Creative director / co-FOUNDER
Callie brings her background in contemporary art to the design sector through the co-founding of DE LA Studio. She has a Master's degree in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, and a Bachelor's degree in Arts Management from Columbia College Chicago. With over ten years' experience working internationally as a curator, project manager, studio manager, and producer of visual and performing arts, Callie has returned to her native Los Angeles as an independent curator and collaborator in an array of creative disciplines. She heads DE LA Projects and is the creative director of the studio, with an aim of making space for emerging artists of all disciplines to experiment and exhibit their work.
Brand manager / Co-FOUNDER
With a decade of brand and product development under his belt, Aram is naturally our brand manager alongside being one of DE LA’s star designers (2120 is his brainchild, and he collabs with his mama on VANIE). His experience of launching his two brands through DE LA gives him the nuanced perspective of not just what it takes to build and market a creative brand in today’s competitive climate, but how DE LA helped him hone his vision and message throughout the process. He’s our sales and numbers guy, and keeps us in fresh shoes and jewels all year long.