Connecting Things is an event series for creatives and doers

Forgetting what a voice other than Siri’s sounds like? It’s time to get back out into the real world and remember how great sunshine and in-person LOLZing feels. Connecting Things is a monthly event series taking place in Orange County, CA, Louisville, KY, Denton, TX, and Colorado Sprints, CO – where doers and creatives can hang out, eat and drink together, and talk shop. Connecting Things is not a hardball networking group. We don’t expect to change your life through one event. We just hope to stir up your routine and make you pause and think about how and why you do what you do. Likely you’ll leave with a new perspective, a new friend, or at least a new excuse for coming into work late.

Connecting Things was forged out of 9 friends feeling that creatives and entrepreneurs in their community needed a place where they could share, learn, and start collaborations that feed their skills and passions. A safe place in this dog eat dog world where transparency was valued and encouraged. Creating is as simple as connecting things. Connecting people with products creates a market; connecting designs with a company creates a brand feeling; connecting consumers with services creates a relationship; connecting volunteers with a cause creates a movement; connecting efforts with quality creates satisfaction. No matter what line you walk for work, some part of it requires you to create something. Disconnecting from the world you’re creating for is the worst thing you could do.

So join us for our next event!

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.”

Steve Jobs

The Co-Founders Behind Connecting Things

Joshua Ariza - Connecting Things

Josh Ariza

Freelance Designer | Consultant at

kohl crecelius portrait connecting things

Kohl Crecelius

CEO & Co-founder of Krochet Kids intl.

Braedon Flynn

Braedon Flynn

Owner and photographer at Braedon Flynn Photography, and creator and host of The Artist Report

Ryan Haack - Connecting Things Headshot

Ryan Haack

Photographer/ Creative Director at Foxes + Wolves and Co- Founder of Wolf Camp Studios

Amy Hood

Co-founder / Lead Designer at Hoodzpah Design Co , Co-founder of Odds and Sods

Jennifer Hood of Hoodzpah, co-founder of Connecting Things

Jennifer Hood

Co-founder / Lead Designer at Hoodzpah Design Co and teacher at Laguna College of Art…

Andy Keil | Visage

Andy Keil

Building smart products at Visage + FinishUp Weekend

Josh Ritchie - Connecting Things

Josh Ritchie

Cofounder + CCO, Column Five

Aaron Shintaku - Connecting Things

Aaron Shintaku

Photographer/ Creative Director at Foxes + Wolves and Co- Founder of Wolf Camp Studios