2nd Annual AIGA Louisville Design Week 2016

The second annual AIGA Louisville Design Week will take place the week of August 1-5, 2016. Design Week event brings together designers and other creative professionals for a five consecutive days of lectures, workshops and meetups dedicated to celebrating and inspiring great design. Design Week is hosted by AIGA Louisville chapter, and will also feature events by local participating organizations throughout the week.

This year’s theme for Design week will be Command+Shift. As an election year and time of change, we ask designers to reflect on Command as a constant, and Shift as an opportunity for evolution and growth. These two concepts have the capacity to work with or against each other to move us towards or away from common goals and ideas.



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EVENT INFORMATION


Monday August 1

Design Week Kickoff Party at Stewart & Associates

6PM - 8:30PM

550 W Kentucky St.
Louisville, Ky 40203
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Join AIGA Louisville and Stewart & Associates in opening our Second Annual Design week. Cocktails and appetizers will be served, with a fantastic tour of The School House, originally built in 1873 to educate freed slaves, it was later the home of Mary D. Hill, a famous kindergarten pioneer and author of the “Happy Birthday Song”.

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Cost: Free

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Tuesday August 2

Panel Discussion: Getting a Job In Design | VIA Studio Tour

8AM - 9AM

223 Clay St.
Louisville, Ky 40202
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This morning panel will include several Louisville-based designers, they will be giving expert advice on how to pursue you’re dream design career. After the panel, there will also be a tour of VIA Studio’s space.

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Cost: Free

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Tuesday August 2

Anchal Project at dyeScape

10AM - 11AM

1657 Portland Ave.
Louisville, Ky 40203
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With a harvest of the dyeScape garden Anchal will demonstrate creative dye techniques with plants like Indigo & Marigold. They will share the history of natural dyeing, how to grow & harvest natural dye plants & how to dye fibers / t-shirts with natural dye. Anchal will provide an interactive experience and share how individuals can grow & harvest their own dye plants.

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Cost: Free

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Tuesday August 2

Hound Dog Press Studio Tour

3PM - 4PM

1000 Barret Ave
Louisville, Ky 40202
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Get your fingers dirty on our 1890 Washington Press with a hands-on letterpress demo and history discussion! Nick Baute and Robert Ronk open their studio for tours of Hound Dog Press’s new space on Barret Ave. Nick and Robert met at the University of Kentucky where they both earned their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking. Hound Dog Press specializes in custom invitations and announcements, greeting cards, stationery, and posters designed, set, and pressed by hand.

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Cost: Free

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Tuesday August 2

Athens Paper Reception with Mohawk Paper

5PM - 7PM

Insider Louisville
200 South 5th St.
Suite 300N
Louisville, Ky 40202
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Join our friends at Athens Paper for a happy hour reception with Mohawk Paper as they showcase their most recent printed samples, options for digital printing, and plenty of inspiration. Complimentary beer and wine (must be 21 to attend) and tasty snacks. There will be lots of goodies to take home and fun door prizes.

Parking Tip: The Insider Louisville parking garage is located at 536 West Market St. The entrance into the building is on the 1st floor next to the guard booth. Look for the bright blue awning. The North elevators are near the buildings main entrance toward 5th st.

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Cost: Free

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Wednesday August 3

Cultivating Curiosity + Breaking Rules in Pursuit of Design

8AM - 9:30AM

Cressman Center for Visual Art
100 E Main St
Louisville, Ky 40202
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As designers we know it takes diligence to maintain and sharpen our skills. It's not always easy to find time between creative briefs to tend to our inner creative beasts, and when we do, how do we make the most of it? This talk recognizes some of the methods and ideas Meena Khalili has discovered as a designer and design educator to help keep the dreaded creative rut at bay, and offers tips on how to build creative habits to cultivate a fresh perspective in the design process. So let's break some rules and be more curious, be more observant, and be more surprised in our pursuit of design.

Check-in begins at 8:00am, presentation begins at 8:30am. Breakfast provided by AIGA Louisville.

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Cost: Free

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Wednesday August 3

Power Tips for InDesign Lunch & Learn with Leslie Friesen

11:30AM - 1PM

Cressman Center for Visual Art
100 E Main St
Louisville, Ky 40202
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Leslie Friesen, Power Designer-in-Residence at the University of Louisville Hite Art Institute, shares her favorite InDesign tips and tricks. Besides some great overlooked shortcuts, she’ll dig into the nitty-gritty of styles and how they help make your job easier, save you time and improve consistency of your final work. All you folks with OCDD (Obsessive Compulsive Design Disorder) will love it. Bring some of your favorite shortcuts to share, too.

Order a boxed lunch (turkey sandwich, veggie sandwich, or grilled chicken caesar salad) or bring your own. You may way to bring your laptop along as well.

Check-in begins at 11:30am, presentation begins at noon.

