4th Annual AIGA Louisville Design Week 2018

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

This year our theme is Grow. As a creative industry we are constantly moving forward, growing together. With the ever-changing world of technology, specific demographics, and overall skill sets we should always be striving to grow in our careers.

About Michael Bierut

AIGA Louisville, along with our event partners: the Speed Art Museum, Power Agency, and Doe-Anderson, are very excited to be hosting our keynote speaker, Michael Bierut; studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, graduating summa cum laude in 1980. He worked for ten years at Vignelli Associates before joining Pentagram as a partner in 1990. He has won hundreds of design awards and his work is represented in several permanent collections including: the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York; the Library of Congress in Washington, DC; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA); amongst others.

Michael Bierut is an AIGA Medalist. This is the highest honor a designer can receive from AIGA, and has been awarded since 1920 to individuals who have set standards of excellence over a lifetime of work or have made individual contributions to innovation within the practice of design.


About the Design Week Tickets

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

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SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

* Food: Optional catered box lunch by Stevens & Stevens Deli is an additional $10 (turkey sandwich, veggie sandwich, or grilled chicken caesar salad). Drinks provided.

EVENT INFORMATION

Monday September 10

Wireframing with Soul (and Purpose)

8:30AM - 10:00AM

VIA Studio
223 South Clay Street, Louisville, KY 40202
(Map)

Ben Wilson (Strategy) and Morgan Plappert (UX Design) show you how they collaboratively bridge the gap between strategy and creative design, while providing a map for designers, content creators and developers.

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Cost: Free

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Monday September 10

Design Process…a Missing Step

12:30PM - 1:30PM

UofL Campus - Schneider Hall
2300 South 1st St.
Louisville, KY 40208
(Map)

Leslie Friesen has been teaching graphic design for 16 years. When she started teaching, she had to ask herself, “How do I do what I do?” And so began her reading and thinking about design process. She’s a believer in using a design process model to solve all kinds of problems, whether visual or in other areas. Join her as she takes on a journey of how she evolved her own process model, and the realization that there was a missing step, not just is her model, but in most of the design process models she researched.

Friesen is the Power Agency Designer-in-Residence, a full-time faculty position in the graphic design BFA program at the Hite Art Institute.

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Cost: Free

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Monday September 10

Growth Through Gaming & Opening Night Ceremony

5:30PM - 9:00PM

Heroes Comics & Gaming
361 Baxter Ave., Louisville, KY 40204
(Map)

Join us for our Opening Night Ceremony, and then stick around for some fun and games! Experience roleplaying games that will challenge your acting skills, test your knowledge of iconic logos, and possibly explode a few kittens in the process.

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Cost: Free

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Tuesday September 11

Face to Face: Type Pairing in Design

9:00AM - 10:00AM

Doppelgänger
1600 Envoy Circle, Ste. 1602
Louisville, KY 40299
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Learn about the importance of purposeful type pairing in design and some techniques to enhance your type pairing skills. Recommended for designers interested in typography.

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Cost: Free

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Tuesday September 11

How Design School Changed My Mind

12:00PM - 1:00PM

UofL Campus - Schneider Hall
2300 South 1st St.
Louisville, KY 40208
(Map)

Fears of inadequacy and a general sense of failure haunted most of my time in design school, while I struggled to accomplish the bare minimum with a good attitude. What I learned about discomfort and being afraid in college has translated wonderfully to the real world, because everything is the same except that I've graduated.

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Cost: Free

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Tuesday September 11

Grow Your Know: Louisville Black Creatives Paint Party

6:00PM - 10:00PM

GRIDS - Mellwood Art and Entertainment Center (Ground Floor, Building B)
1860 Mellwood Ave., Suite #189
Louisville, KY 40206
(Map)

Join the Louisville Black Creatives for an intimate networking event as we paint, sip, and mingle. This event will GROW your network and awareness of African American designers in the Louisville community. Paint supplies and wine are included. Proceeds will benefit the Louisville Black Creatives. Suggested donation of $10 for supplies.

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Cost: Free

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Wednesday September 12

Art Work: Thoughts on art, design, and life.

