3rd Annual AIGA Louisville Design Week 2017

AIGA Louisville is proud to host its third annual Louisville Design Week! Design Week brings together designers and other creative professionals for a five consecutive days of lectures, workshops and meet-ups, dedicated to celebrating and inspiring great design.

Louisville comes together for a week-long celebration of its creative community through our annual AIGA Louisville Design Week. We will take a much needed break from our day-to-day routines and converge to build better while growing stronger together. We use this week every year to recharge and realign on the future of our Commonwealth. Louisville is a city of cohorts, not competitors. We are mentors. We are colleagues. We are a large group of friends. We are weird.

This is Louisville Design Week.

About the Design Week Passport

A $10 AIGA Louisville Design Week Passport is required to register for Design Week events. Once the Passport is purchased, you will receive a special code that you will need to sign up for Design Week events through Eventbrite. With the exception of the Ellen Lupton events — Lunch & Learn at Sullivan, and Keynote address at the Speed — the Passport gives you free admission to all other Design Week events (remember, you’ll need to register for individual events separately). The Passport also gives you a $5 discount on tickets for the Lupton events.

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SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

EVENT INFORMATION

Monday August 7

A Graphic Designer's Exploration of Culture, Connection and Intuition

8:30AM - 10:00AM

Story Louisville
1201 Story Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
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The word home is most often defined as a rooted, physical space but can home be viewed as a moment in time or as an ever-fluctuating entity that lives within? Could it be all of the above? Why, yes. Yes, it can.

Sarah Flood-Baumann's recent graduate thesis and subsequently her Louisville Design Week talk explores her journey home through the lens of graphic design. For two years, Sarah analyzed, researched, wrote, failed, created and experimented with the goal of discovering her version of home. "For me, the journey of coming home was examining the impact of my Louisville roots (both past and present) on my designer self. It meant looking inward and mapping my thoughts and experiences and it meant inserting myself into a new community far away from the city that raised me. Ultimately, it was an exploration of my culture, connection and intuition and how moments and places (both big and small) have impacted my voice as a human, woman and graphic designer." In addition to sharing projects and lessons learned from Sarah's thesis, you’ll also learn about her design process and current projects as it relates to home.

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Cost: Free

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Monday August 7

Infographics For Social Change: A Graphic Ally Hackathon

3:00PM - 7:00PM

Louisville Central Community Center, Inc. | PNC Gigabit Experience Center
1300 W Muhammad Ali Blvd.
Louisville, Ky 40203
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Become a Graphic Ally! Learn how to tell visual data stories to inspire policy change and mobilize information at the grassroots level. In this hands on workshop, we will explore and apply principles of conscious and responsible design to a real world infographic project. Topics covered are as follows: icon drafting, infographic composition, power dynamics in design, data framing, asset vs. deficit mapping, access to information, and grassroots design strategies. Learn how to map out infographic solutions for reaching and activating policy makers, people with resources, low-opportunity communities, and more. Participants will leave with an actionable list of design strategies, and with experience creating an infographic for a local nonprofit or community group.

About Jessica Bellamy

Jessica Bellamy is the owner of GRIDS: The Grassroots Information Design Studio. As a trained graphic designer, a former Neurodevelopmental Science research analyst at the University of Louisville, and as a local community organizer, Jessica combines grassroots organizing, research, and data visualization in her work. GRIDS is a for-profit research and design agency that creates works that support social change initiatives.To learn more please visit the GRIDS website: www.gridsconnect.me.

Currently, Jessica is on sabbatical exploring new methods of Communication Design as an Adobe Creative Resident. She is interested in finding new applications for information graphics within tangible and intangible space with the goal of leveraging data and personal narratives for social change. Throughout her residency she will be conducting Graphic Ally Hackathons around the country, making motion graphic, and creating experimental infographics. Follow her journey on social media and on her website: www.jessicabellamy.design.

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Cost: Free

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Monday August 7

Opening Party Sponsored by KyCAD + Doe-Anderson

6:30PM - 8:30PM

Kentucky College of Art + Design at Spalding University
845 South 3rd Street, Louisville, KY 40203
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Join AIGA Louisville & Doe-Anderson at the Kentucky College of Art + Design at Spalding University for a celebratory kick-off of the 3rd annual AIGA Louisville Design Week! Enjoy cocktails and Hor d'Ourves with brief talks from the KyCAD faculty, Doe-Anderson Advertising and AIGA Louisville. Come out to mingle, learn more about KyCAD and celebrate with the creative community of Louisville.

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Cost: Free

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Tuesday August 8

Design & Innovation: How Technology Has Elevated the Role of Design (and the Designer) In 21st Century Business

5:30PM - 7:00PM

KBD
1000 Cherokee Rd.
Louisville, KY 40204
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In the last several years, the proliferation of consumer technology has made well-crafted user interfaces the norm. The ubiquity of software in our every day lives has created an atmosphere where excellent experiences at every level of a business (from sales & marketing, to product, to employment models) are not just in demand, they are a requirement for success.

As a result, the role of the designer has become increasingly important; we are truly having our moment in the sun. How do we leverage this new state of business to take our careers and our industry to the next level?

Katie Bush, CEO and Founder of KBD, will explore how the Silicon Valley companies she's worked with have truly elevated the role of design as a core of their business, and how designers can step up to the plate to have a seat at the table for company strategy.

