Join AIGA Seattle for a fun-filled evening with native Texan Ben Jenkins, who is an American designer, brand strategist, and entrepreneur. He is the founder of the branding company Onefastbuffalo and the sporting goods brand Warstic. A former professional baseball player, Ben spent a decade doing what most design firm and agency owners do. Working. Not much else.
In his talk Live Slow Make Fast Ben discusses his thoughts on how creatives might consider dedicating to the long haul of mastering their craft without leaving their spirit, relationships and health behind. Ben presents concepts for learning to focus on what matters in order to free up time to live and work. Learn why the idea of work-life balance is a myth for the creative person. Ben will reveal the difference between living a creative life that mindfully fuels your work and health vs. living the life of a person in the creative industry.
For Ben, living #LSMF not only improved his health, it improved the quality of OFB’s work and brought on the most profitable and enjoyable years in OFB’s 17 year history. This also led to things like living & working half time on the road in a vintage Airstream trailer, limiting OFB’s client work season to 9 months per year, and developing his own brands outside of fee-based client work. If nothing else, come for the partial male nudity!
Ben illustrates a roadmap to build your ideas into successful brands. Whether you are switching gears, kicking a new set of tires, or up for inspection, this workshop is filled with tips, tricks, and insights for creatives of all levels.
Learn the routes — Identify the best path to get your ideas to market.
Avoid Detours — Learn best practices to keep the creative engine running clean everyday.
Read the Signs — Understand how and when to negotiate equity in your client’s ideas.
Service your Creative Engine — Develop a guide to work/life balance. Build a better business, build a better life.
Spot Unexpected Sites — Discover uncanny ways to build better value for clients and customers.
This class is for designers, artists, makers, aspiring entrepreneurs, anyone who is stuck in the garage, and those can't seem to get into second gear. Leave with a roadmap to personal fulfillment, and some homework.
Native Texan Ben Jenkins is an American designer, brand strategist, entrepreneur, and semi-pro Dad, husband, surfer, and angler. He is the founder of the branding company Onefastbuffalo, the sporting goods brand Warstic, Workhaus Lodge, Western Son Vodka, The Native American Branding Agency INDIG, and most recently the lifestyle brand ONEFASTco.
6-6:30pm Food, Drinks & Mingling
6:30pm Lecture Begins
8:00pm Workshop Begins
When & Where
We are a community of creative pioneers, harnessing the power of design to build a better future. We constantly explore and leverage the physical and digital landscapes, by engaging people through design-related programming.
We are designers, strategists, writers, developers, students, educators, directors and volunteers. We call the Pacific Northwest Home. We are AIGA Seattle.
To learn more:
AIGA's national mission: http://www.aiga.org/about/
AIGA's National Initiatives: http://www.aiga.org/national-programs/
AIGA Membership: http://www.aiga.org/join/
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