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PENTHOUSE DRINKBREAKER
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

PENTHOUSE DRINKBREAKER

About This Event

General Assembly and LA Tech Happy Hour invite you to an evening of mingling, libations and good conversation. Drinks are on us, so come meet fellow creatives at WeHo's newest luxury creative workspace, Hills Penthouse.

The evening will be dedicated to making meaningful connections in the rapidly growing tech and creative community of Los Angeles.

In the chic center of West Hollywood sits Hills Penthouse. The penthouse is situated on the top penthouse floor of Sunset Boulevard's most iconic tower, with 360 degree views of Los Angeles.

This event has been cancelled.

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EXPERT PANEL: MAKING YOUR BRAND DIGITALLY COHESIVE (NYC)
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

EXPERT PANEL: MAKING YOUR BRAND DIGITALLY COHESIVE (NYC)

About This Event

Whether you are a small business owner, designer, or blogger, a cohesive online brand is key to success in today’s Internet age. Even as an individual, your online presence is considered a “brand” which can be optimized.

At this event presented by ilovecreatives & General Assembly, we will discuss: the essentials, including copy/content strategy, hierarchy of messaging, visual assets, brand asset placement, strategy for influencer engagement, website structure, and social media management.

Join us for a a glass of wine or a couple of cold beers and pick up on tips and tricks to excel your brand's online presence - perhaps the most important part of having a successful brand in today's digital age!

 

About the Speakers

Jennifer Puno
Founder,
@madewithmap & ilovecreatives

A creator, digital designer, and entrepreneur at heart, Jennifer Puno is the Co-Founder of (Instagram @madewithmap)—an online platform that celebrates people and their journeys. Map allows you to save and view beautiful photos and stories of places from anywhere on the globe, to inspire real world adventuring. You can find and share incredible locations through its like-minded community of passionate explorers.

She also co-formed ilovecreatives, a digital classifieds website connecting talented individuals in the creative community. You can find her in Iceland making Star Trek gifs, out and about collaborating with other creatives, or in DTLA on the hunt for the city’s best food.

Eva Goicochea
Co-Founder,
Tinker Watches and Maude

Eva Goicochea is a digital content creator, web designer and brand strategist based in Los Angeles. She has worked on the agency side for clients including The Natural Resources Defense Council, ADIDAS Y-3 and SLVR and on the marketing teams at Josie Maran Cosmetics and Siren Studios. Most recently, she ran social media, culture and talent at Everlane. As a content creator, strategist and web designer she’s worked with Scoutmob, Virgin Atlantic, Vrai & Oro, Herschel Supply Co., Shinola, Simone LeBlanc, This is Ground, The Common Knowledge, Lo & Sons, Modernism Week, Prospector Co, Daniel Wellington, and Lou & Grey among others. She’s the co-founder of Tinker Watches and Maude.

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Chelsea Matthews
CEO & Founder,
Matte Black

Chelsea Matthews is the CEO & Founder of Matte Black, a culture-marketing firm based in Los Angeles. Chelsea has been in social media marketing for over five years, and has spoke at such conferences as Internet Week, Social Media Week and Swim Lessons. Some of her clients in include Corepower Yoga, L’Agence, VW, TOMS, Juice Served Here, Operation Smile, Goldfaden MD, Native Union & many more.

She was recognized as a 'Tastemaker To Know' in the DELL #Inspired100 campaign, and has been spotlighted in The Huffington Post, FOAM Magazine, Apartment Therapy and on YouTube's The Stylish.

Ebenezer Bond
Founding Partner & CEO,
Invisible North

Ebenezer Bond is the Founder and CEO of Invisible North. A leader in experiential marketing and cultural movement building, He works intimately with the world’s leading brands, agencies and artists to create and run some of the largest and most exciting and innovative experiential marketing campaigns and events. Building on a decade of work around the world, in 2012, Ebenezer launched Invisible North, a high-powered experiential marketing consultancy and production house with a focus on strategy and design.

