Circles Co. Presents

SEPTEMBER 7-9, 2016 • GRAPEVINE, TX

Circles Co.

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What is Circles?

The heart and soul behind Circles Co. is simple: to craft experiences for creatives, makers, and adventurers. Our hope is that through these unique experiences, there will be a spark within you to make better art, live more authentically, and use your creativity to inspire the world around you.

As creators ourselves, we never want to cap out — but, we want to constantly push the limits of our creativity. We strive to create an environment where we can experience the thrill of pushing through creative boundaries, not only for ourselves, but for all creatives. Our mission is to empower creatives to be their best creative selfs though building experiences that will enhance their lives + creativity. Here at Circles we are celebrating five amazingly rad years. To celebrate, we are throwin' it back to the '80s. We wouldn't be where we are without you, the Circle Makers! We thank you for five great years and hope for many more!

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Speakers

Here at Circles Co. we strive to bring you the best of the best to share their knowledge and process. Whether they are the up-and-comers whose work you need to be watching, or the design leaders whose portfolios you’ve long admired; you will leave inspired and ready to create.

Mikey Burton

Mikey Burton

Designy Illustrator

Ashleigh Axios

Ashleigh Axios

Creative Director at The White House

Allan Peters

Allan Peters

Former Creative Director at Target

Jessica Walsh

Jessica Walsh

Partner/Art Director at Sagmeister & Walsh

Sean McCabe

Sean McCabe

seanwes

Brooke & Tyler Eide

Brooke & Tyler Eide

Flint Co.

Joshua Blankenship

Joshua Blankenship

Creative Director at NewSpring Church

Mary Kate McDevitt

Mary Kate McDevitt

Hand Letterer & Illustrator

Luke Stockdale

Luke Stockdale

Sideshow Sign Co.

Luke Stockdale

Micah Davis

Circles Official Emcee

Speaker

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Prices
THE EARLY BIRD

  • $310 student
  • $357 professional
  • $340 groups (5+)
Register Today

Early Bird Price of $357 ends March 31st, 2016.
Standard Price of $427 begins April 1st, 2016.

Panel I

Allan Peters

Allan
Peters

Former Creative Director at Target

Matt Smith

Matt D.
Smith

Full Stack Designer

Ashleigh Axios

Ashleigh
Axios

Creative Director at The White House

Brad Woodward

Brad
Woodard

Founder & Designer at Brave the Woods

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Mikey Burton

Mikey
Burton

Designy Illustrator

Tara Victoria

Tara
Victoria

Founder at Hatch & Harbour

Brad Weaver

Brad
Weaver

Partner at Nine Labs

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Workshops
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Our Workshops

Knowing the basics is not enough for you — you’re serious about making your ideas move like lightning and you want to soak in all the knowledge you can get. Perfect! The workshops were created just for you. At the Circles Workshops you’ll be able to get your hands dirty, go a little deeper, and get answers to your questions floating around in your head. You’ll walk away with practical knowledge and action steps in order to use your words to make some big waves in our world.

$97/wkshp


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Classes

Workshop Workshop
Workshop

Becky Simpson

Illustrator, author & designer. Adobe Creative Resident

Topic: Illustration/Book-Making
Written and Illustrated by You: a Book-Making Workshop

Becky Simpson is the author and illustrator of I'd Rather Be Short (100 reasons why it's great to be small) and The Roommate Book. In this workshop, Becky will talk about how she's used everyday life to inspire her books and how she's gone about getting published. In the second half of the workshop, she'll guide you as you create a mini book of your own (complete with your writing and illustrations). You'll not only leave with your new picture book in hand, but a handful of nifty prompts and resources to take this kind of project to the next level. This is great for anyone interested in illustration, creative prompts or traditional publishing.

Workshop Workshop
Workshop

Brad Bishop

Torch Creative

Topic: Branding
The “Torch” Logo Design Process

Brad Bishop and Michael Thurman will break down the Torch logo design process from initial thumbnail concepts all the way to final production, covering all aspects of the creative process within our collaborative environment. Located in the DFW Metroplex, Torch Creative specializes in logo design, with an emphasis on sports identity. Torch Creative has created a number of packages for the NHL, the NBA, MLS, Minor League Baseball, the Goodyear Cotton Bowl, as well as numerous colleges and universities that include: LSU, the University of South Carolina, the University of Utah, BYU and the Texas A&M University System.

Workshop Workshop
Workshop

Victor Melendez

Senior Designer at Starbucks

Topic: Creative Process
Handcrafted illustration

Learn how to create illustrations based on simple sketches and bring them to life in photoshop. In this workshop you will learn how to create and manipulate custom brushes and textures from scratch. Using your own brushes can provide a simple illustration with your own personal touch and character.

Workshop David Roark
Workshop

David Roark

Creative Director at The Village Church

Creative Process
Art & Copy & Liturgy

Translated "the work of the people," liturgy is the worship practices of the historical Church that serve to reorient the hearts and minds of believers toward the gospel story week in and week out. Rather than creating work that is merely attractive or that generates a whole lot of hoopla around a sermon series or other church initiative, we should be creating work that is intentionally formative. This workshop will take a look at liturgy and how creative work in the Church can be liturgical and then move into examples of how The Village Church is seeking to accomplish this.

