things to do

Classes in San Francisco

There are two classes coming up that will be held here in our art studio in San Francisco. First Andy Kane is coming from Portland to teach a screenprinting class. It is this Saturday (January 16th) and there are still a few spots open. Registration information is here.

Next, Nicole Gerulat is teaching her Photo 101 class coming up in February. Registration information is here.

I’ve taken both classes and I highly recommend both of them.

Alt Design Conference

I’ve been to several blogging conferences and while they all were excellent events I always felt a little out of place since design and lifestyle blogs received very little attention. But design blogs, photography blogs, food blogs, etc are pretty much the only blogs I read. I wished several times aloud that someone would put on a design conference for bloggers. Well, hooray-hooray, it is finally here.

Alt Design Conference will be taking place in Salt Lake City next month. January 21-23, 2010. The lineup of speakers is already stellar (almost all of my blogging heroes will be there.) They will be discussing things like design, monetizing, and ethics. Besides the fact the conference has a partnership with Sundance and some ski resorts so afterward everyone can go put on their cute snow hats and go check out the Film Festival or ski. Unfortunately, I will be a bazillion months pregnant so I will not be going :( But I am heartbroken I won’t be there.

Get your tickets here. They are offering a $50 off promo through the end of December and they are going quickly. Tickets will most definitely sell out soon so get yours soon.

Kirtsy Book Meet up in San Francisco

Hey Bay Area locals: There is going to be a launch party for the Kirtsy Book tomorrow night (Tuesday) here in San Francisco (at our art studio). My sister Gabrielle of Design Mom is flying in just for the occasion, so come say hi! It is going to be a great party.

Tuesday, December 8th 2009
Ferney Art Studios
766 Valencia, 2nd Floor
San Francisco

Screen Printing Class This Saturday

My friend Andy is making on last stop in San Francisco this Saturday (November 14th) for a while to teach his DIY screenprinting class. I took this class myself and I highly recommend it. Not only is Andy an excellent teacher, he is so thorough that when you leave you will be able to screenprint yourself. There are still a few spots open. Go here for more information or email Andy to sign up.

Letterpress Classes

I printed these cards at the beginning of summer (before I got sick and pregnant) and I realized the other day I never posted them. Speaking of which there are still a couple spots left in my letterpress business card classes. Go here for more details. Contact me asap if you are interested in the November 7th or November 21st class. These will be the last classes I’m teaching before I take maternity leave.