Ebenezer’s current and past clients include: GE, BuzzFeed, Ralph Lauren, Ace Hotel, Target, Adidas, Nike, Samsung, Microsoft, Rock the Vote, Converse, Opening Ceremony, Red Bull. In 2003, Ebenezer founded, Ebenezer Bond and Co ( now called Invisible North ) one of the first boutique firms to specialize in experiential marketing.

Ebenezer has lived and worked in the US and Brazil. He began his career with MTV where at 22, he helped launch the award winning TRUE LIFE documentary series.

Ebenezer Bond is also the founder of music and tech nonprofit, World Up ( now Building Beats ). World Up uses music as a catalyst to teach inner-city high school students tech skills, cross cultural understanding, entrepreneurship and leadership skills. Their mission is two fold to create more opportunity in tech for minorities and young women and use music to change lives.

Garret Awad
Brand & Creative Strategist

Stumbling into a tiny apartment back in 2006 Garett became one of the founding employees of TOMS. Over his 8 years with the company, he grew to oversee all marketing in the US for their retail division of 2500+ accounts.  Over the last two years as Brand Director, Garett helped to build accessories brand REVISIT, and most recently left to seek out his next opportunity. Garett is a brand & creative strategist, an entrepreneur, and storyteller.

FREE


Digitally Cohesive

Online Branding Course
with Eva Goicochea

Social Media for Creatives: Build Community, Create Value, Drive ROI

General Assembly Workshop with Chelsea Matthews

Instagram Marketing Workshop: Grow Real Followers for Your Brand

General Assembly Workshop with Puno

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Adobe: CREATIVEJAM
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

Adobe: CREATIVEJAM

ADOBE INVITES THE BEST DESIGNERS
IN THE CITY FOR A CREATIVE EVENT.

Please join us on December 1st for a Creative Jam, an inspiring two-part design experience that demonstrates and celebrates creativity and design.

The Adobe Creative Cloud team will host the Creative Jam presentations. This one-hour design showcase highlights the work of local creative leaders.

This year's judges:

At the same time, in the next room, Designers will be competing in the Creative Jam tournament, a 3-hour design charrette showdown. This event will have two categories: Visual Design and Motion Design. Once the Creative Jam presentations wrap, tournament participants will take the stage to share their creations with you. As part of the audience, you’ll vote on each submission and select the People's Choice winner. There will also be Grand Prize winners decided by a group of Judges!

At the same time Designers around the U.S will be creating around the same theme and their work will be shared online.

 

 

FREE


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"OPEN" an (Experiential) Art Show by WJP and Friends
Nov
12
8:00 PM20:00

"OPEN" an (Experiential) Art Show by WJP and Friends

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RSVP: artsdistrict@kitandace.com 

From WJP:
My goal with “Open" is to bring together some of my favorite artists from around the world and have them create pieces that evoke emotion that leads to inspiring those in need - the ones that feel stunted and closed off. Ultimately I wanted to create a safe zone to give anyone at the show or watching around the world the confidence to thrive in a world that is extremely tough to be yourself.

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Play Date with ProfG at MADEX
Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

Play Date with ProfG at MADEX

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Play Date
with ProfG

at MADEX

Our friends at Matte Black asked us to come by and play at MADEX, their super fun production studio. Uh, yes. 

Come by and listen to our special guest, ProfG of You are a Circle, talk about "Psychographics: A Branding Secret". Afterwards, play on the set, have fun, and shoot. 

This is a place for content, collaboration and creativity. 


