+ Born in Chicago, IL
+ Raised in Tampa, FL
+ Cultivated in New York, NY
+ Mixed in Austin, TX
+ Mastered in Los Angeles, CA
& Distributed Worldwide
Independent Artist. Entrepreneur. Creative. Friend.
Being self-employed for a handful of years has allowed me to accrue a great wealth of knowledge, experience and diversity in my abilities. It's added a large amount of appreciation and gratuity to my life that I feel may have been missed if I was still working inside of the casket, cubicle or whatever you want to call it.
Being able to create a sustainable living with your passions is difficult enough, but one of the perks is how much it's helped me build a considerable network of established relationships across the US and beyond. As my active portfolio became more robust, the clients also started becoming increasingly notable to the extent that I started receiving recognition as a trusted creative industry professional alongside a valuable asset to several communities, individuals and businesses alike.
I'm humbled when I look at my past, satisfied with my present and excited to watch you fail. (totally joking, but glad you're still reading, that was the point) and absolutely can't wait for the future / unknown.
My primary interest is in creating opportunities that are mutually beneficial and can build healthy long term relationships with good company that understand the value of maintaining conceptual integrity in whatever it is they do.
I'm about building with diverse, dynamic individuals who move forward despite adversity and setbacks. People with a solid code of ethics who know who they are, what they do, why they do it and won't stop til they get what they want.
Dedicated . Authentic . Transparent . Understanding . Patient . and Flexible.
firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to build
Event Work History:
I've been an event producer for ten years now and have been involved at various capacities with several that I am proud to have been of service to. Whether I was managing a stage, backlining for artists, assembling merch teams, handling vendor relations, holding down vip artist entrances or running the guestlist & door. I've done almost everything you can imagine in this space and look forward to continung to present a wide array of solid productions in the upcoming years, while offering consulting or management services for those in need.
Feel free to ask what my specific role(s) were in any of the events listed below.
LOW END THEORY FESTIVAL
ECHO PARK RISING
BANANAS 9 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
ODD FUTURE CARNIVAL / CAMP FLOGNAW
LOS ANGELES PRIDE FESTIVAL
VENICE ART CRAWL
BROCCOLI CITY FEST
ROCK THE BELLS x PAID DUES
BLOCK PARTY LA
EAGLE ROCK MUSIC FESTIVAL
POW FEST 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
40 OZ BOUNCE LA
SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
HOT IMPORT NIGHTS
DISCO DINING CLUB
DANTE'S FRIED CHICKEN
LA'S GOT ALOHA
BEAT HAUS NYC
SOULECTION / HW&W FAMBAM PARTY
DRIPPED FASHION SHOW & TRUNK SOIREES
GRAMMY WEEKEND PARTIES
G.O.O.D MUSIC NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND
AND MANY MANY OTHERS...
.. SINCERELY EXHAUSTED THINKING ABOUT HOW MANY OTHERS I'VE DONE, SO WE'LL JUST STOP HERE.
Write-Ups & Features:
VoyageLA - http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-eric-spivak-gorillamic-411-studios-downtown-los-angeles/
ILoveCreatives - http://www.ilovecreatives.com/creative-profiles/eric-spivak
Bananas - LA Weekly: http://www.laweekly.com/
The Flyball - Thump/Vice: https://thump.vice.com/en_
Westside Love - The Argonaut: http://argonautnews.com/a-valentines-party-sure-to-get-hearts-racing/
Destination Luxury: http://destinationluxury.com/destination-luxury-july-luxury-brand-experience/
Under Raidar - Bespoke Magazine: http://www.bespokemagazineonline.com/speakeasies-in-la-where-to-find-them-and-how-to-get-in/
Some of the people I've done shows with:
As you can imagine, each show has a different lineup of generally 5 performers to take up the timeframe of 9pm til 2am. Sometimes I'd use venues with 2 rooms. Other times the event duration may be different allowing for more artists to be billed. I've always attempted to have eclectic and diverse talent that I genuinely support and appreciate at my events. I've never put on a show that I'm ashamed of or disappointed with. By putting the talent & attendees experience first, you have the initial ingredients to create a pretty awesome dish. Below is a list of some of the many people who've performed at shows I've put together or collaborated on, my apologies for the countless names I've left out (as this gets long) and again as to verify legitimacy I do have photos, videos, past flyers and more supporting the list.
This list could be extended further if I went into artists and events I've done artwork for or other logistics, such as Q-Bert, Mix Master MIke or assisted with the PR campaign with Royce & Premier's PRHYME album. Driivng Peggy Gou from the Ace to our LA Warehouse parties to getting venues for G.O..O.D. Music to do an NBA All-Star Weekend party, sourcing a 64 black impala with hydraulics for Cardi B. Whether seeking venues for SchoolboyQ's Blank Face Release, or Def Jam artist Bibi Bourelly's society sessions, or in music videos with Method Man & Blimes Brixton, I'm always on the go and down to work with good people doing good things. The list goes on and on and on some more.
Frank151, Strictly Beats, Freestyle Madness, currently an editor for The World Famous Beat Junkies crew.
411 Studios - Is an exclusive network of unique,safe, and accesible creative resources available for individuals & brands to conceptualize, collaborate & facilitate under.
We currently reside in Los Angeles, California but our work can be seen worldwide and has been published and distributed through several mediums across prominent and well-recognized platforms.
Some of our past clients include:
America's Next Top Model, NBC's World Of Dance, OWSLA Records, Arsenic Magazine and our portfolios showcase previous work including talent such as Ruby Rose, Anderson Paak, Tokimonsta and many others.
Since opening back in November 2016' we've also played host to several amazing events such as Acid Camp, Moony Habits, Sav Noir, Fade2Mind and more.
From robust editorial campaigns, feature commerical work, top dollar music vids and other big budget productions all the way to micro-scale, independent DIY creative, indie and school projects, we try to remain accessible and accommodate most inquiries for use of our space.
We're good people doing good things for good people and didn't acquire this space with the idea of it being some get rich quick scheme. We genuinely care about anyone that walks through our doors, anything created in our space, and it's our commitment to offer a unique experience that you won't find in any other studio in LA.
If you'd like to swing by, we have 24/7 availability for walkthroughs.