Melanie G. S. Walby

November 15, 8:30am - 10:00am CST. Hosted at Parkway Theater

part of a series on Lost

About the speaker

After six years of working in advertising like Vision Van Gogh, SPINit, Vetta-Zelo, FLM+, Medial Loft, and Ideas That Kick, Melanie made the switch to the nonprofit world working as Communications Manager of Juxtaposition Arts and the Design Director at Pollen Midwest. She’s a former board member and former Associate Director of the Sustainable Design Committee for AIGA Minnesota, she was recently named one of AdFed’s “32 Under 32” and has been featured in Communication Arts, AIGA Minnesota Design Show,, and Adobe Creative Jam.

Melanie is mostly known for design and community organizing, but this (NO)vember she’ll speak on the complexities of grief after losing a large number of family members in a short amount of time. It’s the things that happen outside of the office that can shape our careers the most. Through understanding grief in all its forms she’s learned to get intentionally lost in healthy creative and spiritual outlets of healing and rest.

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Additional details

What is the event like? CreativeMornings is about community and inspiration. Come for both! Check-in will begin at 8:30am, and we’ll have coffee and breakfast ready for you. Coffee time is great for meeting the other CreativeMornings attendees. The talk will start at 9 followed by Q&A. We like giving high-fives.

This Month’s Theme: Lost This month’s theme is Lost, chosen by our Milwaukee chapter and illustrated by Melissa Lee Johnson.

Parking? There is ample street parking in the neighborhood. There is also a major bus line that stops nearby.

Questions? Please let us know if you have other questions about the event: minneapolis [at]