Mom and Dad Knows Best

A marketing-centric roundtable with the founders of STATE Bags, Jacqueline and Scot Tatelman, as well as the Founder of Sun and Lace, Briana, speaking about curating/creating conscious products and storytelling for parents, using social media effectively, as well as the current climate.

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Approachable Design

Approachable Design

A Digital Event Series

As we kick off the new year, PLANOLY is here to help take your visual storytelling to the next level. Join us for five weeks of creative workshops with industry-leading designers and brand builders.

Color Conversation

A creative workshop with artist Zipeng Zhu. Zipeng will share tactical tips for developing a brand color palette and activating it across different social media channels.

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Meet The Speaker

Zipeng Zhu

Zipeng Zhu


Zipeng Zhu is a Chinese-born designer, art director, illustrator and animator in New York City who wants to make everyday a razzle-dazzle musical. His clients include Apple, Adidas, Adobe, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Twitter, Netflix, New York Times, Harry’s, Viacom, The New Yorker, Fox, Away, Animal Planet, CNN, MTV, Refinery29, Chobani, and Samsung. After he graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, he has worked at Pentagram and Sagmeister & Walsh. He was one of the Art Directors Club Young Guns 13 winners and has been recognized as Print magazine’s New Visual Artist and The One Show Young Ones. His work has been exhibited all over the world including New York, Barcelona, Dubai, Mumbai, Shanghai and other major museums and institutions. Now he runs his creative practice Dazzle Studio and gift shop Dazzle Supply to push dazzle to the next level.


Brand New World

This workshop will focus on branding your company. Heather Catania and Julia Broome of With Honors will share a foundational framework for building a brand style guide in the age of social media.

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That's My Type

This workshop will focus on developing your brand’s font system. Natalie Avalos of Threeologie will share tactical insights for developing your brand’s fonts and activating them across your brand’s visual and social media channels.
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StoriesEdit 101

This workshop will focus on using StoriesEdit by PLANOLY. Carra Sykes of PLANOLY will share a tutorial on our design tool, StoriesEdit, and tips for creating design-driven social content.
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Keep It Moving

This workshop will focus on multimedia content. Sarah Boland, Founder and CEO of Life Lapse, will share tips for creating multimedia content and how to use this content to educate or inspire your audience on social media.
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