We had an incredible Face-To-Face event at San Francisco’s beautiful and historic City Club last year! AtEdge photographers used this occasion to present their portfolios to a group of more than 30 hand-picked creatives, art directors, and producers from some of the country’s most prominent companies and ad agencies.

Twice a year at Face-to-Face, AtEdge photographers  present their work in private, one-on-one meetings to creatives that have the need and budgets to hire the highest caliber talent. It’s an opportunity for busy creatives to link up with groundbreaking photographers in a laid-back and casual environment.

Artists and creatives also get a chance to mingle throughout the day between meetings. For many, this relaxed downtime is when the best and most impactful connections are made.

We’re overwhelmed with the success of this year’s event and thrilled to continue this series into 2018. Face-to-Face events are held twice a year — each spring in New York, and in alternate cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Minneapolis and London in the fall.

Our next Face-To-Face event is May 1st in New York City, an incredible opportunity available exclusively to AtEdge members.

Making new connections and revitalizing old relationships is what Face-to-Face is all about. Please contact Elizabeth Owen, President of AtEdge, if you are interested in attending a future Face-To-Face.

We want to express our gratitude to the following industry creatives that assisted in making this event a success:

Juliana Ardila | Sr Art Director | FCB Global
Carolyn Ashburn | Design Director | Landor
Cameron Barnum | Sr Content Prod/Art Buyer | BBDO
Sam Brown | Creative Director | DDB
Noah Dasho | Sr Art Prod | Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Naomi Duckworth | Sr Art Director | Heat
Gretchen Engel | Executive Producer & Partner | IDW
Amy Heine | Director of Photography | Williams-Sonoma
Thomas Hutchings | Creative Director | Landor
Page Kishiyama | VP CD| BBDO
Matt Klug | Creative Director | Eleven Inc
Michelle Lassman | Creative Director | AKQA
Shelley Parsons | Global Brand CD | Levi Strauss & Co
Dan Southwick | Sr Prod | Apple
Mallory Taylor | Art Director | Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners
Kristin van Praag | Print Producer / Art Buyer | Heat
Karen Williams | Photo Editor | San Francisco Magazine
Blake Bakken | Creative | mono
Robert Birnbach | Photography Director | Oracle
Dennis Curry | Sr Art Producer | Freelance
Byron Del Rosario | Assoc CD | Venables Bell and Partners
Chien Hwang | President & Head of Creative | DAE
Alisa Latvala | Sr Producer | Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Katie Mellor | Sr Art Director | Facebook
Kim Miles | Sr Producer/Art Buyer | Square
Ronny Northrop | Exec Creative Director | Cutwater
Alex Palomo | Creative Director | Publicis + Riney
James Sablan | Sr Print Prod/Art Buyer | Mekanism
Amy Silverman | Photo Editor | WIRED
Michelle Sjöberg | Assoc CD (AD) | DDB
Jenny Taich | Art Buyer/Producer | Publicis + Riney
Danny Yee | Associate Creative Director | Twitter


“I believe Face-To-Face is the best way to meet such great talent. Can’t wait for the next one!”

Alex Palomo, Creative Director, Publicis + Riney


Face-to-Face San Francisco 2018 Matches AtEdge Photographers with the Top Creative Decision Makers

The Curtet team showing off their work for Naomi Duckworth


“Amazing as always, a classy event where I can meet with quality creatives that are actually sourcing high caliber talent.”

Dana Hursey, Photographer


Face-to-Face San Francisco 2018 Matches AtEdge Photographers with the Top Creative Decision Makers

Photographer Dan Saelinger laughs it up with Goodby, Silverstein & Partners’ Noah Dasho


“I loved meeting some very talented photographers that I hadn’t heard of before.”

Page Kishiyama, VP Creative Director, BBDO


Face-to-Face San Francisco 2018 Matches AtEdge Photographers with the Top Creative Decision Makers

Chien Hwang, President and Head of Creative for DAE, meets with photographer Dana Neibert


“I really enjoyed the time in between meetings where I had the chance to meet other photographers and agents – another bonus and made some nice connections!”

Kerry Shaw, Photographer


Face-to-Face San Francisco 2018 Matches AtEdge Photographers with the Top Creative Decision Makers

Creative Director Alex Palomo delves into the work of photographer Diana Zalucky


All Photos by Isabella Cassini