Thu, Sep 26th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
990 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis Minnesota 55413

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Join friends and colleagues for a night of conversations and connections at LUSH, Minneapolis’s premier LGBTQ+ community space. The first 25 guests (AIGA members and non-members) will enjoy a free cocktail and appetizers will be provided thanks to this month’s Cocktails with Creatives sponsors Chank Fonts! and Smart Hive.

Design Activity: Design a PRIDE flag! The rainbow flag is the most widely known symbol of the LGBTQ community. It’s design is a herald for pride and optimism to queer people around the world. To celebrate the impact of design for the community, create your own pride flag!

Feel free to stick around after the event for #DragEvolution – a weekly drag talent search where YOU pick the winners.

990 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
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About Smart Hive

Smart Hive was started in 2013 and was the first consultancy in the Twin Cities with a focus on using data visualization for storytelling in the marketing space. Since our founding, we have been creating solutions that tell unique stories with data.

Strategy — user experience, UX, brand, communications, creative direction, user research, personas, journey maps
Leadership — management, team building and development, project management
Design — user interfaces, UI, data visualization, information design, infographics, dashboards, process mapping, content.

About Chank Fonts!

Chank Co is an independent type foundry based in Minneapolis, founded and operated by font designer, Chank Diesel. Chank creates custom fonts for great corporations and exciting new OpenType fonts for professional designers.

Over 100 Chank fonts are currently available at no extra charge to millions of Adobe subscribers worldwide as part of their subscription via Adobe Fonts. If you use Creative Cloud, Photoshop or any Adobe subscription service, you have access to many Chank Fonts already.

Chank Fonts are produced in Minnesota and seen everywhere, instantly setting the intended tone for print, web, packaging, advertising, social media video games, publications… you name it! chank.com

About LUSH

LUSH Minneapolis has something for everyone! Known for their inclusive and loving nature, their main mission is to be the all-inclusive destination that our community needs and deserves. The first thing you will notice when you walk in the door of LUSH is a staff that is warm and welcoming. LUSH will consistently welcome and actively seek out the many facets of the LGBTQIA+ and allied communities to bring them all under one roof to dine, drink and be entertained together.

About Cocktails with Creatives

Cocktails with Creatives (CWC) is a bi-monthly social and open networking opportunity for members and interested non-members. Get in touch with the Director of Membership with questions or to discuss our membership structurevolunteering or venue ideas.

Contact Leadership

Muriel Bartelme Kreske
Muriel Bartelme Kreske
Director of Membership
Thoughtful design is powerful, it can solve problems, ignite passion and bring people together. Design can also be beautiful, functional and change the way people interact in the world.