Calendar

Oct
21
Sun
The Warren Walkabout
Oct 21 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Warren throws open its doors for our annual festival of arts, food, independent businesses, history, working waterfront and so much more.

Park and walk, take the free trolley, or hop on a pedicab to explore our historic downtown! Water views, architecture, shops and boutiques, eateries and cafes, plus a rare glimpse into artist workshops and studios.

Live music all over town, artist demonstrations, and good cheer. Don’t miss it.

Oct
29
Mon
Getting Noticed in an Age of Distraction – Storytelling for Business @ Sprout CoWorking Providence
Oct 29 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

A story gives people a reason to care about what you are saying. We are living in a post-advertizing world. Millennials are especially numb to the traditional hype of the tired advertising model. Your product, your brand, your company needs to create social empathy with your prospective clients.

Getting noticed in an age of distraction is extraordinarily difficult, but capturing and holding attention with the right story will do the trick. You just have to know how to do it.

In this two-hour workshop, we will look at:

  • Why storytelling is so important
  • What happens to our listeners when we tell them a story
  • The dynamics and building blocks of a successful story
  • How to build your own story

If you are wondering why your traditional sales and marketing tactics are not delivering the ROI you expected, or you want to engage and connect with the up and coming affluent millennial generation, this is the workshop for you.

Nov
2
Fri
Sprout CoWorking Free First Fridays! @ Sprout CoWorking - both locations
Nov 2 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Nov
8
Thu
Failure x Design: Together Each Achieves More @ Sprout CoWorking Providence
Nov 8 @ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

The ability to build effective teams is a critical part of accomplishing goals that extend beyond our own reach. Join the discussion as we hear from leaders and innovators from diverse fields share stories about how their failures in team-building have informed their growth and successes.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Neil Hamel – Assistant Vice President of Innovation, Science, and Technology at FMGlobal

Shirley Moore – Director of Operations at the IE and Leadership

Siu-Li Khoe – Executive Director at Rhode Island VR

Tino Chow – Founder and Principal of Experience, Giant Shoulders Co

Failure x Design is a community event that explores failure as part of the creative and entrepreneurial process. It is a discussion around the key lessons learned from failures and important soft skills that are often overlooked.

Hosted by Sprout
Organized by Giant Shoulders in partnership with RIVR

Dec
7
Fri
Sprout CoWorking Free First Fridays! @ Sprout CoWorking - both locations
Dec 7 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Jan
4
Fri
Sprout CoWorking Free First Fridays! @ Sprout CoWorking - both locations
Jan 4 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Jan
15
Tue
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday Peace Flag Party @ Sprout CoWorking Providence
Jan 15 @ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Jan
29
Tue
January 2019 Clambake @ Sprout CoWorking Providence
Jan 29 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Clambake is a gathering for designers, creatives, and those who like design and want to know more. It’s a time to get together, network, and hear about some of the cool new design work that is happening in RI. Two presenters from two different design disciplines present each month. Presentations are generally 15 minutes followed by Q&A.

Since 2018, Clambake has been traveling around RI. Are there any designers/creatives in RI you’d like to nominate to be a Clambake speaker? Any cool spaces in RI we should host a Clambake? Let us know!

In January, we’re at Sprout Coworking in Providence. As Sprout’s visitors, we can access any of the four Rising Sun Mills campus parking lots around the building. There are many street parking available as well.

See the work of our speakers on the Facebook Event and register today!

Jenn Shore
Shore—Creative

Jenn Shore is the design director behind Shore—Creative, a multidisciplinary design office focused on branding, graphics and creative direction for the minimally inclined. Her focus on purposeful design and uncompromised perspicuity has served her in creating identities for brands such as The Nitro Cart, Thames Street Kitchen, and Norelius Studio. With each project, Jenn makes a conscious effort to deliver a visual system with both clarity and humanity.

Prior to heading her own office, Jenn worked as a creative director and designer for Richard Saul Wurman, the founder of TED. For over six years, Jenn and Wurman worked on several architectural, graphic, web, conference, cartographic, and publication projects. She was the sole design producer for Wurman’s latest book, UnderstandingUnderstanding, and aided in the curation of several projects that included collaboration with Esri, RadicalMedia, Safdie Architects, and The Nantucket Project.

Jenn is a Newport, Rhode Island native who studied Architecture at Roger Williams University in pursuit of her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree.

Robin McGuirl
There Will Be Cake

Robin McGuirl is a designer, illustrator, martial artist, and all general weirdo living in Providence with his wife Jessica, his baby Ros, and his dog Biscuit. He and Jessica own There Will Be Cake, a stationery company that makes all kinds of stuff for both retail and custom events, he teaches samurai swordsmanship, and he works in film and television. He is a Rhode Island native and grew up in Jamestown.

Robin attended Rhode Island School of Design after transferring from the Community College of Rhode Island, where he was taking classes while recovering from a year-long battle with cancer. Robin and Jessica met at RISD and both graduated with Illustration degrees in 2007. He has had a wildly varied career, working in all kinds of different fields, including, but not limited to: yacht upholstery, restaurant interiors, large format printing, vehicle graphics, sign making, storyboards and concept art, gaming illustration, various film trades, martial arts instructor, and stationery business co-owner. That sounds like a lot, but it all relates, he promises.