We convene.

The Design Corps hosts coffee talks, happy hours, design seminars and panel discussions. Events are always open to everyone!

March 14 / Corps Coffee ~ Alec Longstreth

Thursday, March 14th, 8:30-10:00 am

Santa Fe Art Institute

The Design Corps of Santa Fe hosts cartoonist Alec Longstreth at SFAI on March 14 — this event is free and open to the public — Alec will talk about the philosophy that has been at the heart of his creative practice for the last 20 years: “Draw Comics EVERY Day.” This simple concept applies to writing, designing, illustrating, animating, or making progress on any creative endeavor.

Alec says, “Creative people often feel they are not able to start big projects until someday when they will magically have large swathes of uninterrupted time to focus. For most of us, that day is never going to come, so if you want to make a big project, you need to roll up your sleeves, start now, and chip away at it a little bit each day, even if it’s only for 15 or 20 minutes at a time. It all adds up!”

Alec has been self-publishing his Ignatz Award-winning minicomic Phase 7 since 2002, which has been collected into six books, including two French translations. Alec also creates a weekly fantasy webcomic for kids called Isle of Elsi, and works as a freelance illustrator and digital colorist. Alec is the Director of Academic Outreach for Center For Cartoon Studies, a cartooning school in Vermont offering MFAs, certificates, and summer workshops.

The Corps Coffee begins at 8:30 with coffee, pastries, and time to meet other attendees. At 9:00, Alec will give a 30-minute presentation, followed by a question-and-answer and further discussion. This informal event aims to inspire and foster collaboration by bringing a range of local professionals and businesses together.

Please rsvp by emailing sayhi@design-corps.org.

Santa Fe Art Institute is located at 1600 St. Michaels Drive in Santa Fe on the Midtown Campus.

Directions from St. Michael’s Drive
• Enter the campus at 1600 St. Michaels Drive.
• At the stop sign, turn right onto Alumni Drive and veer left to continue through the parking lot.
• Continue straight through the parking lot until you reach the roundabout, turn left.
• After the roundabout, park on your right-hand side. The SFAI entrance is opposite the parking lot.

February 20 / Corps Cocktails ~ Simply Social Media

Wednesday, February 20th, 5:30pm-8:30 pm

2209 Miguel Chavez Road, Building A, Suite C

Simply Social Media™ is a Santa Fe, New Mexico based social media marketing agency formed in 2014 by Caitlin E. Jenkins and Amy Tischler. We offer our clients a unique blend of services including long and short term content management campaigns, social media strategy creation, workshops and personalized training, promotional opportunities, and influencer marketing. We utilize our macro-influencer Instagram accounts @SimplySantaFeNM and @TravelNewMexico to engage with the community by promoting the ideas of community, connection, and local-centric philosophies.

Visit simplysocialmedianm.com to learn more about Simply Social’s services!

The event, free and open to the public, offers the opportunity to meet creative professionals and build connections within the local business community.

February 14 / Corps Coffee ~ Matt Brown, City of Santa Fe Office of Economic Development Director

Thursday, February 14th, 8:30-10:00 am

Santa Fe Art Institute

Welcome to the first Corps Coffee of 2019 at the Santa Fe Art Institute on Thursday, February 14, 8:30-10:00 a.m.

The event, free and open to the public, offers the opportunity to meet creative professionals in Santa Fe and hear Brown discuss building connections within the local business community.

The Corps Coffee begins at 8:30 with coffee, pastries, and time to meet other attendees. At 9:00, Brown will give a 30-minute talk on building a diverse, innovative economy in the city, followed by a question-and-answer and further discussion. This informal event aims to encourage collaboration by bringing a range of local professionals and businesses together.

Santa Fe Art Institute is located at 1600 St. Michaels Drive in Santa Fe on the Midtown Campus.

January 16 / Corps Cocktails ~ Rebel Media + The Magazine

Wednesday, January 16th, 5:30pm—8:30pm

1415 W Alameda St, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Welcome to 2019!

The Design Corps invites you to our first Corps Cocktails of the year at Alex Ignacio’s new biz Rebel Media!

