Workshops & Demonstrations

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As part of our pop-up co-working space, we are offering some great weekly educational sessions to help get you inspired & give you some practical information as well about running your creative business! All sessions with the exception of one, are limited to 25 people to maximize the learning and the interaction with the speaker. All events require registration – see links below.

[toggle title_open=”August 13 Intellectual Property & Startups with Kenan Farrell” title_closed=”August 13, 12:30p Intellectual Property & Startups with Kenan Farrell ” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”]Description: Learn the basics of Intellectual Property law (copyright, trademark, patent) that every startup should know. Following a 20-minute presentation by IP Attorney Kenan Farrell, there will be a lawyer/client role-play where we’ll collectively file a U.S. trademark application. You’ll leave the session with the knowledge you need to conduct a D.I.Y. Intellectual Property audit on your own startup.

RSVP for this event HERE! FREE!

Speaker bio: Kenan Farrell is the founder of KLF Legal, an intellectual property law firm on Mass Ave in downtown Indianapolis. Farrell advises startup businesses and creative entrepreneurs on a range of legal questions related to intellectual property, technology, media and the arts. He is also an adjunct professor of “Art & Museum Law” at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Farrell writes the award-winning Indiana Intellectual Property & Technology Blog and is a regular speaker on intellectual property and social media issues. Find him online: @KLFLegal[/toggle] [toggle title_open=”August 16 1p Electric Cutter Demo and Q&A with Catherine Fritsch” title_closed=”August 16, 1p Electric Cutter Demo and Q&A with Catherine Fritsch” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”]Description: Designer Catherine Fritsch will demonstrate how she uses an electric rotary shear designed for cutting multiple layers of fabric at once. This tool is appropriate for use in small production or sample production to speed cutting time. With practice, its use can save both time and money!

Catherine will also demonstrate the use of a coverstitch machine. These are typically used to create stretch hems on knit items, as well as decorative topstitching on kits and wovens.

If you’re interested in investing in either of these tools for your business, Catherine can answer questions about pricing, ease of use, as well as pros and cons.

RSVP for this event HERE! FREE!

Speaker bio: Catherine Fritsch is the owner and head designer of Mercurious Designs and Sweet Revenge Lingerie, but has spent most of her career working in professional costume shops as a pattern maker and seamstress, namely for the IRT. Since 2005, Catherine’s designs have made frequent appearances on local runways and in local publications.[/toggle] [toggle title_open=”August 19 3p Collaborative Design with Clients with KA+A” title_closed=”August 19 3p Collaborative Design with Clients with KA+A” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”]Description:

Tools and tips for designing with your clients, not for them.
The days of listening to a client for an hour, disappearing for four weeks, and reappearing to unveil a finished product—with no small amount of flash and fanfare—are behind us. Our focus as designers has shifted from the dissociated creation of artifacts, to the orchestration of a cross-disciplinary group of individuals, each with a unique set of talents and ideas.
In this KA+A hosted workshop, participants will be introduced to some of the tools and processes that we use to co-create with our clients.

RSVP for this event HERE! FREE!

Speaker bio: KA+A is a strategic design consultancy. We partner with entrepreneurs and business leaders to design and deliver compelling brand experiences, develop new business models, innovate new products and services, solve business problems, and create lasting value for the organizations they lead.[/toggle] [toggle title_open=”August 20 12:30p James Sholly & Commercial Artisan” title_closed=”August 20 12:30p James Sholly & Commercial Artisan” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”]Description: In conjunction with his exhibit ink / paper / staples / glue at the Herron School of Art and Design, graphic designer James Sholly will discuss his work and his studio Commercial Artisan. Special attention will be paid to Commercial Article, the studio’s offshoot publication that focuses on design lesser-known figures hailing from Indiana.

RSVP for this event HERE! FREE!

Speaker bio: James Sholly, a Herron School of Art graduate (’88) runs a successful graphic design studio – Commercial Artisan – with his brother Jon. The studio has produced award-winning work recognized by AIGA and the respected international design magazines Communications Arts and Print. [/toggle] [toggle title_open=”August 26 7p Good Fucking Design Advice Tour” title_closed=”August 26, 7p Good Fucking Design Advice Tour” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”]Description: The GFDA guys are kicking off their inaugural tour in Indy. Brian and Jason love sharing their story, sense of humor, knowledge of business, and passion for design. Their presentation is fun and inspiring! Want to know what it takes to pursue your love of design? GDFA has some great stories to share with you!

