The Launch of Wild, Our Accelerator for Female Founders

Kale & Flax announced today that it is partnering with New2Lou to launch Wild
Accelerator, a non-profit 9-Week Micro-Accelerator for female founders geared towards idea-stage and
early-stage entrepreneurs looking to land initial investment capital, develop a working prototype or create
a sound, focused go-to market strategy.

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Shakin’ Shit Up in 2017: Meet 15 People in Lou Who Inspired Kale & Flax

As the new year approaches, we sat down over vegan poptarts from Morel’s and put together a list of some the people and stories that inspired us this year. But not in a boring kinda’ way, in a, “oh, shit, that’s really cool” kinda’ way. We initially were going to include Rick Pitino, but ultimately decide the shit he was shakin’, well, was of the wrong kind. This isn’t based on data or reader’s polls — just us keeping it real with the stories we’re aware of. We’d love to help more folks get their stories out next year. Continue

Hey Amazon, Don’t Consider Expanding to Louisville. Just Do It Already.

First off, let’s state the obvious — majority of the country is seared-Salmon level salty after reading that the New York Times‘ basically handed over the Amazon HQ trophy to Denver. We call that an opinion piece (and you know where opinions can be placed). We all know medical marijuana cures athlete’s foot and glaucoma, but I don’t think that’s the kind of help Amazon is looking for.

Sure, if Amazon was opening up HQ-002 tomorrow morning after it catches up on Sunday’s Walking Dead episode, then some of the other picks might make sense. But this is about carving out space for a bigger, brighter future with a city where young professionals are not already being priced out of two-bedroom apartments (yes, Denver, Austin, Portland, Seattle, and Nashville, we’re looking at you).

But, instead of getting sad and catching a Lyft to a Waffle house and eating our problems away — we just opened up Spotify, turned on our Celine Dion playlist, and began writing out what makes our city pretty great.

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Kale & Flax Tours the MOMA NYC

The K&F team took a recent trip to New York City to explore the arts, design and cultural scene, as well as, connect with client partners. Here’s some cool thing-a-mobs we uncovered along the way.

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Hiring: Senior Web Dev & Back-End Engineer

We’re Hiring!

Senior Web Developer for agency side, and a Back-End Engineer to help us launch an awesome client web app.

We’re a human-centered design company that focuses on UI / UX, and we’re looking to add two thoughtful dev’s to our growing Louisville team. If you’re into this sort of thing, hit us up with a cool message about yourself and your experiences, as well as, some links to your work if available.

K&F Senior Web Developer
• HTML5/CSS3/Sass/JavaScript/PHP
• The ability to create custom wp themes from scratch
• Bonus points for ES6, Git, Docker experience

Back-End Engineer
• HTML5 / Sass / JS / React / Flux / Redux / PHP / Familiarity with Laravel
• Sufficient experience with server setup to deploy and scale applications, using Docker and AWS
• Code testing / CI/CD

Our studio is all about the little things making a big impact. If simplifying design, crafting code, breaking down information, and thinking really, really hard is your thing – well, you just might be into joining our growing development team located in Nulu.

Come as you are – we look for people who can relax, think things through, and articulate the ideas behind their work.

Scroll to the bottom of our Careers page to check out our sweet benefits.

James Lindsey + Speed Art Museum = Dance Party

It’s Saturday night and you’re looking for something different, fun, and fresh to do. Where do you go? Well, if you love live, local music [try saying that 3x fast], come check out James Lindsey’s release of his new EP at Speed Art Museum’s 90th Anniversary Community Celebration. Kale & Flax and friends will be there and we’d love to shake our money makers with you. Continue

TechAble Camp: Kids With Disabilities Can Design the Future

In November, the Kale & Flax team spent the weekend down in Texas [where everything really is bigger] co-launching our first TechAble Camp, a project that is near and dear to our hearts. We helped launch this mission with Dr. Shareef to help empower children with neuromuscular disabilities. TechAble is a one day camp with workshops focusing on design and programming.

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Nulu Winter Coat Drive 2016

We all know what it’s like to trek through the city in the freezing cold, but imagine having no real coat and riding an hour long bus ride to school each day.

We want to ensure as many kids as earthly-possible in the West End of Louisville and Eastern Kentucky have the opportunity to stay warm, healthy, and safe over the winter.

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We’re Hiring Developers. Like, Right Now.

We’re Hiring AF! Senior & Junior Developers spots available immediately.

We’re a digital product agency that focuses on UI / UX and the human experience, and we’re looking to add two thoughtful dev’s to our growing Louisville team. If you’re into this sort of thing, hit us up with a cool message about yourself and your experiences, as well as, some links to your work if available.

Our studio is all about the little things making a big impact. If simplifying design, crafting code, breaking down information, and thinking really, really hard is your thing – well, you just might be into joining our growing development team located in Nulu.

Come as you are – we look for people who can relax, think things through, and articulate the ideas behind their work.

Scroll to the bottom of our Careers page to check out our sweet benefits.

Vogt Awards 2016

One of the amazing things about working in experiential design is the incredible people we get to partner with. Ashley Lamb-Sinclair came to Kale & Flax with a simple idea, which quickly turned into a long-lasting partnership that we hope will make a big impact in education. Since August, we have been knees deep in the details of branding, designing and developing Curio — an app for teachers to discover, curate, and collaborate on new ideas and strategies for the classroom.

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