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Ryan Bowles - July 21

Melody Davis - July 28

 

Workshop 1 - Ryan Bowles

@ryanLbowles

GRAPHIC ARTIST
ILLUSTRATOR

www.ryanbowles.net

Ryan Bowles is an artist and illustrator from the Gold Coast, Australia. A self-taught creative enthusiast, Bowles jumped into design in 2009, after his band needed merchandise. Since 2012, his design career has taken a more serious tone; developing a clean-cut aesthetic and bold style.

Recently, Bowles is proud to have worked with local bands & brands, Stand Tall Amongst Giants, Real Friends and Overthrow Clothing. 

Join his workshop to learn his experimental approach to design and to pick up a few tips you won’t find at design school.

What's happening?

If you are a designer, illustrator, artist or freelancer - this workshop is for you. Learn how Ryan built a business around what he loves. Ask questions, get feedback on your work, and meet some great people in the industry.

Ryan is going to share some absolute gold in this workshop.

  • How to get yourself out of "Nowheresville" 

Starting is sometimes the hardest part. Ryan talks about his journey from failing art class in highschool to beginning to believe in his art.

  • How to back yourself as a freelancer

Being an artist, designer, illustrator or whatever gift you have doesn't gaurantee you'll actually turn it into something legit. Ryan talks about the practicalities of making a fulltime paid gig out of what you love. 

  • How to overcome your doubts and fears

Fear and doubt are the number 1 crippler for every creative person. Ryan opens up about how he overcame his fear of what people might think, his doubt that anyone would even appreciate his work.

  • How to find your rythm and space

Every creative is different. Ryan talks about the trap of trying to be something you are not. We will help you find your rhythm and creative space.

  • Practical feedback + Q&A

Ryan Bowles and Envoke founder Nathan Griffith are going to give feedback on your portfolio, business, idea, whatever you want to bring. There will be time for Q&A at the end as well.

What to bring

  • Your portfolio on laptop, printed, phone

  • Come armed with any questions

What you get

  • TWO DRINK TOKENS
    Alcohol for over 18's only

  • PIZZA from Crust Pizza in Burleigh

When + Where

Thursday, 21 July - 7PM
Warehouse No.5, Burleigh

87 West Burleigh Rd, Burleigh

Parking: Limited at venue, can park on street or further back in Coles service station carpark.


Workshop 2 - Melody Davis

@kodocreative

PHOTOGRAPHER
VISUAL STORYTELLER

www.kodocreative.com.au

Melody is an incredible young creative. A visual storyteller who describes herself as "in love with the stories and testimonies represented through a smile or a scar". Melody started her photography business at the age of 14. Still only 18 she has carved out a unique path as a young business person, shooting for magazines, being flown around the world and more. 

What's happening?

Melody speaks on the overarching theme of creative confidence; finding it, unlocking it and unleashing it. If you are creative of any age, especially interested in photography/videography and storytelling - this workshop is for you!

Melody is going to share some incredible insight and practical advise:

  • How to use your passion to solve a problem

Passion kickstarts our journey, but what keeps us going? Melody talks about how she identified a problem and used her passion as a way to find a solution. Learn how to identify your why and how to look beyond just your gifts and talents.

  • How to network with people

Overcoming the fear of people, getting your name out there and absorbing the wisdom of others is a crucial part of any business. Melody talks about how she overcame her fear of group situations in order to gain practical advice about starting a business, seeking a creative mentor and sourcing financial support at the age of 14. Learn how to pitch yourself and your brand in 30 seconds, and how to ask the right questions when speaking with a potential client.

  • How to create a strong brand

As a freelancer, your business reputation/brand is vital. Melody discusses authenticity and transparency; and how your brand name becomes part of who you are. Learn how to create a consistancy in not only your aesthetic, but also your communication style; across all social media platforms, client meetings, phone calls etc. 

  • Overcoming your fear of what people think

That deep sinking feeling of uncertaintity that many creative/business people come across often, is enough to stop you backing yourself. Melody discusses the times she has had to discard the opinions of others in order to stay true to her gut feeling, and the consequences of doing so.

  • How to strengthen your weaknesses

As creatives, we often get carried away in our own world. Melody teaches how to hire to your weaknesses, how to ask the right questions and how to protect yourself and your name when creating a business. Learn how to cope with criticism, those 'dodgy' clients and how failure is your best friend.

What to bring

  • Your portfolio on laptop, printed, phone

  • Come armed with any questions

What you get

  • TWO DRINK TOKENS
    Alcohol for over 18's only

  • PIZZA from Crust Pizza in Burleigh

When + Where

Thursday, 28 July - 7PM
Warehouse No.5, Burleigh

87 West Burleigh Rd, Burleigh

Parking: Limited at venue, can park on street or further back in Coles service station carpark.