Sacramento’s Creative Class Needs Opportunities to Connect


Our very own Ryan Donahue was interviewed by Comstocks Magainze about the importance of fostering and growing a creative community. Read the full article Comstocks Magazine

CMND SHFT Presenting Sponsor: Position Interactive


Position Interactive is a full-service creative agency, designing solutions for the digital and physical world. Position Interactive Inc. is nestled on the ninth floor of Elks Tower in downtown Sacramento. Owner Ali Zamanian, Creative Director Phil Tretheway and Designer Kyle Marks love this location. They can easily walk to clients’ offices for meetings, catch a Read More



Check out this great Girls on the Grid writeup highlighting the ladies helping organize and speak at CMND SHFT 2016! Thank you for the shout out. Read the full article over on their blog.

CMND SHFT Speaker: Meghan Phillips


“We think the best things happen when you sit down and break bread with people.” Meghan Phillips of The Honey Agency was a little surprised when she was asked to speak at CMND SHFT — not because she doesn’t think of herself as a creative, but she wasn’t sure the creative community did. “I’ve always Read More

CMND SHFT Speaker: Melissa Uroff


“I like to try new things and challenge myself all the time.” Melissa Uroff Millner is an artist, photographer, podcaster, teacher, curates art and music shows, publishes the online and printed versions of TUBE Magazine – and doesn’t get a lot of sleep! She is part of the Panama Art Factory, a collective of over Read More

CMND SHFT: A Conference for Your Inner Design Freak


— HILLARY LOUISE JOHNSON of Sactown Magazine CMND SHFT design conference at the Guild Theatre in Oak Park, Aug. 13 Design junkies of all stripes will get a chance to rub elbows with some of the region’s most forward-thinking creatives at CMND SHFT, the homegrown design conference taking place on Aug. 13 at Oak Park’s Guild Theater. Serving as Read More

Spotlight: John Conley

John Conley

  Designer, Illustrator & Musician John Conley is a full time designer at Raley’s, has a thriving freelance business AND is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for Desario, a Sacramento Indie band. He just recently became a full time designer at Raley’s, but has always love to draw and paint. He began studying the Read More

Designer Spotlight: Hans Bennewitz


Hans Bennewitz is always ready to pull up a chair and discuss all things design. “A lot of designers don’t want to talk about design after their work day ends at 5pm, they’d rather do other things – not me.” Hans is currently an in house Senior Designer at VSP Vision Care, and does freelance Read More

Designer Spotlight: Laurel Mathe


“I knew I wanted to be a designer and illustrator at age 14.” Laurel Mathe has been designing in the Sacramento area for over 25 years. She graduated from the Chico State design program in 1989 with a B.S. in Visual Communication. After graduation she began her career as a designer with Page Design, Inc. Read More