REFRESH Next Week!


Next Tuesday, June 4th, Refresh Charleston will return to the Blue Ion studio and bar from 6:00 – 7:30 pm, located at 301B King Street (above the Apple Store). Refresh Charleston is a relaxed, after-hours, listen-and-share, drink-and-eat gathering that aims to forward our local design community. A few smart individuals typically give short presentations…we all discuss the ideas…and we all go home a bit smarter.

This session will feature two great talks. First up will be Kelley Jarrett (Guide Creative, Marketing Manager) and Ben Wong (Blue Ion, Digital Experience Director) with “How Dr. Seuss Can Help You Rock Digital Storytelling”. They’ll discuss how brands need persuasive stories to create powerful connections with audiences and customers, and they’ll show you how storytelling models can help you get there.

Then comes Matt Smithson, Founder of Man vs. Magnet, an illustration and motion graphics studio. His session, titled “Man vs. Magnet vs. Work: Giving Yourself First Hold”, will explore the balance of art, work and self. He’ll be talking about this key concept and the challenges pushing against you in the competitive world of motion graphics and design. Matt, who was once a ‘burnt out’ motion design director, will share some of his tricks to maintaining creative balance in life.

We hope you’ll join us Tuesday night to help support Refresh and get inspired by these sharp thinkers and doers…and share some drinks/food with friends.

You can REGISTER for the Refresh at either of the two websites below, or register/pay at the door (but pre-registration is best, so you can make sure you secure a spot and we can make sure to get enough drink/food). There is a $5 charge to help offset Refresh’s event costs.