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by Katherine Yaksich

Check out the Oakley Disruptive by Design campaign video that I helped film at Red Studios in Hollywood, CA, produced by Evan Burgher and The Wonderland Group. We had a solid crew and had such a blast shooting this. Huge thanks to Evan and The Wonderland Group for flying me out to California to be a part of this fun project!

Filmed on RED Epic digital cinema cameras by Jes Stockhausen, Dave Brumbley, Eric Ulbrich, and Reuben Hernandez
Edited by Dave Brumbley Produced by Evan Burgher and The Wonderland Group for Oakley, Inc.

by Katherine Yaksich

Photo by Evan Burgher - In honor of parkour class, here’s a photo of me exactly 4 years ago on my last day working at Oakley, after quitting my job to pursue a creative career in NYC. The decision to quit my job has been one of the most significant and rewarding decisions I have ever made. If you’re unhappy with your life, I hope you find the courage to break free and do what you love. 
 Here’s an excerpt from my farewell email that I wrote to my coworkers on March 26th, 2010 with teary eyes: “Everything, even the best things in life, must come to an end at some point. I’ve decided to pursue a creative career full time, at least for now. I’ve always been a creative person and it’s not a life that we choose for ourselves in the words of Barbara Streisand. It is a difficult path, but it is who I am and what makes me come alive. I can stay up all night on a work night working on a project or play music until the early hours of the morning and even wake up before the sun comes up to take pictures. So next Friday, I will hop on a plane bound for NY, South Africa, and Mozambique to embark on a new adventure, travel for 9 months, and film a documentary about the human experience. I will also have the opportunity to take a road trip across the states, which has been a long time dream of mine. Afterwards, I will move to NY which is something that I’ve always wanted to do at some point in my life. I’m really going for it and taking a leap of faith.” 
 The last 4 years have been absolutely incredible, and I have never looked back. 

Photo by Evan Burgher - In honor of parkour class, here’s a photo of me exactly 4 years ago on my last day working at Oakley, after quitting my job to pursue a creative career in NYC. The decision to quit my job has been one of the most significant and rewarding decisions I have ever made. If you’re unhappy with your life, I hope you find the courage to break free and do what you love.

Here’s an excerpt from my farewell email that I wrote to my coworkers on March 26th, 2010 with teary eyes: “Everything, even the best things in life, must come to an end at some point. I’ve decided to pursue a creative career full time, at least for now. I’ve always been a creative person and it’s not a life that we choose for ourselves in the words of Barbara Streisand. It is a difficult path, but it is who I am and what makes me come alive. I can stay up all night on a work night working on a project or play music until the early hours of the morning and even wake up before the sun comes up to take pictures. So next Friday, I will hop on a plane bound for NY, South Africa, and Mozambique to embark on a new adventure, travel for 9 months, and film a documentary about the human experience. I will also have the opportunity to take a road trip across the states, which has been a long time dream of mine. Afterwards, I will move to NY which is something that I’ve always wanted to do at some point in my life. I’m really going for it and taking a leap of faith.”

The last 4 years have been absolutely incredible, and I have never looked back. 

by Katherine Yaksich

I worked here for over 5.5 years and can still remember quite vividly the first time I ever drove up and walked through these doors. In March of 2010, I finally found the #courage to quit my job and pursue my love and passion of telling stories full time, and fulfilling my long time dream of moving to #NYC. I’m still thankful for all the friends I made, all the fun experiences I had, and everything I learned. If you don’t like your job or want to do something else with your life, I hope you will also find the courage someday to break free and do what you need to do. It’s not easy, but it could very well be the best decision you ever make. #oakley #california #tbt #throwbackthursday from June 17, 2009, image #186 from my #5DmarkII straight from the camera

I worked here for over 5.5 years and can still remember quite vividly the first time I ever drove up and walked through these doors. In March of 2010, I finally found the #courage to quit my job and pursue my love and passion of telling stories full time, and fulfilling my long time dream of moving to #NYC. I’m still thankful for all the friends I made, all the fun experiences I had, and everything I learned. If you don’t like your job or want to do something else with your life, I hope you will also find the courage someday to break free and do what you need to do. It’s not easy, but it could very well be the best decision you ever make. #oakley #california #tbt #throwbackthursday from June 17, 2009, image #186 from my #5DmarkII straight from the camera

by Katherine Yaksich

6:00 AM this morning filming the Oakley Women’s 10K. I normally hate waking up early but it’s moments like this that make me appreciate early mornings and my job. It was a very inspiring morning for many reasons. #oakleywomen #goldenhour #oakley #centralpark (at Central Park)

6:00 AM this morning filming the Oakley Women’s 10K. I normally hate waking up early but it’s moments like this that make me appreciate early mornings and my job. It was a very inspiring morning for many reasons. #oakleywomen #goldenhour #oakley #centralpark (at Central Park)