Tags: alt summit, Alt Summit NYC, Blogging
Yep, my day at Alt NYC was pretty amazing. I wrote a quick post about the event here, and I’m trying to keep track of others’ post-Alt recaps. Here are the ones I’ve found so far. If I’m missing yours, please leave a comment. I’d love to keep in touch!
Roundup of Alt NYC Posts
- Alt Summit Morning Crafts – Martha Stewart Living
- Alt Summit NYC - The Fresh Exchange
- Post-Alt Recap- Seagrass Studio
- Designed to Inspire – Alt Summit NYC – Tara’s Tips
- Alt Haiku Deck – Seagrass Studio
- Home Design with Kevin Sharkey – Martha Stewart Living
- A New Altitutde – Punkahontas
- Alt Summit and celebrity in the house – Fishly News
- Alt NYC – Foxtrot Press
- Alt Summit NYC Instagram Recap – Design Improvised
- Alt NYC – Land of Nod
- Alt Summit NYC – Note to Self
- Alt Summit NYC Recap – That Long Yellow Line
Tags: Alt, alt NYC, alt summit
Yesterday I was amazingly lucky to have attended Alt NYC. It was a full day of talks by bloggers, designers and editors, and I’m a bit overwhelmed by all of the ideas and excitement running around in my head. I hope to process it and share more of the takeaways, but in the meantime, I thought I would tell you about some of the people I met throughout the day.
I attended Alt with my friend Tara Wilson, whom I met at Alt SLC earlier this year (Alt is all about the people, right?). Soon after arriving at Martha Stewart headquarters yesterday, I tracked down Elizabeth Swartz (aka Seagrass Studio), whom I knew through an online photography course. It’s pretty awesome to experience a friendship go from online to the real thing. Elizabeth put it best when she said, “I found my tribe.”
The morning keynote was by Tina Roth-Eisenberg (aka Swiss Miss), who has done quite a few amazing things in her life (oh, like teuxdeux, tattly, creative mornings and I could go on), but what impressed me most was how she talked about family, balance and pursuing your passion. A topic on my mind quite a bit lately.
On a related note, I’m currently sporting a camera Tattly tattoo on my left arm. Clearly, I need to share some pictures of the event, which I will do soon.
In the afternoon, I listened to a panel with Jenny (Little Green Notebook), Natalie (Nat the Fat Rat) and Katie (Matchbook Magazine) and loved hearing the specifics behind their career paths. They’ve been doing this blogging thing for awhile and it was encouraging to know that things rarely happen overnight.
Oh, and it was during this presentation that Martha, yes that Martha, walked in the room. she proceeded to the stage and I was literally sitting 3 feet from her. As much as I love being able to say I was right next to Martha, it would have been fun to stand in the back and get a shot of the sea of iPhones snapping pics.
Fast forward to the rooftop after-party, where, in my typical introverted way I was content to take in the view, snap some pics and hang out with my peeps (all 2 of them). Tara, however, had a different plan, and suffice it to say she pushed me (‘shoved’ is a bit more accurate) into meeting one of the people I admire most in this space – Design Mom – who is every bit as gracious in real life as she seems. She even hugged me!
Also along the way I met photographer Justin Hackworth, Sarah (Note to Self), Katie (Land of Nod), the hilarious Rachel (Handmade Charlotte) and Grace (A Storied Style), whom I didn’t talk to as much as I’d like but who is also from Fort Worth so I’m hoping I’ll see again soon.
It’s true what they say, Alt is all about the people you meet.
Tags: alt summit
I just returned from Alt Summit, a design blogging conference in Salt Lake City, and my head is still spinning, partly because of all of the inspiration and partly because I left sick and returned sicker. Regardless, I had a great time, and if I had to name a highlight, it was definitely hearing Ben Silbermann, founder of Pinterest, speak.
I took very, very few pictures – pretty amazing for me. But here are a couple of scenes from the past 4 days:
Winter Wonderland Party
Tara Wilson and me dressed for the party
Tell Your Story wall at the mini party hosted by Blurb
Entering into Paris at the mini party hosted by Pinhole Press
Flower print from my printmaking workshop with Eva Jorgensen of Sycamore Street Press