Plus we have the extra perk of hanging with DC Ambassador, Lauren Tresp of The Magazine, as they are located in the same amazing space on Alameda!

This is a must see/must do event! We will be announcing a couple of upcoming events for the Spring, including a re-launch of our Corps Coffee events which will begin in February.

See you there!

December 5 / Corps Cocktails ~ Tonic

Wednesday, December 5th, 5:30pm—8:30pm

Tonic • 103 E Water St · Santa Fe, NM 87501

Join us for a cocktail at Tonic on Water St. to celebrate the holidays!
We have a few new members we would like to welcome to Design Corps.

Join us, introduce yourself and your work to our new Members, and maybe even to those you haven’t see in awhile!

November 3rd – 5th
Santa Fe Screen Print Studio Days at YouthWorks with Pete McCracken

1504 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505
November 3 – 5, Saturday, Sunday and Monday
10am – 5pm
6 – 8 participants

$150.00 for two days (to attend two consecutive studio days. Start your two days either on Saturday or Sunday)
200.00 for three days

Participants will need to provide some of their own materials – including paper, drawing tools – marker pens and brushes with black acrylic paint, also clear acetate, rubylith, etc. Participants will need to provide their own screens. (However, there may be screens available on site for temporary use on site.)

For more details contact Pete McCracken at pete@crackpress.com or 503 317 1722.

What You’ll Learn:
Serigraph Studio Days is a hands-on experience to learn advanced screen print techniques by working side-by-side with Pete and other participants to gain more experience screen printing on paper.

Learn multi-color print techniques and alternate printing processes. The workshop is an opportunity to sharpen your screen print skills and learn how to plan, setup a print. Discover all that screen print has to offer.
** Previous screen print experience is suggested.

(Textile printing is not the focus of the workshop, however the printing equipment is available.)

• Advanced screen print techniques / Studio practice
• Multi-color and alternative printing


Pete’s 2017 workshop in Santa Fe was sold out within 48 hours.  Sign up now!

October 17 /  Corps Cocktails ~ Violet Crown

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018, 5:30pm—8:00pm
Violet Crown · Santa Fe, NM

For this month’s Corps Cocktails we are heading to the Violet Crown lounge. It’s officially Fall, come grab a stout or a glass of red wine and talk with us about what you would like to get out of Design Corps!

As a a group of creative professionals, communicators, architects, educators, and designers, we’re working to inspire, build community, and use design thinking for progressive change.

August 22nd  /  Corps Cocktails ~ Opuntia Cafe

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018, 5:00pm—8:00pm
Opuntia Cafe, 922 Shoofly Street · Santa Fe, NM

Opuntia Cafe (www.opuntia.cafe) has an incredible happy hour menu full of tapas, aperitifs, wine, sake, and beers on tap. Come join us and support this awesome local business!

The first 5 people to arrive will get a beer or wine on us!

As a a group of creative professionals, communicators, architects, educators, and designers, we’re working to inspire, build community, and use design thinking for progressive change.

June 27th  /  Corps Cocktails ~ Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018, 5:30pm—7:30pm
Tumbleroot, 2791 Agua Fria St, Santa Fe

For this month’s Corps Cocktails we are heading to Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery! First 5 to arrive get a beer or wine on us, see you then!

May 16th  /  Corps Cocktails ~ Firefly Strategies

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018, 5:30pm—7:30pm
Firefly Strategies, 1512 Pacheco Street Ste. D207, Santa Fe

This month’s Corps Cocktails is being hosted by Rubina Cohen of Firefly Strategies. They have just moved offices at Pacheco Park and want to break it in with you, our Design Corps Members, friends and clients!

About Rubina
Rubina is a marketing + growth strategist and brings over 15 years of experience. Having worked within the economic development, homebuilding, design, health, wellness and environmental industries over the span of her career, she has gained a unique understanding of the strategies needed to effectively communicate the value that is being produced in these industries.

