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Sat, Apr 27th, 9:00am - 3:00pm

SoloCamp: An Unconference for Solopreneurs

Want to improve your business skills and learn new tools?

SoloCamp is a one-day conference on Saturday, April 27, designed as a shot of adrenalin for your solo practice, whether you’re a designer, programmer, writer, or consultant. Like a regular conference, there are some pre-planned sessions on a variety of important topics, taught by seasoned freelancers and business owners. But it’s also an unconference, which means we’ve got room for sessions that can be suggested and even run by you. (More on that after you register.) Pre-planned sessions include:

  • The basics (and not-so basics) of marketing yourself: How and where to tell your story.
  • Using social media to promote your business
  • Online marketing 101: An overview of what’s possible with SEO, PPC, Re-marketing, Authorship Pages, Video and Conversion Optimization (applicable to yours or your clients’ businesses).
  • Stop leaving money on the table! Ideas on how to earn more from your projects and client relationships.
  • Business 101 for freelancers: Tons of practical advice on incorporation, taxes, banking, insurance, partnerships, positioning, etc.
  • Portfolio sites: Comparing portfolio platforms, with input from other freelancers.
  • Designer tech: A review of essential tools.
  • Working alone sucks! An intro to more collaborative ways of working.

Event Fees: AIGA, Navitor, CoCo Members | $40 General Public | $50

Location

CoCo Minneapolis 400 South 4th Street, Suite 401 Minneapolis, MN map » Questions? Please contact Sandra Theis, Solopreneurs committee member. Event is hosted by Navitor, the Official Bronze Sponsor of AIGA Minnesota.

Contact Leadership

With strong design thinking and creative execution, Amanda has been a graphic designer and effective visual communicator for the past 15 years. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s degree in Design Communication in 2001. Since graduating she has worked at such companies as SUPERVALU, USP Structural Connectors, and Syncada from Visa. Currently she is an in-house designer at Thrivent Financial.

She sees the big picture and understands that her designs have to do more than look visually appealing; they have to convey the brand, communicate a message, and help achieve the desired goals. Passionate about the brands and designs that she works on, she is always looking for a new, creative, and innovative way to express an idea or message.

Amanda has become increasingly active in AIGA Minnesota over the past few years as a member of the In-House Designers Committee, for which she served as the Committee Chair for a year and a half, and now as the Director of Career Practice.