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Momentum



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Keeping a steady pace is key, but so is knowing when it's time for a change. Momentum is all about finding that sweet spot between sticking to your path and veering onto a new one at just the right moment.

Momentum explores how to keep your creative engines running smoothly while staying open to the shifts that can take your work to the next level. It’s not just about moving forward, it’s about moving forward with purpose and knowing when a detour might actually be your best next step. Join Alexandra Finkeldey, Florencia Alba, and Izzy Poirier as they explore what it means to have creative momentum.

Whether you’re perfectly in sync with your creative rhythm or you’re searching for that next big leap. This event is for anyone looking to blend the familiar's reliability with the new's thrill. Join us to explore how to maintain your flow and recognize when it’s time to switch things up, ensuring your creative journey is both steady and exhilarating.

Reserve your tickets early on Eventbrite.

Here’s what you can expect from an ODC event:

Make new creative friends! The first hour of the event is dedicated to networking. Don’t be scared, we promise the ambiance will be super laid back. Grab a drink, have some food and have a chat with a stranger!

Listen to inspiring speakers!

Alexandra Finkeldey
Artist, Illustrator

Florencia Alba
Paper Designer, Craft Engineer

Izzy Poirier
Brand Designer, Adobe Insider, Founder

Get yourself a zine!
Zines 0004 to 0006 will be available for sale at the event.

Have some food and drinks!
Light food will be provided at the event, drinks are for sale at the bar.

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Agenda:

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Chats, snacks, and drinks

7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Speaker presentations and panel discussion

8:30 - 9:00 p.m. - More fun chats and drinks

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IMPORTANT: Please stay home if you’re not feeling well. Should any speakers fall sick, the event will still proceed. Tickets are non-refundable and any updates will be communicated to you as early as possible.

Questions? Reach out to hello@ottdesign.club

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Motion graphic done by Ignacio Osorio
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Alexandra Finkeldey
@scatterbee
Alexandra Finkeldey

Alexandra Finkeldey aka Scatterbee is a visual artist with a focus on editorial, commercial and children’s book illustrations. She enjoys illustrating the small, cozy details of daily life. She uses warm colour palettes and creates rich textures to capture her favourite subjects: animals, plants, people, and food. Her Ottawa-based clients include Moo Shu Ice Cream & Kitchen, Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG), Top Shelf Preserves, Venus Envy, Tooth & Nail Brewing, Edible Ottawa Magazine, and the Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation (CCOC). Her domestic and international clients include Shopify, The David Suzuki Foundation, Magnolia, Liquitex, Collective Arts Brewing, and various publishing houses such as Tundra Books (CA/US), Kids Can Press (CA), Chronicle Books (US), Candlewick Press (US), Quarto Group (UK), and Nosy Crow (UK). She has recently become represented by Folio Literary Management (NYC) and is working on several picture book projects.

artbyscatterbee.com
Ottawa Design Club
@florencia.paper
Florencia Alba

Paper can be as strong as a rock or as delicate as a flower, it can be folded,cut, glued, painted in infinite ways, it can be found in thousands of colours and textures. Paper designer and craft engineer, Florencia Alba hasn’t found a thing that can’t be expressed through paper. Drawing inspiration from the vibrant colors and textures inherent in Mexican culture, she finds joy in witnessing plain sheets of paper metamorphose into diverse shapes and figuresthat narrate unique stories.

Having worked three years in Mexico (her home country) and four years in Canada (her home now), she has accumulated over seven years of experience working with a diverse range of clients, such as Prada, Audi, Uber, Guerlain, The Westin Hotel, Ottawa Tourism and many others. Her area of expertise lies in creating customized installations for commercial spaces, exhibitions and events, as well as set design and prop making for product campaigns.

florenciapaper.com
Ottawa Design Club
@arty_izzy
Izzy Poirier

Isabelle "Izzy" Poirier is an Ottawa-based design entrepreneur whose innovative approach and commitment to excellence have shaped her successful freelance business and led to the founding of the Ottawa Design Club. Known for creating community-focused brand experiences, Izzy's portfolio boasts collaborations with esteemed clients such as the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG), Adobe, the University of Ottawa, Johnson and Johnson, and the Ottawa Jazz Festival. Her work is a testament to her ability to deliver conceptual solutions that resonate with audiences and elevate brand identities.

As a globally recognized Level C Certified Brand Architect, Izzy's expertise is highly valued among industry peers, further solidified by her role as a thought leader on Adobe Live. There, she connects with a global audience, hosting sessions that showcase her creative insight and projects, inspiring fellow creatives to push the boundaries of design.

ip-design.ca
Watch Them Again

Momemtum: Highlight



Momentum: Alexandra Finkeldey on Inertia and Building a Creative Business



Momentum: Florencia Alba on Being in the Driver Seat of Your Creative Career



Momentum: Izzy Poirier on Creating Opportunities



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