"Now What? Launching & Growing Your Creative Business": the 2018 Core77 Conference in Brooklyn
11/07/2018

Core77, the publishing platform for designers, held their annual Core77 Conference, this year called "Now What? Launching & Growing Your Creative Business"

Online PR News – 07-November-2018 – New York – The publishing platform for designers Core77 held their annual Core77 Conference, this year called "Now What? Launching & Growing Your Creative Business" at the design incubation space A/D/O in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, on Thursday, October 25th, 2018. This one-day event focused on launching and growing creative businesses, brands and products. Morning speakers shared their stories of startup, growth, investment and motivation. Afternoon workshops went in-depth on design firm best practices, storytelling, PR, client management, crowdfunding strategies and more.

200+ attendees found their way to the Core77 Conference conference to hear morning presentations from leaders working in the space of design & entrepreneurship, including HAWRAF Studio Partners Carly Ayres and Pedro Sanches, Co-Founders of Visibility Joseph Guerra and Sina Sohrab, founder and CEO Nicole Gibbons of the direct-to-consumer paint company Clare, Good Thing founder and designer Jamie Wolfond, CEO and co-founder Alexis Houssou of VC fund Hardware Club, and co-founders of furniture company Floyd, Alex O'Dell and Kyle Hoff.

In the afternoon, attendees broke off into smaller groups for workshops led by Events Director at Freshbooks Paco Arizmendi, founder & creative director Craighton Berman of Manual, CEO & Founder Jonathan Cedar of Biolite, Co-founder and VP of Design Ti Chang of Crave, Author & Creative Business Consultant Emily Cohen, Founder Alex Daly of Vann Alexandra & Daly PR, Chief Creative Officer Michael DiTullo of Michael DiTullo Studio, Partner Maya Kopytman of C&G Partners, Director of Design Strategy Joe Meersman of IBM, Co-founder Harry Parr of Bompass & Parr, Industrial Designer & Product Evangelist Paul Sohi of Autodesk, and Senior Design & Technology Editor Katheryn Thayer of Kickstarter.

"At past conferences we've attended, speakers tend to skirt around the facts," noted conference co-chairs Emily Engle and Allison Fonder. "We wanted our attendees to feel like they're taking away tangible, super-useful skills that will help them either start their own business or improve aspects of their existing brand or studio."

The 2018 Core77 Conference was made possible with the support of sponsors such as Autodesk Fusion 360, Freshbooks, FunctionFox, JustWorks, KeyShot, LKK, A/D/O, Kickstarter, MOO Printing, Coroflot, Design Milk, Advanced Design Sketching, Master & Dynamic, and Tito's Vodka.

To learn more about the 2018 Core77 Conference, visit the official conference website (core77.com/conference) or contact Allison Fonder at allison@core77.com.