Arizona
Upcoming Events
Thursday, September 25, 2014 / Tucson

Ever wondered what goes on in the minds of Tucson’s most creative artists and entrepreneurs? Get a quick peek into their fascinating worlds of inspiration at Pecha Kucha Tucson presented by AIGA Arizona. Formerly called Tucson 20X20, this year’s theme is “Creative Convergence: mixing art + design + inspiration.” The annual event features fun, fast-paced presentations by Tucson writers, designers, artists, and entrepreneurs.  Each presenter will show 20 images of their work and inspiration with only 20 seconds to talk about each one! Get your tickets early; space is limited!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

We can have the greatest communications ideas, but if we can’t sell those ideas to our decision makers, what good are they? If you’ve ever had your great ideas thrown back in your face or changed beyond recognition, this is the session for you. Based on speaker Sam Harrison’s third book, this luncheon gives tips and tools you and your team need to help your ideas reach reality.

For details and registration visit http://www.iabcphoenix.com/calendar-of-events/

The Phoenix chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators is the Valley of the Sun’s most comprehensive resource for communications professionals. Named the world’s best chapter five times, IABC Phoenix is part of a global not-for-profit network designed to provide industry practitioners with a full menu of resources – from networking and professional development to sharing best practices and recognizing award-winning work.

Friday, October 17, 2014 / Phoenix

Come try your hand at fitting a typographic statement or a place for Hopscotch in a parking spot. In this hands-on tactical urbanism workshop, you'll get the support, tools, and place to play in the street and create art for the world to see. We'll make a Parking Spot Gallery and Temporary Art Crosswalk, fill up the asphalt with graphic design goodness, and make a beautiful mess together.

Chalk, type samples, stencils, and sporting equipment (wiffle ball & bat, badminton racquets, four square bouncy ball, bubbles, and more) provided. All are welcome! Bike riding and skateboarding encouraged, though not required.

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Directions/Parking: Pull into the parking lot behind the building, inside the blue gate. Design RePublic is the last door on the right (yellow).

Friday, October 17, 2014 / Phoenix

Get a free, exclusive tour of one of the largest print shops in Arizona, and learn all about what goes on behind the scenes.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Creative Mornings is a free presentation series on all things creative. Join us for a light breakfast, and listen to the featured speaker share stories and ideas related to a particular theme.

Registration opens in October. For details, visit http://creativemornings.com/cities/phx

Friday, October 17, 2014 / Phoenix

Join AIGA Arizona for Shutterstock’s Pixels of Fury and the Phoenix Design Week kickoff party!

Justin Katz and Nina Miller kick off Phoenix Design Week as the evening's emcees. Competitors face off in 20-minute rounds, designing posters on inspirational topics of their choosing. Following each round, a panel of judges and the audience vote on which competitor does the best work. In the championship round, the winners of each of the competition rounds switch topics—the person who illustrates the topic most successfully will be declared the winner.

Judges and contestants to be revealed soon!

 

The Grand Prize

The Furious Pixel, the spectacular Pixels of Fury trophy
A three-month subscription to Shutterstock (valued at $700)
A $100 Apple Store gift card
Bragging rights throughout the year

 

Parking + Transportation

Arizona Opera is located on Central Avenue, across the street from the Phoenix Art Museum. Transportation is available via the Light Rail. Get off on the McDowell + Central Ave stop and walk north on Central Avenue.

Free parking is available after 6pm at the VIAD building, located just north of Arizona Opera Center on the west side of the road.

Bike valet is available directly outside Arizona Opera in the plaza. Hosted by Phoenix Spokes People.

 

Ticket Prices

Free for Method + Madness Conference Attendees (Enter your conference confirmation number when you register.)
$15 AIGA Members
$20 Non-Members
$30 At the Door

 

Additional in-kind support provided by MacMedia.

Friday, October 17, 2014 / Phoenix

Letterpress Central and Pumpkin Patch Press are teaming up with Hazel and Violet Ink for a fun and creative class. Put your technology aside and get ink flowing!

Join Letterpress Central & Pumpkin Patch Press at the letterpress shop of Nancy Hill - Hazel and Violet Ink in the historic Bragg's Pie Factory in downtown Phoenix for free-flowing, creative and fun letterpress workshop. Plan to get inky while working with vintage wood type & cuts as well as polymer plates to terrific unique posters and prints.