All of Charlotte, NC’s design news, jobs & upcoming events in one monthly-ish email newsletter

Have something you’d like included in an upcoming newsletter? Contact me at or @ahow.

Hey there, my name’s Adam Howell, and if you’re a designer in Charlotte I’d like to think we’ve already met — if not, hit me up on Twitter or email and let’s grab lunch or drinks sometime.

I own and operate Handywork — where I work with clients, mainly local startups, on strategy, design, and development — and over the last several years I’ve experienced first hand the growth of Charlotte’s design community. It’s been great to see… but a bit hard to keep up with.

AIGA events, monthly meetups, weekly tech talks, morning coffees, startup events, museum exhibits, and on and on and on.

With the Charlotte Design Newsletter I’d like to make it a little easier for all of us to stay up-to-date without it having to be a whole thing.

Every month I’ll send out a short — and if we’re all lucky, maybe even funny-in-places — email that will summarize the latest news from the previous month and preview the can’t miss events for the upcoming one.

I won’t ever spam you, sell the list or any other similar kind of jackassery. Just a straight-forward email newsletter to help bring together all the diverse talent in this great city of ours.

If you’d like a preview before signing up, check out the archives. And if you have any questions or suggestions for something I should include in an upcoming newsletter, feel free to tweet me at @ahow or email me at — thanks!