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Creative Studio Collective
COMMUNITY. EDUCATION. CONVERSATION
this is a space where creatives can come together to learn from other creatives, a place to ask questions, share experiences, and provide both insight and clarity on specific topics. our goal is to create an environment of inclusion and community, a space where real conversations are taking place, where lessons learned are shared along with resources, disappointments, and successes. We believe in a rising tide and that by openly sharing our experience and knowledge we can brighten a light in others without dimming our own!
Will be Announced in January
Our goal for the workshop series is to create an environment of inclusion & community, a space where real conversations are taking place. This is a roundtable conversation amongst artists. Our workshops provide you with direct access to other creatives, they give you insight into how others work, and how they are building their businesses. Our workshops are an insider look.
The Art of Pitching
One of the most asked questions we have received from other artists, designers, and creatives is: how do you pitch your work and get noticed by art directors? In this workshop we’re pulling back the curtain on how we pitch, when we pitch, the emails we send, and how we present to clients. We’ll be showing and sharing the actual templates we use, the verbiage in the emails we send, we’ll talk about how we handle “no” or no response, and the different tools we use to get noticed by art directors. PLUS we’ve brought on an amazing guest speaker, Dylan M. to share all her tips, tricks, and best practices when it comes to both pitching and presenting. You’re invited to join us at the table for two hours of conversation where we dive deep into all the questions surrounding the art of pitching.
Monthly Portfolio Building Creative Briefs
We are so excited to bring you are monthly Portfolio Building Creative Briefs! This is something that we created for ourselves as working artists to keep us on track with not only consistently creating new artwork but also filling our portfolio with a range of on-trend, sought-after artwork that is in line with what art directors are looking for. Plus we’ve done all of the strategic thinking and planning for you, giving you more time to pitch & promote your collection.
Creative Studio Chats
We’ve leveled up our monthly Instagram LIVES with our new Creative Studio Chats! These are 15-30 minute conversations for creatives covering everything from mindset to productivity, to our favorite art supplies, tips and tricks we’ve picked up along the way, and so much more! PLUS we’ve created a whole new home for them in our new FREE Studio Chats Library! Simply click the link below to sign up and you’ll have immediate access to the entire library! PLUS each new Studio Chat will be instantly loaded to your library, waiting for when you are ready to watch!
Meet the Founders Fleur & Ryann
Fleur is a Surface Pattern & Textile Designer, based in Auckland, New Zealand. She graduated from Elam; University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Majoring in Printmaking and a Fashion Design, Certificate from AUT. Fleur launched her career in Childrenswear Design moving into Womenswear and then Textile Product Development & Design. She traveled the world in her roles to work closely with manufacturers & suppliers, visiting trade shows to trend forecast, and source textiles and designs. Working for some of New Zealand’s leading brands in commercial and high fashion she has 19 years of experience in the fashion & textile industry. After having her first baby she decided to create her own brand Hufton Studio and since then has dived deep into the world of surface pattern design & art licensing. Learn more about Fleur here: *Instagram *Website
Ryann is a Surface Pattern Designer & Illustrator based in Salt Lake City, Utah. She graduated from Drexel University with a degree in Design & Merchandising and a minor in Art History. She began her career as a buyer in both the contemporary fashion and outdoor industries. She transitioned from a Senior Buyer to a Creative Manager for an in-house design team before leaving to run multiple start-up companies in the roles of both Brand Manager and Marketing & Operations Director. In 2015 she left the corporate world to pursue building her own product-based brand which was sold in boutiques around the world. In 2019 she transitioned to solely designing and licensing. She has over 17 years of experience working in the fashion and retail industry. Learn more about Ryann here: * Instagram *Website
We Can’t Wait To See You There!
Workshop will be 2 hours hosted on Zoom, we hope you can join us LIVE but if not we’ll email out the REPLAY within 48 hours.