Virtual Event
Thu, May 13th, 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 Kelly O’Donnell of K O’Donnell Creative speaking on Video 101: Incorporating video into your marketing strategy.

This will be an open forum and AMA discussion around using video as an independent creative. We’ll talk about incorporating video into personal marketing via consumer apps for desktop and mobile environments. Get tips for recording and editing video for web and social uses. End products for this type of process might be short explainer vids, story vids, and screen captures for tutorials or training. We’ll also discuss why and when you’ll want to hire a professional videographer and what that process looks like, how you and your clients can benefit, and how to plan your project.

Look for Part 2 of this video series next month discussing narrative in video!

Guest Presenter: Kelly O'Donnell

Kelly is a photo + video creator based out of Minneapolis. She creates content and stories that capture the essence of the people she works with. Her works range from small business content creation for social media to capturing candid wedding day moments. Kelly is heavily influenced by her prior days as a graphic designer and tries to incorporate a “design-oriented thinking style” into her work process.


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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  • SEO for Solos
  • Marketing for Solopreneurs
  • How Can Solopreneurs Make a Difference?
  • Creating a Crisis Toolkit for Solopreneurs
  • Connecting with Diversity & Inclusion

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.