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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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.

About Story Louisville

Story Louisville offers a membership-based, inspiring co-work space for creatives, artists and entrepreneurs to foster innovation, meaningful relationships and cultivate community and creativity. We are located in the historic Butchertown neighborhood. With our roots firmly planted in community, we are the home to innovation, creativity, collaboration and entrepreneurship.

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Cost: Free

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Monday August 7

Infographics For Social Change: A Graphic Ally Hackathon

2:00PM - 6:00PM

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

Where Designing Change Happens

9:00AM - 10:00AM

Anchal Project
2500 Montgomery St.
Louisville, Ky 40212
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Get a chance to visit Anchal's new design studio located in Portland, West Louisville & discover how the team uses design thinking to innovate traditional non-profit programs & industrial textile production. Learn how designers & sisters Colleen Clines & Maggie Clines draw inspiration from simple imagery for their contemporary home goods & accessories collections. Colleen & Maggie will be sharing their design secrets that had Apartment Therapy awarding their design "Best in Market" at the NY NOW trade show this past February!

Plus you'll have the opportunity to tour the stock room & shop new product!

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Cost: Free

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Tuesday August 8

The Pros of ProBono Work: How to make killer work with nonprofit budgets

1:30PM - 2:30PM

VIA Studio
223 S Clay St.
Louisville, Ky 40202
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It is, often times, hard for agencies to learn how to best serve a nonprofit. It is also difficult from the non-profits end to figure out how to efficiently work with an agency, specifically on pro bono projects. This talk would be a panel of Designers, Project Managers and Nonprofit Clients (specifically ones we have great relationships with at VIA) to discuss the best working partnership. If you work for a nonprofit, this talk is for you. If you work for an agency, this talk is for you. "We would love to work with more nonprofits. It's just hard because they don't have enough money." This is not an excuse. So let's stop using it as one.

About VIA

At the heart of VIA Studio, we are all designers. Our approach is simple: Design for your audience. Whether that’s a simple website, a branding system, or a more complicated application, we have the expertise to be your partner.

We accept branding and business challenges with enthusiasm, producing measurable, impactful results. We believe in the right idea over the big one. We keep a steady focus on the future and build toward it. We set our silos on fire to work as a team. You’re a part of that team, because above all else, we value the relationship.

About Center for Nonprofit Excellence

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence was established in 1999 through the work of many. Chief among them was Kevin Connelly (our Founding CEO), the Donors Forum of Kentuckiana, Metro United Way, and Metro Louisville.

Our membership stands at over 450 groups and individuals, and we serve nearly a thousand more folks in the community. As we move boldly into the future, we’ll continue to bring our passion for helping you to the table. Ultimately, we were founded to bring excellence to Louisville’s nonprofits by bringing them together. We’re proud to continue this work with you every day.

About Kentucky Refugee Ministries

Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Inc. (KRM), a non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing resettlement services to refugees through faith- and agency-based co-sponsorship in order to promote self-sufficiency and successful integration into our community. KRM is committed to offering access to community resources and opportunities and to promoting awareness of diversity for the benefit of the whole community.

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Cost: Free

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Tuesday August 8

Happy Hour with Athens Paper at Hound Dog Press

3:00PM - 5:00PM

Hound Dog Press
1000 Barret Ave.
Louisville, Ky 40202
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Join our friends at Athens Paper for a happy hour reception with Hound Dog Press.

Then 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.

About Hound Dog Press

Owned and operated by Nick Baute and Robert Ronk, Hound Dog Press is a full service letterpress shop in Louisville, KY that specializes in custom invitations and announcements, greeting cards, stationery, and posters designed, set, and pressed by hand.

About Athens Press

At Athens, handshakes count and hard work matters. We opened our doors in 1952. In 1968, Donald Jenkins, Jr. and Bud Chamberlain purchased the company. Together, these two entrepreneurs built one of the largest privately-owned distributors in the Southeast, growing from one office in Nashville to twelve locations serving sixteen states.

Athens has three divisions: Paper, Packaging, and Wide Format. In all divisions, we have strategic partnerships with the right suppliers for you. Our Paper Division offers offset and digital papers, as well as envelopes and solutions for publishers. Along with providing everyday supplies, our Packaging Division can perform a comprehensive facility review for you to identify opportunities to increase productivity and lower total costs. As an authorized dealer for HP latex role printers and Scitex flat-bed UV printers, our Wide Format Division provides equipment, supplies and technical support.

