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Making a successful career through your creativity is no easy task. It’s one thing creating amazing work; it’s another managing a creative business. Join Ello & General Assembly as we discuss the challenges & opportunities that come along with starting and maintaining a successful creative business.
Learn best practices for managing your time, connecting with fellow creatives, pricing your services, marketing your work, asking for referrals, juggling clients, operating a business, and continuing to be creative.
Fabric Lab, Svperordinary Art Gallery, Base Coat Nail Salon
Tran Wills is the personification of the term “Self Made”. Shortly after graduating from High School Tran gained hands-on experience pursuing the path of entrepreneurship. Her first venture, and what would turn out to be the first of many ,was The Fabric Lab, a clothing boutique that housed limited run / bespoke clothing and accessories. The Fabric Lab also doubled as an art gallery and event space hosting pop-up shops and spearheading block parties. Building on the success of The Fabric Lab which was featured in the New York Times and recognizing a need for a non-alcoholic late night hang out she opened The Shoppe, a bright and vibrant cupcake and cereal bar that was open until 2am on the weekends that served as a reprieve for those in Denver looking for an alternative to bar hopping. Over the course of several years running both businesses, working with artists, planning events, and building up the creative community in Denver, Tran had acquired a healthy list of accolades, but more importantly a keen sense for community based marketing and brand building that she later put to the test working as the Social Media Director for a large online retailer where she not only increased social engagement 20x, she also generated revenue through social channels and helped to strengthen overall brand positioning. Two years passed and Tran realized it was time to harness all that she had learned during her tenure as Social Media Director, the years prior, and ventured back out into the world to build her own businesses and brands. In addition to Base Coat, Tran is currently co-owner of Svper Ordinary, a hybrid retail store and art gallery located in the RiNo Art District of Denver.
Todd Berger is CEO and co-founder of Ello, The Creators Network. He has nearly two decades experience in contemporary graphic design and brand strategy, and maintains a conceptual art practice. His award winning design studio, Berger & Föhr, is internationally recognized, and its work has been widely published and exhibited around the world.
Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer,
Ello Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer
The Föhr of Berger & Föhr
Owner / Butcher,
Western Daughters Butcher Shop
Kate Kavanaugh is a butcher and land steward turned business owner. Founder and operator of Western Daughters Butcher Shop, Kate has been slinging and occasionally eating meat for half a decade following almost two decades of vegetarianism. Serious about land management, sustainable practices, and animal welfare, Kate is involved in meat legislation, advocacy, and research in her spare time.
Shae Whitney is a native to Colorado and the founder of DRAM Apothecary, a dynamic beverage and lifestyle company located in the Rocky Mountains. Shae specializes in the production of herbal bitters and beverages that are nationally distributed. Named by Food & Wine as America’s top food artisan, she utilizes her background in Food Science, Botany, Herbalism and Mixology to create a suite of truly unique, wild foraged Colorado products. Shae is also the co-owner of the DRAM Lodge, a rustic and historic overnight getaway located in Silver Plume, Colorado. Her skill set is eclectic and includes product design, interior design and restoration, social media communication, photography, hospitality, cooking, plant identification and herbal medicine.
Mike M. Moore
Founder + Design Principal ,
tres birds workshop
Mike M. Moore founded tres birds workshop in 2000. The workshop has been dedicated to designing and building architecture that lowers embodied energy, promotes sensory awareness and ultimately nurtures the relationship between humans and nature. The Earth’s natural systems are tres birds workshop’s main project collaborator, as they seek to replicate these symbiotic interactions throughout their architecture practice.
Mike's career formally began at the University of California at Berkeley where he studied both Environmental Biology and Fine Art. With a desire to merge both ecological systems science and modern design principles, he completed a Masters in Architecture at the University of Colorado at Denver.
Jamie Kripke Photographer
Jamie Kripke grew up in suburban Toledo, Ohio, the son of an artist and a businessman. His mother handed down her used Minolta SLR when he was 15, which led to his first job as the high school newspaper photographer in 1986. He has been making pictures ever since.
Jamie has a BA in Philosophy from the University of Colorado. While living in San Francisco, he continued his studies at the California College of the Arts, Art Center, and the San Francisco Art Institute. It was the work of William Eggleston that helped him understand that photographs are all around us, all the time. Since then, he has created images for clients such as Hewlett Packard, Sony, Mini Cooper, and Visa. His editorial work has appeared in Dwell, Esquire, Outside, The New Yorker, Wired, and other publications.
Jamie has been working as a full time professional photographer since 2003. He also exhibits and sells limited edition prints out of his 100 year old studio. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and two daughters.
Ello is the only network designed for creators, by creators. A robust and growing community of artists, designers, musicians, illustrators, photographers, architects, GIF makers - creators, who understand that our process, practice, values and passions can push the world forward in a better direction.
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We believe your content and following are yours. We won’t throttle your stream or nickel and dime you to reach your following.
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