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Brass Knuckles Media and Austin Details Art + Photo team up to teach Austin artists about marketing

Austin is well known for being a city where artists, designers, and musicians can thrive. Of course, to do so takes marketing skills in addition to whatever special talent you’re trying to sell.

Co-­Create (at Austin Details Art + Photo) and Brass Knuckles Media  are teaming up to present a seven-part education series on how to market and sell yourself as a creative professional. Classes start October 5, 2011, and run every Wednesday through November 16, 2011. Each class will run from 6:30-­8:30 with time to meet and greet from 6:00-­‐6:30 at the CoCreate offices located at 106 East 8th Street in Austin (just east of Congress Ave).Each installment will feature a 2-­hour hands-­on, interactive workshop on topics such as basic branding (and what it means for you), how to build a community around your work, social media marketing for busy creative professionals, how to leverage your work, and how to make and use your own videos.

This series of classes will be packed full of valuable information for anyone with a creative business — fine artists, photographers, designers, and crafters alike. At $45 per individual session, the price is great, too. You’ll finish the course armed with the know-how and skills to handle most of your marketing tasks yourself, wherein many creatives haven’t got the slightest clue and end up having no choice but to pay someone else oodles of cash to do it for them.

To view class details and register visit http://austindetailsart.com/calendar/workshops. Austin Details Art + Photo is a visual arts flex space and gallery that offers coworking and meeting space at CoCreate, with business amenities for
creative professionals; and art services, wideformat archival printing, and event rentals for visual artists, designers and photographers.

Brass Knuckles Media provides comprehensive PR & marketing strategy and implementation for socially conscious  ventures. Just like brass knuckles, they expect their clients to “leave their mark” by taking a stand, forcing conversations, and doing something to make the world a better place. Learn more by visiting www.brassknucklesmedia.com. For  questions you can contact Shennandoah Diaz, CEO and Master of Mayhem of Brass Knuckles Media, at sdiaz@brassknucklesmedia.com or at 512-551-4023.

I won’t be able to make it to every session, but certainly wish I could. I’ll be there for at least a couple of the workshops, though, soaking up the info and expertise of some of Austin’s best and brightest creative businesspeople. See you there!


Blog post about JenHeartsArt!

Ever had a chance to read a concise, informative, and flattering description of yourself from another person’s point of view? I hadn’t until very recently, and I love it! Writer Susan Lahey and I met during a Freelance Austin meeting at which I was the guest speaker, and we hit it off right away. She came to visit me at Cypress Vanguard shortly after, and THIS awesome post illustrates her (impressively accurate) grasp on what I do. Very interesting shift in perspective for me…

Here’s the url, in case that link doesn’t work in your browser- http://www.fishpondcontent.com/2011/08/pop-art-social-media-finesse-jenheart/

Love it! Thanks, Susan! ❤


Announcement! Custom Twitter bling available exclusively at downSTAIRS Apparel

Some of you may have seen my new, extra-fancy jewel-encrusted custom necklaces, and many have asked where to get them. I’m excited to announce that downSTAIRS Apparel is now the exclusive retailer of this Jennifer Hearts Art item!

Check out the photos below of examples. Instructions for ordering are at the bottom of the post.

Necklaces I made for Christy Butler (@cityjewell) and Jeff Strange (@StrangeTribeATX)

(I used yellow stones for Christy’s, inspired by the warm, neutral monochromatic color scheme seen on the cover of Jewell Magazine, and green on Jeff’s, reminiscent of the downSTAIRS Apparel logo. Both have a pewter colored chain.)

The one above is one of 3 pendants made for Emma, Lauren, and Courtney at Electra Beauty Lounge.
(I chose the iridescent Swarovski crystals for these because of their versatility and because they contain several of the colors found in the Electra logo.)

The red one is mine! ❤

(I used black chain on this one.)

Here I am wearing it with a couple of my favorite people (with whom I became connected via social media). 🙂
You can get the Twitter pins they’re wearing in my Etsy shop!

I’ve also made a hot pink one for @austincarrie. Here’s a pic of that when it was in progress:  http://t.co/sHT05wc

If you’d like your very own crystal necklace, customized with your name, Twitter handle, or website, downSTAIRS Apparel is taking orders. Each piece is $30 and will be ready to pick up 1 week from the date ordered. (Rush orders, ready in 3 days, are available for $10 more.)

Be sure to specify when ordering all of the following:

  • personalized text (exactly as you want the spelling/capitalization to appear on the finished piece)
  • stone color
  • chain length
  • chain/hardware color

Go in person to 3100 S. Congress or call 512-687-0489 to place your order!


Jennifer Hearts Art featured on Good Day Austin!

Did you catch the fashion segment on myFOXaustin this morning? Jennifer Hearts Art got a shout-out!
Click this link to watch it now: Trends in the Austin Fashion Scene.

Rachel Youens mentioned my Twitter jewelry at the top of the segment about current style trends in Austin, and showed a photo of one of my custom pins! (I think she said “Jennifer Hearts Austin” but that’s ok because it’s true. And now I may just have to start using that as an umbrella brand for all of the various projects I’ve been juggling, including this very blog.)

Get your very own custom jewelry, personalized with your Twitter handle (or name, if you prefer) by clicking on the photos below.

custom Twitter pins by @jenheartsart

custom Twitter word bubble jewelry by @jenheartsart

Also talked about in the same clip was TOMS Shoes, whose owner will be a keynote speaker at SXSW this year. What an honor to be mentioned alongside someone who does so much for others and is setting so many worthwhile trends. 🙂

Huge thanks to my new pal Dani for helping put my work in the spotlight! Have you seen her Etsy shop? Her magnets are a fun, whimsical mix of pop culture and fashion, and she also makes awesome one-of-a-kind rings using upcycled vintage buttons and other cute, funky embellishments. She has a cool blog, too!

I want the Zoolander, shown below.

The Zoolander by @fancypantsATX

With lots of exciting upcoming events and new products in the works, stay up-to-date on all the latest Jennifer Hearts Art happenings by following @JenHeartsArt and @jenkcunningham on Twitter, or you can “like” our Facebook page!


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