Psychographics: A Branding Secret

In this short, 30 min. presentation, Guillaume Wolf "Prof. G," teacher at Art Center College of Design and author of You Are A Circle, and You Are a Message will introduce one of the most potent communication tools for your business: Psychographics. Like a newfound secret advantage, Psychographics allows you to understand your customers in depth and communicate in a way that's meaningful to them. Next, you will be challenged through a fast exercise to rethink your communication with the Psychographics approach, in order to create the perfect message for your audience. Get ready to be surprised, to learn, and grow! 

www.profg.co

 

FREE

+21 and Up

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10% Halloween Party with BUNCH + ILC
Oct
30
to Oct 31

10% Halloween Party with BUNCH + ILC

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Give us at least
10% minimum effort*
and get spooky drinks!

*Star Trek uniforms are so easy, hint hint. Yeah, we're still doing that. Check out Amazon! Even if you don't wear a costume, that's OK with us. 

Friday, October 30 2015
10PM - 1AM
Peking Tavern, DTLA
CFREE spooky drinks 10PM

We'll be hanging out with our friends at Peking Tavern for Halloween. Costumes not required, but you might get a special cocktail if you do!  

FREE

21+ Only

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ILOVECREATIVES X DABSMYLA "Before & Further" Pre-Opening Party
Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

ILOVECREATIVES X DABSMYLA "Before & Further" Pre-Opening Party

Join us for an EXCLUSIVE Pre-Opening Party of the new DABSMYLA "Before & Further" Installation at Modernica. 

At 8PM, we will chat with Dabs and Myla - the husband and wife duo behind DABSMYLA.

FREE RSVP

If you have RSVPd already, please make sure you confirm through the event brite email. 

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Building Brands People Love
Sep
15
6:30 PM18:30

Building Brands People Love

About This Event

Making people care is hard. Making them care about your brand is even harder. Join us for a night of talks to learn, debate and craft the building blocks of creating a brand that people will fall in love with.

Lizzy Okoro, Editor of Bunch Magazine, will moderate a panel of brand experts to take us through their journey to building a fun, strong, loyal following to serve as the basis for their business.

Stay for cocktail or two following the panel.

 

About the Panelists

Jennifer Puno Co-Founder,
Map

A creator, digital designer, and entrepreneur at heart, Jennifer Puno is the Co-Founder ofMap (Instagram @madewithmap)—an online platform that celebrates people and their journeys. Map allows you to save and view beautiful photos and stories of places from anywhere on the globe, to inspire real world adventuring. You can find and share incredible locations through its like-minded community of passionate explorers.

This past July, she also co-formed ilovecreatives, a digital classifieds website connecting talented individuals in the creative community. You can find her in Iceland making Star Trek gifs, out and about collaborating with other creatives, or in DTLA on the hunt for the city’s best food.

Lizzy Okoro Publisher & Editor in Chief ,
Bunch Magazine

Lizzy Okoro is the Publisher & Editor in Chief of BUNCH Magazine, a limited print magazine that serves as a Guide For The Daring Creative. Her stint as a New Yorker inspired Lizzy to share the story of the growing creative class and helped her to realize a lifelong dream of owning a magazine. Through the years of working on BUNCH, Lizzy has learn various lessons in entrepreneurship and brand building.

Alex Michael May Creative Director

An OG crafter (think googly eyes, popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners) and writer, Creative Director Alex Michael May moved to Los Angeles in 2008 to pursue copy writing for advertising and improv comedy. Through a series of random events, she found herself prop styling for brands such as Dell, Disney and Sony as well as creating digital content for popular lifestyle blogs and magazines, and designing events.

The culmination of all these seemingly unrelated gigs led to the creation of Beautilitarian,(insta: @beautilitarian) Alex's alter-ego and a collective for creating original digital content that fosters organic interest in brands and value for those who consume it.

She believes every brand has a story, and if it's told in the right, authentic way, people will not only want to hear it, but they will fall in love in the process.

Currently the Creative Director at Coordinates Collection (and it's newest acquisition, Le Bloc Jewelry) Alex is working on a brand revamp, and getting to the root of what makes people relate to brands and how to tap into that cult fan mentality.

