creative people

neal aronowitz

Neal is a furniture and lighting designer in Portland, OR. Neal founded his design firm in 2014 with a few powerful and iconic pieces of furniture and lighting, and in a short time has won acclaim in the international design world. In 2017, he made his first foray into lighting with the Boro Boro Light, a dynamic and exuberant Chandelier which won second place in the LAMP International Design Competition. In 2018, his ground-breaking Whorl Console Table was recognized for its inspirational sculptural form and its innovative production with the prestigious Gray Award in the category of furniture product design and the Interior Design Magazine Best Of Year Award for residential furniture. Accolades continue to accumulate for his furniture series called Concrete Canvas.

mahesh madhav

Mahesh is an independent filmmaker and producer in Portland, OR. He was introduced to video production in 2012 by an inmate at Oregon State Penitentiary who was serving a life sentence. He honed his newfound skills through volunteer work, giving back to the community by producing cultural and spiritual programs in the South Asian diaspora. Mahesh is also a creative technologist, gaining notoriety from his optimization and software enabling work on the popular video post-production software, DaVinci Resolve. Recently, Mahesh co-produced and edited SPARKY by mollyBANG, which won the award for "Best Music Video" at the 2019 Hometown Media Awards national competition, and had its live premiere at the 2019 Cordillera International Film Festival.