Design + Business: The Art of Entrepreneurship with Raven Manocchio from BLDG 25

Entrepreneurship, Business and Design – Its All Glory

Join Raven Manocchio, founder of the award-winning design firms BLDG25 and Stop Studios as he leads a lively discussion about the joys, drudgery, and pitfalls of building design-based businesses including:

  • Why he thinks every designer is an entrepreneur
  • Seriously, another T-shirt business?
  • Why failure is a must
  • Do you really want to hold other people’s lives in your hands
  • Stop thinking. Just start
  • The coming design Gold-Rush


Following an uncoventional path and with a self-taught design education, Raven has directed work for Fortune 100 companies to start-ups and been awarded by the American Graphic Design Awards, American Advertising Federation, International Academy of Visual Arts and been featured in publications including GDUSA. Outside of the office, he currently serves as Chair of CAMRaleigh’s Advisory Board, is a member of AIGA, and currently holds the rank of Shodan awarded by Master Oshima of Shotokan Karate of America.

Comment below and/or connect with Raven on Twitter @ravenmanocchio to let him know what you’d like to learn about being a design entrepreneur.

Join us January 10, 2013. Seating is limited, so Register Soon.

New Year, New Venue! Same Time!

By Maura McDonald
Published December 10, 2012