About Firefly Strategies
Firefly Strategies is a full-service (start-to-finish) marketing, communications strategy and support firm based in Santa Fe, New Mexico since 2008. We specialize in providing marketing solutions for the Economic Development, Commercial Development, Homebuilding, Design, Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Healthcare, and Technology Industries. We have offices based in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Washington D.C. Our team is built with well-experienced professionals that are deeply dedicated to producing results for our clients.
Visit www.fireflystrategies.com

April 25th  /  Corps Cocktails ~ Tonic on Water

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018, 5:30pm—7:30pm
Tonic, 103 E. Water Street, Santa Fe

April’s Corps Cocktails is being held at Tonic on Water Street! Be the first (5) to arrive and get a cocktail on us!

March 7th  / Corps Coffee with ASMP-NM ~ Copyright for Creatives

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018, 9:00am—10:30am

Java Joe’s – 1248 Siler Rd, Santa Fe

In partnership with ASMP New Mexico we are hosting a Coffee Talk to discuss the current status of the Small Claims Tribunal legislation, and for photographers and designers to talk about their experiences navigating the law and protecting their copyright. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to meet new members and catch up with friends. Hope to see you there! Read more at design-corps.org/blog.

February 21st  /  Corps Cocktails ~ Narrative Media

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018, 5:30pm—8:00pm
1570 Pacheco St. Suite E12, Santa Fe

February’s Corps Cocktails is being held at Alex Ignacio and Jonathan Tercero‘s Narrative Media!

About Alex:
Alex is a professional photographer that specializes in shooting events and food. Our company works directly with businesses as well as in collaboration with various creative, PR, and marketing agencies. Our clients and partners include: The Essential Guide, Modern General, W3LL PEOPLE, ELOISA Restaurant, HVL Interiors, Samuel Design Group, ProsserForge, JLH Media, Invisible City Designs, Santa Fe County, and more.

About Jonathan:
Jonathan has been a professional photographer and videographer for over 10 years, honing his skills by working for many different types of clients. Jonathan is well known for his architectural and portrait work, and brings an experienced eye to every project.

February 10th  /  Reconnect Café

Saturday, February 10th, 2018, 2pm—4pm
Genoveva Chavez Center Community Room

Join us for this upcoming event, Reconnect Cafe, on February 10th from 2-4pm!

The Design Corps is co-hosting this event along with Reconnect-Today, Vicki Pozzebon, and Firefly Strategies, LLC to engage in rich dialogue with our candidates for Mayor and City Council, in a World Cafe hosted afternoon. And two of our Members, Robert Innis and Gabriella Marks, will be conversation hosts!

Here are some of the topics we will be covering:
Biodiversity and Nature
Business and Local Economy
Cultural Diversity/Social Change
Food and Water
Energy Efficiency/Climate Change
Health and Wellbeing

For more information visit Reconnect Today. This event is free, but kindly RSVP to reconnect4today@gmail.com.

November 15th  /  Corps Cocktails ~ Gabriella Marks & Bill Stengel Studios

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017, 5:30pm—8:30pm
121 Sandoval St. (Above Alpine Sports), Santa Fe

November’s Corps Cocktails is being hosted by Gabriella Marks and Bill Stengel at their photography studios on Sandoval Street.

Please note that parking is limited prior to 6pm. We recommend parking in the city lot across the street if you arrive before 6pm, and do not park in reserved, or in Alpine Sports, parking spots. 

About Gabriella:
Gabriella is a San Francisco native happily replanted and thriving for nearly ten years in Santa Fe. Gabriella is known regionally for her coverage of and commitment to good food, locally sourced, sustainably raised, beautifully plated.

In addition to photographing Santa Fe’s bustling food scene for local media, she has also photographed two cookbooks. Beyond farm to table photography,Gabriella produces vibrant lifestyle and product photography for Santa Fe based businesses.

She’s driven to discover in every single shot an opportunity to frame moments and light in harmonious and striking detail. Perhaps the most single most powerful thing she has learned is how essential good listening – to the client, to the subject, to the environment – is crucial to creating and capturing the right image.

Visit gabriellamarksphotography.com.

