Making Midwest Fest 2017

July 29, 2017-July 30, 2017

Speakers

Aaron Draplin

Graphic Designer

Draplin Design Company

Dr. Melanie Corn

President

Columbus College of Art & Design

Allison Chapman

Owner / Letterpress Aficionado

Igloo Letterpress

Chris McAlister

Speaker & Author

Dylan Menges

Founder, Designer

Menges Design

Marshall Shorts

Principal (Artfluential) & Co-Founder

Artfluential™ & Creative Control Fest

Hilary Buchanan

Creative Person

Pixel Park + Creative Babes

Ben Stafford

Illustrator + Designer

Foxmeadow Creative

Krate Digga

Co-Founder, DJ, Producer

The Mighty SoundChampion Crew

Jason Blair

Art Educator

Dublin City Schools

Andy J. Pizza

Illustrator & Podcaster

Creative Pep Talk

Ami Murphy Iannone

Creative Community Director

Snapfluence

Bol Aweng

Artist

Bol Aweng Art

Kelley Engelbrecht

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Wonderfilled Magazine

Jeff Sims

Creative Producer

Columbus Museum of Art

John McNeal

Owner & Creative Lead

2reveal

Thad DeVassie

Principal at Ratchet | co-founder at Joy Venture

Ratchet Strategy + Communication | Joy Venture

Merce Graell-Colas

Chair of Integrative Design

Columbus College of Art & Design

Julius Jenkins

Founder/Creative Director

Self Employed

Austin Dunbar

Founder

Durham Brand & Co.

Amy Turn Sharp

Senior Writer

Resource Ammirati

Travis McCleery

Chief Creative Officer

Root Insurance Co.

Destin Le'Marr

Creative-N-Chief

The Kito Project

Andrew Salzbrun

Partner - Creative Strategy Lead

The AGAR

Lacey Picazo

Founder & Principal

ZoCo Design

Ryan Scott

Founder & Managing Director

Ubivue

Jay Wallace

Digital Designer

Cleveland Cavaliers

Ethan Rivera

Slam Poet

Writing Wrongs

Corey Aumiller

Art Educator & Filmmaker

Olentangy Local Schools

Drue Dixon

Design Director

FORT

Kate Collins

2017 Co-President

The Columbus Society of Communicating Arts

Joseph Capatosto

Director of Customer Experience

Mission Coffee Co.

The Schedule

Day One

8:00 am

Coffee

Vendor Area

9:00 am

Jeff Sims - Creative Collisions

Speaker Stage

9:00 am
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Allison Chapman - Letterpress Printing Workshop

Workshop Room

9:30 am

John McNeal - Listen to the voices in your head

Speaker Stage

10:00 am

Merce Graell-Colas - Making Design Strategy

Speaker Stage

10:30 am

Destin Le'Marr - One Choice Away

Speaker Stage

10:30 am
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Tonic Studios & Upright Press: Printception Workshop

Workshop Room

11:30 am

Austin Dunbar - Work Hard. Stay True.

Speaker Stage

12:00 pm

Break

Speaker Stage

1:00 pm

Ryan Scott - Changing reality

Speaker Stage

1:30 pm

Ben Stafford - How To Become An Expert

Speaker Stage

2:00 pm

Bol Aweng - Journey of Hope

Speaker Stage

2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ami Murphy Iannone + Sarah Al-Khayyal: Building a Social Following for Your Art Workshop

Workshop Room

2:30 pm

Joy Venture Podcast

Speaker Stage

3:30 pm

Marshall Shorts - Manifest

Speaker Stage

3:30 pm
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

John McNeal: What makes you awesome? Workshop

Workshop Room

4:00 pm

Andy J Pizza - The 7 Myths Holding You Back

Speaker Stage

4:30 pm

Break

Vendor Area

5:30 pm

Kate Collins

Speaker Stage

6:00 pm

Corey Aumiller - Collaborating With People Who Matter

Speaker Stage

6:30 pm

Joseph Capatosto - The Coffee Process

Speaker Stage

7:00 pm

Drue Dixon - A Cover Story

Speaker Stage

7:30 pm

Amy Turn Sharp - Announce it to the world: a talk about BEING WHO YOU BE.

