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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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Dirt | A Look Into the Zine and Creator, Renee Marino

  Currently in its second issue, Dirt is a Boulder-based art zine founded by Renee Marino. This new publication offers a wide range of content including poetry, art, and writing as well as in-depth interviews with local artists and entrepreneurs.  Focused on building bridges within the local art community, Dirt is open to all types of submissions. This new magazine strives to give artists a platform to gain exposure, and connect with others. Zines are small circulation, self-published collections of…

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CAFFEINATED MORNINGS W/ DIRK SHAW

Data: The New Creative Muse? Join us for an lively and interesting conversation with Dirk Shaw, Partner/Chief Strategy Officer of Dispatch Communications. Once a suspect word: Data has the power to defend design and ideas, intuition is still a powerful trait of the creative…but can now be buoyed, shifted and improved by actual defendable insights. Who’s down for data? This is your talk. More about Dirk Shaw: Dirk has envisioned new ways to integrate digital channels to help some of the world’s biggest brands…

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Caffeinated Mornings | Matt Null & Mike Taylor

Couldn’t make it to the last Caffeinated Mornings? We recorded it, just for you! Have a watch as Matt Null & Mike Taylor of Human Design share their thoughts and experiences of how saying “no” can lead to creating the best business environment and practices possible for you. It’s an age old business adage to never say “no”. Matt and Mike teach us that “no” can lead to an even stronger business through the lens of Human Design. Caffeinated Mornings…

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Caffeinated Mornings w/ Mike Giant

The Art Class Join us for an insightful and probably unpredictable conversation with artist, graffiti-ist, tattooer, photographer and co-founder of the brand Rebel 8, Mike Giant. Born in 1971 in upstate New York, artist Mike Giant began drawing as soon as he could hold a crayon. His family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1979 where he was immersed in bmx bikes, skateboarding, heavy metal, punk rock, hip-hop and gang violence. He graduated in the top 10% of his high school class…

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CAFFEINATED MORNINGS | Corban Baxter

You missed one awesome Caffeinated Mornings, but don’t worry, we recorded it for you. Have a watch as design guru and founder of creative technology studio, Barbershop, Corban Baxter, gives us all of his insight on how to “hack” business.  In this talk, Corban describes some of the ways that Barbershop has helped clients transition their ideas into real working products utilizing a new business model that aims to provide long lasting solutions to business challenges designed by dynamic technology creators….

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8 Items To Add To Your Holiday Gift List

Not sure what to get that special someone this holiday season? We have got you covered! This is a small list of some of the things we have been using, love to support, or even just want the world to know about that have enriched our creative processes and made us smile.  So be sure and get someone you love something that can help them create in new and powerful ways! 1. SUBPAC M2 – WEARABLE, TACTILE AUDIO SYSTEM   “Used by…

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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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Patch Sabbath | Modular Synth Meetup

madelife is excited to be hosting another Patch Sabbath, a modular synthesizer meet up in which participants show up with an unpatched modular, put together a patch over the course of a few hours, then demo their patches to share synthesis knowledge and patching techniques. Everyone gets a chance to check out modules and modular formats that they may not have used before, in addition to meeting other modular users to facilitate information sharing, musical collaborations, and performances. This is a…

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Caffeinated Mornings w/ Becca Schepps and Leigh Masters

  They Needed Girls This Month   Whoa, females! Two months in a row! Did you even know that was possible? Kidding. What is it like to be a woman on the creative side of advertising? Is it any different? Can girls only really work on girl products? What’s the creative process like for a girl? Come join us for an inside look on the creative paths, processes, and how to get ahead being a female when all your coworkers…

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Caffeinated Mornings Talk – Biju Thomas

  Did you miss out on the last Caffeinated Mornings? No Problem! We got you. Have a watch as acclaimed Chef, Author and Entrepreneur, Biju Thomas gives the dish on meeting and exceeding the expectations of customers in the service-based industry of creative enterprises. If you like this talk, come and join us for the next one and wake up to a little enlightenment. Caffeinated Mornings is a monthly morning talk series founded by Jay Ferracane and Matt O’Donnell which…

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Caffeinated Mornings with Kristin Kidd

  Here’s to F@&%ing Up   For makers, do-ers and even the pointers, the world today is a competitive one, and you really have to try hard to make it. It takes work. It takes hustle. And yes, it takes screwing up once, twice or even more. Failure is inevitable, so instead of burying it, why not celebrate it? Because if you aren’t failing, you probably aren’t trying hard enough. Join us for an insider’s look at fear, failure and…

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