About Bill:
I made the decision to embrace the lemming march of still photographers into video/motion during the winter of 2011/12 and it’s been a sprint ever since. I thrive on the steepest part of the learning curve. Shortly after getting some footing on the workings of video production, I learned it was a good fit – multiple layers of systems to manage, exponentially more gears to keep turning, crafting a story with the input of several other collaborators, and on and on. The thing that struck me most, coming from still photography, is how much I enjoy working with a team of creatives focused on the common goal of making the best work possible.

Capabilities run the gamut from one-man-band to full-blown production. I can work with nearly any size budget.

Local collaborators/teammates include producers, directors, DP’s, editors/colorists, motion graphics artists, graphic designers, gaffers/grips, hair/makeup.

Visit www.billstengel.com.

This is one of our many collaborations with ASMP NM. Please check out their website for many great events.

October 11th  /  Corps Cocktails ~ Artisan Minds

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017, 5:30pm—8:30pm
505 Cerrillos Rd., Ste. 103a, Santa Fe

October’s Corps Cocktails is being held at Nicole Rassmuson‘s Artisan Minds!

About Nicole:
Nicole is an internationally known designer and art director with significant experience in London, New York, Hong Kong, Stockholm and Santa Fe. Nicole is well-known for breakthrough work created for national and international clients including: the Victoria and Albert Museum, Stockholm University, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Academic Excellence Foundation and the Rockwell Group.

Though her primary discipline is visual communications, Nicole is a strategic thinker specializing in branding that combines the design creativity with entrepreneurial best practice for the past 23 years. Rassmuson creates corporate identities, marketing and sales materials and advertising programs for a range of commercial and non-profit organizations where she has managed multi-disciplinary marketing teams. In the last nine years in Santa Fe, she has worked with Mix Santa Fe, The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission, Current Media Festival and New Mexico Tourism to institutions like Santa Fe Site Santa Fe, Performance Santa Fe and IAIA.

September 20th  /  Corps Cocktails ~ Bella Forte Designs

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017, 5:30pm—8:30pm
42 San Sebastion Rd., Santa Fe

September’s Corps Cocktails is being held at Bridget Morris’ Bella Forte Designs, she is a new member to DC and we are very excited to be hosting this event at her studio.

Bridget will be setting up a card design on one of her presses for attendees to print their own set of 4 bar cards! Come and meet Bridget and check out the unique bookbinding, box making, and printing services she has to offer.

About Bridget:
Trained in Italy, Bridget Morris is an entrepreneur whose passion for her art form is like a force of nature. Her success has been won through tireless work in building trust with her clients in meeting their discriminating needs. Passionate expertise, professionalism and creative ingenuity are just some of the reasons why Bella Forte Designs products are sought after and are in the hands and collections of The White House, The Vatican, and world-renowned photographers.

Growing up in central Pennsylvania with three siblings, Bridget was always a bit of a rebel, athletic and fiercely independent. Her father taught the qualities of discipline, responsibility and the art of having fun. Although bucolic and forming her connection with nature, this provincial environment stifled her creative passions and as a teenager she would often venture alone to New York City soaking in its energy and culture.

August 16th  /  Corps Cocktails ~ Loka Creative

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017, 5:30pm—8:30pm
1708 Lena Street #201, Santa Fe
(above La Lecheria)

August’s Corps Cocktails is being hosted by Julie Ruth of Loka Creative. We had a blast at our July event, and this one is sure to be just as engaging!

About Julie Ruth/Loka Creative:
A strategic communications professional with an art and design background with more than 17 years experience, I’m a former marketing/public relations director and a serial entrepreneur.

After buying, growing and selling a graphics agency in Vermont, I relocated to Santa Fe where I launched Loka Creative in 2012 — a communications firm providing public relations, content marketing, social media strategies and design solutions. Loka Creative develops communications strategies primarily for economic development and tourism clients that range from large government and municipal entities to small businesses and non-profit organizations.

I’m passionate about strategy and finding ways to maximize my clients’ budgets and approach with integrative PR and social media solutions. I’m also passionate about traveling, building sustainable businesses for women in developing countries, mountain biking, dogs and craft beer (not necessarily in that order).

