Virtual Event
Happened
Thu, Mar 11th, 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

Networking & Discussion for Solopreneurs

Solopreneurs are invited to join this virtual event with special guest Michelle Schulp of Marktime Media speaking on Practical WordPress for Creative Solopreneurs. 

This will be an open forum and AMA discussion around using WordPress as an independent creative. Topics could include setting up WordPress for personal projects, such as a hobby or portfolio, or creating WordPress sites for your own clients without needing to learn code or hire a frontend developer. We can discuss how to find the right themes and plugins in a sea of options, how to use the block editor for creative expression and building content, where to go if you want to expand your knowledge beyond the basics, and how to decide when it’s a good idea to collaborate with a technically minded person for your web project.

Guest Presenter: Michelle Schulp

Michelle Schulp of Marktime Media is an independent graphic designer and frontend developer in Minneapolis. Prior to beginning her career, she studied Visual Communications, with minors in Psychology and Sociology. As her work progressed, she also branched into front-end development and user experience design to round our her skillset. This combination of disciplines led her to adopt a strategy-based approach to design, focused on solving tangible problems and achieving real goals based on how people think.

Now, she collaborates on projects with clients ranging from solopreneurs to enterprise. She loves the open source community, and when she is not working on projects she speaks/volunteers/organizes at events and workshops around the country. Her passions are communication and empowerment, and she believes in the power of “Why?”

Schedule

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.

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Contact Leadership

Karin Odell
Karin Odell
Solopreneurs CoChairs
Karin Odell, the owner of Venus Designs Inc, has created visual strategies for clients such as the Soil Health Partnership and Great MN Schools for over 15 years. She has helped many small-to-large-sized companies and organizations align their communications design, both on-line and in print. She also works with other agencies to assist in setting up branded presentation materials.