Join AIGA Arizona for Tucson 20×20 featuring seven speakers giving rapid-fire presentations of 20 slides, 20 seconds each. AIGA Arizona will be offering a free van ride for those wanting to attend the Tucson 20×20. Van will begin loading at 4pm and depart Phoenix at 4:30pm sharp. Van will depart Tucson at 10:00pm and return to Phoenix around midnight. You must register for the free van ride.
Joe Pagac (Artist, joepagac.com)
Topic: The activation of urban areas through art installations, murals and live painting, and how to keep peoples attention on real world art in the digital age.
Joe Pagac is an award winning muralist, fine artist, performance painter, interior designer, illustrator and community volunteer. He has traveled extensively and worked in all different types of communities in an effort to expose more people to art and help make it a part of their daily lives. Starting with a BFA in Visual Communication and Illustration and a few buckets of house paint, Joe has created a career out of painting for the past 8 years, always with his audience in mind.
(Graphic Designer, Richie Brevaire Designs)
Topic: I would like to take the opportunity to talk about the process of branding of HUB and Playground in downtown. In addition, I would like to also talk about the value of a good partnership with your client.
Richie Brevaire has over 11 years of design and advertising experience. Worked at such firms as LP&G marketing & advertising, Hilton & Myers Advertising, the University of Arizona and Frank Williams Design.
Charles Pifer (Architect, Poster Frost Mirto, Inc.)
Topic: I will be exploring how the aesthetic value of construction documents (as considered separately from the buildings constructed from them) has changed over time with a focus on the Roy Place / UA downtown buildings original documentation and it’s modern day restoration.
Charles Pifer holds a B. Arch from the U of A and is a Designer and Project Manager at Poster Frost Mirto Architects. Charles splits his free time between renovating and re-renovating his midtown ranch house, and creating metal and clay sculptures and architectural details.
Demion Clinco (President, Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation)
Topic: Neon Sign Design in Tucson – elements of mid-century Americana.
Demion Clinco serves as president of the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation Board, a role he assumed upon reorganizing and relaunching the organization in 2008. Demion is the CEO of Frontier Consulting Group LLC, an Arizona firm that researches and prepares nominations for historic preservation projects. Projects include the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun Historic District, The Ranch House Lodge, Indian Ridge Historic District and the Historic Context for the Oracle Area Revitalization Plan. He was appointed by the Mayor and Council in 2007 to the Tucson-Pima County Historic Commission, and is serves on the Plans Review, Landmark Signs, and Preservation Awards subcommittees. Clinco is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Desert Archeology, chairing the fundraising and community outreach committee; serves as a Trustee of St. Gregory College Preparatory School and since 2010 has served as the Arizona State Advisor to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Demion is a graduate of Occidental College in Los Angeles, with a B.A. in Art History. He completed postgraduate work at Istituto Marangoni in Milan Italy.
Jamie Williams (Photographer, American Cowgirl)
Topic: She will be discussing her commercial career as well as her documentary project American Cowgirl.
Jamie Williams is a Lifestyle photographer who has worked for clients such as American Airlines, AT&T, Bank of American, California Tourism and Westin Hotels. Photography has taken Jamie to every continent except Antarctica and to 49 of the 50 states. When Jamie’s not on assignment she continues work on American Cowgirl, a multi-media project honoring the spirt of women and horse.
Aaron Reyes (Graphic Designer, Studio 33)
Topic: Memories of summer camps, summer love, summer trips, and escaping into the great outdoors make me smile. The concept of summer vacation is great. Escaping from the day-to-day and focusing on what you want to do is wonderful. My project? Summer heat – Design some shade.
Aaron Reyes is creative director and principal of Studio 33 – design strategy + graphics, a Tucson based design firm specializing in marketing, promotional, and packaging work for the publishing and advertising industries. His work has been recognized by AIGA, AAF, City of Tucson, French Paper and can be found in numerous national retail stores. 33designs.com
Ken Godat (Graphic Designer, Godat Design)
Topic: Born and raised in the Show-Me State, Ken Godat approaches design assignments as an opportunity to connect with a viewer, illustrate a truth, meet a challenge, and ultimately to demonstrate something new about himself to the world.
Ken Godat is from Missouri. He moved to New York with a BFA in design and worked in corporate communications for eight years with responsibilities for clients in international finance, consumer goods, and the arts. He started his first business in 1983, and in 1989 re-established his design firm in Tucson. Today, Godat Design balances intelligence, innovation, and market savvy to create successful design programs that educate and persuade.