I met FindSpark's founder, Emily Miethner, at a networking event some years ago in New York. I kept following her company's work, and during a lunch hour a few years later, I happened to live doodle a twitter chat that FindSpark was having. I posted the final drawing to twitter and tagged them, of course, and thought that was that. But not long after, they reached out to me about live drawing people's portraits at an upcoming networking event! I had never done a live drawing event before, and barely had any practice drawing portraits ever. I responded with an enthusiastic "yes" anyway. #fakeittillyoumakeit
About a year after I moved to Chicago, I received an email from Emily that FindSpark was expanding there! They were having a welcome bash and wanted me to live draw portraits again. By this point, I'd been drawing portraits on the reg for dscout, so I was happy to reprise my role with some more skill and experience under my belt.
It was a really fun time and I'm so grateful to Emily and FindSpark for the opportunity!