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weapons of mass creation 2014

weapons of mass creation featured designer 2014

This weekend marks a pretty big milestone in my design career. I’ll be heading to the Weapons of Mass Creation festival here in Cleveland as a featured designer. Some of you may have seen a little bit of this stamping craze that I got in to last month, and that was all in preparation to take part in the National Poster Retrospecticus that will be held at the festival. Along with taking part in this event, I’ll be spending my weekend soaking in inspiration from speakers that will be traveling here to Cleveland from around the country. I had a major pinch-me moment when I saw Grace Bonney’s headshot pop up as one of the speakers at the festival. Gah. That’s stuff my design-girl dreams are made of.

While I made the move here shortly before last year’s event, with my unpacking craze I wasn’t able to make it to the festival. I don’t know what to expect in it’s entirety, but I’m crazy excited to take part in an event that celebrates artists, designers, and creativity in this expansive way in my new hometown. Cleveland, I love you, honestly and truly. I was gushing to my coworkers last week about how there really couldn’t have been a better place for me to end up after graduation. It’s events like this that make me realize that the decision to move here was one of the better choices I’ve made in my life. There’s still a long way to go and a lot that I haven’t explored here, but after a year I can really say it’s feeling like home.

If you’re around the area, or are making your way to Cleveland for the festival, be sure to reach out! Send me a tweet, and I’ll be happy to come say hello. It will be amazing to get to know the creative community here in a new way, and there’s no better way to experience some major inspiration than in-person events like this.

Hope to see you this weekend!

You can purchase tickets here.

Leave a Reply

  1. Loretta

    August 11th, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    CONGRATS Kelsey! Wish I could go! Ive already been given permision to take time off work in november for An event apart.

    Best of luck! I’m sure it will be awesome! Please blog about your experiences at the conference!

  2. Kelsey

    August 12th, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    @ Loretta — I would have squeed so hard if you made your way here!! I’ll definitely be instagraming about the event — hopefully a follow-up post :) Hope you have a blast at your event in November!

  3. Angel Y.

    August 11th, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Ah so happy for you! I’ve only heard amazing things about WMC and I’m sure you’ll have an amazing time!

  4. Kelsey

    August 12th, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    @ Angel — that’s awesome that you’ve heard of WMC! Wish you were here to join :)

  5. Charity

    August 12th, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    Hey Kelsey! So excited for the weekend. Looking forward to seeing you there. Congrats & get psyched. – Charity

  6. Kelsey

    August 12th, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    @ Charity — Ohhh yay! Excited that you will be there — see you this weekend!

  7. EM-K | Rethink Design Studio

    August 13th, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    Congratulations! Come visit Savannah sometime. ;)

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