Mission Statement and Founders

Hungry Creators was manifested out of a need for friendship first before business. This group is where our ideas come to life to be shared with the world. At the end of the day, our greatest profit is not the money we serve to gain but the emotions we evoke by a new piece of art. We are not afraid of reinvention because we welcome all the possibilities art has to offer. In today’s world we believe art is so much more than a leisurely activity, or success stems from more forms than a business or technical degree. Hungry Creators challenges the norm tempering the talents we foster within ourselves to excel. We stand in solidarity with the time and efforts all artists and handmade craft designers do in order for art to stay authentic and alive. Today many forget the process of the things that sit on shelves in stores. We are about creating unique items in a world where most things are mass produced. Hungry Creators scratches the surface of a whole hardworking and dedicated community. We recognize the desire for art and hope that through meeting us, you get real hungry for it too.

Gilda Haro-Mejia was born in a small town in Mexico.  She moved to Las Vegas with her family when she was a young girl, so she considers Las Vegas her home. Thanks to her grandmother, Gilda has always enjoyed making crafts. Currently she is working on getting her degree in Elementary Education.  In her free time, Gilda enjoys drawing, baking with her best friend Jeddah, and spending time with her pet chinchilla Kimchi.  Gilda is the Creative Director and Treasurer for Hungry Creators.

Jean Marie Pilario is a 20 something year old. She has a degree in history from UNLV and a weekly comic strip called GreenMachine. Jean is a Filipina raised in Guam and currently resides in Las Vegas, NV. Her first love is comics and second is her boyfriend. The two things can interchange week to week. If you need a face lift on Tuesday, check greenmachinecomix.tumblr.com. Trained as a historian, Hungry Creators is her attempt to create herstory by deriving much influence from unlikely heroes before her. Jean is the Communications Director for Hungry Creators and would happily love to talk to you.

Coy Munson is a small town boy from the middle of nowhere northern Nevada. Having lived in Nevada all his life, he comfortably calls the untamed desert mountains of the silver state his home. Ever since a young age Coy has explored the infinite realms of literature in pursuit of a good story. Rediscovering this passion for the written page, Coy changed courses at UNLV studying creative writing, English, and Classical literature in which he has earned his degree. In his free time, Coy is still often found deeply engrossed in the pages of a random fiction novel or expanding on his own original works. At Hungry Creators; Coy functions as the cerebral unit keeping members on task, and as the Expense Analyst, the gears in check.

Jeddah A. Balgame is a Filipina born in the island of Guam. She moved to Las Vegas in the year 2000. She likes drawing the weird, odd, and the unusual. Jeddah is a big fan of Futurama’s Professor Farnsworth, Flapjack, and Doo Wop Music. She has a background in computer troubleshooting, graphic design, web design, and considers herself a Google Master. Give her something to look for and she can get it to you in no time when she is not freelancing as a graphic artist. Currently, she is pursuing a degree in Art with a concentration in Graphic Design at UNLV which she hopes to use to create memorable logos and designs. Jeddah is the Madame Researcher and Graphic Artist for Hungry Creators working beside her best friend and baking partner, Gilda.

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