Virtual Event
Thu, Apr 9th, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual Event

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COVID-19 Virus Update

Solopreneurs will be using Zoom for our monthly meetings during the COVID-19 crisis. #stayHomeStaySafe

Meeting with members of the AIGA MN Diversity & Inclusion Committee

The business impacts of the COVID-19 crisis have hit Solopreneurs hard. How can we as a community stick together and ensure that everyone in our communities is supported?

Join our first virtual Solopreneurs meeting as we welcome members of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee of AIGA MN for a discussion on the current business climate, how it is impacting solopreneur people of color, women, LGBTQIA and other marginalized communities.

  • How can solopreneurs work better together to succeed during this crisis?
  • How do we expand our communities while social distancing?
  • What do solopreneurs need to do to connect with solopreneurs from marginalized communities?
  • Collaboration and creativity: the benefits of working with diverse partners
  • How soloprenuership be an avenue for creatives who may be in marginalized communities. What are the challenges and benefits?
  • How can independent creatives venture into new creative circles to connect and collaborate with a more diverse set of partners?

We look forward to connecting virtually! Join in the discussion to share your activities and insights with your fellow solopreneurs.


12:00 – 1:00 PM Creative Solopreneurs Meeting
Monthly meeting of independent creatives sponsored by AIGA MN.

Join us for an insightful discussion on topics relevant to people working in the creative economy. Meet other local, independent freelancers, consultants, small business owners, and entrepreneurs. All creative solopreneurs are welcome.

Free to everyone.

You must register in advance to log onto the Zoom call. Click here or on the REGISTER tab above.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Recent Solopreneur meetings

  • Take Action!
  • Strategic Planning for the New Year
  • Solopreneurs + In House Designers
  • Design Heroes
  • The Summer of Money: Riding the Revenue Rollercoaster
  • The Summer of Money: How Much? Solopreneurs Who Sell
  • The Summer of Money: How Much? Pricing for Creative Solopreneurs
  • Breakthrough Creative: Building Your Brand by Sharing Your Work
  • Breakthrough Creative: Your Practice
  • Breakthrough Creative: Your Brand
  • Get Productive: Tools & Tips
  • Driving Accountability and Overcoming Resistance

Contact Leadership

Leah Meilander
Leah Meilander
Chair of Solopreneurs
I am Freelance Visual Designer and Artist based in Bloomington, MN. I have over a decade of experience with brand identities, designing for print & digital, website design, event design, as well as marketing strategy & planning. Overall, I'm more of a generalist who specializes in brand strategy, graphic design, and web design.

In addition to being a freelance designer, I am also a lettering and illustration artist. A lot of my custom hand-drawn work appears in my client projects.

When I’m not designing or drawing, I enjoy climbing/bouldering, lifting, going to movies, dancing, and hanging out with family & friends.