Many Creatives launched their businesses to pay the bills and put the kids through school while they pursued their passion. It begins as an exciting journey of learning and growth, but soon life becomes about payroll, benefits, servers, firewalls and data breaches. Long, engrossing hours pursuing creations become fleeting, sporadic moments between admin and finance meetings.
That’s where we come in. After 10 years of delivering IT solutions for traditional businesses, I realized that I’m passionate about IT, but I love what you create with it. So, I gathered a team of like-minded technologists and launched LA Creative Technologies to serve the specific needs and culture of businesses in creative and passion-driven industries like architecture, music & video, cannabis, nonprofits and startups.
We like technology, and we love the things you do with it.
MEET THE TEAM
President & Founder
LA Creative Technologies’ President and Founder Josh Weiss is an IT visionary with more than a decade of experience in the technology and entrepreneurial/startup worlds. His love of technology itself is exceeded only by his passion for delivering IT solutions that empower artists, creators and entrepreneurs.
The best part of his job is studying clients’ businesses, discovering their unique needs and then developing tailored solutions that enable them to grow.
Preferring to eschew buzzy, jargony consultant speak, Josh provides technology and project management expertise through a human-centered approach that includes meaningful, productive conversations and collaboration.
Project Manager & Technical Lead
Eddie’s unique experience spans IT, music and event production – providing expertise in making technology work for the creative end user without getting in the way of the creative process.
A self-taught computer builder in his youth and former Apple employee, Eddie is, not surprisingly, one of those endearingly annoying IT types who reads technical manuals during lunch and in the evening while house music is blasting.
From Eddie, our clients come to expect diligence, follow-through and extreme attention to detail because your IT system is his passion-driven creation. Courteous, affable and professional, just try to get Eddie to stop smiling.
Sales & Service Manager
Amir’s passion is to squeeze every last drop of client satisfaction out of a project. His methods combine minute attention to time, budget and detail with a smile and tireless sense of humor.
A diehard tech lover since the days of AOL and beepers, Amir has 25 years of sales and service experience and client-turned-friend relationships throughout the industry.
If, by inexplicable chance, one of our techs doesn’t deliver the last 0.001% of the full solution, trust that Amir will sniff it out and have it completed long before you notice.
A Team Designed for Your Success
Most traditional managed service providers (MSPs) want to change their clients’ business processes to conform to one-size-fits-all software applications. But how, where and when you work are not just parameters in your business’ workflow. They are integral expressions of the culture and practices that make your creative business and your product unique.
That’s why we designed our leadership team and roster of talented, experienced consultants to be nimble, responsive and flexible to what you need, how and when. We’re reliable and results-oriented, but also technologists who are sensitive to the way you create.
Technology exists to realize your dreams – not to change the way you pursue them.
We Deliver Technology Solutions for Creative & Passion-Driven Businesses
Your business is your platform for transforming your ideas into a new reality. Although technology itself is our passion, we understand that, for you, technology is only one of several powerful tools in your creative arsenal. That’s why we never ask you to conform to the tech; we build out the tech to accommodate you.
As SoCal’s premier MSP IT shop catering to creative and passion-driven businesses, our desire is to discover the unique qualities of our creative-industry clients and develop technology solutions to empower your pursuits.
As part engineer and part artist, our architecture clients generally require enormous data storage for 3D design and modeling. Greater integration of their industry-specific applications like Autodesk, SketchUp and Rhino, with cross-industry collaboration tools like MS SharePoint, Office 365 and QuickBooks, offer enormous opportunities to develop projects and meet deadlines. In particular, adopting powerful tablet-based apps greatly enhances efficiency and productivity during field visits.
Launching a startup is inherently a creative, daring pursuit. Although industry-specific needs among our startup clients vary considerably, cost, speed and flexibility are essential. Otherwise, IT inhibits, rather than fuels your growth. Our startup clients frequently need scalable solutions to grow with them and enable new functionality as they require it. Integrating collaboration tools like audio, messaging, video conferencing and document sharing are critical, especially among distributed and remote workplaces.
Nonprofits frequently face the same or greater cost constraints as other businesses but with the added challenge of having limited flexibility over overhead costs and systems investments. That means that while nonprofits are among the most daring innovators we work with, in terms of technology, you often require stable, secure solutions you can rely on to deliver over the long-term. Larger purchases and strategy decisions require board approval, so you need a technology partner who can effectively communicate how technology investments support mission priorities.
Few industries are as highly regulated and quickly evolving as legal cannabis. You need technology solutions to satisfy the range of strict regulations governing all aspects of your financing, supply chain and sales. Moreover, you need flexible tech in order to adjust to regulations that often differ dramatically across geographies and sometimes change quite suddenly. Additionally, both cyber- and physical security are essential to delivering a safe, quality product to your customers.