Malia is an acclaimed Art Director, Creative Director and can step behind the lens in a heartbeat and make the photo magic happen all on her own. She has traveled the world as a successful actress, sports model and lived in Japan for years working as a stuntwoman (no, we’re not kidding, she can kick butt if needed).
Hawaiian born and raised, Malia (rhymes w/Maria) keeps the Aloha spirit alive and well no matter the workload or deadline. Malia also went to Bowdoin College for undergraduate and also has an MBA, she spent years as a producer, a Creative Director and more recently a five year full time run as the Photo Art Director for Athleta (the fitness/yoga clothing company). When not freelancing with WEDGE Creative, she is often off supporting Athleta's photo shoots around the world.
Malia is smart, sassy, creative and fun. She also serves as our resident linguist (she speaks 3 languages) and like Brian, photographs because she absolutely, positively loves to create. Malia's creativity and energy, along with her incredible experience and thoughtful insights are an amazing addition to everything we do. We think she’s pretty awesome and you will as well!
Brian and Malia own and operate WEDGE Creative as small, sustainably built studios. Their home base is in Mill Valley, California in stunningly beautiful Marin County, just 20 minutes from downtown San Francisco. They also have small seasonal studios on the coast of Maine and on the windward side of Oahu in Hawaii. Every year, Malia directs photo and film shoots worldwide as well as leading creative direction and concepting.
When not knee deep in the planning or implementation of a video/photo/marketing campaign in some exotic land, Malia is a passionate dancer and cook. Afro-Cuban dance, salsa and ballet are all passions. The perfect day for Malia includes cruising in their VW Bus looking for surf, looking for food, looking for campsites or just looking.
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