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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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Tuesday August 8

Glassblowing 101 with IDSAKY

6:00PM - 8:00PM

Flame Run
815 West Market Street
Louisville, Ky 40202
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Join IDSA:KY as we take a tour of the Flame Run Glass Studio; seeing the glassblowing process up close and personal in the hot shop and the end results of the hard work in the glass gallery space! Learn how the artisans transform the hot glass into beautiful forms, and how the process can possibly be used in your future designs.

Tour members are asked to dress accordingly, with close toed shoes and considerations for the hot environment in the glass blowing studio (Flame Run recommends tour members to dress in shorts and T-shirts)

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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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Wednesday August 9

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

1:00PM - 5:00PM

Hound Dog Press
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.

About Hound Dog Press

Owned and operated by Nick Baute and Robert Ronk, Hound Dog Press is a full service letterpress shop in Louisville, KY that specializes in custom invitations and announcements, greeting cards, stationery, and posters designed, set, and pressed by hand.

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Cost: $50 (materials)

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Wednesday August 9

Take Your Career and Love It - Oen Hammonds, IBM Design

6:00PM - 8:00PM

WorkShop, The Creative Workplace
1205 E Washington St.
Louisville, Ky 40206
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Sure, your job is fine. But between the endless (pointless) meetings on your schedule, your mile-long to-do list, and Dick from Finance constantly on your tail, would you really say you love it?

With just a few simple changes, you most definitely can. This presentation has easy ways to boost your 9-to-5 life, and gain more out of your career.

Oen Michael Hammonds, a designer, mentor and facilitator at IBM, 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. As an IBM Design Principal for Strategic Talent Enablement, Oen cultivates effective and inspiring career enablement experiences at a global scale that promotes IBMs mission of a sustainable global culture of design.

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

Better Together: Cross disciplinary collaboration in balanced teams

9:00AM - 11:00AM

Humana Digital Experience Center
National City Tower
101 S. 5th St.
Louisville, Ky 40212
(Map) Note: Faces Main St. on First Floor, with an outside entrance.

A discussion panel about cross-functional collaboration. At the Digital Experience Center we work in balanced teams comprised of designers, product managers, and software engineers. We work in an open and collaborative environment where we are co-located with our business partners. It's our opinion that this way of working allows us to move fast and build better products.

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Cost: Free

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Thursday August 10

Ellen Lupton Lunch & Learn: Design and Civil Rights

11:30AM - 1:00PM

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

Hound Dog Press Studio Tour

3:00PM - 4:00PM

Hound Dog Press
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.

About Hound Dog Press

Owned and operated by Nick Baute and Robert Ronk, Hound Dog Press is a full service letterpress shop in Louisville, KY that 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 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: $20 Students | $30 Members (AIGA & SPEED) | $40 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

Beauty's the Best Way to Get Ugly with the Competition

1:00PM - 3:00PM

1804 Entrepreneurship Center
744 E. Market St
Louisville, Ky 40202
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The world measures success by using time and money as units. But what if we used good ideas, concepts, design, and honest relationships to inform the way we answered creative questions? This talk will give you sophisticated intellectual tools to tell that anyone who insists that timesheets are necessary, that profits are more important than awards, that thoughtful process is fundamental to problem-solving, or that function overrides form to fuck-the-fuck-off.

About Pip Pullen

Pip Pullen is an ex-pat from London, England, who moved to Louisville for college in the late ‘70s. Years of doodling rather than listening in class encouraged him to pursue a career in illustration, a decision that worked out pretty well, particularly since he landed a cushy gig doing editorial cartooning for the now-defunct Louisville Times. His lack of focus ultimately moved him in a variety of different directions, ranging from design (he’s an ex-president of the Louisville AIGA chapter) to marketing to advertising to branding; as a result, and at least for the foreseeable future, he is president of the online advertising firm, Mightily.

About 1804

Entrepreneurism. It’s the same spirit that inspired Lewis and Clark to set out for a richer future in 1804. Today, 1804 is the namesake of our region’s entrepreneurship center. While it’s also a physical location, it’s foremost a membership organization for those whose imagination and commitment power a resolve to build something out of nothing.

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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!

Cost: Free

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