Recently named by Los Angeles Magazine one of LA's Top 10 Most Inspiring Women, Sonja Rasula is a curator of culture. A community leader and entrepreneur, Sonja is passionate about helping empower independent business owners, growing and activating community, and cultivating great design and art. She truly believes in "quality over quantity" and the power of creativity. Sonja is best known for Unique LA, the world's largest made-in-America shopping event that she started in 2008. Last year she started CAMP, a business conference for creatives who hate business conferences - and yes, it takes place at a summer camp. After witnessing the amazing success and positive results of CAMP, Sonja decided to create a permanent place for entrepreneurs and creative thinkers... And so The Unique Space was born! A former interior designer and star on HGTV (Home & Garden Television), Sonja meticulously renovated and designed every inch of The Unique Space.
Sonja’s diverse media background before starting Unique LA/CAMP/The Unique Space includes being a online content specialist (AT&T, Reebok, HGTV, Harlequin), being featured on television (ABC, CBS, HGTV, Food Network, MuchMusic), and being a writer and editor for a variety of print publications including Azure, Style Ideas, Canadian Living and The Toronto Star. She is an active workshop leader and speaker for a variety of organizations and schools including the Disney Imagineers group, Nearly Impossible Conference, TED-X, GOOD and Scripps College. As a consultant she works with both big brands and small businesses on creative direction and design, branding, marketing and new media projects. Sonja also sits on the Board of 826LA.