Events / Workshops



We’re honored to bring Emily Cohen to SoNo Spaces in collaboration with our PUSH Workshop series to speak on this engaging topic.

Do you avoid new business development like the plague? Do you define new business as “cold calling,” “sales,” “marketing”? Are you ready to transform how you think about new business? This session will focus on strategies for building authentic, one-to-one relationships with prospects that take time, focus, ongoing nurturing, and a change in tactics. But, when done well, can be a fun, challenging, and a rewarding aspect of any successful business. In this session, you’ll learn why you need to change your thinking about what new business development really is and better ways to do it.

Emily will also introduce her new book — “BRUTALLY HONEST“: No-Bullshit Business Strategies to Evolve Your Creative Business. Her book will be available for sale at the event and she will be happy to autograph your copy.

We have two levels (signed book + admission) or (admission). A limited number of books will be available if not purchased together with admission, it’s best to reserve your copy in advance. If you’re not able to make it the night of the presentation, a signed copy is available if ordered before September 25, 2018.

Tickets / EventBrite / At the door: $25 (Admission) cash/credit card and $60 (Book + Admission if available)

Upcoming Speaking Engagements:
September 26 – Type Directors Club, NYC
October 9 – 10 – Cella/Beyond the Creative Seminar (Chicago)
October 17 – AIGA NY
October 18 – AIGA Baltimore
October 24 – RGD Design Thinkers Conference (Toronto, Canada)
October 25 – Core77 Conference (Brooklyn, NY)

To reach Karl Heine with any questions about this event, creating a workshop or sponsorship for SoNo Spaces call 203-856-8661 voice/txt or

Premium Event Space

SoNo Spaces provides premium event space for up to 75 people and includes a lounge and kitchen area. We regularly produce creative events in partnership with PUSH Workshops, and rent the space for full or half days. It’s the the perfect spot to host a party, run a workshop, give a talk, cast your next movie or teach a yoga class.


Gerard Huerta Workshop / Hand Lettering / Illustrated Lettering Forms
Hand Lettering / Advanced Level / Creative Directors, Art Directors, Designers and Illustrators presented by PUSH Workshops, in collaboration with SoNo Spaces.

House Industries Book Signing

House Industries  joined us for an entertaining walk through through their new book, “The Process is the Inspiration” (2017, Watson-Guptill/Penguin Random House) at SoNo Spaces in South Norwalk, Connecticut. In “The Process is the Inspiration”, House Industries answers the burning question, “Where do you find inspiration?” through an illustrative collection of helpful lessons, stories, and case studies that demonstrate how to transform obsessive curiosity into personally satisfying and successful work.

House Industries is a type foundry and design studio based in Yorklyn, Delaware. Admired for their iconic font collections and craft merchandise, House Industries has been at the forefront of American design for 25 years. House has worked with a diverse list of collaborators including Jimmy Kimmel, Hermès, The New Yorker, John Mayer, Muji, the Estate of Charles and Ray Eames, and Heath Ceramics. Their work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and will be the subject of a major exhibition at The Henry Ford museum in the summer of 2017.

The “The Process is the Inspiration” book was available for sale at the event and House cofounder Rich Roat signed dozens of copies for enthusiastic attendees who purchased the book.

A portion of the proceeds was donated to benefit the Connecticut Art Directors Club Annual Student Conference. The conference supports the next generation of design professionals through lectures, mentoring and scholarships.


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