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November 19 @ TRACK29

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TopCon is an annual creative conference held in Chattanooga, TN

Join us for a day of recharging your inspiration batteries and stretching your right brain. Hear talks from professionals at every level of experience from a variety of industries and connect with the growing creative community in and around Chattanooga. Hope we see you at the TOP!

The Speakers

Celene Aubry of Hatch Show Print

Celene Aubry

Hatch Show Print

Celene Aubry is the Manager at Hatch Show Print, one of America's oldest surviving letterpress show poster and design shops.  Since coming aboard in the summer of 2012, she has coordinated the shop’s relocation from its home since 1992 on lower Broadway in downtown Nashville, to its new, custom-designed and expanded location on Fifth Ave. South, and is overseeing the development of additional Hatch Show Print programs and activities that leverage two of the new Hatch spaces — classroom and  gallery — while still carrying on the shop’s tradition of preservation through production, and making posters for the customers whenever time allows.
Aaron Draplin - Draplin Design Co.

Aaron Draplin

Draplin Design Co.

Aaron Draplin is the owner of Draplin Design Company in Bend, Oregon. With a wide breadth of design experience and a beard that crushes dreams, Aaron has made a name in the design world with his rustic aesthetic and unique midwest-west hybrid style. He’s got 20+ years of award-winning experience, but as his bio says, “Like he gives a rat’s ass”. He knows a great deal about the importance of a solid design community, and he’s going to unfold that insight for us who work in the Southeast. He’s also probably going to swear a lot and give out large bear hugs, if that beard tells us anything.
Josh Wool - Photographer

Josh Wool


Josh Wool (b1978) Originally from Charleston, South Carolina, he spent over a decade as a chef and restauranteur before finding photography and exploring it as a career. In just a few short years he has established himself as one of the top new talents in the industry. His work bridges the gap between art and commerce with a focus on intimate, timeless portraiture. In 2014 he was honored to be included in the PDN 30, which spotlights the top 30 new photographers in the world as well as being named one of the top five new fashion photographers by the New York Times. Along with a ever growing commercial client list, his work has been shown in galleries alongside some of photography's greatest artists. Wool's first monograph, a collection of tintype portraits called Modern Alchemy, was published in 2015. Wool resides with his wife in Brooklyn, New York.
Ayana Campbell - Made with Envy

Ayana Campbell

Made with Envy

Ayana Campbell Smith is a lover of design pushing pixels at Envy in sunny Orlando, Florida. A graduate of the University of Central Florida, Ayana specializes in UI design. and illustration, with a little animation sprinkled in for fun! Outside of work, she can be found cultivating her local design community as an executive board member of AIGA Orlando, listening to the Hamilton soundtrack on repeat, or consuming copious amounts of Netflix and ice cream with her husband.
Alonzo Felix - Alonzo Felix Studio

Alonzo Felix

Alonzo Felix Studio

Alonzo Felix is a product designer and art director currently working as design director at new startup Gigster in sunny San Francisco. Gigster is a smart software development service, combining top developers and designers with artificial intelligence tools.

He specializes in digital product design with a background in web design, art direction, illustration, and typeface design having completed postgraduate programmes in typographic theory and typeface design in London and New York City (The Cooper Union).

He has worked with clients of all sizes including Adweek, Beck, Crate and Barrel, Kickstarter, McSweeney’s, Quarterly Co, Rent the Runway & The Washington Post.
Jason Craig - Photographer

Jason Craig


Jason Craig is a Senior Graphic Designer, Artist and Illustrator based in Augusta, Georgia. Originally from the midwest, Jason has worked in several creative industries including comic books, screen printing, sign making, digital printing, screen printed posters and magazine publishing. Jason recently left his long term role at a mid sized agency to head up design at a Music and Art festival, Westobou.

Jason’s work has been published in PRINT Magazine and HOW and has won numerous Addy awards and an AIGA InShow award.

Jason also spends time speaking, judging Addys and is President of the Augusta, Georgia chapter of Adfed.
Carl Cadwell - Skypunch Studios / Summer Dregs

Carl Cadwell

Skypunch Studios / Summer Dregs

Carl Cadwell is a musician from Chattanooga, Tennessee who thrives in collaborative relationships. He has worked with musicians for over a decade in production and engineering, and has led a myriad of Chattanooga-based bands including The Distribution and Summer Dregs. He is a founder of Skypunch Studios and has composed original music for brands like Samsung, Organic Valley, and Office Depot.
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