Visit lokacreative.com!

July 12th  /  Corps Cocktails ~ MM Studio & THE Magazine

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017, 5:30pm—8:30pm
320 Aztec St, Santa Fe
(second floor—look for the door next to Double Take)


Design Corps Member and Advisor, Michael Motley of MM Studio, and Design Corps Ambassador Lauren Tresp, Publisher and Editor of The Magazine Santa Fe, will be hosting our July Corps Cocktails!

Michael Motley is a longtime resident of Santa Fe and an accomplished designer and artist. Here is what Michael has to say about design: Intelligent design is not only smart, but strategic, exploring diverse solutions from multiple perspectives. While there is often a simple solution, the process is not simplistic. Concepts, imaging, language, and other pertinent elements are discussed, developed and refined through various iterations for relevance, elegance and impact to create design that works conceptually and aesthetically, across media.
To learn more about Michael and his work, visit michaelmotley.com.

About THE Magazine:

THE Magazine is the ambassador for contemporary arts and culture in Santa Fe and New Mexico.

Since 1992, THE has been the voice of creative work in New Mexico. It is our mission to continue to lead as a hub that brings creatives together with culture consumers, elevating the Southwest’s contemporary arts and culture market with an emphasis on critical perspectives and informed dialogue. The new THE Magazine website will be launching soon! themagsantafe.com

All are welcome! Whether you are someone who is looking to meet creative professionals, someone who is interested in becoming a Design Corps Member, or if you simply want to hang out with some great people, please join us for this monthly event. As usual beer and wine will be served along with some tasty treats!

If you are interested in hosting an upcoming Corps Cocktails, please drop us a note at sayhi@design-corps.org.

This event has sold out.

June 9th & 10th
Handmade: Type & Poster Design and Printing with Pete McCracken

Friday and Saturday, June 9th & 10th, 2017, 10:00am—4:00pm
Warehouse 21
1614 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe

Design professionals: design and print your own type-inspired poster with renowned brand type designer and printmaker Pete McCracken of Crack Press (Portland, Oregon)!

Take a day off work and away from the computer to use your hands creating type-based posters in this two day Friday/Saturday workshop with Pete McCracken. Pete has been designing, making type, and creating posters for over 25 years, including work for REI, Columbia Sportswear, Nike, Wieden+Kennedy, and serigraph print editions for artists.

Day 1: Pete will share his expertise in type creation as participants create their own camera-ready poster art 100% by hand.
Day 2: Pete will show how printing by hand can introduce unexpected solutions, as participants screen print their posters. Play with fluorescent inks, metallics, handpainting, and other techniques you can’t replicate in the digital printing realm.

What You’ll Learn:
– Participants will work with materials to design a poster and typography using only handmade art
– Basic silkscreen setup and the process of creating a screen
– Different printing processes and ways to make silkscreen printing unqiue
– How to setup a silkscreen print run for multiple color printing
– Tricks and trade secrets in the print studio
– How to create a simple DIY screen print setup

What You’ll Do:
– Meet and work with Pete McCracken!
– Share the studio with other New Mexico design professionals
– Learn to make successful print designs by hand
– Print your own posters
– Walk to food, drinks, galleries, and markets in the Railyard or downtown during lunch breaks and following the workshop

This hands-on, handmade workshop is limited to a small group to provide an optimal experience with Pete for each designer. Sign up early to save your spot! Cost: $150 for members/$175 for non-members. Supplies provided; optional to bring your own additional supplies, and screen purchase $38 if desired.

For more information and to register, please visit the AIGA NM event page.

