Create Upstate 2015 was even bigger than last year, with a line-up of stellar speakers, a new marketplace, and some fantastic food, this year is sure to go down in the record books.

We’ve put together some of our favorite photos, some really great statistics from the event, and, of course, a final thank you to everyone who made Create Upstate possible.


Create Upstate 2015 saw a gathering of people from all over the state (and beyond) for an audience of more than 240 people.

Here’s a look at how each area code stacked up:

  • 31537%
  • 51825%
  • 58511%
  • 6079%
  • 7165%
  • 8451%
  • Other12%

  • 55%
  • 45%

More than half of the attendees were female, 2/3 of the speakers were women and 2 of the 3 workshops were run by women.

  • Students29%
  • Professionals71%

This year also brought in a large number of students. 29% of the audience registered with the discounted student rate.


We couldn't have done it without the help of our amazing sponsors.

  • Mohawk Fine PaperInspirational Sponsor
  • TerakeetFoundational Sponsor
  • RoundedFoundational Sponsor
  • adjacentAfter Party Sponsor
  • id29Community Sponsor
  • MyFontsCommunity Sponsor
  • Stress DesignCommunity Sponsor
  • AtenCommunity Sponsor
  • EMALocal Agency Sponsor
  • MadGloryLocal Agency Sponsor
  • AWPLocal Agency Sponsor
  • SkillshareIn-Kind Sponsor
  • ThreadbirdIn-Kind Sponsor
  • Sticker MuleIn-Kind Sponsor
  • Image AgentIn-Kind Sponsor
  • Dellas GraphicsIn-Kind Sponsor
  • WacomIn-Kind Sponsor

Our speakers this year were off the charts!
Here they are one more time for posterity.

  • Mitch Goldstein

  • Amanda Altman

  • Jason Pamental

  • Lena Levine

  • Dora Drimalas

  • Dana Tanamachi

Of course, Create Upstate wouldn't have been possible without one more group… You!. This isn't just a conference. It's a gathering of the Upstate NY design community, an opportunity to connect with people across the entire state.

Thank You!

That's All Folks!

Photos contributed by Drew Osumi, Mohawk Fine Paper and Create Upstate attendees.