Design

Studio Visit w/ Artist & Designer Alexa Allen

In anticipation of this week’s workshop with Alexa Allen, madelife visited Alexa in her studio for a quick chat and a look at her process and work.    When & where did you first learn your craft? I attended California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco and have a degree in furniture design. I worked in the Bay area for 8-9 years doing high-end custom cabinetry. When I moved to back to Boulder in 2009 (I am originally from here)…

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This Holiday Give Creativity, Memories and Skills – No Shipping Required

This Holiday Give Creativity, Memories and Skills – No Shipping Required

The holidays are basically HERE. We’re never as prepared as we’d like and there’s always last minute giving to be done. Our motto is “Experiences Over Things” – this year give your loved ones (or yourself) the gift of future memories. If you still haven’t found the right something for your loved ones, there is nothing better than an experience that introduces a new (or loved) skill and supports the local community. And you’re just in time, because no shipping…

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Caffeinated Mornings w/Lentine Alexis

Most people who make, know that the journey to wherever you’re at, whether in your life, in your career, or whatever it is your working on at the moment, doesn’t always feel as you imagined it would. Join us for an insightful conversation with Chef /athlete Lentine Alexis, as we discuss how we (those who make), stay curious, inspired and aware of how we feel, why we feel and how to trust and recognize the signals that constantly force us…

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Vision in Process: SMiLE / Falco Show November 11 – January 12

Vision in Process: SMiLE / Falco Show November 11 – January 12

  SMiLE + Kevin Falco, two very different artists with a shared intrinsic focus on the importance, strength and meditative qualities of process, and a skilled attention to detail bordering on the obsessive. Vision in Process highlights these two artists, both currently local to Boulder but international in their scope and breadth of work and practice; one adept on the streets of Paris, Bologna, Mykonos; the other in some of the most exalted contemporary art institutions and ateliers. Biographies and Statements:…

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Caffeinated Mornings w/ Cast Iron Design

The Gore-y Details of Green Graphic Design Join us for a lively discussion with the guys from Cast Iron Design, who will discuss the importance of sustainable design, how they practice it, and the triumphs and tribulations they’ve encountered along the way. But mostly the triumphs because they want to make themselves look good. Note: contains subject matter that may not be appropriate for those who find curse words and fecal humor inappropriate. How Cast Iron Design describes what they…

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AIGA Studio Tour Event

Curious about the creative and technology work being completed in Downtown Boulder? Always wanted to visit that studio you’ve seen on the Denver Egotist, but never had a chance? madelife is proud to partner with the American Institute of Graphic Art (AIGA) for the 2017 Pearl Street Studio Tour to offer the local community the chance to learn, explore, ask questions, and meet the design studios in downtown Boulder. The self-guided walking tour starts at 5 pm and ends at…

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Internship Feature | Natasha Rodgers

Noticed something different lately? We’d like to introduce everyone to madelife’s current Graphic Design intern extraordinaire, Natasha Rodgers! She joined the madelife Creative Team earlier this semester and has been fervently working with the marketing team to keep us looking good. With events going on every week, Natasha has been hard at work constantly creating and pushing out amazing design materials for madelife. A graphic designer and illustrator currently majoring in Communications and Design at the Rocky Mountain College of…

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Internship Feature | Hannah Thompson

Internship Feature | Hannah Thompson

madelife is beginning a series of intern features to tell you more about some of the key contributors and what they have done for us through the span of their internships here. Without their hard work, madelife would not be what it is. We also hear your calls when you are seeking to contract people for your projects or small businesses, so along with our strong database of mentors featured on our Community page, here is an easy way for us…

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Caffeinated Mornings with Corban Baxter

  Hacking Business The transition from building technology in the ad world to building products for startups is a big change and sometimes it takes a bit of new insight to be able to manage it all. Come and learn the beauty of restraint, how to deliver an MVP and a new approach to the excelerator process. This month our guest is Corban Baxter, a tech/creative master with 15 years in the industry. Working in Dallas, NYC and Boulder at some…

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Caffeinated Mornings with Peter McEwen

Meditation for Makers The beguiling effect of creative blocks, clients and looming deadlines can often obscure our natural facility to create. Let’s explore mindfulness methods that facilitate focus, creativity and conscious choice when we are experiencing duress or lethargy. This month our guest is Peter McEwen, a designer & photographer based right here in Boulder, CO and founder of The Field Meditation. The Field works to promote engagement with meditation practices that cultivate human kindness and awareness. Peter has had the pleasure…

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Build your own website with Squarespace

We are excited to be hosting this workshop led by our very own Creative Accelerator Mentor, Chelsea Brady, and 7th Sight. In this three part workshop, you’ll learn from an expert how to plan your site, choose a template, customize the look and feel, layout content, and leave with a solid foundation for your very own website. This will be a great workshop for those starting from scratch on their sites, or looking for extra training on a Squarespace site…

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