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design, illustration, creative direction and ux design

What is Circles?

Circles Conference is a three-day design and development conference by Circles Co., bringing together designers and makers from around the globe. Learning from transformative thinkers and connecting with like-minded innovators, Circles provides a space where you’ll be challenged to push yourself in the creative process while drawing inspiration from those thriving in the industry.

During this conference, you’ll be empowered with resources and action-driven knowledge to help you pursue excellence in your craft. At the end of the experience, you’ll leave with a fresh spark of passion filled to the brim with revolutionary ideas and a community of Circle Makers ready to take on the world with you.

Stay humble, keep things in perspective, and keep design fun!

– aaron draplin,
Founder at Draplin Design Co.

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01

Go big or go home

This year, we’re doing what no conference has ever done before — combining three creative experiences into the ultimate retreat. Our new venue in Fort Worth, Texas, drops you in the middle of the action. Cityscapes, cultural districts and local eateries set the perfect backdrop for innovative thinking and fresh collaboration. And being just minutes from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, we make traveling to and from the conference a breeze for out-of-town guests.


02

Innovation begins at the end of your comfort zone

With a change of venue, it only made sense to adapt our lineup. Our 2018 speakers and workshop leaders will be sharing the latest industry trends, equipping you with practical resources and addressing the elephant in the room — wearing multiple hats


03

Doing what you do, but better

At Circles, be prepared to get your hands dirty. In our series of breakout workshops, you’ll walk away with sharpened skills, knowledge from industry experts and newfound inspiration to go out into the world and disrupt the creative scene.


04

Don’t push back, break through

Creative industries naturally come with their own set of roadblocks. It’s easy to become anchored by fear, clinging to what you know — what’s safe. Our speakers share what you can do, but more importantly, how you can navigate through these struggles. You’ll leave the conference with the clarity and empowerment you need to face barriers head-on.


05

Collaboration is the new anarchy

Anymore, it’s not what you do but how you do it. As society travels at the speed of sound, it’s more important than ever you’re propelling with it — not honing in on just one skill, but your full arsenal. We’re firm believers in community. Circles is unique from other conferences because we provide attendees direct access to professionals in thriving studios and Fortune 500 companies. Swap cards after a workshop, ask a question at the after party. To produce the best, you need to surround yourself with the best.


06

Finding strength in numbers

Routines can quickly grow mundane — whether you’re working in a cubicle, studio or office. We’re passionate about cultivating communities that outlive the conference. While you may come for the speakers, conference and workshops, you’ll leave having build long-term friendships.

The Team

Ismael Burciaga

Ismael Burciaga

The Creative Visionary

Kyle Russelburg

Kyle Russelburg

The Swiss Army Knife

April Guzik

April Guzik

Head of Experiences

Jill Honeycutt

Jill Honeycutt

Event & Sponsorship Coordinator

Agatha Tutia

Agatha Tutia

Volunteer Director

Luke Asper

Luke Asper

The Socialite

Anne Dapore

Anne Dapore

Volunteer Coordinator

Erin Sullivan

Erin Sullivan

Party Coordinator

Brett Bowden

Brett Bowden

The Swag Specialist

Wilson Lemieux

Wilson Lemieux

The DP

Mackenzie Packham

Mackenzie Packham

The Photographer

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