despite having done my taxes weeks ago, i had been catching up with straggling details right up until last friday when i noticed that my menacing list of things to do had finally been finished. so, today i get to enjoy the first admin monday i’ve had in months—cleaning, organizing & getting ahead, both in the office and in the garden. i’m hosting my monthly biznik mixer, but if you’re looking for more design fun, the LA design events, april 2011 wrap-up is ready for your plan-making at LAist.
here’s what i’m doing
tuesday, april 19, 5:30-8pmLA east-side mixed up biznik mixer at the griffin in atwater village. take this tail end of over-castedness to cozy up to one last fireplace before we go strictly patio until november.
i just got back from a weekend in the eastern sierras and death valley, with a matinee at the amargosa opera house. i’ve also been on a bit of a blogging hiatus, so it’s time to change that and jump back into the swing. good thing i’ve got just the thing for that.
what i’m doing:
wednesday, march 23, 6:30 – 8:30pmshine: the entrepreneur’s journey screening at blankspaces, FREE with rsvp! a short documentary produced by biznik, stories of solopreneurs and indie pros and how they got started, how they keep going & why they do what they do.
thursday, february 10, 7-10pmbehance / aiga meetup FREE! A casual evening where members of the Behance community and AIGA LA can gather and mingle over cocktails. Not a Behance member? No problem! JoiningBehance is free.
it’s gonna be a great week, and a busy one! when i get a chance to wipe the deadlines from my eyes, there are a lot of great things to do around LA!
here’s what i’m up to
tuesday, january 11, 7:30amla area chamber referral network FREE with chamber membership. it’s been almost 2 months since i’ve been able to check in with the chamber, looking forward to saying happy new year to everyone!
thursday, december 9, 7-10pmbehance/aiga december meetup FREE! behance and aiga bring together creatives from all over the southland for their monthly meetup, this month at my favorite highland park pub, the york!
we’ve changed our clocks and the official word is: it’s dark! but in the morning, it’s also light, bright & sometimes rainy, which is a lovely thing for the LA landscape. hope you have a fantastic week!
welcome, fall rain! even though design week ended yesterday, there are still all kinds of fun design things to do, check it out.
here’s what i’ll be doing
monday, october 18, 7-9pmAIGA LA monthly programming meeting FREE and open to anyone who wants to work with the AIGA LA programming committee. this month, we’re meeting at two west in hollywood. email me if you’d like to attend.
i met lidia last year when we both chose the same roundtable breakfast group at my first creative freelancer conference in san diego. she’s a great designer and it’s been interesting to watch her launch a product line and develop her practice. this article, friday afternoon marketing, is a great way to set aside time you might be less productive with work and switch gears to do something for your marketing efforts. great list!
if you’re in the position of running a business and need specific work done, but it’s not enough to keep an employee busy in the long term, there are all kinds of solopreneurs who probably focus on the exact task as a niche. rando takes the position that employees can’t serve every purpose, so why not divide what you might spend on payroll and go to the experts. she maintains 15 entrepreneurs as vendors rather than having employees and her article is a great list of criteria she looks for when deciding on who to work with.