January 2020 Marketing + Design Events

January 2020 Marketing + Design Events

Remember when 2020 was everyone’s distant idea of The Future? Well now it’s here, and it’s brought a ton of great events for marketers and designers in its very first month. Explore our list of events for this month, and as always, follow us on Twitter and Instagram for photos and updates.


January 8, 2020

Coffee With Creatives: Alex Hutchiwood

12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. at Angad Arts Hotel

Hear from Alex Hutchiwood, a fashion and social media professional with a background in trend forecasting and merchandise product development from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. RSVP.



January 14, 2020

Nonprofit Marketers Network Luncheon

11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy

The Nonprofit Marketers Network, formerly CSPRC, will host “How to Talk to the Media Without Putting Your Feet in Your Mouth,” as well as “How to Make a Nonprofit that Makes a Difference,” at its January luncheon. Buy tickets.



January 14, 2020

Jessica Hische Book Tour

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at Community Music School of Webster University

Hear from author and illustrator Jessica Hische about her new book, Tomorrow I’ll Be Kind, at this event hosted by The Novel Neighbor and AIGA St. Louis. The book encourages young readers to embrace self-reflection and includes hand-lettered words of wisdom, hope and positivity. Copies of Tomorrow I’ll Be Kind will be available for purchase. Get tickets.



January 16, 2020

Authenticity and Customer Connection with Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy

There’s more to successful brewing than just making great beer. Ashley Troutman of Urban Chestnut Brewing Company will share the craft brewery’s brand strategy and how they’ve built and fostered a rich customer experience through events and taste rooms. Register.



January 17, 2020

Spring Exhibitions Opening

6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at CAM

Explore the Contemporary Art Museum’s spring exhibitions featuring work by Liz Johnson Artur, Derek Fordjour and Marina Zurkow, as well as the students of Vashon High School. As part of the opening celebration, Syna So Pro will perform. More info.



January 21, 2020

Keeping UX & Dev in Sync

5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at OCI Headquarters — Training Lab

How can Agile, a rapid, iterative process for software development, work hand-in-hand with user experience? Women Who Code will host Lisa Bruce, a UX designer and researcher at 1904labs, as she presents on the topic. Register.


January 30, 2020

Atomicdust Presents: Helvetica

7:00-9:30 p.m. at Brennan’s Work & Leisure

Join Atomicdust for a free screening of Gary Hustwit’s documentary, Helvetica, about the intersection of type, design, psychology, communication and advertising. We’ll provide some movie snacks to enjoy while you watch, and Brennan’s will have drinks and food items available for purchase. Everyone is welcome, but we’re asking guests to bring nonperishable food items as admission. We’ll donate all the food we collect to the St. Louis Area Foodbank. RSVP here.



April 8-10

Midwest Digital Marketing Conference

St. Louis Union Station

The Midwest Digital Marketing Conference is the largest digital marketing conference in the Midwest. This year’s conference will feature more than 100 speakers from brands like Google, LinkedIn, Johnson & Johnson, Adobe and more. Get tickets.


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Blaise Hart-Schmidt

Blaise Hart-Schmidt

Blaise’s path to digital marketing began in journalism and took a detour through public relations.

Passionate about storytelling in any medium, her experience with writing, design, strategy and digital marketing combine to help clients build strong marketing plans.

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