Grace Bonney, Founder of Design*Sponge Presents: A Live Good Company Podcast Panel!

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Attention Minneapolis friends! I’m excited to attend this wonderful event near you on Monday, October 29th and I hope you will all join me. Grace Bonney, the founder of Design*Sponge and New York Times bestselling author of In Good Company presents: Good Company || The Fearless Issue at the Parkway Theater in Minneapolis!

Here, Grace will lead a live Good Company podcast panel on how creatives from every community tackle the tough questions, the difficult decisions, the naysayers and natural disasters to find their way to success.

Grace will be joined onstage by special guests Ann Kim, Meg Lewis, Safy-Hallan Farah, and Martha McQuade. Find out more below about all the inspiring women that will be speaking at this Monday night event.

Giveaway Alert!

Would you like to win two free tickets to this event for you and a friend? In the comments section below, tag a friend that would love to join you and let us know why you can’t miss this Good Company live screening! This giveaway will run from today through Sunday, October, 28 at noon. We will select two winners at random on Sunday afternoon.

Grace Bonney is the author of the New York Times bestselling book In the Company of Women and of the popular Design*Sponge at Home. Founder of Design*Sponge, a daily website currently reaching nearly 2 million readers per day, she also runs an annual scholarship for up-and-coming designers, writes a free business column for creatives, and is the host of two podcasts: After the Jump and the just-launched Good Company. Bonney lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her wife and their three pets.*

Ann Kim is the culinary mind behind Pizzeria Lola, Hello Pizza, and Young Joni; in 2017 Ann received her first James Beard Award semifinalist nomination for “Best Chef Midwest” and in 2018 she was selected as a finalist for “Best Chef Midwest.” She is the Chef/ Owner of Pizzeria Lola, Hello Pizza, and Young Joni.*

Meg Lewis is a value-based designer creating experiences for happy companies and happier lives for humans of all kinds. She’s 1/4 of Ghostly Ferns, a collective of designers and commercial artists and the co-owner of Fool Proof, a shared workspace for creativity and collaboration in Minneapolis. She specializes in creating positive emotional connections between companies and their community by adding personality to their brand. She coaches brands on how to become a happy company and individuals on how to make money being themselves!*

Safy-Hallan Farah is a Twin Cities-based writer and editor who founded the ‘1991′ zine. You can read her work in Paper, GQ, Nylon, Elle, Pitchfork, MTV, The Guardian, NPR, Vogue and more.

Martha McQuade is a multi-disciplinary designer, design educator and co-founder of the Minneapolis based firm MAD.*

Get all the event details here!

Date: Monday, October 29, 2018
Location: The Parkway Theater: 4814 Chicago Ave Minneapolis, MN 55417
Time: 6pm doors || 7-9pm show
TicketsGrace Bonney presents: Good Company || The Fearless Issue (all tickets include a copy of the magazine)
Format: A live panel discussion about turning fear into creative fuel, recorded LIVE for the Good Company Podcast (with a 20 min Q&A for the audience at the end)

Speakers: Chef and restauranteur: Ann Kim, Designer: Meg Lewis, Writer and ‘1991’ zine-founder: Safy-Hallan Farah, MAD founder and artist: Martha McQuade.

Meg Lewis designed the colorful panel graphic attached.
*Speaker info as seen on the Eventbrite page.

BY Kate Arends - October 25, 2018

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October 25, 2018 12:05 pm

Oh, if only there was a version to live-stream. I can’t make it to Minneapolis this weekend but it sounds like a great opportunity. Have fun!

Lane ODonnell
October 26, 2018 9:33 am

Would love to attend!!! I moved to Minneapolis a few months ago and have been on the look-out for an event like this to be inspired by an incredible community of women and make a few new friends! Also… I would like to nominate Ann Kim for Season 4 Chef’s Table.

Tagging my new roomie @GigiLawver

October 28, 2018 9:25 pm
Reply to  Lane ODonnell

Lane! Congratulations!!! You have been selected. We would love for you to attend this event, please email me if you are still interested!

Audrey De Ridder
October 29, 2018 11:16 am
Reply to  Stefani Hodzic

Congrats Lane! Stefani, will you be announcing the second winner on here or by email?

Kati reak
October 26, 2018 12:13 pm

I would love to attend this event! I nominate Erin Schoonover (@hellowall) to join. Thank you so much for this opportunity!

Amanda Rae Seaquist
October 26, 2018 1:43 pm

@alexis34baker and I would be honored to attend! As longtime DS fanatics and lovers of all things creative (especially created by women), it would be so special to be a part of this!

Audrey De Ridder
October 26, 2018 9:36 pm

Always eager to soak up the wisdom and inspiration of wise women. @bex_lynn is my go-to event date!

Rachel Carlin
October 26, 2018 10:49 pm

I’d love to go to this with @julievangrohl such an awesome event!

Annie Le
October 26, 2018 11:35 pm

I would love to go and be inspired by badass women! @brookeerickson

October 26, 2018 11:57 pm

Would love to go to this event!! @slreddy

Julia De Ridder
October 27, 2018 8:30 pm

Sounds amazing! I’d take @auds_andends

Karin Wold
October 28, 2018 11:29 am

@auds_andends and I would love this!

Kristi Wold
October 28, 2018 11:33 am

@get_derid_of_dehaters let’s go to this!!

Audrey Wold
October 28, 2018 11:36 am

@karin1466 we should go to this!!

Maren Assef
October 28, 2018 11:38 am

I’d love to go with @get_derid_of_dehaters

Clovis Curl
October 28, 2018 11:40 am

@bex_lynn we should go to this!!

Thomas De Ridder
October 28, 2018 11:42 am

I’d go with @auds_andends

Mackenzie Blake
November 2, 2018 7:35 am

Where I live, I would not be ready to do this. The neighborhood children would either break it or scare the birds away all the time. however I do know what you mean, I accustomed survive farms and that we continuously had bird feeders, particularly for buzzing birds. they’re lovely to look at.

Giulia jones
June 10, 2020 6:24 am

I will be going to college in about a year and I wanted to know if there are any universities that will have a PHD program but also be fun and sociable.

Loren Luke
June 12, 2020 6:38 am

You’ll need to make an honest assesment of how good your work really is and how much is reasonable to charge for it. Figure out a reasonable hourly rate for yourself and figure out extra costs you have for equipment, software, voice talent, etc.

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