Special Guests: Heard Museum Designer Marissa Groom and Art Director/ Brand Manager Ryan Anderson
AIGA Arizona is excited to host a series of intimate dinners with local designers as part of our Mentorship Program. Monday night's event offers 12 designers an opportunity to discuss the evolving state of our profession, get advice, and share meaningful experiences with two highly accomplished design professionals, while enjoying locally sourced, farm fresh ingredients from old-fashioned sweet corn to hot jalapeño peppers, in a space packed with eclectic artwork and old world charm.
The cost of attending the dinner is $15.00. The event can only accept 12 designers, so RSVP now!
If you're interested in sponsoring Dinner with a Designer, contact us!
Marissa Groom is an in-house designer for the Heard Museum, and AIGA’s 2015-2016 In-House Design Chair. As production designer for the Heard, she creates advertising, marketing and membership collateral while also managing the workflow of design department projects, project budgeting and quoting, and preparing projects for printing/display. Marissa also directs the art for the Museum's promotional photography, as well as representing the Museum's design department with clients. Her specialties include advertising, print design, and art direction. Her work has promoted exhibits and cultural events for all ages, from young children to refined art collectors. She balances her full time job with freelance work, storytelling, and co-writing her husband’s stand-up comedy.
Ryan Anderson is an Arizona native that decided to trade his roots in ranching and rodeoing for the glamorous life of clipping masks and character styles. His career in print and web design has been focused and feverish, and in just 10 short years he's held several leadership roles in branding and marketing, including his position as Art Director and Brand Manager at the wildly-successful Phoenix-based tech startup WebPT. Ryan was recently recruited to join yet another startup - this time in men's luxury fashion e-commerce, where he will lead the company's efforts in developing the brand and interactive experience. Join Ryan to learn more about how to create and maintain a rock solid brand, either for yourself or your company. Or, just have fun talking to him about his other passions such as adventure racing, tinkering with motorized vehicles, illustration, industrial design, and mid-century relics.
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - Sunday, September 13, 2015 / Phoenix
Introducing CreateAthon® Phoenix 2015!
AIGA Arizona and the CO+HOOTS Foundation are hosting a CreateAthon. It’s a 24-hour creative marathon where volunteers come together to provide design, marketing, and strategic services for nonprofits in the name of Design for Good. Together we can ignite, accelerate, and amplify design-driven social change.
We’re pulling an all nighter in the name of social good – join us in helping those who help others.
Are you a creative professional or student? Do you want to work with like-minded people? Are you looking for a way to use your skills and passion to help a local nonprofit? Do you like coffee and creative freedom?
Sign up to become a CreateAthon volunteer no later than Wednesday, August 12. To be on a team, you need to apply at www.createathonaz.org.
Become a Sponsor! CreateAthon is no small endeavor. If you would like to help by donating funds, resources, or services, please get in touch with Kay Transtrum at email@example.com.
Thursday, September 24, 2015 / Tucson
Meet the creative sparks behind Baker + Hesseldenz, Scott Baker and Mary Ann Hesseldenz, and learn about their path to becoming artists, collaborators, and entrepreneurs. Designers and artists of all types who are interested in learning about the creative process and exploring other areas of design should find the meeting both informative and inspiring.
Baker and Hesseldenz have been re-imagining visual landscapes for a wide array of projects since 2006. Their combined expertise includes interior design, custom furniture, fine art, fashion, and graphic design.
The meeting will convene at BH's gallery, located in the historic Tucson Warehouse & Transfer Studios, at 6 pm. The event is free for AIGA members, but an RSVP is mandatory to reserve a spot. Space is limited to 12 individuals, so please register now.
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - Saturday, October 10, 2015 / New Orleans
Join us in New Orleans this Fall for the 2015 AIGA Design Conference. With more than 90 speakers and thousands of attendees, it's sure to be an unforgettable experience you won't want to miss! The deadline for online registration is October 1, 2015.
Learn more at designconference.aiga.org
February 18, 2015 / By communications
AIGA AZ was proud to sponsor the 2015 Digital Summit, on February 4th-5th, in downtown Scottsdale. The event was heavily attended, topped Twitter’s Scottsdale posts for the day, and included an impressive array of local and national speakers sharing insights on everything digital.
December 16, 2014 / By communications