The Snaps Showcase testifies…

To the untapped potential of in-house events

The inaugural Snaps Showcase at FilmBar Phoenix, March 10, 2016 was not only a wonderful success, but the event will pave the way for another Snaps Showcase next year. It also helped to expand and highlight AIGA’s INitiativea national AIGA program to support in-house designers nationwide.

The comments of two in-house leads and a slideshow below testify to the breadth and depth of in-house talent in Arizona.

“Thanks a thousand for all the effort you and your team put in last night. It was very exciting to hear from other presenters and reconvene with some of my good friends. I couldn’t be happier with how I was treated as a presenter, and hope you reflect on the event as a true success. Looking forward to more opportunities to work together in the future.”
– Ben Tieni, Graphic Designer, Sanford Inspire Program

“We all arrived at work today talking about how great last night was and we absolutely see the potential for the In-House side of things for future events. On behalf of my team, thank you for being patient with us on the last minute joining and participation. We are grateful to have participated in this, and future events.”
– Mat Lien, Creative Services, APS

The final list of speakers, and the order of presentations was as follows:

Arizona Public Service Company (APS) – Phoenix
In-House: Cross Collaboration and Strategy
-Jerome Villaflor
-Mat Lien
-Shayla Chase

Sanford Inspire Program – Phoenix
Each Teacher Deserves Good Design
-Ben Tieni
-Alejandro Cabrera
-Nicolas Navarrette

General Dynamics Mission Systems – Scottsdale
Tactical Airspace Integration System (TAIS)
-Brad Shroyer

PayPal – Scottsdale
Zigzagging through the ins and outs of launching a new app
-Nicky Vandewater

The Creative Group, TCG, sponsors AIGA’s national in-house initiative, and also sponsored the Snaps Showcase. Rudy Berk, AIGA AZ In-House Director and Marissa Groom, AIGA AZ In-house Chair, developed and executed the event.

The in-house design community in Arizona is full of talent that often goes unrecognized. AIGA AZ is dedicated to supporting and highlighting the talent and the work of in-house designers in Arizona – follow our dedicated Twitter channel @SnapsAZ on Twitter.


By communications
Published April 4, 2016