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OCTOBER 19 & 20, 2018

THE CAMP HOUSE, CHATTANOOGA, TN

SPEAKERS

 
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ALLAN PETERS

CO-FOUNDER + CCO / PETERS DESIGN COMPANY

Allan Peters is the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Peters Design Company. At PDCo he has partnered with brands such as Nike, Amazon and Patagonia.
His work has been recognized internationally by
numerous award shows and magazines including Clio, Communication Arts and How Magazine. As the founder of the Badge Hunting movement and author of the largest design blog in the Midwest, he is devoted to inspiring others to hone their craft and do good work. Allan has been invited to speak about his story and design process all around the country at places like Facebook, Disney and AIGA National. He is a lover of handcrafted vintage and antique goods and comes alive when scouring small town antique malls and swap meets. In his free time he can be found on his bike with two boys in the trailer exploring the city. VIEW SITE

 
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BETHANY MOLLENKOF

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER + PHOTOGRAPHER

Bethany is a documentary filmmaker and photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. She creates both short documentary and still photography work focused at the intersection of women's rights, youth culture and identity. She finds the most meaning in telling stories that reframe the narratives of marginalized people, telling their stories with the complexity they’re not often given. VIEW SITE

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Orlando Arocena

ILLUSTRATOR

Orlando Arocena (Mexifunk) is a Mexican-Cuban-American vector artist who delivers creative solutions for some of the world's most renowned brands, including Warner Brothers, Empire Magazine, MGM Studios, Walt Disney Studios, and Adobe to name a few. We're excited to take a peek into his process and hear what it takes to create for some of today's most iconic movies. VIEW SITE

 
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KELLI ANDERSON

ARTIST + DESIGNER

Kelli Anderson is a designer and paper engineer whose work operates in the space between conceptual art, graphic design, and tech. Her whimsical books have featured a working paper planetarium, a pop-up pinhole camera, and a paper record player. Whenever she can, she uses humble, lo-fi materials to expose the invisible magic of the world and make abstraction concepts "real" and tangible for people. VIEW SITE

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Scott Fuller

DESIGNER + ILLUSTRATOR / THE STUDIO EVERYTHING

Scott Fuller is the designer, illustrator and overall
one-man dynamo behind The Studio Temporary.
A Georgia native, he resides in Atlanta where he
goes to work for brands, ideas and people from
every walk of life. VIEW SITE


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OUR HOST

 
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JASON CRAIG

SENIOR DESIGNER / WESTOBOU

Jason Craig is a Senior Graphic Designer, Artist and Illustrator based in Augusta, Georgia. Originally from the midwest, Jason has worked in several creative industries including comic books, screen printing, sign making, digital printing, screen printed posters and magazine publishing. Jason recently left his long term role at a mid sized agency to head up design at a Music and Art festival, Westobou.

Jason’s work has been published in PRINT Magazine and HOW and has won numerous Addy awards and an AIGA InShow award. Jason also spends time speaking, judging Addys and is President of the Augusta, Georgia chapter of Adfed. VIEW SITE

 

WORKSHOPS

We work hard to make every year better than the last. This year we are adding workshops to the mix. This is a chance to meet our visiting artists, talk shop, and make something together. Seats will be limited for each workshop, so if you’re planning on attending, sign up fast.

 

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Creating Custom Vintage Type with Simon Walker

Real-Time Demonstration / Q&A

In this workshop Simon Walker will demonstrate how he creates vintage-style logos using custom type and digital texturing. During this workshop you'll
learn to turn ideas & sketches into clean vector art, organize type layers, and balance your logos.

Bring your sketch pads / iPads / laptops / brains / pencils / etc. etc. -
This will be hands on and hopefully you'll leave with something you're proud of!

Friday, October 19 / 2:30-4:00
At Very / 1426 Williams St #11, Chattanooga, TN 37408
ONLY 35 SEATS AVAILABLE


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#FreeArtFriday
with Jason Craig

Real-Time Demonstration / Q&A

In 2017, Jason Craig created a small piece of art every week and hid it in his downtown in Augusta, Georgia for others to find. What began as a small inconspicuous project quickly grew into a much larger public art initiative that has helped frame the cities perspective on what public art can do for a community and earned Jason several awards, accolades and even a seat on the board of the Arts Council.

In this workshop you will create an art piece to give away as you hear the lessons that Jason learned from giving away over 60 pieces of his own free art. Basic supplies are included but feel free to bring any creative tools you need to make your work the best it can be.

Friday, October 19 / 4:30-6:00
At L2D / 606 Georgia Ave Suite A, Chattanooga, TN 37402
ONLY 40 SEATS AVAILABLE

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SPONSORS

 

BECOME A SPONSOR

Chattanooga’s creative culture continues to grow and evolve as an increasing number of people are engaging with it. Sponsoring Top Con gives you direct access and exposure to this emerging and sometimes elusive creative class. Your support helps bring something special to our community. Chattanooga is an amazing place. Let’s continue to make it a TOP destination for creatives in the Southeast and beyond!

SCHEDULE


FRIDAY, OCTOBER, 19

WORKSHOPS

Lettering with Simon Walker

2:30 - 4 @ Very
Tickets Available

Free Art Friday with Jason Craig

4:30 - 5:30 @ Location TBD
Tickets Available

More to come…

KICKOFF PARTY

7-9 pm @ Kenny's

SATURDAY, OCTOBER, 20

THE MAIN EVENT

Registration - 9am

Welcome rant with Jason Craig - 10am

Scott Fuller - 10:15 - 11 am

15 Minute Break

Bethany Mollenkof - 11:15 - 12pm

Lunch Break - 12 - 2pm

Orlando Arocena - 2:15 - 3pm

15 Minute Break

Kelli Anderson - 3:15 - 4:15

15 Minute Break

Allan Peters - 4:30 - 5:30


Times and locations subject to change.

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Tickets Available Now

VENUE


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THE CAMP HOUSE

Located in Downtown Chattanooga, The Camp House serves as a city commons where people work, meet, and collaborate around food, drink, and social events. 

As TopCon's new home and host in 2018, The Camp House will be serving up free drip coffee for our attendees and will also be selling some of their yummy goodness throughout the day. Including espresso drinks, pastries, wine and beer.

Address
149 E M L King Blvd
Chattanooga, TN 37402

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