When she's not at work or freelancing, Alex is the Experience Director for the Yellow Conference -- a community of women who wish to use their skills and passions to spread goodness in their community and world. Yellow is for the earth-shakers and the ground-movers, and holds and annual conference and mostly gatherings in the Los Angeles area.

About Our Partners

Bunch Magazine

BUNCH Magazine is a Guide For The Daring Creative. We highlight influencers across creative communities, telling the story of risk takers who have merged their passions with their profession. The aim is to cultivate a like-minded collective, a place where readers are inspired and motivated. BUNCH was founded in 2012, is independently published, and sold at bookstores, boutiques, and other magazine retailers internationally. We source contributors from around the globe to help tell our stories. We stay in touch online with weekly web stories to satiate the creative needs of our readers.

ILOVECREATIVES

ILOVECREATIVES is a weekly digital classified newsletter dedicated to giving creatives access to opportunities, job listings, collaborations, events, and products. The site helps proactive creatives find collaborators outside of their immediate network to grow their business, speak to an engaged audience to attend their events, or find a new colleague to work side-by-side with. If you have an opportunity (event, products, services, job, etc.), buy an ad. ILOVECREATIVES send the ads out every Wednesday to an engaged audience of subscribers. If you want to be a subscriber and get on The Creatives page, sign up for free. It's that simple.

Maker City LA

Maker City LA, a workspace collective for creative businesses, makers, and entrepreneurs, is housed on the 11th floor of The Reef in downtown Los Angeles. We are dedicated to serving the needs of LA’s creative community by providing inspiring workspace, essential tools of the trade, classes, unique events, and a collaborative environment – all in one place.

FREE

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Webinar: Workshop Info Session + Discussion on Content Monetization
Jul
30
7:00 AM07:00

Webinar: Workshop Info Session + Discussion on Content Monetization

Join us for an Info Session on our Instagram Marketing + Content Monetization Workshop with Scandinavia Standard and ilovecreatives.

Rebecca of Scandinavia Standard and Puno of ilovecreatives wanted to bring the conversation of content monetization behind closed doors. Join us as we chat about this topic from two sides of the world: Copenhagen and Los Angeles. 

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About Scandinavia Standard

Scandinavia Standard is dedicated to up-to-date content on Scandinavian design, fashion, culture, events, travel, small business and advice for English-speaking resident and visitors. We aim to share the Scandinavian way of life with expats and the world.

 

Video available until
August 1, 2015


$150*

Instagram Marketing + Content Monetization
Online Course

Already took the Instagram Marketing course?

Enrollment ends:
Sunday, August 1st

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Making Handshakes Happen: PR
Apr
16
8:00 PM20:00

Making Handshakes Happen: PR

About the Event

As a creative entrepreneur it can seem pretty intimidating to reach out and inquire about working together with your favorite website or magazine. This is exactly what we will be doing with Making Handshakes Happen by bringing together digital and print independent press all in one big happy room.

This is the perfect intimate opportunity to meet and mingle amongst editors, creative directors and many other influential people. Elle will give a brief overview of the most beneficial ways to approach the press along with the importance of constructing a public relations/marketing strategy. See that wasn’t so hard, now was it!

RSVP for a fun and rewarding night filled with good snacks, good drinks, good people and an even better bonus of turning those handshakes into meaningful social connections.  

Panelists include: 

 

Meet Elle

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Elle Horne is a creative consultant that works with strategic marketing, digital content editing, website design and community outreach.

Her background in entertainment, fashion, lifestyle, and brand public relations created the foundation for Elle to establish and expand her personal presence in the digital world. By discarding with outdated techniques she will help you to create customized plans to make your business or brand grow and become what you always envisioned and more. 

 

$20

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Q&A Webinar: Scaling Retail with Syama and Puno (Free)
Apr
9
11:00 AM11:00

Q&A Webinar: Scaling Retail with Syama and Puno (Free)

About the Q&A

You've got your products, website, and marketing in place, but you aren't growing. Maybe you're not happy with where you are. Don't you worry, we found the perfect person to help your build your e-commerce and/or wholesale business.

