a. Our creative and small business communities are just as important to us as our clients. Because of that we are volunteers, members and investors of AIGA Colorado, The One Club for Creativity Denver, Erie Chamber of Commerce and Erie Economic Development Council. We also created the group Erie Creative Collective to bring together local creative freelancers, makers and entrepreneurs for networking, business development, mentorship and support in our home town—Erie, Colorado.
Each year we review student portfolios and provide mentorship for The One Club and Metropolitan State University of Denver, participate in the annual Denver Paper Fashion Show, and volunteer for small business development events through the Erie Chamber of Commerce.
Sculpting Fashion Out of Paper
a. The One Club’s Annual Paper Fashion Show is an event we look forward to every Spring. Since its inception, hofmeister has created eight dresses and that number continues to grow. Many volunteer hours and materials go into making these garments by local creative professionals, fashion designers and students. We are always blown away by the creativity and problem solving that goes into making a wearable garment made almost entirely of paper. Check out some of our creations here.