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

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As solopreneurs, we’re no stranger to the ups & downs of our project cycles, and the sporadic income flow that comes with it. This month, guest speaker, Katie Kelbrants, Financial Advisor at Northwestern Mutual, joins us to talk about the importance of having a plan as a solo and what resources are available to us to accomplish our financial goals. Katie will share her background, give a presentation, and answer questions!

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Or dial: ‪(US) +1 929-276-0217‬
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Solopreneurs is a 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 creatives welcome. Free to everyone.

Past Topics

  • Studio Tours
  • Work-in-process
  • Guest Speakers
  • Finding Different Income Streams
  • Design For Good
  • Adding Structure to your Day/Week
  • Goal Setting
  • Collaboration & Contracting
  • Tools & Tech
  • Dealing With Creative Block
  • A.I. News
  • Pricing
  • Business Development
  • Professional Development

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.