FLOCK FESTIVAL | FOUNDER’S FIRESIDE CHAT with Johann Kim
From law student, to jewellery maker, to shopkeeper, to national brand! Pigeonhole’s founder, Johann Kim, shares his unbarred entrepreneurial and creative journey of how from little things, big things grow. Interviewed by fellow WA creative, Cara Phillips, get to know the Big Bird himself and hear the story of Perth’s favourite store spanning 15 years. Get inspired by a crazy entrepreneurial rollercoaster, explore the tension between being a creative and being a businessman and find out what drives this bird at the front of the flock.
This is a not to be missed conversation with one of Perth’s most influential creative entrepreneurs. Light refreshments available for purchase on the night. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
About Johann Kim
A serial entrepreneur and creative visionary, Johann Kim, founded Pigeonhole at age 25, straight out of university as his first place of employment. Since 2007, Johann has opened over 50 stores, a cafe, run a wholesale distribution business with customers globally, has exhibited in tradeshows around the world, and run markets and activations across Australia.
Johann have received numerous awards including the WA Business News 40 Under 40 at age 27, WA Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year, Life In Style Lifetime Achievement Award & the Global Innovator Award for Best Retailer in Australia.
Having travelled the world and lived across the country, Johann has finally settled back in Perth and brings his cosmopolitan sensibility of design, placemaking, and creative community building back to his hometown and celebrates 15 years of running Pigeonhole this October.
About our Host: Cara Phillips
Cara Phillips is an actor, director, writer and presenter. She has worked in theatre, film and TV, in Australia and in China. Currently she works as a Senior Lecturer in film, as well as facilitating creativity workshops as an arts therapist. Cara has a keen interest in people’s stories and experience and is delighted to explore the stories of our amazing artists and host the fireside chats at Flock Festival.
This event is part of FLOCK FESTIVAL, a 31 day showcase of WA Creativity & Culture in October 2022 in celebration of Pigeonhole’s 15th Anniversary. PIGEONHOLE is a retail store established in Perth in 2007 celebrating friendship and curating beautiful things that bring joy to you and those you love. For updates on Flock Festival 2022 follow us at @pigeonholeperth.
Oct 05 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm