EVENTS

OCTOBER 23+24, 2021

We’re excited to bring you workshops, talks, studio tours, panels, and more during Phoenix Design Week (*end): SANS. Remember to purchase your passes here and follow the instructions emailed to you on how to register for these individual events.

Note: If events are not part of the all-access pass or are not being hosted on the Crowdcast platform they will require separate registration, however, those events will link you right out to where you need to go!

AIGA AZ OFFICIAL EVENTS

  • 20211023
    Saturday
    Designing for Good with Bree Pear
    09:00:00
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    10:00:00
    Hosted by: AIGA Arizona, Bree Pear, Founder Only Human
    Over the last five years, I've built a community called Only Human where we launch a monthly Cause Campaign to raise awareness, bring others together, and share stories about topics that impact humanity. As the Head Of Creative and our resident photographer, I've found new ways to create art that sparks conversations that rise above the small talk. On the 1st of every month, we release a new line of apparel that we sell online and donate 10% of net profits to our charity partner of the month. I'm looking forward to sharing how I came to own my skills as an artist to create change in the world.
    Speaker / Talk
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  • 20211023
    Saturday
    Trust the Struggle
    10:00:00
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    11:00:00
    Hosted by: AIGA Arizona, Matt Adams (Factor 1) & Matt Fischer (Provoke Creative)
    Two Matts talk about the struggles of running your own gig. One Matt did it 18 years ago, the other 6 months ago. They both left the comfort of a full-time gig to venture out on their own. The struggle is real. Chat candidly about their wins, the struggles, the shit they didn't expect. Tons of time for Q&A.
    Speaker / Talk
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  • 20211023
    Saturday
    Everything I Know About Brand Identity I Learned in the 1980s
    11:00:00
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    12:00:00
    Hosted by: AIGA Arizona, Prescott Perez-Fox, Lecturer at Arizona State University
    Growing up in the 1980s I didn't think twice about the design and branding around me. Years later, I understand how influential it all was. This talk is a fun ride through our recent design history, reacquainting ourselves with typography, logos, and communication design of yesteryear. Attendees will walk away with inspiration and a revived sense of nostalgia. These new mental connections will help them hatch new ideas in their own practice.
    Speaker / Talk
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  • 20211023
    Saturday
    Mentorship Meetup: Sharing Your Work on Social Media
    13:00:00
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    15:00:00
    Hosted by: AIGA Arizona, Education + Mentorship Initiative
    Join this session for tips and tricks to share your work on social media. Your work is amazing! How do you share it? Whether you're new to social media or sharing your work online, this event is for you. To get started, we'll hear from some social sharing pros, then open it up to questions and discussion. Learn best practices to share on social and ask the mentors!

    Note: This will be a 2 hour event and will be held on Zoom.
    Workshop
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  • 20211023
    Saturday
    Slow Tech: Using Technology for Creation Instead of Consumption
    13:00:00
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    14:00:00
    Hosted by: AIGA Arizona, Erzhena Soktoeva, Slow Tech Coach
    With attention spans dwindling away and technology being the main contributor, many are taking a step back and evaluating products that make it into their "tech diet". Learn about which design patterns contribute to this, and if your designs would survive the slow tech movement.
    Speaker / Talk
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  • 20211023
    Saturday
    Intro to Adobe After Effects for Designers
    13:00:00
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    14:00:00
    Hosted by: AIGA Arizona, Fabian Tejada, De Los Angeles Studio
    Join Art Director & motion designer Fabian Tejada on a journey to uncover the basics of animation you need to get started in After Effects. In this workshop, you will quickly learn how to animate an Adobe Illustrator logo in Adobe After Effects and export it!

