This year's Core77 Conference, "Now What?", was the first conference we've hosted dedicated to one loaded question: "what does it take to start or maintain a creative business?" With engaging talks by industry leaders, small workshops that allowed attendees to receive more focused advice related to their business mission, and
This Thursday October 25th we'll be gathering in sunny freezing cold Brooklyn for the annual Core77 Conference. This year the conference will consist of talks and workshops focusing on how to launch and grow your own creative business, a topic typically not taught in design school. Our series of talks
Many designers follow a traditional design process, where selecting a factory to manufacture with comes after the design process is completed. Jamie Wolfond and his brand Good Thing, however, choose to put an emphasis on specific materials and production methods at the beginning of the design process, working with factories, manufacturers and outside designers to bring unexpected twists on classic home items to life.
Next Thursday, October 25th we'll be gathering in Brooklyn for the annual Core77 Conference. This year's conference is focused on highlighting the realities of launching and growing your own creative business. Through a series of talks and workshops, you'll hear from other successful creative professionals in various design-related fields on
Understanding how to remain positive and conversational while advocating for your work is a skill honed over many years of experience working with diverse clients and design teams. Throughout his career, Paul Sohi has worked on both sides of the table, beginning as as a designer and then transitioning into a design consultant. In his current role at Autodesk, Paul connects the dots between companies doing interesting work within the design space and Autodesk's wide variety of resources. Along wi
Want to help out at this year's Core77 Conference? We're looking for a few volunteers to lend a hand throughout the day! The 2018 Core77 Conference, "Now What? Launching & Growing Your Creative Business" takes place on October 25th in Brooklyn at A/D/O and will focus on providing attendees
By now, everyone is probably familiar with what we're calling the "Ice Cream Museum phenomenon"—you know, those outrageous environments designed strictly to look good on people's Instagram feeds. As our phone and social media obsessions grow, many artists and brands have been turning towards this form of immersive marketing to capture our attention, but London-based multi-sensory design studio Bompas & Parr has always aimed to do more since their founding in 2007. Their mission of actually educa
Within the first few minutes of talking with self-proclaimed 'brutally honest' design consultant Emily Cohen, it becomes clear that she means business. Emily's knack for giving productive, actionable feedback, paired with her natural writing abilities, previous design experience and writing skills has made her an invaluable resource for creative businesses looking to figure out next steps. Through the launch of her new book, aptly titled Brutally Honest, Emily aims to make getting a look inside
This interview is part of a series featuring the presenters participating in this year's Core77 Conference, "Now What? Launching & Growing Your Creative Business", a one-day event aimed to equip attendees with tangible skills and toolkits to help produce and promote their products or services. Joseph Guerra and Sina
If you haven't secured your ticket to our 2018 conference, Now What?, yet, look no further than this list of reasons why attending will be worth your while. It's FocusedThis year, we decided to narrow down our conference theme to just one specific topic. It's a mysterious topic for most
What began as an opportunity to help out a colleague on their crowdfunding campaign not only ended up leading Alex Daly into a new career, but also helped her carve out a job title that was previously completely unheard of. As the founder of Vann Alexandra, a firm that helps
From one-off product launches to marketing for small firms, crowdfunding has become a norm in the design world. If you've ever wondered where the Kickstarter bug first bit the design community, look no further than Chicago-based designer and illustrator, Craighton Berman, who was one of the first designers to ever launch a product on the platform. What started with the launch of a single product eventually lead to the Kickstarter launch of his full-fledged design brand, Manual. Now, Craighton ha
Detroit-based furniture company Floyd gained momentum almost instantly through their initial Kickstarter campaign, but what they were pitching to the world wasn't a full piece of furniture. Instead, founders Kyle Hoff and Alex O'Dell focused on developing legs that could be fixed to any flat surface. After raising a quarter of a million dollars for the Floyd Legs, Kyle and Alex understood they were onto something. Following their Kickstarter success, Floyd has launched a bed frame, a table, a de
The success of this year's Core77 Conference "Now What? Launching & Growing Your Creative Business" hinges on the advice coming from seasoned creative entrepreneurs and consultants to help answer the question that will be on every attendee's mind: what does it take to run your own creative business and help
Throughout his professional career, seasoned industrial designer Michael DiTullo has put an emphasis on designing everything instead of pigeon-holing himself into a single category. This mentality has not only led him to work for companies like Nike, Frog and Sound United, but it has also exposed him to exciting side projects, like designing custom cars with ICON Motors.