 

Workshop Will Straughn
Workshop

Will Straughn

New Business Development at Focus Lab

Topic: Business
How to Value and Communicate your Pricing

When was the last time you rethought how you approach sales and pricing? Having a better understanding of this process can impact every part of your business or freelance career. This process is rarely showcased or discussed among peers, which is why Will from Focus Lab will walk you through the nuances of talking to potential clients, determining if they’re a good fit, understanding differences between pricing models, and pricing your creative work based on the value you're generating.

Workshop Fred
Workshop

Fred Rodriguez

Founder of Aesthetic Supply Co.

Topic: Lettering
Hand-Lettering: Practice Makes Progress

Hand-Lettering takes a lot of practice; Fred Rodriguez from Aesthetic Supply Co. will be going over some basic principles and techniques to allow you to make progress in this skill. While showing you his process from concept to final sketch, he will discuss topics such as tools, styles, and layout. But most importantly help you get started on your very own hand-lettered design. This class is great for any designer/ illustrator or anyone wanting to learn more about hand-lettering. Be sure to come ready to sketch, and bring a short quote, phrase or word so you can start practicing.

Workshop Workshop
Workshop

Cody Bridenbaugh

Graphic Designer at NewSpring Church

Rebranding NewSpring Church

Workshop title & description coming soon

Workshop Paul Sirmon
Workshop

Paul Sirmon

Founder & Designer at Buzzbomb Creative

Typography and Layout

Workshop title & description coming soon

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The Venue

Palace Arts
Center

300 Main Street, Grapevine TX 76051 • City Guide

The Schedule

8:00 am

Registration, Coffee & Connect


8:30 am

Track 1 & 2: Workshop 1


10:30 am

Track 1 & 2: Workshop 2


12:00 pm

Lunch


1:30 pm

Track 1 & 2: Workshop 3


3:30 pm

Track 1 & 2: Workshop 4


7:00 pm

The Pre Party


Parties

PRE
PARTY

Wednesday Sep 7

7 pm – 10 pm
Back Porch Grill & Tavern
210 N. Main Street
Grapevine, TX 76501
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* Drinks not included

After
PARTY

Thursday Sep 8

7:30 pm – 11 pm
Delaney Vineyards
2000 Champagne Blvd
Grapevine, TX 76051
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* Drinks and dinner provided

Goodbye
PARTY

Friday Sep 9

7 pm – 11 pm
The Ginger Man
1512 E. Southlake Blvd
Grapevine, TX 76092
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* Drinks not included

The After Party

Thursday, Sep 8th 7:30 PM

Delaney Vineyards

Come hangout with us at the raddest party in town.

Be sure to wear your '80s get-up and bring your sweetest dance moves.

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The ‘80s was a decade about people, decisions, and inventions that changed our future. It was ten great years of nonstop glamour, unchecked excess, ruthless ambition, and explosive technological innovation that combined together in order to produce the historic changes and global events that made us who and what we are today.

The fingerprints of the decade best known for Pac-Man and the personal computer are everywhere in our daily lives. The first launch of NASA’s Space Shuttle triggered a tech-explosion in global communications that now makes our world-wide love affair with smartphones and the Internet possible. Here’s to the ’80s!

The Sponsors

  • Foxy Propganda

    Sponsor

  • Walk the Light

    Partner

  • OK Paper

    Partner

  • Lemieux Company

    Partner

  • Printed Threads

    Partner

  • AIGA DFW

    Partner

  • DSVC

    Partner

  • This Could Be You

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About

The
Experience We
Bring

Circles Conference is a three-day experience for you, the creative. The conference brings designers and makers from across the globe together for the dual purpose of learning from world-changing thinkers and connecting with one another. The conference creates a space where you will be challenged to push yourself in the creative process, inspired by others who are thriving in the creative industry, and empowered with resources and practical tips to help you pursue excellence.

At the end of the three-day experience you will leave with a fresh spark of passion, filled to the brim with innovative ideas, and with a community of Circle Makers who are ready to create and do life with you.

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The Team

Ismael Burciaga

Ismael
Burciaga

The Creative Visionary

Jill Bragdon

Jill
Bragdon

The Experience Architect

Kyle Russelburg

Kyle
Russelburg

The Swiss Army Knife

Kendall Hanna

Kendall
Hanna

The Decor Specialist

Lindsey Erin Clark

Lindsey
Eryn Clark

The Socialite

David Hemphill

David
Hemphill

Web Developer

Derek Nelson

Derek
Nelson

Circles Friend

Anne Dapore

Anne
Dapore

Volunteer Coordinator

Frances Yllana

Frances
Yllana

Party Coordinator

Brett Bowden

Brett
Bowden

The Swag Specialist

Samuel Gabriel

Samuel
Gabriel

Video Director


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