Homegrown: Doing Good to Do Well

Creatives are lucky. Their talents can inform, motivate and build everything from communities to businesses. From the early days of his career, Todd Coats has tried to balance his talents for the forces of good while also making a living. These days, he leads Capstrat's creative and digital teams to do their best work for large corporations and non-profits. Through Capstrat Boomerang – their employee-led philanthropic group — they annually donate talents and funds to needy non-profits. Two years ago, Todd started Capstrat Labs as an opportunity to jumpstart local, interesting organizations while also giving his team chances to do work they may not otherwise be able to. Join Todd as he shows some his work and discusses the challenges and rewards of balancing doing good and doing well.

 Check out Todd and Capstrat's work at: https://www.capstrat.com

Join us SEPTEMBER 9 to learn how you can manage doing good and doing well.

18 SeaboardSample Menu


Tanglewood Farms chicken salad with Perry Lowe Orchard apples, turnips, walnuts, and a bleu cheese vinaigrette

Moore Brothers’ beef brisket and asparagus salad with pears, sweet potatoes, bacon, and bleu cheese dressing

Grilled meatloaf with goat cheese smashed red potatoes, spinach, and house-made Worcestershire Wood

Fire grilled Portobello mushroom with braised lentils, butternut squash, 
and roasted fennel

Shrimp and grits with spinach and champagne tarragon butter


Homegrown, a Lunch & Learn series from AIGA Raleigh


Things change fast in our industry, and it's important for us to grow our non-traditional design skills. This monthly lunch series brings local, "homegrown" experts together with designers for an intimate, indepth discussion of different skills or topics that will help designers add a few skills to their toolbox.


Homegrown is your opportunity to have lunch with the smartest people in town. 




When & Where
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
18 Seaboard
18 Seaboard Station
Raleigh, NC 27601