Register for this event HERE! $5

Speakers bios:
Brian Buirge – Whenever there’s a storm in Brian Buirge’s general vicinity, he is the quiet calm at its center. Brian is the fulcrum, he is the laughing buddha, he is the friendly voice reminding you to breath. His expertise in martial arts lends him patience, and focus, and his advanced education in design helps him never cease to be curious about the world around him. Brian’s greatest talent is keeping his balance. Anyone who loves equally making sushi, setting type, and getting punched in the face by close friends, really has to be comfortable with himself. His placid surface and flowing depth are what make Brian Buirge a successful designer. He doesn’t force, coax, or coerce; he wills a thing to happen. Oh, and if you enjoy chicken wings and bad kung fu films, you may just have a new best friend.

Jason Bacher – Jason Bacher is a vehicle for hard work. He goes 100 miles an hour and runs on his own special blend of high octane motivation. His destination: Get-shit-done Avenue. When he was ten years old he was carrying buckets of paint around his family’s business, at sixteen he rodded out a 1984 Pontiac Fiero, at twenty-five he co-founded GFDA in his basement while in grad school. Whether it’s grilled cheese sandwiches or mid-century industrial ephemera, he has a penchant for the spartan. His personal tastes and professional work lay in intelligent, highly functional design. Jason Bacher is a man possessed by a rare tenacity, and there’s nothing he enjoys more than savoring the fruits of his labor. (Whatever you do, though, never get between him and a jar of hot giardiniera.)[/toggle] [toggle title_open=”August 27, 12:30pm Garment Design Q&A with Nikki Blaine” title_closed=”August 27, 12:30pm Garment Design Q&A with Nikki Blaine” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”]Description: Embark upon a creative approach to design by enjoying an in-class experience with Nikki Blaine. This workshop with provide basic tips to detail and design within a garment.

RSVP for this event HERE! FREE!

Speaker bio: Nikki Blaine is the owner and head designer of Nikki Blaine Couture. With almost 20 years of fashion design, Nikki strives to infuse her ‘glam chic’ look into clothing for women of all sizes through her line of women’s wear and accessories.[/toggle] [toggle title_open=”August 28, 12pm How to Build Your Brand by Giving Back with Jeb Banner” title_closed=”August 28, 12pm How to Build Your Brand by Giving Back with Jeb Banner” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”]Description: Join Jeb Banner for a discussion on effectively marketing your brand by getting involved and giving back to the community.

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Jeb Banner is CEO of SmallBox, an Indianapolis based web design and marketing company founded in 2006. He is also founder of Musical Family Tree, an online archive of Indiana music, as well as a co-founder of the SpeakEasy, a tech club located in south Broad Ripple. He is a co-founder or investor in several other Indianapolis based businesses including another marketing company, a printing company and a record label. Jeb lives on the north side of Indianapolis with his wife Jenny and their three lovely daughters. [/toggle] [toggle title_open=”September 3, 12:30pm YouTube Optimization 101 with BLASTMedia” title_closed=”September 3, 12:30pm YouTube Optimization 101 with BLASTMedia” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”]Description: Learn how to best optimize your YouTube channel, video and playlist so that people find you on search! Also learn the basics of YouTube advertising, including In-Stream and In-Search.

Register for this event HERE!

Speaker: Ryan Noel is BLASTmedia’s YouTube ads ninja. Ryan graduated from the University of Southern Indiana and has worked in both traditional and digital marketing, giving him the ability to look at the big picture and devise clear, actionable campaign strategies for BLASTmedia’s video clients. Ryan is Google AdWords-certified and focuses on SEM, content creation, and advertising tactics on YouTube[/toggle] [toggle title_open=”September 4, 12:30p Blogging for Profit & Fun with Haute Blog” title_closed=”September 4, 12:30p Blogging for Profit & Fun with Haute Blog” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”] Description: Join Erica and Allie of Haute Blog as they share some great tips about establishing your online identity and building a successful blog.

Erica will talk about how to Pitch to a Brand or PR agency and Allie will share how to Grow your Blog Traffic.

Registration for this event HERE! FREE!

Speaker bios:
Erika Dellatorre is the Fashion Editor for (614) Magazine and founder of the popular fashion and lifestyle blog Piece of Chic. She is a social media maven armed with a passion for all things celebrity, fashion and luxury. Erika is well versed in web design, content management, social media and SEO as it relates to content-based marketing. Her ideal day always includes blogging, tweeting, instagramming and pinning, along with coffee, good company and her furbaby Santino.

Allie Lehman is graphic designer and owns her own business(es). When she’s not working you can usually find her blogging over at Be Up & Doing and Considering You. She’s mastered the world of hosting, servers, domains, WordPress + is always trying to learn more about web development. She has a passion for eating clean, snuggling with her cockapoo and traveling with her husband Adam. Her guilty pleasure? An entire pint of Jeni’s Ice Cream + Amanda Bynes’ Twitter account.[/toggle]

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