“Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life.” 

This advice, given to Laura Brophy, Principal at Laura Brophy Interiors, by her father as a young girl, inspired her to embrace her insatiable passion for fashion, art, architecture, and design. A Southern California native, Laura completed her studies at the Interior Designers Institute in Newport Beach, California – after which, she began the journey that led to the creation of Laura Brophy Interiors (LBI). After successfully leading hundreds of domestic and international projects at both regional and national design firms, Laura formed LBI, where first-class service and design intuition is at the forefront of every design challenge she solves. Laura lives to seamlessly blend different styles in a fresh, spontaneous, and endlessly creative way.

Andre Filip is the Founder and CEO of ELA, a global creative advertising agency headquartered in Los Angeles.  

He founded ELA (“Everything LA”) in 2004 to capture the spirit and rich culture of everything that LA has to offer. He oversees all aspects of the agency including business strategy, culture, client service, and operations and has played an integral role in expanding the agency’s global presence. 

His “chaos theory” philosophy and spirit of wild inclusion are at the heart of this culture. He believes that in order to make something better, you have to break it apart and encourages his employees and clients to jump into the chaos with him. This approach has allowed him to develop business and game-changing creative strategies for leading brands including TikTok, Disney, Easterseals, PepsiCo, Thermador and Western Digital.  

A creative visionary with a strong business acumen, his more than 15 years of experience in entertainment and advertising spanning innovative campaigns for an impressive array of clients including HBO, Disney, Starbucks, Easterseals, Universal, EA Games, NASCAR, Showtime, 20th Century Fox, ABC, Fox Sports and Bravo.  

Andre also serves on the Board of Directors for Easterseals Southern California.

For more, visit: www.ela1.com.

Form Magazine

Author: Form Magazine

FORM: pioneering design, a publication that celebrates Southern California’s contribution to architecture, design, and the visual arts.

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