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Sat / 11.06.10

9:00AM - 5:00PM
Microsoft Building 43

Make-a-Thon 2010

IxDA, AIGA, Interact Seattle — Touch and Beyond: New Forms of Interaction

Exploring how to craft interfaces that utilize gestural and touch interaction

The Make-a-Thon is a one-day event for working and student designers where we’ll explore the tools and methods that interaction designers use to create interfaces utilizing gestural and touch interaction. This event is open to all designers, including those who may not typically design for interaction but wish to broaden their conceptual toolkit.

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Fri / 10.15.10

2:00PM - 11:00PM
Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort, Leavenworth, WA

Into the Woods: October 15-17, 2010

Want to GET inspired? Then BE inspiring.

Get out of your own way and get Into the Woods. Bring your whole creative, curious, and inspiring self to Into the Woods and do your part to inspire others. Share your ideas, your enthusiasm, and your creativity, and watch it all come back to you.

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Thu / 10.14.10

6:00PM - 8:00PM
Lot N° 3

Shmooze on the Eastside

Our new design social—second Thursday of the month!

Our Seattle Design Socials have become such a popular monthly gathering that members have asked for a regular meetup in Bellevue. We’re excited to be starting an Eastside happy hour the second Thursday of each month. Come Shmooze with us!

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Thu / 09.30.10

6:00PM - 8:00PM
Barca

Seattle Shmooze

Join us again this month at Barca on Cap Hill!

Stop by and Shmooze with other Seattle designers (of all kinds) at our casual gatherings. The last Thursday of each month we get together to swap ideas, vent about impossible deadlines, share inspiration, and have a laugh. No reservation needed, no cover charge. Everyone is welcome (including nonmembers)!

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Sat / 09.25.10

11:30AM - 3:30PM
School of Visual Concepts parking lot

Refurbish, a fun sale to benefit AIGA Seattle—and you

A designers’ trunk sale loaded with bargains…

Come find a treasure trove of items designers are clearing from their studios! Sample items:

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Thu / 09.23.10

6:00PM - 9:00PM
School of Visual Concepts

Designers Accord Town Hall Meeting

Join us for the First Designers Accord Town Hall Meeting in Seattle!

The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact. This town hall meeting is your chance to join fellow Seattle designers who care deeply about these issues, and share in the discussion of how we can make designing in sustainable ways a reality in our region.

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Thu / 09.16.10

6:30PM - 9:00PM
Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM)

James Victore

Lecture and book signing

James Victore will inspire you. Pulling no punches, he built his career on the strength of his convictions as much as his skill as a designer and has aimed for one thing in his work: “to make it personal.”

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Thu / 09.09.10

6:00PM - 8:00PM
Lot N° 3

Shmooze on the Eastside

Our new design social—second Thursday of the month!

Our Seattle Design Socials have become such a popular monthly gathering that members have asked for a regular meetup in Bellevue. We’re excited to be starting an Eastside happy hour the second Thursday of each month. Come Shmooze with us!

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Sat / 08.28.10

1:00PM - 6:00PM
School of Visual Concepts

Wayzgoose & Steamroller Smackdown

Free, Family-Friendly Event

What’s a Wayzgoose?
It’s a centuries-old celebration of the honored craft of letterpress printing. While The School of Visual Concepts’ Wayzgoose doesn’t date back quite so far, the ninth edition of this event promises to be bigger, better, and Wayzgoosier than ever, with steamroller printing, a marketplace, an equipment swap, and demonstrations.

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Thu / 08.26.10

6:00PM - 8:00PM
Barca

Shmooze in Seattle

New name, same open social—the last Thursday of every month!

Join us again this month at Barca on Cap Hill!

Stop by and Shmooze with other Seattle designers (of all kinds) at our casual gatherings. The last Thursday of each month we get together to swap ideas, vent about impossible deadlines, share inspiration, and have a laugh. No reservation needed, no cover charge. Everyone is welcome (including nonmembers)!

