“End” with Katie Mullen & Jordan Pintar
July 26, 8:30am - 10:00am CDT. Hosted at Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
part of a series on End
About the speaker
BlackPaint is a Milwaukee-based independent art and design studio led by creative duo Katie Mullen and Jordan Pintar. Their work spans mediums from murals to graphic design, all of it rooted in cultural intelligence and human connection. Some of that work is done for clients. Some of it’s self-directed and centered around social commentary.
The studio’s not-so-covert covert mission is to challenge the creative industry’s old school power structure by: making noise about it in public spaces using humor, design and other artistic expressions; working to increase the number of women and people of color in leadership roles through their Creative Leaders Fellowship Program; and by educating students about their power as change makers as part of their college speaking series, Unspoken Truths About Working in the Creative Industry.
Katie and Jordan have earned a national reputation as advocates for industry reform and have spread their message of radical change from platforms like the TED stage and Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference.
BlackPaint is the proud winner of Planned Parenthood’s Voices Award for their work as one of the organization’s key creative partners and for being outspoken community activists in the fight for reproductive rights. They work best with brands that stand for something and aren’t afraid to be loud about it.
MKE Production Rental provides powerful audio-visual tools to empower creative professionals throughout Milwaukee and Southeast Wisconsin — from cameras to projectors, sound equipment and lighting gear. MKE Production Rental believes creativity is what moves cities forward.
Overlooking Lake Michigan, the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum is an Italian Renaissance-style villa designed by architect David Adler in 1923. Originally the residence of Lloyd Smith of the A.O. Smith Corporation and his family, the Museum features fine and decorative arts dating from the 15th through the 18th centuries, wrought-iron masterpieces by Cyril Colnik, and a formal garden and changing exhibitions by local, regional, and international artists.
Hatched is a Milwaukee-based bakery that makes delicious small batch pies filled with love and lard. They create a variety of year-round and seasonal 9" pies, tiny pies, hand pies, and pie fries (along with other seasonal baked goods). Find them (and preorder!) at the Brookfield Farmer’s Market, Tosa Farmer’s Market, and the Shorewood Farmer’s Market. You can also find their pies year-round at Birch + Butcher, Vennture Brew Co, Ephraim Coffee Lab, and Pilcrow Coffee.
Pilcrow Coffee Roasters was founded to tell the story of coffee intimately from origin to cup and highlighting the process of hard-working farms, farmers, and everyone involved. Responsibly sourced and respectfully roasted, Pilcrow has been awarded America’s Best Cold Brew 1st Place for their nitro coffee and America’s Best Espresso 1st Place in 2017. Pilcrow offers a variety of mobile coffee bar services to suit event needs alongside their in-store experiences.