I think you’d be hard-pressed to find someone sitting around daydreaming about your fabulous life as a Designer working and living in OHIO. Yet here we are across the heart of it all (I’m pretty sure everyone has a relative or friend living in the big O), working either independently, for national or for international brands with little to no preceding cultural cred in the location department. That said, I’m excited to have The WMC Fest right in our backyard of Cleveland on June 8-10. 20+ industry professionals plus 30 bands will be speaking, exhibiting or performing over the course of those three days. Joseph Hughes of Northcoast Zeitgeist and Cleve-based ad agency Melamed Riley, has been actively promoting the event on Twitter in addition to being a great resource for career advice…I urge you to follow the good fellow!
To name a few locals, Interactive Designer Jen Myers of Girl Develop It Columbus will join the varied list of speakers like Austin Kleon, from across the United States. (we will also see work from Columbus’ These Are Things on display in the iLTHY workshop). $50 tickets are available via Kickstarter through tomorrow (5/4). Can’t go this year? Local Artist/Blogger, Allison Lehman, will be writing about the event. Check out the WMC blog periodically to read about it.