    This workshop is designed for the designer who wants to add animation to their toolkit.
    Workshop
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  • 20211023
    Saturday
    Designing Towards Diversity: Building Community Through Process
    14:00:00
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    15:00:00
    Hosted by: AIGA Arizona, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative
    Design is a discipline that improves with self-awareness and keen perception. Designing towards diversity promotes collaborative creativity and encourages involvement to foster engagement. Our panel represents creatives who are making significant contributions to the Design Industry. Hear their stories and approaches for providing diverse, inclusive, and thoughtful design solutions; their thoughts on how to create safe spaces that allow progress; how to practice diversity and inclusion in a professional environment; and why Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility (DEIA) matter for a progressing future in design?
    Panel
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  • 20211023
    Saturday
    Adobe XD As Your All-In-One Solution
    14:00:00
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    15:00:00
    Hosted by: AIGA Arizona, Matt Rae, XD Instructor for Adobe
    Transform Your Design Process. Learn how to turn your ideas into stunning reality faster, and effortlessly create designs that look and feel like the real thing. This session will give you an overview of the fundamentals, like how to wireframe, animate, prototype, collaborate, and more — all right in XD, the all-in-one UI/UX design tool.
    Workshop
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  • 20211023
    Saturday
    Standing Up for Creative with Michael Russell
    15:00:00
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    16:00:00
    Hosted by: AIGA Arizona, Michael Russell, Creative Service Specialist, Discover Flagstaff
    Designers are central to building business and non-profit visual communication strategies. They create a message that speaks to the consumer through technology, experience and advanced skill sets that, along with creative intuition, should never be taken for granted. Stand proudly for what you do and let your employers know your value.
    Speaker / Talk
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  • 20211023
    Saturday
    Look! Up in the sky! UX/UI for Aerospace with Honeywell Aerospace
    16:00:00
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    17:00:00
    Hosted by: AIGA Arizona, Honeywell Aerospace UX Team
    Join the user experience team from Honeywell Aerospace for a virtual Happy Hour and take a deep dive on how we’re making advanced tech – like flying cars – a reality. In this interactive session you’ll get to know how we use both traditional and modern UX/UI tools to understand our customers’ needs and translate them into products that are intuitive, safe, and sustainable.
    Panel
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  • 20211023
    Saturday
    PHXDW Day One Recap
    17:00:00
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    17:30:00
    Hosted by: AIGA Arizona
    Join the Phoenix Design Week team for a recap of day 1, some special announcements and meet fellow attendees.
    Speaker / Talk
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  • 20211024
    Sunday
    Zoom Name Experiment & Lessons on Inclusive Design
    10:00:00
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    11:00:00
    Hosted by: AIGA Arizona, Erzhena Soktoeva, UX Design Lead
    Erzhena talks about the experiment she launched after noticing that she was being ignored during webinars in the midst of the world relying exclusively on digital communication. While the results of the experiment were devastating, she shares what it taught her about inclusive design and opens a dialogue for looking at prioritization of product features backlog differently.
    Workshop, Speaker / Talk
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  • 20211024
    Sunday
    Understanding Messaging with Pattie Moore
    11:00:00
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    12:30:00
    Hosted by: AIGA Arizona, Pattie Moore
    In 440 BC, the play Antigone, written by Sopholcles, admonishes us not to shoot the messenger, "For no man delights in the bearer of bad news." As we endeavor to recover from a global pandemic fueled by misinformation, anger and fear, how do we best create trusted "Messages"? How do we, the Creatives, make convincing arguments that drive progress and not enhance divides? Our genius is at the heart of it all.

