Design

CAFFEINATED MORNINGS WITH MICHAEL GOSSETT MAY 6th

THE MARATHON: What It Really Takes To Start And Finish the Race Achieving greatness isn’t a sprint. It’s not a lightning bolt or a chance meeting or an apple tree dropping its fruit on your noggin. It’s a long haul. It’s training, assembling a team, testing, trials, and trying your hardest every single day. It’s a race that’s only won by putting one foot in front of the other. With 20+ years as a leader and visionary with Nike and…

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Accelerator Profile | Gabrielle Lopez

  GABRIELLE LOPEZ In this installment of our ongoing Accelerator Profile series, we profile Gabrielle Lopez, a artist native to Colorado who completed the madelife Creative Accelerator Program in Graphic Design.  Gabby came into the program post-college with personal goals around portfolio development and establishing herself as a creative professional. Through the 12 week program, she was able to advance her Adobe Creative Suite skills by working with mentors using those skills to craft market based projects. The madelife team…

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Caffeinated Mornings with Jeff Donaldson April 1st

Six years ago, Jeff Donaldson started a hybrid agency called Atomic20 and has grown it to a network of 250 freelancers. He’ll share the real story of how people perceive you and why ‘freelance’ is known as the other F word. Get ready to ask those questions you’ve never been able to ask anyone else about your freelance business. Being a freelancer comes with a lot of perks. But the perception of freelancers has both positive and negative sides. Come hear…

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ZINE 2.0

madelife zine Issue 2  is out now the zine features recent happenings from the madelife Creative Accelerator Program in audio, graphic design, and photography check it out online here or pick up your own free copy in store!    

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Derek Keenan

Derek Keenan, the founder of Mukee Design, crafts wearable art from used skateboard decks. We had the opportunity to capture his process from reclamation to tangible product in this short video. Find Keenan’s work sold in our gallery store front at madelife.  

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Caffeinated Mornings: Jeff Graham, The Suit. Refitted.

  In a world where content is king – now more than ever, account-side folks need a symbiotic relationship with their creative counterparts. Today’s most sought after account talent transcends the table stakes of owning business strategy and the client relationship. They understand the most important client they have is (your agency goes here). They make it their business to be students of great creative across platforms, and around the world. They possess a producer/maker mindset. They’re relentlessly focused on…

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Thermofax Workshop

August 5, 2015 – August 5, 2015 Map and Directions | Register Description: Thermofax Workshop In this old school way to screen print, we will be using a thermofa machine, a machine from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, to make simple, reusable, and disposable screens. The machine takes your graphic, burns holes into the screen, and creates a replica of your graphic that you can then print on any surface. The print will have more texture and character compared to…

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Screen Printing Workshop with Alan Peters

We want to give a big thanks to everyone who attended the screen printing workshop lead by Alan Peters. The workshop taught our participants, many of whom were accelerants in our Creative Accelerator Program, how to screen print their own one-color designs. Attendees were lead through every stage of the process with extensive detail and guidance. Designs were printed onto posters and t shirts, which accelerants got to take home.  Enjoy scrolling through some pictures from the event and make…

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