 

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Mon / 08.23.10

7:00PM - 9:00PM
Tether Design Gallery

Women in Design: a panel discussion

presented by Tether, OfficePDX.com, AIGA Seattle, & New Deal Vodka

Northwest women design professionals offer insights into their challenges, their successes, and how they got to where they are today. This unique event offers specific resources for creative women at all points in their career. Moderated by Methodologie principal Shannyn Roberts, the panel includes Wendy Chisholm, Senior Strategist at Microsoft; Chelsea Conboy, designer for Bumbershoot 2010; Robynne Raye, co-founder of Modern Dog and instructor, Cornish College of the Arts; and Åsa Sandlund, Brand Creative Director for Nordstrom.

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Thu / 08.12.10

6:00PM - 8:00PM
Lot N° 3

Shmooze on the Eastside

Our new design social—second Thursday of the month!

Our Seattle Design Socials have become such a popular monthly gathering that members have asked for a regular meetup in Bellevue. We’re excited to be starting an Eastside happy hour the second Thursday of each month. Come Shmooze with us!

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Thu / 07.29.10

6:00PM - 8:00PM
Barca

Design Social

Join us again this month at Barca on Cap Hill.

Stop by and make connections with other Seattle designers (of all kinds) at our casual gatherings. The last Thursday of each month we get together to swap ideas, vent about impossible deadlines, share inspiration, and have a laugh. No reservation needed, no cover charge. Everyone is welcome (including nonmembers).

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Thu / 06.24.10

6:00PM - 8:00PM
Barca

Design Social

Grey Gallery has unexpectedly closed for relocation, so join us this month at Barca, next door to Grey on Cap Hill.

Stop by and make connections with other Seattle designers (of all kinds) at our casual gatherings. The last Thursday of each month we get together to swap ideas, vent about impossible deadlines, share inspiration, and have a laugh. No reservation needed, no cover charge. Everyone is welcome (including nonmembers).

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Sat / 06.12.10

6:00PM - 9:00PM
Jelvetica & Richard Hiner Architects

AIGA Designers “re|THINK” Sustainability

Many designers believe that our natural environment is in peril and want to use their creative talents to persuade people to protect it. The AIGA chapters in North and South Carolina, for example, asked their members to design posters that would inspire the people of their states to make sustainable decisions in their everyday lives. No idea was too small or too large.

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Thu / 05.27.10

6:00PM - 8:00PM
Grey Gallery & Lounge

Design Social

Stop by and make connections with other Seattle designers (of all kinds) at our casual gatherings. The last Thursday of each month we get together to swap ideas, vent about impossible deadlines, share inspiration, and have a laugh. This time we’ll meet again at Grey Gallery & Lounge on Capitol Hill. Enjoy their great food, espresso, or something stronger to drink — with people who get what design is about.

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Fri / 05.14.10

7:30PM - 10:00PM
BoConcept

2010 AIGA Membership Party

Join us on Friday, May 14 for the annual Membership Party, one of the biggest AIGA Seattle events of the year. With this party we offer a giant "thank you" to our members and also bring together the Seattle design community, from students to design leaders. If you’re not a member, please join us: this would be a great evening to find out what we’re all about.

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Fri / 04.30.10

2:30PM - 4:30PM
Adobe University: Plaza Building, Conference Room U2

What’s New for Designers in Creative Suite 5 — CANCELLED

Presented by Colin Fleming

Attendees are eligible for a drawing: one copy of Creative Suite 5!

Learn how CS5 will allow you to reach more people, more effectively, in more places:

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Sat / 04.24.10

8:30AM - 10:30AM
Art Center Gallery at Seattle Pacific University

Reality Check 2010: Session 1

What is Reality Check?
Reality Check is an event designed for students and newcomers to the field: This is your opportunity to receive constructive portfolio feedback from experienced design professionals. At Reality Check you can show your work and ideas to some of the best art directors and designers in the Northwest. All you need to do it preregister—and bring your résumé and portfolio to the reviews. The portfolio doesn't have to be perfect—that will come after you incorporate the advice you’re going to receive at Reality Check. You’ll be able use this event to check your understanding of how to create a powerful design portfolio. Participants will receive at least a half dozen reviews, probably more.

