How To: Land Your First Design Job With Ashley Hohnstein
3:00 PM15:00

How To: Land Your First Design Job With Ashley Hohnstein



You may have learned a lot in school (or on your own) about how to concept a brand, how to print riso zines or how to make a nice app, but what do you do after all of that? How do you convince an employer that not only do you have the skills, but you’re also a really rad person to work with? In this workshop, we’ll walk through a set of topics that take you from building a portfolio all the way through accepting a job offer. We’ll talk about things like email etiquette, how social media can be a tool, dreaded “networking events,” and many other helpful topics. It’s all very overwhelming and we’re here to decipher it all! This workshop is best for students close to graduation or those who have recently graduated (or self-taught people in a similar boat)! While this workshop is open to everyone, it might be more helpful for those who are focused on print or print/hybrid roles.

Suggested donation of $15-20


About Ashley Hohnstein

Ashley Hohnstein is a designer and illustrator living and working in Minneapolis. She is currently a senior designer at Target, focused on branding and packaging work for their owned brands. Outside of work, Ashley participates in illustration and lettering gallery shows, lectures at local design colleges about career preparation and takes a lot of walks with her dog, Stella.

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6:00 PM18:00

How To: Brand Yo' Self With Meg Lewis



Personal brands [insert eye roll] are so trendy right now! Join Meg Lewis as she takes the disgusting goo off a term that makes us all gag and turns it into something delicious. Have you been struggling to find your voice in the grand scheme of the internet (or life, honestly)? Has it taken way too long to make your personal website? In this workshop, you’ll learn to leverage your unique personality into an internet, IRL, work/life that feels authentically you. You’ll learn tips and tricks for posting on social media, creating a personal website, pitching yourself for interviews, and creating a positive internet, & IRL, space for you to be you! This workshop is part therapy session part decision making time!

Suggested donation of $15-20


About Meg Lewis

Meg Lewis is a designer who specializes in creating personable, positive, friendly experiences for happy companies. Meg is also the founder & partner at Ghostly Ferns, a collective of designers and commercial artists working together & separately. In addition to client work, Meg is a speaker and educator, traveling the world speaking at conferences and private events on personal brand, defining a purpose, and living an authentic life.

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Responsive Web Design Workshop with Ethan Marcotte & Karen McGrane
9:00 AM09:00

Responsive Web Design Workshop with Ethan Marcotte & Karen McGrane

Spend the day with Ethan Marcotte and Karen McGrane and leave with a smile on your face—as well as an in-depth understanding of what you’ll need to know to run your responsive redesign right.

Topics include:

Our Multi-Device Future
Content Strategy for Mobile
Fundamentals of Responsive Layout
Process and Performance
Responsive Design Governance

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Hellavision Television Animation Show
7:00 PM19:00

Hellavision Television Animation Show

Join us at Fool Proof for Hellavision, an open submission cartoon show about problems. Stop by to watch the show!

Animators include:
Lila Burns
Tommy Takezawa
Adam Loomis
Sean Suchara
Erik Blad
Nathan Motzko
Michael Swearingen
Ben Tye
Brandon Lecy
Michelle Brost
Dane Cree
Noah Lawrence-Holder
Emory Allen
Chloe Wolfe
Jake Huffcutt
Mason Sklar
Zach Stoebner
John McColgan
Peter Steineck
Danielle Chenette
and more!


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Space Warming Day!
2:00 PM14:00

Space Warming Day!

The day is finally here. Join us for the launch of Fool Proof! Our weird event is open to fools of all ages. Here's what to expect:


  • Ghostly Ferns will be slinging their freaky goods with a popup shop.
  • Amalgamated Sound will host a vinyl garage sale.
  • The space will be open for those who want to peep on the action.


  • A special screening of nobody's favorite, Crocodile Dundee 2. Bring your own Milk Duds and nachos, and bring us some too.


  • DJ's Erik Westra & Bennett Johnson will spin vinyl records.
  • Pizza will be delivered, hopefully by someone hunky but we won't count on it.
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