Arizona
Upcoming Events
Saturday, April 4, 2015 / Flagstaff
Flagstaff AIGA Stand & Deliver:
Branding and Marketing Yourself: How to Get Better Projects and More of Them

Designers do an incredible job of helping clients with branding and marketing their companies. But, when it comes to developing and promoting themselves, they struggle, procrastinate, and then wonder why business is slow or why they're getting bad projects. Learn how to treat yourself like a client with these tangible tips that will help you get better projects and more of them. 
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 / Phoenix

It's common for agency and freelance design to be perceived as more attractive or "sexier" than in-house design, but it's time to dispel those myths. Join us for a panel discussion with notable in-house, agency, and freelance designers from the community, where we'll talk about the differences between the three design practices and what it's really like to work in house.

Panel speakers will include:

In-House
- Jereme Clymer from PF Chang’s
- Marissa Groom from Heard Museum

Agency
- Niki Blaker from LaneTerralever
- Paul Dunbar from MM Brand Agency

Freelance
- Melissa Balkon from Strong Design Studios
- Robert Renteria from Bobee Design

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Free for AIGA Members & GCU Students
$10 General Admission

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - Friday, April 10, 2015 / Chicago
Gain confidence to lead internal and external problem-solving workshops and learn how to address important issues like managing team dynamics and navigating community problems. Attendees will return to work with tools, techniques and resources to help run more effective meetings, foster collaboration and effect social outcomes. For more information, visit: aiga.org/facilitation-by-design/
Saturday, April 11, 2015 / Phoenix

Non-profit Chicanos por la Causa is bringing maker spaces to the old Pickle House on Van Buren. They need your help making it beautiful! Roll up your sleeves for this Design for Good Workshop with local design leader and Design RePublic founder Lindsay Kinkade, where we'll design a typographic mural as a team and learn how a community project like this comes together. All ages welcome!

Want to help bring the typographic mural designed in this workshop to life? Join AIGA and Design RePublic next weekend for the ultimate Design for Good community art project at Serve-A-Thon! FIND OUT MORE HERE >

$25 for Design for Good Workshop only, $45 for Design for Good Workshop and Design for Good Serve-A-Thon on April 18th.

*Park inside the blue gate, and enter through the last door on the right by The Mobile Studio

Saturday, April 11, 2015 / Tempe


These days, more and more print designers are branching out into web design to broaden their professional horizons. But, it's never easy just to wade into the deep end of the web pool without some footing first. In this workshop we'll cover some of the challenges you'll encounter in your transition from print to web. 

What you’ll learn:
We’ll start with a brief intro to give you an overview of current website best practices and the technologies we’re using. You’ll leave with an understanding of how web pages are built, and how it affects your design for CSS, HTML5, SVG, mobile-first, web image formats, and more. Next we'll cover the 5 things you need to know about designing for the web, including:
 

- Hosted Fonts (designing and building with hosted fonts)
- Best methods for designing for different device sizes (including HiDPI [retina] devices)
- Designing to a grid (why and best practices in Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Illustrator CC)
- How to export/save optimized content for the web — how to get optimized assets out of Photoshop CC & Illustrator CC
- Working with SVG and icon fonts

 
To wrap things up, we'll briefly discuss a few ways to design interactivity like slideshows, animations, etc.

Taught by Chana Messer.

Best suited for:
Print designers looking to delve into web design.
 
 
AIGA Arizona Members: $15 
Affiliate Association Members: $25 (AAF, Ad2Phx, AZIMA) 
General Non-Member: $35 
Tickets at the Door: $40 
Saturday, April 18, 2015 / Phoenix

The 22nd Annual HandsOn Greater Phoenix Serve-A-Thon will bring together over 1,500 volunteers for one day of hands-on community service projects across the Valley. Over 20 projects will be completed, and as part of Phoenix Urban Design Week, AIGA Arizona is partnering with Design RePublic and Chicanos por la Causa to lend a hand with a special design project.

Come get your hands dirty and help us revitalize an empty lot that will soon be home to maker spaces on Van Buren. We'll welcome them to the neighborhood by creating street stencils, a typographic fence mural, and a community seating area.

Kids ages 12 and up are welcome, and there will be on-site activities for younger children. Each participant will get a free t-shirt, snacks, and water to fuel them throughout the morning. Want to help plan the typographic mural we'll be painting? FIND OUT MORE HERE >

Join AIGA and Design RePublic on April 11 for a hands on Design for Good Workshop. Find out more here $20 for the Serve-A-Thon only, $45 for Serve-A-Thon and Design for Good Workshop on April 11th

Thursday, May 14, 2015 / New York City

Join us in New York City May 14, for The 2015 AIGA Awards Gala, an inspiring evening celebrating the lives and work of the 2015 AIGA medalists. Seating is limited! Purchase your tickets now. For more information, visit: aiga.org/gala/