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Cost: Free

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Wednesday August 9

Power Tips for InDesign v17+ with Leslie Friesen & Scott Soeder

8:30AM - 10:00AM

Cressman Center for Visual Art
100 East Main Street
Louisville, Ky 40202
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Back by popular demand—or at least the demand from those with Obsessive Compulsive Design Disorder (OCDD), Leslie Friesen will reprise her Power Tips for InDesign presentation. In the 2017 edition, she’ll breeze through some of the tips covered last year, like Quick Apply (her personal favorite), using object styles, placing multiple images and generating captions. So if missed last year, this is your chance to add some great shortcuts to your toolkit. If you were there and forgot 80% of it, come back again.

Don’t worry, there will be some new additions—like “how to set a pretty table.” Maybe we’ll even dive into using Data Merge to bring spreadsheet copy into InDesign and format it with ease!

PLUS two bonus “shorts.”

1) Tips for saving your images for the digital world, including adding metadata (and, of course, she has a shortcut to do that).

2) Special guest Scott Soeder, GREP Guru, will introduce you to the power of GREP in your Find and Change searches.

The format is a flex workshop. She’ll plan to cover a lot in the first hour, so anyone who has to bolt for work can leave by 10. But for those who can’t get enough, stick around. We can get into even more nitty gritty. And who knows, perhaps even have some “open Mac” time where people can come up and share their favorite tips and tricks.

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Cost: Free

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Friday August 11

Love your Career - Oen Hammonds, IBM Design

6:00PM - 8:00PM

WorkShop, The Creative Workplace
1205 E Washington St.
Louisville, Ky 40206
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Oen Michael Hammonds, a designer, mentor and lead facilitator at IBM Design, has designed across the gamut—advertising, graphic, interactive and environmental. Oen's previous work with diverse clients in the consumer, business and technology industries demonstrate his ability to jump in and solve tough challenges. At IBM Design, Oen works with the award-winning Education + Activation team to develop education programs and experiences for executives, software development teams. In this role, Oen facilitates workshops that activate participants to effectively apply IBM Design Thinking to build iconic products with human centered experiences.

Outside of his 9-to-5, Oen teaches design as an adjunct instructor and has shared his design experience at a variety of colleges and universities throughout the country. He is a passionate mentor to early and mid-career design practitioners and enjoys sharing his stories of failures and successes with those who are willing to listen to his Southern drawl.

About WorkShop, The Creative Workplace

WorkShop features FIVE one-of-a-kind spaces for gatherings large and small.

Have your next offsite meeting or retreat at Louisville’s most unique meeting facility! Knowing that different space inspires different results, WorkShop’s bright colors, comfortable and creative furnishings, and large whiteboards combine to create an engaging meeting environment for groups of all sizes.

Located on the edge of downtown in Louisville’s historic Butchertown neighborhood, WorkShop is a small business that’s BIG on creativity, productivity, and fun!

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Cost: Free

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Thursday August 10

Ellen Lupton Lunch & Learn: Design and Civil Rights

8:30AM - 10:00AM

Sullivan College of Technology & Design
Energy Technology Building
3901 Atkinson Square Drive
Louisville, Ky 40218
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Design and Civil Rights

Design has played a crucial role in groundbreaking struggles for civil rights in the US, from the struggle for women's right to vote to fights for racial equality, marriage equality, and access for people with disabilities. Designers have illuminated these struggles. They have engaged the public and helped overturn oppressive policies and create new ones. No historic fight for justice in the US is perfect or guaranteed. Now more than ever, designers raise awareness, unify communities, and make noise around seeking justice for all.

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Cost: $5/$10 | Lunch Available

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Thursday August 10

AIGA Louisville Presents: Ellen Lupton

6:00 Reception | 7:00 Presentation

The Speed Art Museum
2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, Ky 40208
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AIGA Louisville, along with our event partners: the Speed Art Museum, the Power Agency, and the Hite Art Institute, are very excited to be hosting our keynote speaker, author, curator and director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Ellen Lupton. Her talk, “Design for the Senses,” will be at the Speed Art Museum on Thursday, August 10th. 6 pm reception, sponsored by Power (appetizers by Wiltshire and cash bar), 7 pm Keynote address.

Storytelling and Design for the Senses

Design tells stories that touch people’s minds and bodies. Storytelling helps designers reach people in emotionally fulfilling ways. Designers in today’s cross-disciplinary, multimedia world create objects, images, and brands that activate all the senses. Designers can employ ideas about narrative, behavior, perception, and humor to amaze, delight, and orient the eye and mind. How do vision and language interact with taste and smell? How does a song taste? How can designers engage the senses to create richer and more inclusive experiences? This presentation draws on Lupton’s ongoing research on design, storytelling, and multisensory experience.

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Cost: $10 Students | $15 Members | $25 Non-members

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Friday August 11

She Needs to be Creative Director TBH: A Fireside Chat

8:30AM - 10:00AM

Copper & Kings
1121 E Washington St.
Louisville, Ky 40216
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We'll be exploring the opportunities and challenges of the future being female, as well as, the personal stories that come with being a woman in design and creative direction.

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Cost: Free

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Friday August 11

Building A Freelance Career & Watercolor Demo with Richard Sullivan

2:00PM - 4:00PM

The Dolfinger Building
2500 Montgomery St.
Louisville, Ky 40212
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Louisville native Richard Sullivan is an artist and a former professional baseball player with a BFA desgree in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). His paintings have graced the cover of the Washington Post and are in the permanent collection of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, The Atlanta Braves SunTrust Park and the Atlanta Falcons Mercedes Benz Stadium.

Visit Richard Sullivan's studio located in Portland and watch as he demonstrates his unique watercolor painting style of sports imagery. Richard will discuss how he draws inspiration from his past experiences as a baseball player, as well as his tips and personal experience on how to build a freelance art career from scratch!

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Cost: Free

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