    Note: This event is 1.5 hours.
    Speaker / Talk
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  • 20211024
    Sunday
    SNAPS In-House Design Showcase
    13:00:00
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    14:00:00
    Hosted by: AIGA Arizona, In-House Initiative
    Get ready for the 5th annual SNAPS showcase! SNAPS was developed to give a platform for in-house designers to share their creativity and hard work with the Phoenix design community. The event will be centered around a series of TED-style presentations by in-house designers from Arizona including Adele Mulford (Make-A-Wish America) and Richard Cassey (Fox Restaurant Concepts). Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at campaigns, strategies, processes, and more!
    Panel
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  • 20211024
    Sunday
    BYO(Craft)
    13:00:00
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    14:00:00
    Hosted by: AIGA Arizona
    Have something you have been working on? Or something you have been trying to find time to start? Drop in for an hour dedicated to making and crafting. Connect with fellow makers and see what others bring to work on during this time, take a creative break!
    Workshop
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  • 20211024
    Sunday
    Student Panel: Mental Health in the Creative Community
    13:00:00
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    14:00:00
    Hosted by: AIGA Arizona
    Pursuing a career as a creative is extremely rewarding; however, it is not without its challenges. Hectic, high-pressure lifestyles chalked full of fierce criticism can commonly lead to depressive symptoms. We must look out for our community and ourselves so we can spot warning signs and be empowered to help or seek help when it matters most.

    Join our student panel for a heartfelt discussion on mental health within the creative community and leave with some tangible tips for improving personal well-being as well as how to reach out to a friend who may be suffering.
    Panel
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  • 20211024
    Sunday
    Emerging Designer Showcase
    14:00:00
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    15:00:00
    Hosted by: AIGA Arizona, ASU Students
    A new generation of creative pros are emerging, right here in Phoenix. Hear from three students and recent graduates as they present in-depth case studies that highlight their talents across branding, photography, video, graphic design, and more.
    Panel
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  • 20211024
    Sunday
    Get Interactive with Advanced Prototypes in XD
    14:00:00
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    15:00:00
    Hosted by: AIGA Arizona, Matt Rae, XD Instructor for Adobe
    Inject some life into your static mockups with interactions and motion - without leaving your design tool. In this session, learn how to express and communicate intent with micro interactions, animations and more using the powerful prototyping features built into Adobe XD.
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  • 20211024
    Sunday
    Mindset Mastery for Creatives
    14:00:00
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    15:00:00
    Hosted by: AIGA Arizona, Jennifer Burwell, Mother & Founder Co
    Creating is one of the most vulnerable expressions we can offer as a human. We all have gifts to share with the world. Sometimes our creative light dims and we need to have solid tools in our tool kit to reconnect with the things that light our spirit and soul to connect to our creativity. Join Jen Burwell as she explores the vital link between fun and creativity. She will walk you through simple yet extremely effective tools to help bring the fun and energy back to the creative process when you feel overwhelmed, disconnected, or just plain burned out.
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  • 20211024
    Sunday
    Health ≠ Hustle: A Design Counterculture Movement
    15:00:00
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    16:00:00
    Hosted by: AIGA Arizona, Adele Mulford
    In a creative culture that encourages "hustle," what does it mean to put yourself — and your mental well-being first? As creatives, we have super-powers to be able to pull back the veil between the mundane and the magic. However, we often forget to feed, nurture and care for our creativity in a way that is both intentional and long-lasting.

    In this session, Adele will share her personal story of climbing the ladder, living in overdrive, and then overcoming burnout. This is more than a cautionary tale: it's a story of inspiration and hope (+ humor!) that will provide tangible ways to care for your mental health while keeping the creative fire alive.
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  • 20211024
    Sunday
    PHXDW Closing Remarks & Best of Winner Reveal
    16:00:00
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    17:00:00
    Hosted by: AIGA Arizona
    Join the Phoenix Design Week team for a closing ceremony where we will recap the creative-filled 2 days and of course announce this year’s “Best of” winner!
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COMMUNITY EVENTS

Conceptfolio: Building A Portfolio From Nothing

Are you a #creative who feels hopeless over the lack of content in your portfolio? Is it hard for you to show off your skills when you don’t have clients or a current job? What if there was a way to show your skills that didn’t require a real client or full-time job? Through “Conceptfolio,”…

Letterpress Workshop with Hazel & Violet

Curious about letterpress printing? This is a great way to get started. Learn the basics of letterpress printing and make your own stuff! Start printing with wood and metal type and our giant stash of images. Set up your project on our Reprex; Showcard Long Master or Potter presses. Use our paper, ink and supplies…