.  After meeting when Josh and Ben married sisters (no longer in the picture), they for