June 8th  / 44 Last Suppers by the Numbers: Deconstructing a Masterpiece

Thursday, June 8th, 2017, 6:00—8:00pm
Santa Fe Art Institute
1600 St. Michaels Dr., Santa Fe

Join us for an amazing lecture with renowned brand type designer and printmaker Pete McCracken (Portland, Ore.) in Santa Fe Thursday, June 8th, from 6-8pm at Santa Fe Art Institute! Pete recalls the blood, sweat and tears behind a three year long silkscreen project. Imagine color-registering and running each print through the press 44 times! Pete has worked with clients including Columbia Sportswear, REI, Adidas, Starbucks, Nike, and many more, and been featured in top print design publications, at SF MoMA, and in numerous galleries. He also pioneered the establishment of the Elizabeth Hawthorne Hunt Printmaking Scholarship at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. We are thrilled to be co-hosting this awesome event with AIGA New Mexico, free and open to the public with artist reception to follow.

For more information, please visit the AIGA NM event page.

May 17th  /  Corps Cocktails ~ Artisan Minds —This event has been canceled

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017, 5:30pm—8:30pm
Artisan Minds
505 Cerrillos Rd. Ste 103A, Santa Fe

Corps Cocktails has a new twist! Design Corps Members will now be hosting this event at their studio or a location of their choice.

To kick things off, Member Nicole Rassmuson of Artisan Minds and her partner Suzanne O’Leary, will be hosting this month’s event at their studio at Luna.
Here is a little bit of info about our hosts:
Artisan Minds is a Santa Fe based brand and communication design agency with a passion for creating, rejuvenating and propelling brands. We have over 50 years experience in over 50 countries working with the world’s most prominent agencies and brands. We are selective about our work because we hand-craft every project ourselves. Our branding process defines your organization’s strategic backbone, personality and heart. It sets the stage for your narrative and design, voice and look and feel to drive permanent differentiation. But most importantly, it creates strategic alignment with key stakeholders from the onset. All content and design flows from this platform.

All are welcome! Whether you are someone who is looking to meet creative professionals, someone who is interested in becoming a Design Corps Member, or if you simply want to hang out with some great people, please join us for this monthly event. As usual beer and wine will be served along with some tasty treats!

If you are interested in hosting an upcoming Corps Cocktails, please drop us a note at sayhi@design-corps.org.

March 8th  /  Corps Coffee ~ An Introduction to Litter Nation

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017, 9am—10:30am
Meow Wolf’s Chimera Workshop
1352 Rufina Circle, Santa Fe

After a brief hiatus Design Corps is back with its first Corps Coffee of 2017.

Join us at Meow Wolf on Wednesday, March 8th at 9am for an introduction to litternation.org. The litter mapping, design impact, community challenge.

Introducing Litter Nation — designed as a tool to create and spark change—a means of mapping the extent of litter around Santa Fe, the state, and across the country. What’s the full impact and the extent of the debris that litters our landscape? How can we facilitate cleanups, better recycling programs, and greatly reduce litter?

We’ll introduce the concept of Litter Nation, how to register, and how to effectively use the website.

With your help in collecting thousands of pieces of litter and mapping them, we can then stimulate constructive conversations, promote clean up and recycling in heavily impacted areas, and advocate for progressive policy and program changes based on the results we’re seeing.

We need your debris-collecting, data-driven, geotagging, volunteering selves. We invite you to be a Litter Nation user.

A $20 donation to this project gets you a Litter Nation carrier bag. Whether you are hiking, biking, or just walking around town, this bag leaves you hands-free for photographing and it has the capacity needed for debris-collecting.

November 9th  /  Design is Not Art

Wednesday, November 9th, 9am—10:30am
Location TBA

For our next Corps Coffee we were inspired by a recent interview with Milton Glaser “Design has nothing to do with art.” Design legend Milton Glaser dispels a universal misunderstanding.” Milton states “Design is the process of going from an existing condition to a preferred one, observe that there’s no relationship to art.” Let’s have the conversation, see you then!

November 16th  /  Adobe Creative Jam

Wednesday, November 16th, 6pm—9:30pm
Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail

Please join us on Nov. 16th for Adobe Creative Jam, an inspiring three-part design and photography experience that demonstrates and celebrates creativity. This event is hosted by the Design Corps of Santa Fe, ASMP New Mexico, and AIGA New Mexico.

