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Familytree September Festival Schedule

September will officially be a busy month for Familytree! In addition to attending the Renegade Brooklyn and Crafty Bastards festivals, we'll also be at Renegade Chicago. In case you're head is spinning (like ours) here is the complete list of dates/festivals we'll be at next month:

Renegade Brooklyn: Sept. 12-13

Renegade Chicago: Sept. 19-20

Crafty Bastards: Sept. 26-27

Each festival offers a great selection of curated independent Maker goods and of course, a fun time for all. 

Posted on August 12, 2015 and filed under Events.

Look for Familytree at Crafty Bastards D.C. in September

We're excited to announce that we'll be at this year's upcoming Crafty Bastards Art & Craft Fair in Washington D.C. If you'll be in the D.C. area or need an excuse to go, the fair is Saturday, Sept. 26 and Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Union Market in Washington, D.C.

Like Nashville's Porter Flea Market and the Renegade Brooklyn Fair, Crafty Bastards is an exhibition and sale of original handmade goods from independent artists. 

It's an honor for us to be invited to join the more than 175 talented vendors. See you in September!


Posted on July 28, 2015 and filed under Events.

Look for us at the Renegade Brooklyn Fair in September

I'm super pumped to let everyone know that we'll have a booth at this year’s Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn! This will be my first time doing Renegade in Brooklyn (usually we only do Chicago) so this will be an exciting change of pace.

This year’s craft fair is set for September 12-13 and will be at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint. I am excited to be among all the other awesome independent artists and makers. If you’re in the Brooklyn area, please stop by the booth. Although the art isn't free, the hugs are. And in case you’re wondering, yes, the craft fair is free to attend, so you have no excuse NOT to show up!

I love visiting NYC and Brooklyn, and I'm looking forward to seeing friends and hitting some of my favorite spots like the rooftop bar on the Wythe Hotel, Momofuku Noodle Bar, and Brooklyn Inn. And I'm sure I'll find some new favorite spots this year as well. Speaking of which, where else should I go while I'm in Brooklyn?

Posted on July 6, 2015 and filed under Events.

Alex Pearson on Adventures in Design Podcast

This week I had the pleasure of being on Adventures in Design Podcast with Mark Brickey Episode 200. It's "America's only daily morning talk show for creatives just like you". He brought me into the "Circle of Trust" for an honest and open talk about Familytree, and what I've been up to. I've been a fan of the show since it's inception in 2012, and it's provided me with a lot of creative and business inspiration over the years, so it was a real honor to be on the show myself. In case you're not familiar with the podcast or it's host, Mark is a designer, illustrator, and general loudmouth bad boy of graphic design. The show is about finding your way in the creative industry, artistic growing pains, and features interviews with tons of top talent from the gig poster world, graphic design, illustration, fashion, and more. During our chat we talked about my illustration style, why I like to work with other artists on my projects, some of the challenges and bumps in the road along the way, why modern movie blockbusters stink, and so much more.

You can also purchase an extended version of our conversation with bonus content by subscribing to the Circle of Trust. In the extended interview Mark and I discuss some more of the business side of things, including how I utilize Facebook ads, a key calculation I made that helped me change my business, and why I hired a Digital Marketing Strategist. 

Adventures in Design website 

Subscribe to the free version of the podcast on iTunes here.

Please Note: The Podcast is explicit. Mark uses "colorful" language, so you may not want to listen with Grandma or the kids around. Consider yourself warned.


Posted on June 17, 2015 and filed under Events.

Familytree on Adventures in Design Podcast this week

I'm excited to be on the Adventures in Design Podcast on June 17, 2015. I'll be talking about creativity and the business of Familytree. Adventures in Design is hands down the best podcast out there on the topic of graphic design, illustration, entrepreneurship, and the business of creativity. Mark your calendars and subscribe to the Podcast in iTunes.

Posted on June 12, 2015 and filed under Events.

Visit the Familytree Booth at Porter Flea Market

This weekend I'll be participating again in the summer Porter Flea Market. This is a fun Nashville pop-up event that features independent artists and designers. At this year's summer market more than 90 vendors will be in attendance, and no doubt it will be a rocking good time.

Each year I try to make it to a handful of events--it's great for me to get out of the studio and hang with both fellow artists and meet tons of people that are interested in what we do. As always, I look forward to seeing friendly familiar faces (you should meet these peeps too): shoutouts to MID, Meat and 3 Printing Co., Boss Construction, Steric Design, & Holler Design. I hope to make some more creative friends too out of this year's star lineup (lots of new businesses I don't recognize yet!).

If you're in Nashville June 5-6, you should definitely check out the Flea, you won't regret it. And if you do make it, be sure to come by the Familytree booth to say hi. I'll be the tallest dude with glasses there, and probably some sort of plaid shirt on (see above photo for reference).


Posted on June 2, 2015 and filed under Events.