Join us as local design experts will be discussing contracts, clients, accounting, time/project management and other aspects needed to run a successful design business! The panelists will be discussing their methods, principles and best practices used while running their companies.
About the panelists:
Kari Kay is a graphic designer, illustrator and studio owner with a love for entrepreneurialism. After graduating with a degree in Graphic Design from Madison College in 2005, she spent her next few years traveling, studying photography and designing for international clients before taking on a contract position as the Senior Designer for a high end book printer in Hawaii. Her five years of experience combining various visual media, and learning about cross-cultural communication and business led her to start her own design company in 2010. Known as a witty, pragmatic artist and entrepreneur at heart, Kari brings an aesthetic flair and practical insight to tech- and education-focused startups and small businesses.
Matt Everson is the head and heart behind Astuteo and brings with him a design degree from the University of Wisconsin, an entrepreneurial spirit, and over 15 years of experience in the industry. With a first-hand appreciation for doing business, 50 or so favorite clients, and countless web design projects under his belt, his work has been recognized and rewarded both nationally and internationally. It’s a totally fantastic job, but hey, somebody’s gotta do it.
Neille Hoffman and Kenneth Kornacki own Aurum Design in Milwaukee, WI. They are design experts who specialize in conceptual motion graphics and creative design for film, television, advertising, new media, video games, business media, environmental media and short films. They are often found partnering with ad agencies, entertainment studios and corporate clients around the world. They conceive, shoot and produce television ads, main titles for feature films and television, as well as traditional and nontraditional content for advertising and entertainment. Their work includes network launches, image campaigns, show opens, original content, commercials and on-air promotions.
Members: $15 / Non-Members: $25
Student Members: $12 / Student Non-Members: $20
Prices go up $5 at the door.
If you have any burning questions that you'd like to be discussed during this presentation (or questions about the event in general), email them firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll see if we can fit them in. Otherwise, the discussion will be open to Q/A.
Thank you to our sponsors, Econoprint and Powderkeg Interactive!
Thank you to Planet Propaganda for lending their studio space for this event.