2018 talks

 

CREATIVE INSIGHTS AND THE BRAIN

HANNAH BRATTERUD | @MULTIPLIERHANNAH

December 14, 2018

You know that moment when you suddenly have a great idea? Have you ever wondered where your best ideas come from, and how you can generate more of them? Learning consultant and leadership coach Hannah Bratterud of Multiplier Consulting showed us what happens in the brain when we solve complex problems, have a ‘flash’ of insight, or come up with a creative idea. We also heard how to create the conditions to generate more of those moments in our lives.


Balancing Business & Creativity

TESSA BURNETT WITMER | @lightboxbusiness

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Tessa Burnett is the founder and owner of Hattie Rex, a handmade-jewelry-and-local-art boutique in downtown Bozeman, Montana. In 2016, Tessa established Lightbox, a consultancy that helps creative entrepreneurs illuminate the dark corners of business through community, coaching, and personalized consulting.


BUILDING A CREATIVE COMMUNITY

Catalin Corrigan | @catalin_corrigan

Friday, October 5, 2018

Cat Corrigan is an artist and graphic designer who works in a variety of craft and media. His focus is illustration and design for branding, advertisements, and fine art commissions. He believes that the best design is a balance of great communication and creative appeal.

Cat is the designer of the Farm To School mural at Bozeman's Red Tractor Pizza and spoke about his inspiration, creative path and his artistic projects in the Gallatin Valley.


Finding Magic in Materials

alayna rasile | may west

Friday, June 8, 2018

Textile designer Alayna Rasile spoke about interdisciplinary art and design that is a result of studying the past, acknowledging the present, and adapting for the future. All of these concepts are framed through Alayna’s Milkweed-based design studio, May West.  Her fine art practice and product design are focused on milkweed as a material and a means for reviving the soon-to-be endangered Monarch butterfly. 


CREATIVE CHOICES

VANESSA BAKKEN & VANESSA WALSTEN | FARMENTED

Friday, May 18, 2018

As consumers we make choices every day. Organic vs non-organic. Glass vs plastic. These choices affect more than our own lives. They drive the newest technology, fashion trends and quality standards. They can increase or decrease sustainability and our health. If leveraged correctly, they can also solve problems. These choices have a profound impact on environmental, social and economic issues and as entrepreneurs we can make business choices that can have an

Farmented Foods (Vanessa Walsten and Vanessa Bakken) has a mission to eliminate all unnecessary food loss on farms. They take the over produced and ugly vegetables from small, local, organic farms and ferment them into delicious products that customers love!


HOW TO PURSUE YOUR BEST IDEAS 

JARED JOYCE  |  INVENTOR/ENTREPRENEUR

Friday, April 13, 2018 

Jared is a dynamic inventor, passionate about creating products that bring efficient pleasure to the masses. His creative approach has yielded multiple patents and inventions licensed in diverse markets including the office, infant, organization, furniture, entertainment, and contact lens industry.


FACILITATING CREATIVITY

Melissa herron  |  townshend's bozeman teahouse

Friday, March 9, 2018 

Sometimes it’s hard to be creative; we get in a creative “slump,” or we simply lose confidence in our capacity to create. This workshop explored the valuable tools that we can use to facilitate the creativity of others, to help execute other people’s ingenious ideas, and to inspire ourselves in the process of aiding someone else’s creative process.


GIVE, GIVE, REceive

JEN, KATE & JEN  |  BEAUTIFULLY EQUIPPED

Friday, February 2, 2018 

How do an artist, a health coach, a financial advisor, and a marketing strategist combine their passions to create a podcast? By owning the courage to understand trust, this mastermind group learned the art of "give, give, receive." 

Jen, Jackie, Kate and Jen (yes, two Jen’s) shared their creative journey and what it means to truly collaborate on developing a podcast and business, communicating through the iterative process, and leaving space for individual creative flexibility.


FOLLOWING TRUTH

tad bradley  | tad bradley designs

Friday, January 5, 2018 

Raised on a forestry college campus in the Adirondack Park of New York State, Tad's best friend was a female black lab. They spent most of their time exploring the 14,000 acre campus. After attending three separate colleges he somehow landed in Montana to study architectural design...his masters-degree research studying the psychological effect/affects of space.