Wed, Jan 20th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Best (Solo) Practices: Things We're Still Figuring Out

Want to find out what it takes to integrate your skills with another creative and form a partnership? This event is for you. Two designers working remotely between Chicago and Denver will join us in Minneapolis to tell all in a presentation and Q&A. Do a little networking before and after, and swap your own business stories.

Part 2 of a 3-part series

Authentic F&F is a remote design and technology studio working with a variety of businesses, creative organizations, and startups. In our talk, we’ll discuss challenges and situations we’ve faced while transitioning from solopreneurs to growing a partnership. We’ll talk candidly on many different aspects of our business, with the goal of inspiring an open dialogue with the audience about building a non-traditional thoughtful business.

bryantBryant Hughes
Unabashedly nerdy, Bryant has been building things on the internet since the days of dial-up AOL. Previous to Authentic F&F, Bryant worked for multiple digital agencies and ran his own boutique firm for several years. Bryant views each project through multiple lenses, applying design principles to the code he writes, and  structure and logic to the aesthetic experience. Bryant resides in Chicago with his wife Brianna and their dog Tula. Outside of work, he enjoys an active urban lifestyle and escaping to the mountains, when possible.

chrisChris Arnold
Chris began tinkering in digital design and development almost two decades ago on a tangerine iMac G3. He ran a successful independent studio as a hybrid designer and developer over seven years before co-founding Authentic F&F. He approaches each project with a strategic and design-forward mentality while keeping in mind each facet of the digital-build process. Beyond the computer, Chris makes time for crossfit, cycling in the hills, and traveling while happily calling Denver, Colorado home base.

  5:30 p.m. Doors open 6-8 p.m. Presentation Join us at Tinto Cocina & Cantina (corner of Lake St & Bryant Ave S) following the event for more socializing and networking. You are welcome even if you missed the panel discussion — we’ll fill you in!

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This event is free for everyone, but you must register in advance to guarantee a seat. Capacity is limited and we cannot promise a spot for walk-ins the day of the event. COCO Uptown 1010 W Lake St, Ste 100 Minneapolis, MN 55408 Website Map Please park on nearby streets such as Colfax, Dupont, and Bryant Avenues where permitted. Avoid being towed from the CVS lot. We can also validate parking at Calhoun Square Parking Ramp (entrance at Lake & Girard) for $6.50. Pick up validation that night at the front desk. ABOUT BEST (SOLO) PRACTICES This is a three-part series of focused events curated by AIGA Minnesota Solopreneurs to address issues and concerns unique to the single-practitioner or small-firm office.


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