Event description

One of the most valuable skills designers can have is the ability to maintain poise regardless of what comes our way. We have to produce, turn harsh feedback into something actionable, create within constraints, and empathize with even the most difficult of people. All of this takes time, energy, increased capacity, and the ability to embrace chaos.

During this experiential workshop, you will learn how Gopika, elefint’s founder and creative director manages the highs and lows in running her studio. She will share intimate stories from her 9 years at elefint–the challenges she has faced, the lessons learned, and the advice to others pursuing creative careers. To accompany these life lessons and as a certified Art of Living instructor, Gopika will guide you through a meditation and breathing technique to help you:

• increase your capacity
• boost creativity
• shake out any unwanted stress

You will leave with new design leadership tools and methods to boost creativity and innovation.

This workshop is ideal for any designer, freelancer, creative entrepreneur looking to hone their design leadership skills and achieve more sustained happiness.


Venue: The Happiness Center is a unique private/public partnership between elefint and the Art of Living Foundation, an international nonprofit dedicated to creating stress-free, violence-free communities. Together we are working to create an urban oasis for city dwellers. Our goal is to provide people with the tools, community, and space to disconnect whether you’re on your way to work, need a mid-day breather, or want to dive deep through weekend retreats.


Register for Opening Night Party June 20th.