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

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AN INCLUSIVE SPACE WHERE EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

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.

Lush
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.
smarthive.com

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

Ashley Green
Ashley Green
Director of Membership
Ashley is the senior web designer at Gradient Positioning, and has been an active AIGA member since 2011.

Earning her B.A. in Graphic Design and graduating with honors from AIPX (Phoenix, AZ) in 2014, she’s demonstrated success in leadership from her nomination and induction into Alpha Beta Kappa in 2012, to her collaboration as a Co-chair for AIGA MN’s Portfolio 1-on-1 in 2018.

With a special interest in diversity and inclusion, she has a passion for bridging together all facets of the creative industry. Ashley has a strong belief in people-motivating people to make great things happen and she works diligently to promote improvement through change.

In her down time, she can be found backpacking through a Minnesota State Park, running on one of the Minneapolis regional trails, or ‘nerding-out’ over an episode of The X-Files.