Event Calendar /

June 2013

Wed / 06.05.13

7:00PM - 9:00PM

Community / MakerHaus

Make Good Society

Bio Design with Yasaman Sheri

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Thu / 06.06.13

5:00PM - 9:00PM
1927 Events

Thu / 06.06.13

5:30PM - 7:30PM

Community / ARCADE

31.3 ARCADE Launch Party

Science, Art and Inquiry

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Fri / 06.07.13

6:00PM - 9:00PM
The Hollywood Theatre

Community / WeMake / Portland

WeMake—sketchXchange with GARY BASEMAN!

Tickets on Sale Now!

WeMake would like to extend an invitation to Seattle-based designers and illustrators to join us in Portland for a night of process, art, and inspiration with Gary Baseman on Friday, June 7, 2013. AIGA Seattle members get a special discount of $10 off!! (Use discount code WMAIG at checkout. AIGA Membership ID required at the door.)

Meet Gary in person, be inspired by his work, and peek inside his sketchbooks! Attendees will mix and mingle, and participate in an informal sketchXchange throughout the night.

Read more about the event on the WeMake blog or click HERE for an interview with Gary himself, including his thoughts on the collaborative poster he did with Shepard Fairey!

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Tue / 06.11.13

11:50AM - 1:00PM

AIGA Seattle / Teague

The Lunch Box @ Teague

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.

Our June lunch will be hosted by Teague who will discuss: 

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Wed / 06.12.13

5:30PM - 7:00PM
HAX (Hornall Anderson Experience Lab)

Community / Art with Heart

"Draw It Out" Happy Hour & Book Launch Party!

Celebrate the Launch of DRAW IT OUT, a therapuetic activity book to support grieving children.

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Thu / 06.13.13

6:00PM - 11:00PM
Within SODO

AIGA Seattle /

2013 AIGA Membership Party

Lucky 13 // Head, Heart, Hand

Calling all AIGA Seattle Members! Come out and join the entire AIGA community for our 26th annual Membership Party at Within SODO. This is our chance to offer a huge thanks to YOU, our members, who keep us strong and are the embodiment of our mission out there on the front lines. Even if you're not a member, come on by, join the party, and see what we're all about.

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Fri / 06.14.13

8:30AM - 10:00AM
The JBL Theater at the EMP

Community / CreativeMornings Seattle

CreativeMornings: Michael Hebb

The Scale of The Dinner Table; finite space, infinite potential.

Michael Hebb has been staging convivial gatherings and redefining hospitality/tablemaking since 1997; co-founding the City Repair project and Communitecture with Mark Lakeman; and co-founding family supper, ripe, clarklewis, and the Gotham Bldg Tavern in Portland OR with Naomi Pomeroy. His expansive multidisciplinary dinners have taken place on five continents, have been exhibited in several museums and featured in the NY Times, W, Art Forum, The New Yorker, GQ, The Guardian and dozens of international publications. Michael strongly believes that the table is one of the most effective (and overlooked) vehicles for changing the world.

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Wed / 06.19.13

7:30AM - 9:00AM
Il Fornaio

AIGA Seattle /

Ann DeOtte Kaufman: Storytelling, Sharing and Making

2013 AIGA Design Business for Breakfast Series

Storytelling, Sharing and Making
How a good story might save you and your brand from oblivion

It’s hard to ignore the power of storytelling, stoies document our histories, educate and entertain us, and at their best they inspire us into action. In the cluttered world of individuals and brands fighting for attention, a great story could be the way to get in front of the crowd. In this presentation you will learn what makes a great story, how to develop your own, and explore the changing approach to storytelling and story making.

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Fri / 06.21.13

8:00PM - 10:00PM
Northwest Film Forum

Community / Northwest Film Forum

JUST LIKE BEING THERE: A documentary on the American gig poster scene

Special screening with Director Scout Shannon

In the gig poster community, artists such as Daniel Danger and Jay Ryan prove that creating this artwork is more than just a career, it's a way of life.

Part of Northwest Film Forum's New Documentary Series: N-E-X D-O-C-S

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Sun / 06.23.13

8:00AM - 12:30PM
Moscone West

Community / HOWLive: San Francisco

ELEVATE: The Dieline Package Design Conference, June 23-26

SPECIAL OFFER // Use the promo code DIELINE13 to get $100 off!

The Dieline Package Design Conference
June 23 - 26
San Francisco

The world’s best package designers will share their hard-earned wisdom on becoming an indispensable brand leader. You’ll learn to get respect for your expertise, be more articulate about what design means to your brand, and more. 

In short, The Dieline Package Design Conference will inspire you to become a brand leader… so you can design a better brand.


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Tue / 06.25.13

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

Community / School of Visual Concepts

Designing for Touch Screens: Essential Tips from Adobe

FREE event put on by School of Visual Concepts (Registration required)

Nearly 25% of web traffic happens on a phone or tablet these days, so there's a lot to be said for designing websites that work well on touch screens. Sung Park, product manager for Adobe Muse, will give you the lowdown on mobile usage data, the pros and cons of responsive design, and how humans interact with touch-screens. 

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Wed / 06.26.13

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

Community / Seattle Graphic Artists Guild

Make a Handmade Rock 'N Roll Poster with Shogo Ota

Let's make a one-of-a-kind, handmade rock 'n' roll poster in ninety minutes at the Guild's last workshop of the season. We will use various dry art media: paper, sharpies, crayons, pencils, collage to make a poster for your favorite music band.

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Thu / 06.27.13

6:00PM - 8:00PM
Peddler Brewing Company

Seattle Schmooze

// AIGA Seattle Happy Hour: Peddler Brewing Company in Ballard (21+) //

Everyone is welcome (including nonmembers) at Peddler Brewing Company in Ballard. 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. No reservation needed, no cover charge but must be 21 and attendees are responsible for their own tabs. Peddler Brewing Company is a beer-only venue so come thirsty for hops!

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Thu / 06.27.13

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

Community / School of Visual Concepts

Hot Jobs: Where They Are, How to Get One

FREE event put on by School of Visual Concepts (Registration required)

The hiring situation has improved a lot lately. But only for people with the right skill sets and a polished way of presenting themselves. Come join a panel discussion with recruiters from Hornall Anderson, POP, and giant-enterprise-to-be-named to learn what digital and design employers are looking for these days.

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Sat / 06.29.13

4:00PM - 6:00PM
The Piranha Shop



Hand-made, bike-inspired posters. Admission is FREE.

ARTCRANK SEATTLE will feature hand-made, bike-inspired posters created by Seattle area artists. Limited edition, signed and numbered copies of all posters will be available for $40 each. Admission is free.

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