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September 6-8, 2023

Grapevine, TX

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About
Circles?

2023 Recap

Shed layers of fear and doubt, and reveal your inner creativity at Circles Conference 2023. We have faced a lot of struggles in the pandemic. Now, it’s time to remove those barriers and allow your creative process to thrive.

Circles is filled with inspirational stories and workshops from the industry’s leading creatives. You’ll walk away with new ideas, practical advice, and a tight-knit community to support you along the way.

About the Topics

At Circles, our speakers will center their discussions around a variety of subjects, including illustration, branding, creative processes, pricing, managing relationships with clients, establishing procedures, collaborating with teams in an agency or in-house department, project management and other related topics.

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Speakers
& Instructors

More speakers coming soon.
*Speakers subject to change.

Natalie Kent

Natalie
Kent

Designer Director at Focus Lab

Allan Peters

Allan
Peters

Partner at Peters Design Co

Ash Phillips

Ash
Phillips

Co-Owner at Six Cinquième

Larissa Meek

Larissa
Meek

Co-Chief Creative Officer at PwC Experience Center

Ambert Rodriguez

Ambert
Rodriguez

Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer at Wheelhouse

Elliot Jay Stocks

Elliot
Jay
Stocks

Designer and Musician

Alissa Minnick

Alissa
Minnick

Owner at Scribblepie

Bill Kenney

Bill
Kenney

Partner & CEO at Focus Lab

Chris Garcia

Chris
Garcia

Creative and Owner at Major Level Creative

Miro Laflaga

Miro
Laflaga

Co-Owner at Six Cinquième

Matt Dawson

Matt
Dawson

Designer, Illustrator, and Typographer at StayGray Ponyboy

Paul Sirmon

Paul
Sirmon

Founder at Sirmon Brand Co.

Aaron Draplin

Aaron
Draplin

Founder at Draplin Design Co

Andrea Trew

Andrea
Trew

Brand Designer at Trew Creative

Brad Woodard

Brad
Woodard

Illustrator, Designer & Owner at Brave the Woods

Jessica Hische

Jessica
Hische

Illustrator, Letterer & Author

Charlie Howlett

Charlie
Howlett

VP, Creative Director at Schaefer Advertising Co.

Kwaku Amprako

Kwaku
Amprako

Logo Specialist& Brand Designer at Amprako®

Hillary Burson

Hillary
Burson

Brand Designer & Illustrator at Tropic

Jeremy Slagle

Jeremy
Slagle

Designer & Illustrator at Slagle Design

Natalie Armendariz

Natalie
Armendariz

Partner & Design Director at Funsize

Amber Zaricor

Amber
Zaricor

Owner + Creative Director at Copperheart Creative

Grizzly Wheeler

Grizzly
Wheeler

Owner at Grizzly Wheeler Print Shop

Geoff Schultz

Geoff
Schultz

UX Researcher/Designer at Elevation Church

Kevin Daughtry

Kevin
Daughtry

Founder & Director at Yellowbox

Lyndi Stücky

Lyndi
Stücky

Art Director & Photographer at Lyndi Ruth Photography

Jon Chapman

Jon
Chapman

Owner at Brokenstraw Design Co

Nick Agimudie

Nick
Agimudie

Director of Client Relations at Yellowbox

Andrew Hochradel

Andrew
Hochradel

Creative Director at HOCH.CO

Speaking Inquiry

The
Topics

At Circles Conference, we understand the vital role that creative processes, storytelling, teamwork, and client relationships play in the world of design. Our carefully curated sessions dive deep into these essential aspects of the creative journey. Explore innovative approaches to creative processes that will enhance your workflow and boost your productivity. Uncover the secrets of compelling storytelling techniques that captivate audiences and create lasting impact. Learn effective strategies for collaborating with teams, fostering innovation, and leveraging diverse perspectives. Discover valuable insights into building successful brands and mastering the art of illustration. Lastly, gain practical knowledge on working with clients, refining communication skills, and delivering exceptional results. By engaging with these topics, you’ll acquire the tools and inspiration needed to thrive in your creative endeavors.

The
Classes

Workshops are on WEDNESDAY, September 6, 2023

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.

Classes start at $97/class & are 1.5 hrs long.

Track II starts at $197

The Experience

Secure your pass for two days of inspirational speakers, opportunities for creative connection, and a front-row seat to rediscovering the wonder of design.

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The
Activities

At Circles Conference, we believe in crafting an immersive experience that goes beyond the ordinary. Our carefully curated activities are designed to ignite your creativity, foster meaningful connections, and provide moments of genuine relaxation. From invigorating workshops led by industry pioneers to serene yoga sessions in the park, our diverse range of activities caters to every facet of your interests.

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12

Speakers

6

Workshops

3

Parties

1

Activities

Location

Palace Arts Center

300 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051
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Past
Speakers

Hear from our past speakers to see what makes Circles Conference an inspirational powerhouse.

Aaron Draplin

Aaron
Draplin

Founder at Draplin Design Co.

Tad Carpenter

Tad
Carpenter

Designer & Illustrator at Carpenter Collective

James White

James
White

Visual artist & Designer at Signalnoise

Jay Argaet

Jay
Argaet

Global Art & Communications Director at Hillsong Church

Speaking Inquiry

Introducing Our Exciting Referral Program!

We are thrilled to unveil our exciting new Referral Program, specially crafted for graphic designers and creatives like yourself. This program offers a fantastic opportunity for you to earn extra income without even attending the conference. Let’s dive in and discover how you can be a part of this innovative initiative!

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The
Schedule

8:00 am

Registration & Coffee


8:30 am

Workshop 01

Lyndi Stücky

Lyndi Stücky

Topic: How to improve your photography with any camera

Jeremy Slagle

Jeremy Slagle

Topic: Boom! Bam! Brush! Adobe Illustrator Workshop


10:30 am

Workshop 02

Nick Agimudie

Nick Agimudie

Topic: Checking Your Frames


12:00 PM

Lunch


1:30 pm

Workshop 03

Jon Chapman

Jon Chapman

Topic: Bring on the Browser: How To Step Up Your Web Design

Paul Sirmon

Paul Sirmon

Topic: A Designer's Guide to Brand Strategy and Identity


3:30 pm

Workshop 04

Geoff Schultz

Geoff Schultz

Topic: Building a Culture of Creative Collaboration


7:00 PM

Opening Mixer
Chill Bar & Grill
814 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051


6:15 am

Yoga in the Square
Led by Amy Velasquez / $25


8:00 am

Coffee & Connect


9:00 am

Day 2 Kickoff


9:15 am

Session 1

Jeremy Slagle

Jeremy Slagle

Topic: Always in Tandem


10:15 am

Session 2

Hillary Burson

Hillary Burson

Topic: Enabling Your Internal Teams


10:55 am

30 Minute Break


11:25 am

Session 3

Geoff Schultz

Geoff Schultz

Topic: Iterating Your Way to Success


12:05 pm

Lunch (2 hours)


2:15 pm

Session 4

Lyndi Stücky

Lyndi Stücky

Topic: Here's what's keeping you from success


3:15 pm

Session 5

Brad Woodard

Brad Woodard

Topic: Get Out of Your Own Way


3:55 pm

30 Minute Break


4:25 pm

Session 6

Charlie Howlett

Charlie Howlett

Topic: Creative Perspective Takes Practice


7:00 pm

Goodbye Party
Chill Bar & Grill
814 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051


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About Circles

Circles Conference is a three-day creative design 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.

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