Improve Your Skills and Get Your Hands Dirty: 6 Must-Attend WMC Fest Workshops

WMC Fest Workshops

Learn new skills and get your hands dirty in this year’s Weapons of Mass Creation Fest small group workshops.

Because seating is limited, a separate admission fee is required to attend.

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Here are our 6 Must-Attend Weapons of Mass Creation Fest Workshops –

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1. What’s New in Creative Cloud

Learn some tips and tricks in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign

Whether you work mostly on print projects, or you’re more of a jack-of-all-trades, the one thing we all have in common is that there just aren’t enough hours in the day. This Adobe workshop will deliver a litany of hot tips in the latest versions of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign that guarantee to save you time.

Here is just some of what will be covered

Photoshop Creative Cloud

  1. Font workflow improvements
  2. Smarter smart guides
  3. Improved layer comps

Illustrator Creative Cloud

  1. Live Shapes
  2. Pen tool preview
  3. Anchor point enhancements

InDesign Creative Cloud

  1. Simplified tables
  2. Fixed layout EPUB
  3. Color groups

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2. Good Times and Collaboration

Join the WMC Fest veterans Dan Christofferson, Nate Utesch, and Dan Cassaro for another year of fun, good times, and well… collaboration!

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3. Creativity, Flow and Resilience

Paula Kampf of SOMO Leadership Labs leads this mind-bending and inspiring workshop!

You know that magical feeling: creativity is flowing through you, everything’s resonating and you can’t NOT create, right?

But did you know that it’s not magic, and that there are scientifically-informed tools and strategies to build, nurture and sustain your own state of flow?

This inspiring workshop will be all about how creatives can get into flow, maximize our energy, expand our ways of thinking, and broaden our inspiration to create great work.

Successful people think differently. They have the ability to bounce back, persevere, and make things happen even in the face of adversity. In this innovative learning laboratory, we’ll be exposed to the burgeoning research in Positive Psychology, the science of success and happiness. We will discover how we’re genetically predisposed to negativity, and how switching this habit of thinking to something more positive takes intention, attention and effort. Come learn some scientifically informed strategies for how to build psychosocial muscle and in turn, get SO’MO of what you want in life (at home, in creative endeavors, at work, and every place in between).

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4. Igloo Letterpress

Owner Allison Chapman brings her 30-year experience in the world of letterpress to WMC14, along with her 100-year old Golding platen and tabletop Vandercook #1 presses. Her company, Igloo Letterpress, respects the vast practical history of printing and has brought it strongly into the 21st century design world with new techniques, progressive projects, and creative approaches to custom printing and their own wholesale lines. Igloo is well-versed in what is successful in letterpress design, what is not, and everything in between. Each workshop participant will get to pull a print using one of our antique presses.

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5. Creative Job Hunt: Acing the Interview

Are you a creative individual who hates the whole ‘interview process’? In today’s competitive job market are you worried about how to stand out from the crowd?

You’re not alone – get ready to ace your next job interview!

This workshop is specifically geared toward the job seeker in creative fields and is great for entry-level and recent college grads as well as those looking to brush up on their skills. Topics covered will include:

  1. Interviewing do’s and don’ts
  2. Tough interview questions and how to answer them
  3. Top interviewing tips

This hands-on workshop will be led by Ann Walter, a retail consultant and college instructor specializing in professional development coursework for the creative fields. She has spent the last eighteen years as a designer and creative leader in the apparel industry at companies including Gap, Walmart, Sears Holdings, and Justice.

Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of their resume.

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6. Drawn to Business

Led by Go Media founder William Beachy, you’ll learn the strategies and best practices behind Go Media’s graphic design business. How much to charge? How to deal with clients? How to grow? Join us for this workshop at level up your business game and bring that extra knowledge to your clients.

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