Jot your questions down and get them answered in this LIVE Q&A on Google Air. 

 

Testimonials

“Syama Meagher has become a staple speaker at our Swimlessons events & the emerging brands we aim to educate absolutely love her presentations! The invaluable information and her down-to-earth delivery helps everyone from the greenest fashion entrepreneurs to the more seasoned designers.”

Alli Johnson, Show Director, POOLTRADESHOW

 

Meet Syama

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Syama is the owner of Scaling Retail. Whether you’re coming from eCommerce, brick and mortar, or are just an artist with a fantastic idea, Syama guides you to market understanding, clear pricing strategies and effective growth models.

She's the retail doctor. She'll quickly diagnose, treat, and give you the strategies to point your business in the right direction. She works in a holistic way, promoting partnerships and non-exploited business models. Leveraging a vast network of resources, Syama will give you recommendations for the best PR, social media, lawyers, and venture capitalists firms.

www.scalingretail.com

 

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Join our LIVE webinar on 
April 9th, 2015 at 11AM PST


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Eyeballs ⊙⊙ Party! at Unique Space (Free)
Apr
3
8:00 PM20:00

Eyeballs ⊙⊙ Party! at Unique Space (Free)

About the Party

Come dance your face off at the Unique Space on April 3rd at 7PM. We're going to go NUTS on eyeball art installations, yummy drinks, and a ton of dancing.

And if you don't have 20/20, be sure to fill in your prescription for VIP access. You could be the next Brand Ambassador and get free Visian ICL!

What?! Why Eyeballs?

It started with a random conversation about the zombie apocalypse between Puno and Erin...

I met Erin, of Visian ICL, who also happens to be an amazing videographer at Hunter&Fox), and the subject of zombies came about.

Before and After... the husband is HOT!

I've always wanted Lasik, but my eye doctor didn't recommend it since my vision was bad (6.5) and I could have dry eyes after. I assumed that I would have to wear contacts forever and be completely screwed when the Zombie Apocalypse came.

Erin told me all about Visian ICL. I had no idea that there was an alternative out there. A few months later, I was an Official Brand Ambassador for Visian ICL and got my entire surgery paid for.

The surgery lasted about 20 minutes and I'm seeing 20/20 now! No dry eyes, no night glare, it's perfect. Wooooo!!! 

If you have bad vision, be sure to sign up for a consultation to see if you are a good candidate: 

www.ilovecreatives.com/eyeballdoctor

SEE you at the party,
Puno

 

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What is the Visian ICL? 

The Visian ICL, also known as the implantable collamer lense, is a procedure to help correct nearsightedness. The lens has been available internationally for over 15 years. 

Good Candidates for the Visian ICL

If you are between the ages of 21 and 45, nearsighted, and have had vision for a year, you are an excellent candidate for the Visian ICL. The Visian ICL is made to help correct patients with low myopia (-3 diopters) to high myopia (-20 diopters). Not only is the Visian ICL good for candidates with high myopia, but it may be the perfect option for people who are suffering with severe dry eyes or have thin corneas. The Visian ICL is a simple 15-minute outpatient procedure that has a fast recovery time. One main difference that separates Visian ICL from LASIK and PRK is that the Visian ICL does not use a laser to reshape the corneal surface of your eyes. Click here to other qualities of a good candidate

Visian ICL Recovery

The recovery time for the Visian ICL is very quick and comfortable, and may be as little as a day, due to the very small size of the incision required. The incision needed to implant the foldable Visian ICL is tiny and located on the far edge of the cornea, where there is little danger of it interfering with vision. Once the lens is implanted, sutures are typically not needed to close the incision, further simplifying the procedure.  

