Rise & Design is a creative morning meet-up that was co-founded by Yao Cheng of Yao Cheng Design and Danielle Evans of Marmalade Bleue in 2015. Located here in Columbus, Ohio, this monthly meet-up is a place for local talents to come together and share our experiences running our own businesses or freelance gigs on the side over freshly brewed coffee and scrumptious pastries!

Held on the first Friday of each month from 9 – 10:30 AM, each creative meet-up is held at Yao Cheng Design's spacious downtown studio! Each month we explore a wide range of subjects, including pricing, social media strategy and business ethics. We host an informal, open discussion environment, in which everyone is welcome (and encouraged!) to bring questions and topics for conversation regarding what it means to be a creative or the ins and outs of owning a small business. 


RSVP or join our newsletter to be reminded of our upcoming events! You can also read more about our month-to-month gatherings for more information on what we've talked about. Share your experience during our meet-ups with #risedesigncbus or follow us @risedesign_cbus on Instagram and Facebook! You can also join our community on Slack after meet-ups to continue the amazing conversations.

We hope you will kick back with us for an hour, meet new talented folks around town, and enjoy some good conversations over coffee! 

**Parking: Metered parking is available but limited outside Yao Cheng Design's downtown studio. For alternative parking, try the Buckeye parking garage or 3rd & Gay Bank Lot.

Photos by the immensely talented Christa Kimble.