Join the Design Bank at the downtown Makershop this First Friday, November 4th, 6-9pm and meet the first two featured creatives Simi Matemchani and Altliae by Angela Edwards. Both will work to develop and refine their creative concepts and businesses through the Design Bank’s Marketplace Program. The Design Bank MARKETPLACE highlights products developed by or in collaboration with participants in our programming and client services as well as items developed by area residents. Proceeds are reinvested into the community through youth job creation, program scholarships, community sponsorships and general economic development.
Altliae is a handmade jewelry and accessories line incorporating 3Dprinting, wearable technology and leather. Creator Angela Edwards’ background in fine art, graphic design and illustration and use of a range of materials and mediated contexts begs for discussion of the complex social and political structures inherent in her designs. This is the first time for Altliae’s participation in the Marketplace Program.