8:30AM - 10:30AM

The Speed Art Museum
2035 South 3rd St.
Louisville, KY 40208
(Map)

This event will include three mini-talks followed by a Q&A session, talking about how our jobs in the art world interact with our personal creative projects, and how both facets of our lives help us grow as creative people. Speakers are: Andy Perez, Design Director at C2 Strategic Communications, and fine artist (andyperezart.com) Carrie Donovan, Design Manager at the Speed Art Museum, and typography and experimental artist (carrieadonovan.com) Joshua Nicholson, Graphic Designer at the Louisville Orchestra, and music producer for artists including James Lindsey (joshuanicholson.co)

There will be something for everyone at this event! In-house designers, you can relate since we are in-house designers. Agency designers who work with non profit and pro bono clients, you can relate because we work for nonprofits. Anyone with a side project, you can relate because we have them, too! All designers, you can relate because we all face the challenge of work/life blend. Come with questions about any of these aspects of our work.

Bonus: every attendee of this free event will also have the chance to see the current major exhibition at the Speed Art Museum, Picasso to Pollock: Modern Masterworks from the Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University, for free when you take a photo and tag the Speed.

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Cost: Free

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Wednesday September 12

Engaging Exhibits & Pop-Up Activations

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Deckel & Moneypenny Exhibits
615 Marret Ave.
Louisville, KY 40208
(Map)

A lunch presentation, utilizing case studies to highlight best practice for transforming graphic design into an engaging three dimensional space.

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Cost: Free

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Wednesday September 12

Happy Hour at Hound Dog Press

4:30PM - 7:30PM

Hound Dog Press
1000 Barret Ave.
Louisville, KY 40202
(Map)

Stop in to view the latest from Mohawk Paper while creating your own one of kind letterpress print while enjoying networking with beverages.

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Cost: Free

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Wednesday September 12

Doodle Agriculture: An Augmented Reality Experience

6:00PM - 10:00PM

GRIDS - Mellwood Art and Entertainment Center (Ground Floor, Building B)
1860 Mellwood Ave., Suite #189
Louisville, KY 40206
(Map)

Use your SMART device to watch illustrations come to life in the GRIDStudio. GRIDS has been working on a series of augmented reality experiences that animate illustrations from artists around the country. Light refreshments and wine will be served. AR creatives are welcome to bring AR pieces to share. This event is free and open to the public.

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Cost: Free

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Thursday September 13

InDesign Tips & Tricks v.2018

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Power
11701 Commonwealth Drive
Louisville, KY 40299
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A 3rd annual event where Leslie Friesen shares her InDesign Tips & Tricks. You're sure to learn something that will undoubtedly increase your workflow while simultaneously eliminating constant headaches. Friesen, is the Power Agency Designer-in-Residence, is a full-time faculty position in the graphic design BFA program at the Hite Art Institute. She’s also designs Edible Louisville & the Bluegrass magazine, where she says InDesign styles and shortcuts save her life!

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Cost: Free

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Thursday September 13

AIGA Louisville Presents: Michael Bierut

6:00 Reception | 7:00 Presentation

The Speed Art Museum
2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208
(Map)

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, Michael Bierut; studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, graduating summa cum laude in 1980. He worked for ten years at Vignelli Associates before joining Pentagram as a partner in 1990. He has won hundreds of design awards and his work is represented in several permanent collections including: the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York; the Library of Congress in Washington, DC; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA); amongst others.

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Cost: $20 Students | $30 Members (AIGA & SPEED) | $40 Non-Members

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Friday September 14

Lunch & Lecture with Michael Bierut

12:00AM - 1:30PM

Sullivan University’s College of Technology & Design
Energy Technology Building
3901 Atkinson Square Drive
Louisville, KY 40218
(Map)

How to be a Mentor - Your education as a designer never has to end. Your key to growth is mentors. And they’re all around you: teachers, bosses, colleagues, clients. And best of all, you’re a mentor too.

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Cost: Students(Free) $5/$10 | Lunch Available ($10)

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Friday September 14

Indie Games & Art Social

7:00PM - 9:00PM

Warp Zone Louisville
607 West Main St. Ste. #002
Louisville, KY 40202
(Map)

Wind down the week with Indie Games and Art at Warp Zone Louisville, a co-working space for Indie Game Creators. See where games are designed and developed by talented local game creators. Meet the designers and developers behind the games and learn about how Louisville Makes Games is leading the charge for game development in our city. Louisville Makes Games is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote game development as a viable career in our city through game development programming classes for kids, industry talks, art gallery showcases and other events.

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Cost: Free

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