The tale of launching a creative studio is age-old, and yet, somehow the ins and outs of that journey are still cloaked in mystery, and the helpful, frank tips young designers hunger for are often out of reach. It's easy to view this lack of knowledge as a serious disadvantage,
Want to know everything it takes to launch your own product line or run a design studio? Secure an early bird ticket to our 2018 Core77 Conference to learn how to do it & save a few bucks. Deadline for securing discounted tickets is July 31st! Get your ticket now.
We're looking for dynamic workshops to add to our exciting list of 2018 Core77 Conference presentations! This years theme is all about launching and growing your creative business or product line. Do you have practical knowledge around this topic? Are you passionate about working as an independent designer? Do you
If you're one of the thousands of creative professionals starting or running your own business/product/studio/brand, clear your calendar for October 25th and join us at A/D/O in Brooklyn for the 2018 Core77 Conference. This year's conference is a day-long event that will focus on launching and running a creative business
For the second year in a row, Core77's 2016 Designing Here/Now Conference in September provided similar thrills from previous years, while also focusing on fresh insight into the evolving, collaborative landscape of design today. This year's co-creation theme opened up doors to fascinating talks intersecting design with other fields, on
It's no secret that Core77 throws the best design party of the year. For over 20 years, Core77 has been serving the design community online and our annual Core77 conference is an opportunity to bring the pages of Core77 to life through focused programming and a dialogue about the most
The Core77 Conference took place this past week in downtown LA. During our speaker day, industry leaders covered a wide range of present-day topics, including how design can make a difference in the refugee crisis and how to overcome failure when starting a new business. During our workshop day, we
What's lunch without a little design challenge? Last week 250 of us gathered in sunny downtown Los Angeles for the 2016 Core77 Conference. After hearing a morning of talks on storytelling and human-centered design in the age of technology, we gathered for a lunch break in the Vibiana courtyard for
And we're live from sunny Los Angeles today! Follow along as we live tweet the conference from @Core77 and be part of the conversation using the hashtag #Core77Con. Weren't able to join us for the best design party of the year? We'll also be doing some interviews via Facebook Live
It's finally here—our Core77 Designing Here/Now Conference starts tomorrow! Stay up to date with the happenings by following our Facebook Live feed this Thursday September 29th, featuring interviews with some of our conference speakers.
We first encountered the work of SWINE at the RCA graduate show Paradise for a Better Future in 2012 where their first work, the Sea Chair, was on show in Milan. A peculiar looking stool crafted from salvaged marine plastics, the project looked towards a future where fishermen would trawl
In just a few days we'll be gathering in Downtown Los Angeles for the annual Core77 Designing Here/Now conference. Join luminaries from the disciplines of arts, science, engineering and business this Thursday and Friday (September 29-30) as we share insights on leading successful projects from concept to launch. The
As the founding director of Parsons' Transdisciplinary Design program, Jamer Hunt has been championing the possibilities of a systems-based, postindustrial design approach to social innovation and service design for over a decade. Using New York City as an academic laboratory, students work to, "define the next phase of design practice
The thing about the design of an event space experience is, if done correctly, it's so seamless that the effort behind it often goes unnoticed. You are simply left with this inexplicable sense of fulfillment and, well, experience—and that right there is a surefire sign of thoughtful work. Although often
For over a decade, the team behind PAX Labs has been steadily reimagining what it means to vape. Once a novelty confined to the fringes of smoking culture, vaporizing has emerged in recent years as a more refined experience for those who enjoy loose leaf pleasures and e-cigarettes mainstream
For her Masters Thesis at the SVA MFA Products of Design program in New York City, Natsuki Hayashi undertook a year-long pursuit to investigate how design could respond and contribute to the increasing legalization of assisted suicide in the United States. In the conversation below, she talks to Allan Chochinov,
These days there are plenty of incubator programs promising an express ride for founders from fuzzy idea to the promised land of venture capital. But of the options, very few have targeted designers, recognizing the unique skill set that design practitioners bring to the world of entrepreneurship. In 2014, Google
This year's Core77 Conference is being held in the sunny city of Los Angeles—a city with rich design history, beautiful beaches, happy faces and, like any city, activities that air on the odder side of the spectrum. When planning your trip, remember that there's more to LA than our fabulous
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