Cultivating Curiosity + Breaking Rules in Pursuit of Design w/Meena Khalili

This event is organized by UofL Hite Art Institute as part of the second annual AIGA Louisville Design Week 2016. For a full list of Design Week events, visit

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.

About Meena Khalili

Meena Khalili is a native of Washington, D.C. Her work crosses boundaries between traditional design and studio art practices. Meena’s research explores typography and Persian calligraphy through multimodal media, and focuses on design, illustration, and book art. She is inspired by geography, impermanence, and her experiences as a first generation Iranian-American. She has studied at the Illustration Academy, at the Lorenzo de' Medici School of Art in Florence, Italy, and has conducted many speaking engagements and workshops throughout the U.S. and in Doha, Qatar. Meena runs her design practice at, and you can follow her Instagram and Twitter @meenakhalili 

When & Where
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM EDT
Cressman Center for Visual Art
100 East Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202