Making Midwest 2019

July 26-28, 2019 @ CCAD

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A Conference dedicated to Creativity.

That's right, Making Midwest is a conference that doesn't focus on a single creative industry, but instead focuses on how to be a more creative pro. Whether your tool of choice is a mouse, a sketchbook, a pen or a cutting board, you belong here. Join us as we spend 3 days diving into creativity, making things and listening to other Midwest pros share their stories.

2019 Presenters (Sat & Sun)

CJ Casciotta

Get Weird

Lisa Quine

Lettering Murals

Jamal Collins

Design Education

Alexia Winfield

Columbus Book Project

Ryan Vesler

Homage

Claire Coder

Aunt Flow

Dr. Mark Lomax, II

Music

Meredith Dixon

Studio Dixon

Chelsea Curry & Alicia Huber

m+a architects

Cassandra Lyon

Lyon Visuals

Matt Davis & Joel Limes

CoHatch

Emcee - Ben Stafford

Illustration

Creative Business School (Friday)

8am - Navigating The First Miles Working For Yourself

We'll start the day by learning about taking the leap into your creative business and give some tips for you to navigate your own leap/transition with Ben Howes.

Howes Design Service

10am - Financial Wellness: Five Ways to Boost Yours

After a short break, we'll get back to it and you'll learn more about the financial side of things like taxes and managing your money w/ Elaine Grogan Luttrull

Minerva Financial

Noon - Lunch

We'll bring you lunch while you hang out with some of the other attendees and make some new friends. (Lunch included)

1pm - Marketing Yourself

Learn more about how you can successfully market yourself or your small business on a shoe string budget w/ Anthony Trimpe

Creative Direction

2:30pm - Self-publishing, Side Projects and Super Powers

Learn about how you can develop your own side projects or products as a secondary source of income or personal development from Jeremy Slagle and Beth Stafford.

Happy Cargo Books

4pm - Everything I Know About Starting an Agency

In this class, you'll learn about growing your freelance/small business into a creative agency with employees w/ founder of Zoco Design, Lacey Picazo

ZoCo Design

Agenda

July 26th - Creative Business School

(Creative Business School ticket required)

7:00 am - 9:00 am: Doors Open Coffee from Ramble Coffee

8:00 am - 9:30 am: Ben Howes - Navigating The First Miles Working For Yourself

10:00 am - 11:30 am: Elaine Grogan Luttrull - Financial Wellness: Five Ways to Boost Yours

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch provided

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm: Anthony Trimpe - Marketing Yourself

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm: Jeremy Slagle & Beth Stafford - Self-publishing, Side Projects and Super Powers

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Lacey Picazo - Everything I Know About Starting an Agency

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Opening party and pizza at 16-bit Arcade (no ticket required)

Saturday July 27th

9:00 am - 11:00 am: Doors Open Coffee from Ramble Coffee

10:00 am - 10:55 am: Lisa Quine

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Dr. Mark Lomax, II

11:15 am - 1:00 pm: Lunch Break (Food truck available on site)

11:15 am - 1:00 pm: Live screen printing by Upright Press

11:15 am - 1:00 pm: Live Mural Painting by Greg D'Amico

12:45 pm - 1:15 pm: The Game of Creativity Competition - Rd 1

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Cassandra Lyon

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Meredith Dixon

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Ryan Vessler from Homage Q&A

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Dinner Break (Food truck available on site)

6:30 pm - 7:15 pm: The Game of Creativity Competition rd 2

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Alexia Winfield

8:30 pm - 10:00 pm: After Party at Blockfort

Sunday July 28th

8:00 am - 10:00 am: Doors Open Coffee from Ramble Coffee

9:30 am - 10:30 am: Claire Coder

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Chelsea Curry & Alicia Huber

11:15 am - 1:00 pm: Lunch Break (Food truck available on site)

11:15 am - 1:00 pm: Live screen printing by Upright Press

11:15 am - 1:00 pm: Live Mural Painting by Greg D'Amico

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Matt Davis & Joel Limes

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm: CSCA Presents Creative Leadership Panel

3:00 pm -4:00 pm: Jamal Collins

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm: The Game of Creativity Competition Finals

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Topher James performance

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Dinner Break (Food truck available on site)

6:15 pm - 7:30 pm: CJ Casciotta

8:00 pm: Doors close

Location

July 26-28, 2019

60 Cleveland Ave,

Columbus, OH 43215

Friday, 8am - 6pm
Saturday, 10am - 8pm
Sunday, 10am - 6pm

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