Salon: Grace Bonney, Founder of Design*Sponge

Wednesday / October 26 / 8:00 AM

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In the Company of Women

Join us for a conversation with Grace Bonney, founder of Design*Sponge and author of the newly released In the Company of Women. Her book celebrates an exceptional group of strong, talented, and creative women who have blazed trails, launched their own businesses, and supported other women along the way. Bonney highlights a wide range of makers, artists, designers, and creators including Debbie Millman, Louise Fili, Carla Hall, Dana Tanmachi, Maya Lin, and Tavi Gevinson. Extending the book’s theme locally, Grace will be interviewed by another phenomenal woman, Tina Johnson-Marcel , Flagship content director at Capital One.

Sign up early! The first fifteen registrants will receive a free copy of the book.

Registration opens on October 4!

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Please plan to arrive at Kramerbooks around 7:30am to allow time to purchase breakfast refreshments and network with other members. The Salon begins promptly at 8:00am.


Date & Time


October 26

8:00 AM


Grace Bonney

founder of DesignSponge

Grace Bonney is the founder of Design Sponge, a daily website dedicated to the creative community. Design Sponge was founded in 2004 and currently reaches nearly 2 million readers per day. She has amassed almost 2 million combined followers across all social platforms. Bonney has worked as a contributing editor at publications such as House & Garden, Domino, and Craft magazine. She is passionate about supporting all members of the creative community; she runs an annual scholarship for up-and-coming designers, writes a free business column for creatives, and is the host of a weekly radio show, After the Jump. Her first book, Design*Sponge at Home, is a national bestseller. After 12 years in Brooklyn, Grace now lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her wife, Julia, and their three pets. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat @designsponge.

Tina Johnson-Marcel

Director, Flagship Content at Capital One

Tina Johnson-Marcel is Director of Flagship Content, Digital Design at Capital One. With 20 years of experience in the content space, Tina’s diverse professional background includes journalism, marketing, digital storytelling and social media. She is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C.