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November First Friday: Sarah McCoy, The Permanent Collection Letterpress + Design Studio

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On the first Friday of every month, join us to hear the savvy, successful business owners + entrepreneurs of Des Moines share their story. In a laid-back environment, you’ll catch some words of wisdom from women + men who have been through it before—and maybe walk away with a new connection (or two).

Sessions are completely free and open to the public, and are held from 11:30am to 1:00pm, with networking from 11:30am to noon. This First Friday will be held at The Iowa Center 8345 University Blvd, Suite F Clive, 50325. Seating is first come, first served. Lunch is not provided, though we encourage you to bring your own if you'd like.


About Our Speaker

Sarah McCoy owns and operates The Permanent Collection Letterpress + Design Studio located in Des Moines, Iowa. Sarah designs and prints all of her products in her vibrant East Village studio for many large and small clients such as Madsen Cycles, Paper Source, and the University of Southern California. She received her M.A. 2003 and M.F.A. 2005 from The University of Iowa School of Art and Art History in Graphic Design and graduated with a Graduate Certificate in 2006 from The University of Iowa Center for the Book with a concentration in letterpress printing.   

Sarah has been actively printing since 2002, exhibiting work and leading letterpress workshops both nationally and internationally. Most recently at Association Typographique Internationale, (ATYPI) Letterpress Workshop in Antwerp, Belgium.McCoy’s work has been included in numerous national and international letterpress and book arts exhibitions. Her work has been featured in many publications including Midwest Living Magazine and Princeton Architectural Press. Her artist book work is included in many University special collections as well as, Yale, Stanford, and Wellesley College.

Sarah is also a full-time Professor of Graphic Design at Drake University in the department of Art and Design.



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