SIGN UP FOR BEHANCE PORTFOLIO REVIEW. Local creative leaders will be on site and would love to see your work.
For pre-registration email your Behance portfolio link to: communityteam@adobe.com.

After the Portfolio Reviews the Adobe Creative Cloud team will host the Creative Jam presentations. This one-hour design showcase highlights the work of 3 local creative leaders.

At the same time, in the next room, designers & photographers will be competing in the Creative Jam tournament, a 3-hour design charrette showdown.

This event will have two categories: Visual Design and Photography. Once the Creative Jam presentations wrap, tournament participants will take the stage to share their creations with you. As part of the audience, you’ll vote on each submission and select the People’s Choice winner. There will also be Grand Prize winners decided by a group of Judges!

Visit https://nvite.com/CreativeJam/santa.

October 12th  /  Immigration Impact

Wednesday, October 12th, 5:30pm—8:30pm
Santa Fe Art Institute, 1600 St. Michaels Drive

This month for Corps Cocktails, we will be convening at the Santa Fe Art Institute for light fare and cocktails to engage you in our Immigration Impact Design Project.

In August, we began a partnership with SFAI and the Santa Fe Dreamers to create a design impact project that addresses immigration reform in New Mexico. We are continuing to work on this project and would like to take this opportunity to get your valuable input. Join us to contribute and post your thoughts and ideas on this collaborative effort!

Take a moment and let us know if you can make it by sending an email to sayhi@design-corps.org. Thank you!

September 14th  /  Tour THE FENCE

Wednesday, September 14th, 9am—11am
The Santa Fe Railyard Park, Community Room
(across the parking lot from Warehouse 21, 1914 Paseo de Peralta)

Join Gabriella Marks, Santa Fe based photographer, Design Corps Member, and President of the New Mexico chapter of ASMP and Linda Shafer, Executive Director of the Railyard Park Conservancy, in a conversation about bringing THE FENCE photography project to the Railyard Park.

We’ll talk about some of the challenges involved and resources available when producing public art projects on this scale, and the potential for public art to promote professional communities.

In July, 2016, ASMP, in partnership with the Railyard Conservancy, the Railyard Park Art Committee and United Photo Industries brought the largest outdoor exhibit of photography in New Mexico to Santa Fe. Featuring 56 photographers in nearly 600 feet of photography, the goal of this unique exhibition is to present exceptional work that is innovative and accessible to all people.

To learn more about the THE FENCE, please visit thefencenm.org.

August 15th & 16th  /  The Center for Urban Pedagogy at SFAI

Monday, August 15th, 7pm & Tuesday, August 16th, 9am—4pm
Santa Fe Art Institute, 1600 St. Michaels Drive

The Design Corps of Santa Fe is thrilled to announce our collaboration with the Santa Fe Art Institute and the Santa Fe Dreamers Project, in partnership with the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP). CUP is an award winning non-profit based in New York City that uses collaborative design processes with grassroots organizations and talented designers and artists to create popular education materials on critical social justice issues.
For the launch of SFAI’s Immigration Project Year, SFAI is initiating this collaboration to highlight the power of design and art for the purpose of civic engagement. This is a pilot project for CUP as they look to disseminate their methodologies in other communities outside of New York City — like Santa Fe!

We invite Design Corps’ Members, Ambassadors, and Colleagues to attend this one-time opportunity to learn these methodologies from an organization that knows how to get it done!

We also want to invite you to participate in our collaboration with SFAI, CUP, and the Santa Fe Dreamers Project. If you are interested, please email Renee Innis at sayhi@design-corps.org for more details.

To RSVP for this event, please visit sfai.org.

August 10th  /  Corps Cocktails ~ Hitting the Hops!

Wednesday, August 10th, 5:30-8:30pm
Fire & Hops, 222 N. Guadalupe Stree

It’s that time again, Corps Cocktails will be at the Fire & Hops patio on Wednesday, August 10th! Don’t miss out on Fire & Hops’ fantastic menu, their spectacular beer, and of course some delightful company!

$5 suggested donation to help support the Design Corps of Santa Fe’s programs