Connecticut Art Directors Club

How Did She Do That? 11/17

How Did She Do That?

Join CADC as we host a panel of Four Inspiring Connecticut Women Sharing Their Passion & Secrets for Success.

Thursday November 17th, 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Agave Grill, 100 Allyn St, Hartford CT
hors d'oeuvres/appetizers provided – cash bar

  • Become a member attend for free
  • Members: $25
  • Non Members: $35
  • If you are a member of AIGA you receive a 10% discount ($35 becomes $31.50)
  • Students: $15

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About the Panelist

Pom PomSarah Cameron

Founder/Creative Director at POM POM

Sarah Cameron received her undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College with a major in Philosophy and went on to receive her law degree from the University of Connecticut. She began her entrepreneurial journey in college after creating her own greeting card company and later joined her husband with the launch of a skateboard and snowboard wax company, Magical Go-Go. It was Magical Go-Go that eventually inspired Sarah to launch POM POM, which was the first snow, surf and skate wax company for girls. In addition to working on her own brand, Sarah has also worked for LEGO Systems in their legal department, outbound licensing department and internal creative agency. Sarah is a MA licensed Real Estate Broker and lives in East Longmeadow with her awesome husband (and creative partner) and two kids. She and her husband love being outdoors and are passionate about inspiring the next generation to live a healthy, active and super fun lifestyle.    

B-HivebanalandMarcella Kovac

Founding Partner B:Hive Bridgeport and The Bananaland

Marcella’s obvious love of design and marketing has been undeniably influenced by her not-so-subtle wanderlust. A passion for experiencing new places and meeting new people, complemented by a deep appreciation for international art and commercial design, have resulted in a spin on the agency that mirrors top-notch hospitality, innovative thinking, and a memorable “stay.” More often than not, you’ll find her at the front desk of The Bananaland, charming clients with her genuine enthusiasm for delivering uniquely creative solutions, or going on about her favorite travel destination of all: Bridgeport.

The B:Hive was born from our passion for Bridgeport, for business and entrepreneurial spirit, and for each other. The 6 folks behind the Park City’s first coworking and retail space are a motley group, a hexagon-like Breakfast Club. We are a graphic designer, a programmer, a visual stylist, a copywriter, a teacher and a city planner. We named our project after some of the planet’s best coworkers, who collaborate endlessly for the good of their own communities, and to the benefit of all mankind.

Able MadeSuzanne McKenzie

Founder & CEO, Creative Director Able Made

Suzanne McKenzie is founder and CEO of Able Made, an active lifestyle brand that inspires healthy living and combines bold design with responsible manufacturing and community outreach. An award-winning creative director/designer, she is passionate about using design and collaboration to better the world. Prior to launching Able Made, McKenzie spent 17 years in the advertising and design consultancy worlds, and worked on projects for MoMA, Tom Ford, the Olympic Games, AIGA, and more.

In 2015, McKenzie was selected to attend President Obama's Emerging Global Entrepreneurs event at the White House. A teacher of design and social entrepreneurship at SVA, she runs The Ucal McKenzie Breakaway Foundation, a nonprofit that gives city youth access to soccer and health education. In 2010, the organization received a Sappi Ideas that Matter Grant. McKenzie’s work has been featured in “Businessweek,” “Vanity Fair,” “Graphic Design USA,” and “WWD,” and has been recognized by ADC, the Hatch Awards, The One Show, WebAwards, and Mobius Awards.

Patty MurphyPatti Murphy  

Creative Director/Owner Patti Murphy Designs and Salt Shop + Press

SaltPatti Murphy is an independent creative who comes from a professional background in the marketing and design industry. She has worked at various Fortune 500 companies and small businesses as an award-winning designer. For the past four years she has been focused on building her own design boutique specializing in branding, websites, illustration, hand-lettering and stationery design for her passionate clients. She recently opened Salt shop + press, an art, gift, and stationery boutique in Mystic, CT, where she is happily curating items and currently developing an exciting new product line.


From I-91 North or South:

  • Get off the I-84 exit heading West.

From I-84 East:

  • Get off exit 48A, Asylum Ave.
  • Take right onto Asylum Ave.
  • Take your 2nd left onto Pearl St.
  • Take your 1st left onto Ann Uccello St.
  • Continue straight for 2 blocks. Agave Grill (100 Allyn St.) will be on your left, on the corner of Ann Uccello St. and Allyn St.

From I-84 West:

  • Get off exit 48, Asylum Ave.
  • Take left onto Asylum Ave.
  • Take your 3rd left onto Pearl St..
  • Take your 1st left onto Ann Uccello St.
  • Continue straight for 2 blocks. Agave Grill (100 Allyn St.) will be on your left, on the corner of Ann Uccello St. and Allyn St.

Parking Information

Agave Grill is located in the heart of Downtown Hartford, with a variety of metered street parking and lot/garage parking available. Metered parking spots on the streets surrounding Agave are FREE most nights after 6pm and on weekends.

The Hartford Parking Authority provides a great interactive map of all Downtown lots and garages, including pop-up hours and detailed rate information for HPA facilities at

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