starting in March
at Studio 207
Hear local creatives tell their stories.
Small Talk/s is a speaker series featuring local creatives telling their stories. Through this program CAAC aims to highlight the varied and circuitous paths our local creatives take in their careers.
The format for Small Talk/s is casual, fun and flexible. The audience is encouraged to ask questions and interject throughout your talk. Humor and irreverence is welcome and encouraged.
Past Small Talk/s
August 10, 2022
Yoonji’s early career aspirations, in chronological order: graphic designer, market researcher, and English teacher. She gets to use most of the foundational skills of the aforementioned jobs in her current role as the founder/designer of Good Creatives. She puts on different hats from designing visual identity, designing editorial designs such as annual reports, print/digital magazines to project management for nonprofit organizations around the world. Yoonji has called Indiana home since 2015, where her home has also been in South Korea and Turkey. Yoonji is also a mother of a 1-year old girl, Reyhan Demir. Before Reyhan’s arrival, she used to enjoy her weekends hosting friends and playing board games.
June 8, 2022
Louis Joyner is an architect who has been practicing in Columbus for over 30 years. He is a member of the AIA, a registered interior designer, and historic preservation specialist. In addition to his practice, Louis teaches in the J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program of Indiana University.
Louis has done significant advocacy work on behalf of Columbus’ buildings, having co-authored seven National Historic Landmark applications. He has extensively advised facilities teams at the Crump Theater, North Christian Church, and First Christian Church to recommend best practices for responsible stewardship.
Jamie Evelyn Goldsborough
Architect, Graphic Designer, Writer
May 11, 2022
Jamie Evelyn Goldsborough (b. 1990, she/her) is an eccentric, multi-scale designer with history and skill in coupling messaging and the built environment. She is interdisciplinarily trained in graphic design, architecture, writing, and research. Jamie is currently the Creative Director at Landmark Columbus Foundation.
Actor and Author
April 13, 2022
Jan Lucas is an actor working extensively in the Indianapolis area. She began her career working in Chicago at the Goodman and Steppenwolf theaters, among many others.
In Los Angeles, she worked for a number of years doing commercials, movies, and had a featured role on the series “The Human Factor”. After returning to the midwest, she has worked at the Phoenix Theater, Summit Performance, Jewish Theater of Bloomington and the Indiana Repertory Theater. She was most recently seen as Bib the goat in Alabaster at the Phoenix. Some of her favorite roles include Helen in The House That Jack Built and Dr. Livingston in Agnes of God at IRT, and Miriam in the one-woman show Apples In Winter.
She has written plays for young audiences and a memoir entitled My Beautiful Leukemia.
Designer, Fabricator and Musician
March 9, 2022
Loran is a Columbus native and a fourth generation woodworker. He is committed to beautiful designs that keep alive and celebrate true craftsmanship.
Loran founded Bohall Design and Fabrication in 2016 leads a team of seven people. When he’s not in the studio he is a member of Bigfoot Yancey an Indianapolis-based band.