Visian ICL side effects

Patients undergoing corneal refractive procedures, such as LASIK and PRK, may be susceptible to side effects associated with corneal surgery including dry eye and thinning of the cornea. The LASIK procedure involves removal of tissue from the cornea, which means some of its complications may be more difficult to correct than the possible complications of the Visian ICL. All surgical procedures carry some risk; however, the side effects or complications related to the Visian ICL, in most cases, can be corrected by your own surgeon. They include infection, increased intraocular pressure, and possibility of accidental damage to the crystalline lens during the procedure.

http://visianinfo.com/safety/

To find out if you are a good candidate for the Visian ICL, contact a qualified Visian ICL surgeon near you who is qualified to perform the Visian ICL procedure.


To learn about about the difference between Visian ICL, PRK, and LASIK click here.

 

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Eyeball Art Installations:
Eyeball Smilebooth with Bramble Workshop 
Eyeball Nail Art by rebelgrlnails
Eyeball Screen Printing by Ink Truck

Free Cocktails by Smoke & Honey
DJ Eko + Dancing


Partners



Are you the next VisianICL Brand Ambassador?

VisianICL is looking for creative women who use their eyes to the fullest. 

Make sure to RSVP and bring friends to the event!



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Holiday Drinkbreaker at General Assembly (Free)
Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

Holiday Drinkbreaker at General Assembly (Free)

Join General Assembly and ILOVECREATIVES as we launch the new DTLA campus and celebrate the holidays with cocktails, bites and beats. Mix & mingle with fellow creatives as we break in our new space (and whiteboard walls), break down our available resources and maybe even break out our sweet dance moves.

Sponsors:

 

Free

Come see the new GA space in DTLA! Free booze + creative folks, what more can you ask for?

 
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Small Business Weekend: How I grew Map's Instagram to 10K in 6 months (Free)
Nov
30
3:00 PM15:00

Small Business Weekend: How I grew Map's Instagram to 10K in 6 months (Free)

Presented by Jennifer Puno of ilovecreatives.com and madewithmap.com (@madewithmap). Instagram is an invaluable marketing, user acquisition, community building, and retention tool. We will walk through how I built @madewithmap's Instagram from 0 to 10K followers in six months.

Brought to you by

SoCal Etsy Guild
A group of positive people that wish to support each other and help local southern California artist and businesses grow.

www.facebook.com/socaletsyguild
www.facebook.com/groups/464738330233214
www.twitter.com/socaletsyguild

 
 

Free

1 Hour Workshop
Just bring your bodies! 

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Small Business Weekend: Mobile Photography (Free)
Nov
30
11:00 AM11:00

Small Business Weekend: Mobile Photography (Free)

Presented by Eva Goicochea (@evagoicochea) and Puno (@madewithmap) of ilovecreatives.com. Mobile photography IS photography. In this course you will learn how to shoot and edit your photos straight from your phone.

Brought to you by

SoCal Etsy Guild
A group of positive people that wish to support each other and help local southern California artist and businesses grow.

www.facebook.com/socaletsyguild
www.facebook.com/groups/464738330233214
www.twitter.com/socaletsyguild

 
 

Free

1 Hour Workshop
Bring your phones!

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Small Business Weekend: Quitting Your Job - Do the math in one hour (Free)
Nov
29
5:00 PM17:00

Small Business Weekend: Quitting Your Job - Do the math in one hour (Free)

Presented by Jennifer Puno of ilovecreatives.com and madewithmap.com.
The scariest part about leaving your job is not knowing how much you need when you quit. I know math isn't fun, but we're going to make this process fun and tangible. When you leave, you will have the confidence and clarity of what your runway is and what you need to make moving forward.

Brought to you by

SoCal Etsy Guild
A group of positive people that wish to support each other and help local southern California artist and businesses grow.

www.facebook.com/socaletsyguild
www.facebook.com/groups/464738330233214
www.twitter.com/socaletsyguild

 
 
 

Free

1 Hour Workshop
Bring your laptop

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