Creative Hangouts 10/19

The Power of Saying No

This is what we will be discussing at our next Creative Hangouts on Thursday, Oct 19th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Ernest Co-Warehousing + Co-Working Asheville. Don’t miss your chance to hang out with fellow creatives, make valuable local connections, and learn from others in the design industry.

In the creative world, juggling multiple projects, meeting tight deadlines, and managing client expectations can often lead us to a crossroads: When should we say yes versus recognizing the strength in saying no? 

Join us for an insightful panel discussion with AIGA AVL members Amanda Wilde, Sarah Benoit, and Caroline Dougherty as they delve into the nuances of turning down opportunities, setting boundaries, and prioritizing one’s well-being and creativity. The session will be moderated by the Jami Daniels, former board member and Founder of Ernest.


  • The empowerment in prioritizing and decluttering your commitments
  • Strategies for setting clear boundaries without burning bridges
  • How saying no can open doors to more fulfilling opportunities

Explore the power of “No.” Mingle with fellow creatives, participate in the discussion, and leave inspired. 

Featuring our panelists: Amanda Wilde (, Sarah Benoit (, and Caroline Dougherty (

Hosted and moderated by Jami Daniels.

Drinks are provided by Devil’s Foot.

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When & Where
Thu, Oct 19, 2023 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Ernest Co-Warehousing + Co-Working Asheville
135 Sweeten Creek Rd
Asheville , NC 28803