As someone who has been working in the handmade industry professionally for several years, and years longer still in the art realm, I have developed some strong opinions on diy culture and beyond, but more importantly that those opinions are my experiences in the trenches.
My mission is to share my experiences with other creative entrepreneurs who want to move forward, grow with their business and turn their passions into a career reality. If that is your mission too, I am eager to help.
I am available for speaking engagements, workshops, and other live events on the East coast and across the country. And I am also available for interviews via email, phone, or Skype.
Speaking Topics Include:
Alternative press ideas for creatives // The ins and outs of being a freelance contributor // How to use social media and online marketing to grow your offline or online business // Blogging for business // Creative DIY project demonstrations (in the categories of fashion, home decor, and wedding) // And more
Upcoming Talks + Workshops:
NEW! I am pleased to announce that I will be speaking at Blog Fete in Orlando, FL on the topic of being a (paid) contributor for large sites and blogs. Conference dates are September 27th- 28th, 2013 and tickets can be purchased right here. Hope you’ll join me!
Past Talks + Workshops:
- Pinterest 2.0, So You Want to Be a Contributor, and Alternative Press Ideas for Creatives at Craftcation in Ventura, CA
- The Art of Publicity at Conference of Creative Entrepreneurs in San Francisco, CA
- Tips for Creating a DIY Wedding demo at Fizz & Frills in San Francisco, CA
- Building An Online Business by Developing Your Online Community at Creative Company in Jacksonville, FL
- Selling Your Work Online: From choosing an online venue to setting up shop and making your first sale at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra in Ponte Vedra, FL
What People Are Saying:
“Among the days successes was the surprise hit Brittni Mehlhoff from papernstitch whose session Building An Online Business by Developing Your Online Community pretty much knocked everyone back a few feet.” -said Wingard Creative, who founded Creative Company
“It was one of the most talked about at the after party. Papernstitch rocked it out… We overheard a number of people say she [Brittni Mehlhoff] was their fave speaker.” -said Creative Company on Twitter
“[Brittni] Mehlhoff – Most powerful and informational presentation of the day so far – be sure to ask Wingard Creative for a copy of her presentation… lots of practical experience.” -said Kevin Shea Songer, conference attendee
In the Media
For a full list of features in print publications and online, click here.
*very top image c/o Cinematt (me giving a demonstration at the Fizz & Frills workshop)