AIGA Santa Barbara Q1-2 2017 Event Recaps

My third year in the big chair for AIGA SB got off to a slow start—mostly because I’m paying more attention to Tight Ship these days—but the events we’ve done so far have been anything but dull and literally all over the (local) map. Flip! 2017 Brand Workshop (2/17-2/19) Sustain-Able by Design (4/12) Portfolio Review

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Flip! 2017 Brand Workshop Recap


From the AIGA Santa Barbara website: some thoughts on my attendee experience at last week’s AIGA Santa Barbara’s third annual FLIP! workshop with Marty Neumeier.

AIGA Santa Barbara Q3-4 2016 Event Recaps

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)

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AIGA Santa Barbara Q2 2016 Event Recaps

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

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AIGA Leadership Retreat 2016


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.

AIGA SB April Double-Header Weekend

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,

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Design Debates with AIGA Los Angeles


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

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“Convert Like Crazy” Sneak Peek

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

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AIGA Santa Barbara Q1 2016 Event Recaps

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

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AIGA Santa Barbara Fall 2015 Event Recaps

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.