SEA Panel

Friday, February 21
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. – Tour
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Panel Discussion

For any young artist, aspiring creative director or graphic designer – there are experiences that shape who you are and where you want to go. What experiences lead you down a creative path? How did you discover this is what you wanted to pursue?

Location: Cushing
213 W. Institute Place, Suite 200
in River North, 60610

Hear from Peers

During the Self Employment in the Arts panel discussion, you will hear from different creative professionals.

You’ll hear from peers who were once students, honing their craft and have taken the next step in their careers.

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Some Topics We'll Cover
  • Hear from professionals who have worked in the freelance & corporate workspace.
  • Get perspectives on the pros & cons of being self-employed
  • Learn how business owners start – and tips/best practices to start on the right foot
  • Learn about managing customer expectations – both freelance and corporate

Panelist: Andrea Fowler

Andrea Fowler Design is a design studio based in Chicago, that specializes in web design and creative visual identities for small businesses.

Moderator: Mark Carter

Mark helps business owners and marketers create mentoring programs, interview content and events that create marketing results. He currently serves as Board President of Chicago Improv Productions and co-chair of marketing for the National Speakers Association, Illinois.

Panelist: Erin Bonham

Erin Bonham is a Chicago-based graphic designer, illustrator and owner of EB Creative Co.

Panelist: Crystal Hodges

Crystal Hodges, brings more than ten years of experience making art, design and installations and several years of interior design and set design commissions to AllKinds.

Panelist: Cody Tilson

Chicago artist and designer Cody Tilson has drawn on 15 years of diverse creative expertise to create memorable visuals & immersive experiences. Cody furthers his multi-disciplinary work at Digital Kitchen, creative directing collaborations with notable clients including Mercedes-Benz Stadium, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, HBO, and Netflix, among others.

Join us at Cushing

Friday evening – conveniently located in River North.

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