Straight from my notebook...
Hi, I’m Joshua Pinkay
Here's what you should know.
Whether I'm your publicist, your brand manager, your media host, your editor, your colleague, or your friend, I'm always 100% giving you some "notes" – usually because we're probably creating a story, and I'm figuring out the best ways to tell it. I've worked on countless campaigns and editorial features spanning industries like tech, beauty, fashion, food, cannabis, entertainment, entrepreneurship, non-profit, and so much more. My pleasure is finding the narrative that best suits you and your audience.
Currently, I serve as the Senior Editor for both OBVIOUS Magazine and SoCal Magazine and contributor to various outlets covering features in Food, Culture, Lifestyle, and Human Interest. I'm also a Co-Producer and Podcaster currently developing season 4 of LaMay Day Limelight for the creative platform, LaMay Productions LLC.
Step into my world as I continue to pursue ventures as a creative entrepreneur. Trust me, there's so much more to come. Just take a look at my notes... ;)
Don’t Forget to Follow
When you think of the word Vision, you almost immediately associate that word with sight, the sensory power of seeing. It is something required to turn a thought into innovation. You have to have vision to be a visionary, and that doesn’t specifically mean the ability to physically see something, but rather an intention or inclination to create or make change.
At the beginning of 2020, OBVIOUS had intentions of using our vision to create new stories, highlight new outlooks, and continue offering the cutting edge content that our viewers have grown to love over the years. What started out to look like the most promising new decade very quickly turned into a dark age of disorder as the growing pandemic of COVID-19 became a global threat that altered all of our realities. Then, in the midst of the growing pandemic, the masks of American “justice” started to show themselves more clearly than ever before as an uprising from the Black Lives Matter movements called out the wrongful murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others at the hands of police brutality.
Amid all of these things, one thing was certain: our Vision was clouded. There needed to be some refocusing of what really matters and what messaging Team OBVIOUS could provide to its audience that would resonate something optimistic and hopeful. It was our intention to highlight the 2020 Visionaries to Watch much earlier in the year, but we found it wise to hold that story for some time until it felt right to release. The world has now spent more than half of the year enduring the stress of these trying times, and yet we can still look towards the people making a difference as a means of inspiration. There’s no doubt that the individuals selected in this article each showcase a tenacity and touch of creativity that has shown the potential for greatness in their lives and the lives of others. It is because they’ve used their heart, their motivation, and their Vision to strive for change and create the space for new generations to learn from them. It is with great honor that OBVIOUS Magazine presents:
The 2020 Visionaries To Watch.
**Editor’s note: These interviews were conducted prior to the nation-wide stay at home orders in March 2020. Some of the interviews have since been updated with how these individuals have pivoted their businesses during these times.
At the root of innovation, social change, and ground-breaking ideas, you have to examine the minds and thoughts of the people who are effecting a new wave of originality. Whether it be in media, politics, health, technology, or lifestyle, modern society is at the brink of seeing new and exciting advances at how we approach different parts of our lives within these categories and beyond. For our 2018 "What's Next" issue, SoCal Mag is highlighting eight individual stories of people that are creating new pathways and experiences for modern society and future generations alike.