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Cost: $0-$12

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Wednesday August 3

Hound Dog Press: Hand-set and Hands-on Workshop

1PM - 3PM

1000 Barret Ave
Louisville, Ky 40202
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Participants will have the opportunity to hand set wood and metal type from our collection to create their own, original mini-poster. Once your type is set and ready to print, we’ll ink up our two Vandercook Proofing Presses and let you run your own editions. If time allows we may delve into two color runs, possible custom linoleum cuts and/or advanced printing techniques.

Space is limited to 6 people, no experience necessary.

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Cost: $50

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Wednesday August 3

Shift of Power: An exclusive look at Kitestring

6PM - 8PM

11701 Commonwealth Dr.
Louisville, Ky 40299
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Over the course of the last year, you’ve probably heard a lot of buzz and rumblings from local ad agency, Power (previously Power Creative). They spun off a visual company/production studio, Kitestring. They launched Strike Lab, an emerging tech division. They even renamed, repositioned and rebranded. What’s behind all of this change? Join us Wednesday, August 3rd and learn why Power has taken these bold steps to modernize and focus their business + enjoy an exclusive first look at the new, cutting-edge Kitestring facility.

Appetizers and beer & wine will be served. 6:00 – 8:00pm.

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Cost: Free

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Thursday August 4

Hands-on with Agile UX at Humana’s Digital Experience Center

9AM - 11PM

Humana DEC
101 S 5th St.
Louisville, Ky 40202
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How can collaboration and a user-centered design practice drive innovation in a large enterprise? This session will introduce the fundamentals of user experience as they are practiced by Humana Digital Experience Center (DEC) product designers.

Attendees will learn about, and participate in, some of the user-centered techniques and processes used in the DEC. Join us in experiencing the DEC’s user-centered design practice through a series of hands-on exercises with DEC designers: design pairing, rapid ideation, and usability testing.

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Cost: Free

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Thursday August 4

Atomicdust Presents: Experience Design, More Than a Buzzword

12PM - 1PM

VIA Studio
223 Clay St.
Louisville, Ky 40202
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We used to dismiss experience design as just a high-brow, superficial way for agencies to position themselves against competitors, sound intelligent, and ultimately charge clients more for their services. Well, we were wrong (mostly).

Mike Spakowski and Tara Nesbitt of Atomicdust will reveal what changed their minds about experience design and share some tips for integrating experience design thinking into the design and branding process.

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Cost: Free

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Thursday August 4

Hound Dog Press Studio Tour

3PM - 4PM

1000 Barret Ave
Louisville, Ky 40202
(Map)

Get your fingers dirty on our 1890 Washington Press with a hands-on letterpress demo and history discussion! Nick Baute and Robert Ronk open their studio for tours of Hound Dog Press’s new space on Barret Ave. Nick and Robert met at the University of Kentucky where they both earned their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking. Hound Dog Press specializes in custom invitations and announcements, greeting cards, stationery, and posters designed, set, and pressed by hand.

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Cost: Free

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Thursday August 4

AIGA Louisville Presents: Lost Type Co-Op Keynote

6:00 Reception | 7:00 Presentation

Kentucky College of Art + Design at Spalding University
845 South 3rd Street
Louisville, Ky 40203
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AIGA Louisville is proud to present the Lost Type Co-Op as our keynote speakers as part of the second annual AIGA Louisville Design Week 2016.

Operated and Managed by Riley Cran (and originally co-founded with Tyler Galpin), Lost Type is the first of its kind, a Pay-What-You-Want type foundry. Since 2011 Lost Type has been a source for unique typefaces, with a collection of over 50 different faces from contributors all over the world. 100% of the funds from sales of these fonts go directly to their respective designers. Lost Type fonts have been used across the world, and recently have been featured in projects for Nike, Starbucks, Disney and the President of the United States. Lost Type continues to be dedicated to the idea that quality fonts should be made available to anyone who wants to create an individual piece of characterful design.

Reception at 6:00pm, presentation by Riley Cran, Frances MacLeod, and Daniel Gneiding of Lost Type Co-Op at 7:00pm.

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

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Friday August 5

FirstBuild Studio Tour

12PM - 1PM

FirstBuild
333 East Brandeis
Louisville, Ky 40208
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GE’s FirstBuild is a global co-creation community that harnesses the brainpower of the maker movement to change the way major home appliances are conceived, designed and manufactured. A physical state-of-the-art microfactory on the University of Louisville campus and online forum, FirstBuild speeds products from mind to market and enables customization through small batch production, without the costs and risks of traditional mass manufacturing.

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Cost: Free

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Friday August 5

VIA Studio Hosts Design Week Closing Party

6PM - 10PM

223 Clay St.
Louisville, Ky 40202
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Celebrate the finale of the 2nd Annual Louisville Design Week with us at VIA Studio. Open to all, this is a great chance to mingle with fellow design enthusiasts. Folk rock and bluegrass band The Moonlight Peddlers will also be performing.

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Cost: Free

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