Spastic end to a huge year: a hit film screening, highest-attended SLO event, surprise conference for me in Vegas, a pub quiz that got eaten by the World Series, a canceled illustration event, and a wrap-up at the SB Maritime Museum. “Design Disruptors” Film Screening (9/29/16) Cultivating a Creative Culture (10/6/16) AIGA Design Conference (10/17-19/2016)
Totally bonkers awesome: back-to-back events in April, one in May, the annual leadership conference in June, plus a workshop postponed by fire. Convert Like Crazy w/Lianna Patch & Julia Sevin (4/15/16) Portfolio Day 2016 at Brooks Institute (4/16/16) The Designer Behind the Design: Showcase Exhibition (5/20/16) Open: AIGA Leadership Retreat 2016 (6/9/16) Indigo Dip-Dye Workshop (6/25/16) This
This month I traveled to North Carolina for the first time ever, to attend my 4th AIGA Leadership Retreat, this year in Raleigh. As always, I enjoyed it—and as always, I recapped it on the AIGA SB website. Five word review: Grand, but not Grand Rapids.
Producing back-to-back AIGA design events this past weekend would have been impossible without tons of help. Convert Like Crazy and Portfolio Day 2016 went great and I have lots of you to thank, so may I present the AIGA SB April Double-Header Weekend Honor Roll: AIGA SB Volunteers: Jennie Jacobs, Nicki Gauthier, Gen Matsui, Cassi Lindberg,
AIGA Los Angeles asked me to take part in their 3/31 Town Hall meeting and I was stoked to be there. Hadn’t seen most of my AIGA LA buddies since last summer (and some not since the Denver leadership retreat in 2014). The venue was the amazing Tom Bradley Room at LA City Hall. It
Did a quick interview with dynamic NOLA duo Julia Sevin and Lianna Patch today, as a sneak preview for their “Convert Like Crazy!” presentation to AIGA SB on April 15. This one’s been cooking for several months now, and the fact that it’s back to back with Portfolio Day the next day should make for
Five events into 2016 for AIGA SB, and it’s only end-of-March. That went by fast: Silverander Communications Studio Tour (1/28/16) Designers Talk: Twitter Chat (2/10/16) Flip! 2016 Brand Workshop with Marty Neumeier (2/19/16) Verdin: The Emotional Side of a Rebrand (3/9/16) Whaddya Know? Design Quiz Night (3/21/16) It’s only gonna get faster too, with two
More AIGA SB event recaps! Members Meeting: What’s in Your Head? (9/23/15) Sarah Berger: Stand Out. Stand for Something. (10/15/15) Classic Letterpress Workshop (11/7/15) Also got to help out AIGA NOLA with a map for the Design Conference in October, included here.
Yesterday I got to reprise my guest speaker gig in Jennie Jacobs’ Intro to Design class at Santa Barbara City College. This time I actually prepared, so it went much better than last year. I talked about my career, creative philosophy, and work—presenting some of my best stuff from over the past 12 years. I’m
Forgot to post back in July that I enjoyed two AIGA Los Angeles events within a week of each other: “Writing for Designers” at the Unique Space (with Irene Hoffman from AIGA SB) and “Music + Design” at the Downtown Independent. Re: the former, writing + design = two big chunks of Keir catnip. Re: