Join Toast MODA for our July event as we visit Matchstic Branding and hear from Blake Howard, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Matchstic and organizer for the Atlanta Chapter of CreativeMornings/ATL, on Tuesday, July 18 from 6:00 — 7:30 p.m. Our focus for this discussion will be on something we can all relate to — courage. After all, great work requires great courage!
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Blake is the Creative Director and Co-Founder of Matchstic. A Nashville native and University of Tennessee graduate, he made the move to Atlanta after college and was immediately drawn to its creative character and entrepreneurial atmosphere. Blake recognized the perfect environment to build a business, and started Matchstic when he was just 22.
A lover of all things Atlanta, Blake is constantly seeking new ways to better his community. Several years back, he initiated Matchstic’s On the House program, which donates design time and talent to local non-profits in need of branding. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Mission and is the organizer for the Atlanta Chapter of Creative Mornings, a monthly breakfast lecture series for the creative community. He was voted as one of Atlanta's Top 40 under 40 at the age of 27, as one of the youngest recipients.
Most important to Blake, beyond all of these endeavors, is his beautiful wife Kelly and their amazing kids, Banner and Abby. They enjoy the good life in Kirkwood where they spend their free time reading on the porch, watching Family Feud, and hanging with their dog, George Washington, and cat, Riley.
ABOUT TOAST MODA
Toast MODA is a group of early to mid-career designers and design-lovers who collaborate with MODA to celebrate design and connect with each other! We are a collective of fashion designers, industrial designers, graphic artists, architects, design aficionados, and more. Toast is dubbed Toast to represent the blank slate quality of our goals and the radiant potential of our passions. Born from one of the greatest innovations of all time — sliced bread.
THIS EVENT IS EXCLUSIVE AND FREE TO ALL TOAST MODA MEMBERS! Not already a Toast member, but curious about what Toast events are like? Have no fear. This event is also open to non-members for who meet the Toast membership requirements for a small fee of $10.
TOAST MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS
As a curated group with a specific focus beyond your traditional museum membership, we do have a few requirements for our members. Check them out below:
Must have 1-5 years experience in a design-related career
Must be approximately within the age range of 21-40
Must sign up for the Toast membership level ($150/year) in order to be eligible to register for and attend Toast MODA events.
Visit museumofdesign.org/toast-moda to learn more about Toast and how to start your membership today!