Inspirational Speaker

Passionate Doodler

From giving herself permission to dream, the chance to explore her creativity, Phephe speaks from her heart to inspire the next generation.

Like most kids, I held a crayon before I held a pencil.

The only difference is that I never let go of that crayon! Growing up, I had a lot of support and encouragement to nourish my creativity, but I didn’t know how to turn that into a career. 

Somehow, between my dad being a carpenter and my nonstop drawing, I decided to study architecture at USC. This led to my career in real estate and even building a successful business with two of my friends in the student housing industry.

Still, I couldn’t put down my brush, and while I was gaining confidence as an entrepreneur, I also began building PhePhe Rose as a brand and artist for commission. Fast forward to now, and I’ve turned my creative drive into not one, not two, but THREE successful businesses: Brush Up Your Brand™, Brush Up Your Space™, and my work as an illustrator.

Now I’m passing on everything I’ve learned to younger generations because I want them to know that their creativity doesn’t need to be sidelined to hobbies. With confidence behind their talents, courage to persevere, and the right mentors to guide them, there are endless opportunities for building a creative career.  As a woman of color (I’m Mexican and Filipina), I especially want to encourage other young people of color to pursue their creative dreams. We don’t often see successful creative entrepreneurs who look like us, but we’re definitely out there.

Book me now for speaking engagements to share how I turned my art into ARTpreneurship, or see below for other ways to work with me.

Speaking + Workshops


Phephe loves to inspire and guide the next generation. She speaks to grade school and college students about creative career paths.

International Women’s Day Event, Panelist at Google | Venice, CA

Community Career Awareness Day, Guest Speaker at Ynez School | Los Angeles, CA

SCPA Visual Arts Class, Guest Speaker for Chula Vista High School | Chula Vista, CA

Skillify Career Day, Guest Panelist | University of Southern California

School District Career Fair, Guest Tabler for Alhambra School District | Alhambra, CA

Brush Up Your PERSONAL Brand

Phephe knows what it takes to grow a personal brand since 2009. Phephe speaks on how to build a personal brand in any industry.

SCBWI Westside Los Angeles Chapter, Guest Speaker & Member | Los Angeles, CA & Virtual

Women Economic Forum Los Angeles Conference, Mainstage Speaker | DTLA, CA

Habitude Warrior Conference, Guest Speaker & Panelist | Dallas TX

Omega Phi Beta Sorority Inc, National Convention, Guest Speaker & Member | Chicago, IL

Omega Phi Beta Soririty Inc, Phi Chapter, Guest Speaker & Member | University of Southern California



Phephe knows what it takes to grow a personal brand since 2009. Phephe speaks on how to build a personal brand in any industry.

Empowerment Through Creativity, Guest Speaker for Promise Corp’s Staff Retreat | Los Angeles, CA

Creative Branding & Marketing for Social Entrepreneurship, 10 Session Workshop Series for International Business Academy at Mark Keppel High School | Alhambra, CA

Podcast Comming Soon!

Unlocking creative industries to inspire and empower the next generation.

This podcast is about curiosity into the vast creative industries and careers out there. Host, Phephe Rose, wants to expose these types of careers to inspire the next generation of creatives that you can thrive as a creative — and in so many different ways

Press + Interviews

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