Event Calendar /

April 2013

Thu / 04.04.13

6:00PM - 8:00PM
Peter Miller Books

Community / SEMP & Seattle Architecture Foundation

Design on Display: Museum Workers, Designers and Professions In-between

The Seattle Emerging Museum Professionals (SEMP) are presenting a mixer and short panel discussion featuring professionals whose work and interests exist at the intersection of museum work, exhibit display and design.

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Thu / 04.04.13

7:00PM - 8:00PM
Henry Art Gallery Auditorium, University of Washington

Community / UW Division of Design

Tad Hirsch, Interaction Design

A free lecture/presentation put on by UW Division of Design

Tad Hirsch’s research focuses on interaction design in urban environments with a strong emphasis on advocacy and civic engagement, and often involves collaboration with NGO’s and community based organizations. His work is strongly influenced by public and critical art practice, and has engaged with issues such as human rights, environmental justice and community empowerment.

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Sat / 04.06.13

8:30AM - 1:00PM
Seattle Pacific University

AIGA Seattle / Seattle Pacific University

Reality Check 2013


// SOLD OUT //

Reality Check is designed to provide students an opportunity to receive constructive feedback from experienced design professionals. This is not a job fair. The goal of the event is to practice networking, get feedback on your work and to practice telling your story. Shake hands, listen intently, inquire thoughtfully, and position yourself professionally.

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Tue / 04.09.13

11:45AM - 1:00PM

AIGA Seattle / frog

The Lunch Box @ frog

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 John Rousseau of frog. He’ll discuss:

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Tue / 04.09.13

7:00PM - 8:00PM
Piecora's New York Pizza & Pizza Restaurant

Community / AQUENT/Vitamin T

Aaron Louie and The Future of UX & Design

Hosted by AQUENT/Vitamin T

Technology is advancing at an increasingly frenetic rate, and it's changing the way we interact with each other. We'll take a look at some of the current trends in technology and how they might impact culture and next-generation user interface design.

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Thu / 04.11.13

6:00PM - 8:00PM
University of Washington, PACCAR Hall, Room 390

AIGA Seattle / Artefact

Motivation through Communication: an Artefact Workshop

Learn the power of behavioral economics in creating meaning and engagement and encouraging positive change

The workshop outlines how behavioral economic principles can be applied to facilitate improved communication and provide deeper meaning through compelling content and design. After a brief, example-rich introduction to the underlying behavioral economics principles, participants will be split into groups and tasked with applying these principles to solve specific and relevant design challenge. The session will conclude with each group presenting its solution for peer feedback and Q&A.

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Fri / 04.12.13

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

Community / CreativeMornings Seattle

CreativeMornings Seattle: August de los Reyes

August de los Reyes cultivates a healthy obsession with design and the future. He also heads the software design team for Xbox at Microsoft. His previous projects include Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface, back when it was a table. He also teaches design at UW. August attended Harvard.

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Tue / 04.16.13

6:00PM - 8:00PM
The Innkeeper in Belltown

Community / UX Happy Hour

UX Happy Hour

UX Happy Hour is all about meeting other designers. It's a self-organized group with hosts in each city, and it's open to anyone who's interested in design. Developers, PMs and founders are all welcome! There aren't any talks or workshops, it's just designers hanging out. So join us in a city near you.

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Wed / 04.17.13

7:30AM - 9:00AM
Il Fornaio

AIGA Seattle /

Ed Ouellette: Design with Purpose

2013 AIGA Design Business for Breakfast Series

Design with Purpose

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Wed / 04.17.13

11:00AM - 12:00PM


“Graphic Design: Now in Production”

Andrew Blauvelt, Walker Art Center | AIGA VOICES WEBCASTS

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Wed / 04.17.13

7:00PM - 9:00PM

Community / MAKERHAUS

MAKE GOOD SOCIETY w/Thom Jones of Semigood Design

Get ready people! This is going to be one VERY inspring night! Thom Jones of Semigood Design will be speaking on his experience starting a bespoke furniture design company is the US.

Semigood is an award winning furniture and graphic design company based in Seattle, WA and recognised the world over. Join us for an evening of inspiration and friendly banter. Food and drink will be provided!

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Sat / 04.20.13

12:00AM - 11:59PM
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ARTCRANK SEATTLE: Call for Entries

Call for Entries will close on Saturday, April 20 — submit your samples today!

Are you a local designer or artist who also loves bikes? Then check out ARTCRANK SEATTLE, a show of bicycle-inspired poster artwork that introduces people to talented local artists and sends them home with affordable, original works of art. Now accepting artist submissions for the 2013 show.

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Sat / 04.20.13

10:00AM - 3:00PM
Cornish College of the Arts

Community / Cornish College of the Arts

Processing & Arduino Professional Development

Learn how to build custom software and electronics projects

This workshop covers the basics of Processing and Arduino: toolkits used by creatives of all disciplines to build their own custom software and electronics projects.

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Mon / 04.22.13

6:30PM - 8:00PM
University of Washington, PACCAR Hall 192


Brendán Murphy, Lippincott Brand Strategy and Design

A free lecture/presentation put on by UW Division of Design

Brendán Murphy is Senior Partner in Design at Lippincott New York, one of the world's largest brand strategy and design consultancies. Brendán’s work has been featured in Design Management Journal, Graphis, Metropolis, Novum, PRINT, The Boston Globe and The Wall Street Journal, discussed on National Public Radio and published in numerous books on corporate identity design.

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Wed / 04.24.13

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

Community / Graphic Artists Guild

No More Regrets: Best Practices for the Fallible & Fickle

Graphic Artists Guild Workshop with Steve Laskevitch

Have you ever changed your mind 75% of the way into a project? Has a client? Have you felt like you've painted yourself into a technical corner, and the only way out is to ruin work you've done?

Lecturer Steve Laskevitch discusses productive, non-destructive, and re-editable methods in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

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Thu / 04.25.13

6:00PM - 8:00PM
Auto Battery

Seattle Schmooze

// AIGA Seattle Happy Hour: Join us at Auto Battery in Capitol Hill (21+) //

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