Speaker Stage

8:00 pm

Dr. Melanie Corn - Making in the Midwest: Why the Heartland is the new Black

Speaker Stage

Day Two

8:00 am

Coffee

Speaker Stage

9:00 am

Ami Murphy Iannone - Where Creativity + Money Collide: Creating for Brands Without Selling Your Soul

Speaker Stage

9:00 am
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Dylan Menges: Real World Tips & Tricks for iPad Pro & Apple Pencil Workshop

Workshop Room

9:30 am

Ethan Rivera - Fostering Creativity in Others

Speaker Stage

10:00 am

Thad DeVassie - Getting outside of your comfort zone

Speaker Stage

10:30 am

Jason Blair - How to Nurture and Develop 650 Creative Geniuses Everyday

Speaker Stage

10:30 am
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Aaron Draplin: Behind the Scenes with the DDC

Workshop Room

11:00 am

Travis McCleery - The one skill to rule them all

Speaker Stage

11:30 am

Chris McAlister - Stop the culture around you from blocking up the creativity within you

Speaker Stage

12:00 pm

Break

Vendor Area

1:00 pm

Lacey Picazo - A Frank Account of Building a Creative Agency

Speaker Stage

1:30 pm

Andrew Salzbrun - Growing Culture

Speaker Stage

2:00 pm

Allison Chapman - Building a business to support your work

Speaker Stage

2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Slagle Design + Park Street Pizza: Client and Creative Workshop

Workshop Room

2:30 pm

Julius "Eclipse" Jenkins - My life as a Robot

Speaker Stage

3:00 pm

Jay Wallace - They're On To You.

Speaker Stage

3:30 pm

Kelley Engelbrecht - Creativity Sucks

Speaker Stage

4:00 pm

Dylan Menges - From Manager to Maker: How to Remap Your Career

Speaker Stage

4:30 pm

Break

Vendor Area

5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Travis McCleery - Arts and Crafts Time with Mr. McCleery Workshop

Workshop Room

5:00 pm

Krate Digga (Performance)

Speaker Stage

5:30 pm

Krate Digga - Process & Passion

Speaker Stage

6:00 pm

Hilary Buchanan - Human Musings

Speaker Stage

6:30 pm

Aaron Draplin

Speaker Stage

7:30 pm

Closing

Speaker Stage

Workshops

Aaron Draplin – Behind the Scenes $15

Aaron Draplin

Get the inside scoop with Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Co. and learn what goes on behind the scenes! He’ll give an in-depth walk through of some of their projects and answer questions in a more intimate setting. Tips, tricks, tales and threats from our questionable existence! Questions answered. Riddles solved. Enigmas discussed. Don’t miss out!

Tickets for $15

Client and Creative, Partnership and Process Free

Jeremy Slagle

Hosted by Jeremy Slagle & Christine Myers with Rocky Shanower & Courtney Shanower from Park Street Pizza This workshop is about the partnership and process of working with a client to achieve the best possible creative solution.

Tickets for Free

Building a Social Following for Your Art Free

Ami Murphy Iannone + Sarah Al-Khayyal

Participants will learn how to pick the right platform, build an engaged audience, develop collaborative relationships with other social creators and attract brand attention to their work.

Tickets for Free

Real World Tips & Tricks for iPad Pro & Apple Pencil Free

Dylan Menges

This digital drawing workshop will show you how to leave paper notebooks behind and why the iPad Pro is the best designer tool on the market today. We'll cover hardware basics, and jump into drawing in Procreate using an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.

Tickets for Free

How to Get Your Brilliant Ideas Noticed Free

John Mcneal

Hosted by John Mcneal from 2reveal How can you better promote your ideas to your clients, coworkers or creative lead? In this workshop, you’ll learn three of the best Hollywood movie plot scenarios, what makes them successful, and how you can apply them to sell your work more effectively inside and outside your company.

Tickets for Free

Arts and Crafts Time with Mr. McCleery Free

Travis McCleery

Find a new channel for creative output besides pushing pixels. Work with a material that is readily available and does not require many tools to work with -- Paper. We will cover many different forms of paper craft, how to generate ideas, tips and tricks, etc. Best of all, everyone will build an awesome paper craft piece in the class.

Tickets for Free

Letterpress Printing Workshop $15

Allison Chapman

Get inky and see first hand the special characteristics of letterpress. Everyone will pull a print to take home and leave with a sample pack showing our letterpress best.

Tickets for $15

Printception $15

Natasha Wheeler and Andrew Goldsmith from Tonic Studios & Jess Hinshaw from Upright Press

Join Tonic Studios and Upright Press for screen printing tips and tricks, from conception to print. We'll cover some basics for designing and creating artwork, how to separate out your work and send it to your printer in such a state of perfection that they'll want to kiss you. We'll cover printing for paper and apparel. Each attendee will receive a t-shirt, printed during the workshop to see how all the steps come together.

Tickets for $15

The Garden Theatre
1187 N High St,
Columbus, OH 43201, USA