Collab. is new charity education and networking community in Seattle, Washington; a merging of artists and creatives seeking and supporting authentic business development through education, innovation, and of course - collaboration. Here we spark business relationships that develop into friendships, mentorships, and partnerships. At Collab. events we’ll discuss topics in business development that matter to the creative community. Keynote speakers will be invited to share their knowledge on the topic, and attendees will have the opportunity to speak with assistance from our team developing their presentation. Afterwards, join us for happy hour and hang time with the people behind the brand.

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Collab. began as a conversation between three friends and business owners holding space for one another. We want to expand the circle. This one-day event will be a gathering place for Seattle creatives, artists, and entrepreneurs in the spirit of community over competition. It is a space to share ideas, establish lasting connections, and build creative collaborations as equals and friends. 

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Join us at our first-ever event on April 7th from 12pm - 6pm benefitting our chosen charity, Treehouse! Northlight Studio is hosting a day of speakers, business development exercises, and networking activities with creatives across a spectrum of mediums. Whether you’re a photographer, designer, illustrator, or an expert of multiple creative trades, this event is sure to get your creative muscles moving.


Giving foster kids a childhood and a future. We envision – and strive to create – a world where every child that has experienced foster care has the opportunities and support they need to pursue their dreams and launch successfully into adulthood. By 2022, youth in foster care across Washington state will graduate from high school at the same rate as their peers, with support and a plan to launch successfully into adulthood.


LYNNSEY PHILLIPS // Lynnsey is a Seattle & Destination Wedding photographer and a founding member of Northlight Studio. She specializes in connecting with her clients on a deeper level using her empath superpowers to create emotional, authentic images. Entering her sixth season, she is in no way an expert but is excited to share her knowledge on how to build a sustainable business through intentional relationship building with clients and other vendors. This is her first teaching engagement and she’s so excited to connect with you!

@lionladyphoto, @lynnseyphillips &


BRIAAN L. BARRON // Briaan is a brand-strategist, visual designer, and public speaker based in Seattle, Washington. With a versatile background in entertainment PR, small business branding, consumer product marketing, and graphic & web design, Briaan draws from cross-disciplinary experience to help first-time founders and thought leaders harness the power of holistic branding. She specializes in helping brands convey compelling stories with a culturally-competent and business-savvy framework.


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KELLY SULLIVAN // Kelly Sullivan is the Owner and Creative Director of Botanique, a floral design studio and cutting garden based in Seattle, WA that offers wedding flowers and floral design workshops. She founded the company in 2012 after a successful career as a dancer and choreographer. Drawing from this history, her designs are infused with an intuitive understanding of movement, line, and gesture. Her work has been featured in print and online publications including The New York Times, Style Me Pretty, Ruffled Blog, Once Wed, Magnolia Rouge, Seattle Magazine, GREY Magazine, Seattle Bride Magazine, Seattle Met Bride and Groom,  Green Wedding Shoes, and Elizabeth Anne Designs.



IDENTIFY “self” in your work. SOLIDIFY your creative processes from that definition. EDUCATE your clients in establishing their voice within your process. REACH farther and avoid burnout with this roadmap in place. SYSTEMIZE your connection with clients on an emotional level.


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  • 3 Keynote Presentations from industry thought leaders

  • 3 Attendee Presentations (Now accepting applications)

  • Coffee / Snacks

  • Swag bag from our sponsors

  • Business and networking activities

  • Happy Hour connecting and mingling

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  • Attendance to the event + happy hour

  • Swag bag, coffee, snacks

  • Two drink tickets for the happy hour

  • Mini portrait session with Lynnsey at the event including three downloadable files


  • Attendance to the event + happy hour

  • Swag bag, coffee, snacks

  • Two drink tickets for the happy hour

  • Mini portrait session with Lynnsey at the event including one downloadable file


  • Attendance to the event + happy hour

  • Swag bag, coffee, snacks


We want to hear from you! That’s right! This event will be hosting not only the keynote speakers but smaller presentations for attendees. All you have to do is apply below with a proposed topic, a rough explanation, and why you’re passionate about it. If you’re chosen, we will help refine your presentation and get it ready for the main event. These presentations will be five minutes long with extra time for audience Q+A. We encourage the use of a visual presentation.