Event Calendar /

March 2013

Thu / 02.28.13

6:00PM - 8:00PM
The Upstairs

AIGA Seattle /

Seattle Schmooze

 // Happy Hour has returned! Join us at The Upstairs in Belltown (21+) //

Everyone is welcome (including nonmembers) at The Upstairs in Belltown. Join AIGA board members and other Seattle designers (of all kinds) on the last Thursday of each month as we get together to swap ideas, vent about impossible deadlines, share inspiration, and have a laugh.

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Fri / 03.08.13

9:00AM - 10:00AM
The JBL Theater at the EMP

Community / CreativeMornings Seattle

CreativeMornings Seattle: Trimpin

German born artist, Trimpin, brings together the senses with his sound sculptures which often reuse instruments and scuptural materials to create his vividly-engaging installations

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Fri / 03.08.13

5:30PM - 7:30PM
The Bullitt Center

Community / ARCADE

ARCADE 31.2 Launch Party

STEM + A = STEAM. At the new Bullitt Center, the world's greenest commercial building.

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Sat / 03.09.13

9:00AM - 5:30PM
Kirkland Performance Center

Community / Pacific Northwest Adobe Users Group

Adobe CreateNOW Bash!

Join us for the Pacific Northwest Adobe Users Group for a day-long mashup of presentations, workshops, demos, vendors, food and swag!

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Tue / 03.12.13

11:45AM - 1:00PM
Starbucks HQ

AIGA Seattle / Starbucks

The Lunch Box @ Starbucks

An AIGA Seattle Thought Leadership Series

Join us at a different local studio each month for The Lunch Box. Break away from your desk to visit an amazing studio and listen to local design leaders present original perspectives that will inspire, shift or interrupt your relationship with the design space. After the presentation there will be a chance to ask questions and pick the brains of some of Seattle's brightest design minds.

This month's lunch will be hosted by Starbucks Global Creative. They'll discuss:

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Wed / 03.13.13

12:00PM - 1:30PM
Columbia Tower Club

Community / Green-e

Sustainability in Print

New Perspectives and Tools

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Sun / 03.17.13

7:00PM - 9:00PM

Community / MAKERHAUS

Make Good Society presents: Beautiful Losers

A movie night full of inspiring creative goodness and popcorn

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Tue / 03.19.13

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Fri / 03.22.13

7:00AM - 9:00PM
University of San Diego

AIGA Chapter / San Diego

Y Design Conference

Check out y-conference.com for more info.

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Fri / 03.22.13

9:00AM - 2:00PM
Palace of Fine Arts

AIGA Chapter / San Francisco

Compostmodern: Resilience

Regional Design Conference

MARCH 22-23



Designer. Entrepreneur. Scientist. Artist: Are you Compostmodern? Explore the role of design in creating a more resilient and regenerative world that works better for individuals, communities, society and the planet.


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Tue / 03.26.13

5:45PM - 8:30PM
Seattle Art Museum, Plestcheeff Auditorium

AIGA Seattle /


A Discussion with Regional In-house Design Key Opinion Leaders

As part of AIGA and TCG's ongoing program, INitiative: INsights to help INhouse design teams thrive, join INhouse designers for an evening of networking and dialogue. Hear how designers are transforming the corporate and non-profit world from the inside out. Our panel will discuss the future roles for in-house design teams, the role of design within in-house organizations, and the growing demand for design-related skills.

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Wed / 03.27.13

12:00PM - 1:30PM
Seattle Design Center, Plaza Building Suite 292

Community / Graphic Artists Guild Seattle

Creating a Personal Brand Strategy

Communicate Your Value, Brand Yourself to Win

Graphic Artists Guild Workshop Presented by Eric Weaver

Corporations spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to create brand strategies to best communicate their value. Why shouldn’t you use the same basic techniques to promote your own value?

Learn to create a personal brand strategy to help you phrase your value, and position you for competitive advantage, whether as an employee, a contractor or a freelancer.

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Wed / 03.27.13

6:30PM - 8:00PM
School of Visual Concepts

Community / School of Visual Concepts

Designing for the Greater Good

A free talk from SVC Seattle & Rebecca Richards-Diop on designing for non-profits and making a bigger impact on the world

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Thu / 03.28.13

6:00PM - 8:30PM
World Sports Grille

AIGA Seattle / Schmooze

Schmooze: INcrowd Ping Pong Playoff

// Special INhouse Edition //

If you work INhouse, you have to be a team player, and that's why we've added a little team action to this month's Schmooze. Join us at World Sports Grille for the INcrowd Ping Pong Playoff!

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Thu / 03.28.13

6:30PM - 9:30PM

Community / IDSA NW + SEGD Seattle

Kinetic Design : A 2D to 3D Design Challenge

A laser cutter, prizes, and drinks!

Join IDSA NW and SEGD Seattle for an exciting one-night only Design Challenge! Guaranteed to be a super fun evening of getting your hands dirty, flexing your design muscles, cross-collaboration, bragging rights, and did we mention prizes? All are welcome, but space is very limited- so reserve your spot NOW!

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