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Tamarack Foundation U Webinar: Demystifying Website Building for WV Artists & Creatives

On Thursday, June 9, noon – 1 pm, we will host Give it to Me Straight: Demystifying Website Building for WV Artists & Creatives, featuring presenter Megan Bullock from MESH Design & Development. This webinar is free.

Whether you’re starting from scratch or have a website that needs a refresh, we will discuss what you need to know to make a confident decision about next steps. We’ll touch on: the best website options to get you started; how to handle costs; considerations for presenting yourself in the best light using language and images; and examples of well-designed artist websites. We’ll explain what a content management system is, and when and how to work with a professional web designer. All West Virginia artists and creatives have the potential to use an online presence to build their opportunities within and beyond state boundaries. Let’s discuss how to get there.

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About Megan Bullock

Megan BullockMegan Bullock co-founded MESH Design and Development to connect people through design. MESH is a design and web development studio with offices in Charleston, West Virginia, and Brooklyn, New York.

Megan designs communication systems in both digital and physical formats and loves facilitating conversations between people to find common ground. She believes good design facilitates connections between people that would not otherwise be able to reach one another with new information.

Megan has worked internationally in design, public art, and community development; from Edinburgh to India to Argentina. She gives talks and teaches workshops on design impact at forums like the UN Habitat World Urban Forum (Medellin, Colombia); University of Hartford; and Farmers Market Conferences throughout West Virginia. Megan serves as a mentor for UPENN’s Social Entrepreneurship Impact House, and an active member of Tamarack Foundation’s Marketing Committee.

Megan’s work has been recognized by Print Magazine and AIGA Pittsburgh. Through MESH, she is a SAPPI Ideas That Matter 2012 grant recipient in partnership with Columbia University’s Global Studio. Megan is a co-founder of the People Building Better Cities traveling exhibition and founder of The Linn. She has her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and currently resides between Brooklyn, New York, and Charleston, West Virginia.

About Tamarack Foundation U

This webinar is part of our new training and education program, Tamarack Foundation U. As part of this program, we select four broad topic areas to focus our training efforts on annually. For three months, we host and share webinars, blog posts, Q&A sessions with experts, resources from the Web, and more on one topic. Then, we move on to something new.

The first Tamarack Foundation U topic is the A to Z of Websites.

Each month, we summarize our efforts in the Tamarack Foundation U Dispatch. Sign up for our email list as an “Artist” to receive this message.

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