Well last week I was treated to Idea Camp by Star Tec Florida where The Head of Lettuce was one of 16 new businesses / ideas that were explored and furthered in their development. I made some good friends and great contacts that I am sure you will be hearing more about as the Head of Lettuce grows. It’s funny, just a few weeks ago my obsession with social media developed the Head of Lettuce as a concept to develop, and every day I seem to be getting pushed harder and harder towards my launch. Right now I am speculating that I will begin with product and service launch in January 2010.
One of the unique opportunities from Idea Camp was that 5 businesses were picked for the First Annual Design A Thon, I am excited to see what the public image of the Head of Lettuce will look like. I have always believed in letting the artistic go nuts with their ideas as they are usually the experts at what they do, and can develop ideas in directions that I might never have thought of. Here is the press release:
First Annual Design A Thon
Tampa, Florida- November 21, 2009- Tampa Graphic Design Meet Up Group will be hosting its first annual Design A Thon at The International Academy of Design & Technology. The Design A Thon was created for the sole purpose of reaching out to the local community in this difficult economic time. In a 12 hour period, graphic designers, web designers, marketing specialists, and photographers will donate their time to help local non-profits, start-up companies and struggling businesses create FREE promotional materials such as; business cards, brochures, logos, stationary, fliers, banners, posters, book covers, in-store displays, advertisements, Thank You cards, invitations and websites.
Tampa Graphic Design Meet Up is looking for local non-profits, start up and struggling companies that could benefit from these services. If you are interested, download the application at http://www.tgdmu.org and return it by November 6th. Winners will be notified by November 13th. You do not need to be present at the Design A Thon event to take advantage of this opportunity. Each company that participates will receive a CD of their final designs after the event.
If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please visit the website below for more details. http://www.meetup.com/tampaGD/calendar/11581795/
Food will be provided by FirstWatch. Stock photography will be provided by istockphoto and Veer.
About Tampa Graphic Design Meet Up
Tampa Graphic Design Meet Up serves as a resource to area designers in the creative community. Established in 2003, we continue to build a more dynamic and creative community where area designers can participate, network and grow. We welcome all types of creative professionals varying from students, freelancers, in-house designers, agency professionals, copywriters, web designers, and photographers. Everyone can find a place in the Tampa Graphic Design Meet Up to grow, learn and excel.