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Mon / 04.19.10

12:00AM - 12:00AM
Art Center Gallery at Seattle Pacific University

Wed / 04.14.10

7:30AM - 9:00AM
Il Fornaio, Pacific Place

Design Business for Breakfast Series: Design Leadership

Whether you’re a freelancer, an in-house designer, or working at an agency or studio, you can never know too much about the business side of design. And in today’s tough economy, you need that business edge even more.

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Thu / 04.08.10

6:00PM - 8:30PM
Multiple Capitol Hill Locations

AIGA Studio Tours 2010

As the weather gets warmer and the days longer, meeting friends on Capitol Hill sounds like a great idea. Add good design and interesting studios to the mix and you’ve got an even more attractive evening ahead of you: our spring studio tours.

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Thu / 03.25.10

6:00PM - 8:00PM
Grey Gallery & Lounge

Design Social

Stop by and make connections with other Seattle designers (of all kinds) at our casual gatherings. The last Thursday of each month we get together to swap ideas, vent about impossible deadlines, share inspiration, and have a laugh. This time we’ll meet again at Grey Gallery & Lounge on Capitol Hill. Enjoy their great food, espresso, or something stronger to drink — with people who get what design is about.

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Sat / 03.20.10

9:00AM - 12:00PM
School of Visual Concepts

Thu / 03.18.10

6:00PM - 8:00PM
POP

HIVE.mobile

Now that internet-enabled devices are in nearly every pocket or purse, design and development for the mobile platform has rapidly become a key sector of interactive design. Join us for an evening focused on the design and development of applications, websites, and experiences for mobile devices.

Leaders from companies in both the design and mobile sectors will host discussions on process, concepts, and execution of interaction design for mobile platforms. This HIVE event will be organized in a new format with smaller groups to allow for a more intimate exchange.

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Tue / 03.16.10

7:00PM - 9:00PM
School of Visual Concepts

Open Board Meeting

Once a year we welcome all of you to our monthly Board of Directors meeting, where we announce which Board positions are about to open. You’re invited to listen in on the discussion, ask questions, and test whether you’d like to join us as a director. If you’d like to apply for one of these positions or one of our newly created chair positions, or get involved with AIGA Seattle in any way, I’d like to personally invite you to bring your passion and your ideas to the meeting.

Why serve on the AIGA Seattle Board?

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Wed / 02.24.10

7:00PM - 8:30PM
PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts

Jump Start

Each year we invite a diverse panel of design professionals to speak to students and young professionals about career paths in design. This year’s panel will share valuable insight about the interview process, what design businesses look for in portfolios as well as future employees, and useful tips for getting a job. They’ll also talk about some of the varied possibilities in the design professions that they themselves have explored.

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Wed / 02.10.10

7:30AM - 9:00AM
Il Fornaio, Pacific Place

Design Business for Breakfast Series: Structure Your Projects and Process

Whether you’re a freelancer, an in-house designer, or working at an agency or studio, you can never know too much about the business side of design. And in today’s tough economy, you need that business edge even more.

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Thu / 01.28.10

6:00PM - 8:00PM
Grey Gallery & Lounge

New Year, New Venue, New Design Socials

Stop by and make connections with other Seattle designers (of all kinds) at our casual gatherings. The last Thursday of each month we get together to swap ideas, vent about impossible deadlines, share inspiration, and have a laugh. This time we’ll meet at Grey Gallery & Lounge on Capitol Hill. Enjoy their great food, espresso, or something stronger to drink — with people who get what design is about. No reservation needed, no cover charge. Just stop by and say hi — everyone is welcome, including nonmembers!

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Sat / 01.23.10

10:00AM - 12:00PM
Phinney Ridge Community Center

Green Salon 2

In October AIGA Seattle launched the Green Salon series as an open forum for both AIGA members and other designers, and invited participants to list a menu of topics for future roundtables about sustainability: a pair for each upcoming discussion. In this second roundtable of the series, we will focus on two of those topics:

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Wed / 01.13.10

7:30AM - 9:00AM
Il Fornaio

Design Business for Breakfast Series: Connect With Your Clients

Whether you’re a freelancer, an in-house designer, or working at an agency or studio, you can never know too much about the business side of design. And in today’s tough economy, you need that business edge even more.

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