design

Documenting Your Art (part 1): Photographing

Documentation is an essential part of getting your work out there. Whether its building your website, submitting to a juried show, or in prep to make the perfect Christmas card. The first step is photographing it. Easier said than done.   Come to Madelife and learn how to accurately photograph your work while troubleshooting common (more…)

  • March 28, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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MAKE YOUR OWN ZINE (part two): a one day workshop

In part two of making your own zine, learn how to use your drawings, ideas, poetry, stories, and photographs to create a zine using Adobe In-Design. Learn techniques for formatting, layout and printing, and walk away with a copy of your zine! This is the second part of a two-part workshop series taught by Renee Marino of (more…)

  • April 4, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Finding the Perfect Designer

When choosing a designer, you want to prioritize all the things: Be easy to work with Have extensive industry experience Know your process Be able to show a portfolio of work Be detail oriented Be goal oriented But finding that person who hits all those marks and falls within your budget isn’t always easy for an artist, a freelancer, or a small business. We were lucky to have one of those designers cross our path last year when we put…

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15 Maker Questions | Ceramicist Bridget Dorr

Local Ceramicist Bridget Dorr will be leading a hands-on workshop at Madelife on November 15th. Madelife visited Bridget in her Boulder studio to ask her a few questions and to check out some of her beautiful work.   When & where did you first learn your craft? I first started pottery in college while getting my Art Therapy degree.  I took a ceramics class first semester and ended up declaring a ceramic minor that year. Who (or what) has been…

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Instructor Highlight | Laura Peuquet

Madelife joined writer and brand strategist Laura Peuquet for a quick talk about today’s social media trends, working for various clients, and branding strategy. Want to learn how to curate content strategically so that you reach the right audience at the right time? Check out Laura’s Smart Social Branding Course at Madelife! You have worked with a variety of clients and companies. How has your experience helped to hone your working process as a brand strategist? From working with a variety…

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Design is Life | Live an inspiring life while you can

Daniel Braha Daniel Braha has spent more than a third of his 16-year design career working from remote locations around the globe. In Boulder, he co-founded the design shop Good Apples, then left for a three-year journey, proving that design, travel and living the ideal life are one and the same. He lived with orphans (more…)

  • September 7, 2018
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

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Building Brands | The foundations of brand building

Join Founder/designer of Angry+Bovine, Jay Ferracane, as he leads us through an immersive workshop designed to provide you with insights and approaches to building strong brands. Perfect for designers, creatives, creative entrepreneurs or anyone wanting to boost their foundational knowledge of brand building. This will be a working session with the intent of learning through application. (more…)

  • September 20, 2018
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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madelife presents this year’s jury for the Community Hang(out) & Beat Cypher

We were thrilled and honored to have Matt Chasansky, Manager, Boulder’s Office of Arts and Culture, and Lauren Click,  Grants Coordinator, Boulder’s Office of Arts and Culture, as well as artist/curator Mark Moffett, Board Member, Arts!Lafayette and artist Ana Maria Hernando, Board Member, MCA Denver,  jurying the 2018 madelife Community Hang(out). Meet this year’s jurors: Matt Chasansky Matt Chasansky was listed in the Westword’s “100 Colorado creatives 3.0” for his work as Manager of the City of Boulder’s Office of…

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CAFFEINATED MORNINGS | FIND YOUR TRUTH AND MAKE IT MATTER

It’s time for another Caffeinated Mornings! Join us for an inspiring conversation With Dagny Scott and Leslie Freeman, Co-founders of Fearless Unlimited, a brand strategy and social impact consultancy, committed to unleashing potential for brands moving the world forward. Our discussion will build off the notion that to help brands (and people) in today’s age (more…)

  • March 2, 2018
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

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Caffeinated Mornings | Re-Defining Failure

    Caffeinated Mornings is this Friday! REDEFINING FAILURE: If your job is tied to creating anything, you’ve more than likely failed. In creative circles the “F word” is talked about a lot, but what does it really mean? Heck, the mere mention of the word is often taken as a be-all, end-all, bad thing. But maybe “failure” deserves a re-definition or at least some clarity on what the word can or should mean to anyone who creates. For some,…

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Caffeinated Mornings: A Monthly Morning Design Series Featuring Jeff Donaldson

Being a freelancer comes with a lot of perks. But the perception of freelancers has both positive and negative sides. Come hear how you can conquer those perceptions, elevate your freelance game and help the entire independent movement. April’s Caffeinated Mornings welcomes Jeff Donaldson. Six years ago, Jeff Donaldson started a hybrid agency called Atomic20 (more…)

  • April 1, 2016
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

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