As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been working on a side project for awhile now and I guess it’s time to officially let the cat out of the bag. Kernspiracy is community-building project I’m developing for (mostly L.A.-based) designers and creative professionals. Los Angeles is a tough place to be a designer, and it’s often easy to feel like you’re out there all on your own. It’s hella demoralizing. Kernspiracy is intended to address this issue by creating a forum for people to ask for advice, feedback and support from their creative peers.
To start, I’ll be holding monthly get togethers where designers and other creatives can come out to meet one another as well as trade ideas and critiques. The first of these will be on Wednesday, November 2nd at Barbara’s at the Brewery (in the Brewery Arts Complex). If you’re a designer, please come and bring a question, a design you’d like some feedback on or just a business card. If you know a designer, please invite them to do the same. At the very least, we can all have drinks together and complain about Quark.
In addition, I’ve developed a corresponding e-mail discussion list to allow folks to interact between throwdowns, and to facilitate faster response times for more pressing concerns. The list info page can be found at here. You can also subscribe by sending an e-mail to kernspiracy-request [at] tokyofarm.com with “subscribe” (no quotes) in the subject or body.
If you known anybody that might be interested I would appreciate it if you could help spread the word. Community building is all about participation (an incredible obstacle in this city), so the more people the better. Click on the thumb to the right for full size goodness.