Event Calendar /

July 2013

Thu / 07.11.13

6:30PM - 9:00PM
Hale's Ales Banquet Room

Community /

Microinteractions: Designing with Details with Dan Saffer

IA/UX Meetup, IxDA Seattle, PS-SIGCHI, Content Strategy Meetup, and ASIS&T;

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Fri / 07.12.13

8:30AM - 10:00AM
An Uncharted System at The EMP

Community / CreativeMornings

CreativeMornings Seattle: Justin Allan

Quasars and Black Holes: How the Mysteries of Space Help Kids Write Better

Justin has worked as a designer for over a decade and has 15 years experience in the niche retail industry. He is the design and store manager at 826 Seattle (a.k.a. Greenwood Space Travel Supply) and co-owner of the design and print studio, Cellar Door Mercantile. He has been a science fiction fan ever since his dad let him watch Riddly Scott's Alien, at the age of seven.

Special Note: We'll be meeting at a new location within the EMP. Meet up at the POP Kitchen and we'll boldly go where no CreativeMorning has gone before!

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Thu / 07.18.13

6:00PM - 9:00PM
Deloitte Digital

AIGA Seattle / Pour Back

Pour Back: Brew Night

Celebrate local design & brew culture in the PNW

Pour Back's first summer event will be at Deloitte Digital to raise funds for young designers who have the intention of giving back to the PNW region. All ticket sales go to the Pour Back Fund.

Join us for an evening to celebrate local design and brew culture in the Pacific Northwest. We will have a beer brewing workshop, a beer label design activity, a beer sampling station, a silent auction, and a raffel with great prizes.

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Fri / 07.19.13

7:00PM - 10:00PM
Northwest Film Forum


ByDesign 13 // July 19–24

Northwest Film Forum's Annual Design Series

Northwest Film Forum annual ByDesign series brings together a diversity of people, ideas and creative visions to explore intersections of design and film, as we celebrate multidisciplinary artists who transform our visual culture.

This year’s program features new documentary films about the influential, multidisciplinary designers Lella and Massimo Vignelli; legendary film title designer Pablo Ferro; and unique takes on architecture by Rem Koolhaas and Frank Gehry. The program also features Phase IV, directed by acclaimed graphic and film title designer Saul Bass, and a panel discussion with Seattle creatives about the currents of experiential design.

For show times and more, check out www.nwfilmforum.org

Buy a series pass and see all of the films in ByDesign 13 at a discount: $40/Film Forum, ARCADE and AIGA Members, $60/General.

Curated by Peter Lucas
. Co-presented with ARCADE and AIGA Seattle

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Fri / 07.19.13

7:00PM - 10:00PM
Northwest Film Forum


Design Is One: Lella & Massimo Vignelli

Opening Night Reception & Screening // Part of ByDesign 13

ByDesign opening night reception, hosted by ARCADE!

Opening night film introduction by Cameron Campbell (Teague, ARCADE Board of Trustees

“If you can’t find it, design it” is the motto of the husband-and-wife designers Lella & Massimo Vignelli. Their New York City subway diagram and signage, American Airlines graphic identity, Heller dishes and countless other graphics, publications, corporate identities, products, packaging, architectural graphics and interior design, have, over the past 40 years, greatly influenced the American design landscape and endure beyond all fads.

Design Is One brings us into the Vignellis’ world, capturing their warmth, intelligence and creativity. The film also includes interviews with architects Richard Meier and Peter Eisenman and graphic designers Milton Glaser, Michael Bierut and Jessica Helfand.

This film is part of ByDesign 13, Northwest Film Forum's annual series exploring intersections of design and film, co-presented with ARCADE and AIGA Seattle. Read more about the week or get a series pass to see all of the ByDesign films at a discount, $40/Film Forum, ARCADE and AIGA Members, $60/General.

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Tue / 07.23.13

11:45AM - 1:00PM


The Lunch Box @ Nordstrom

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 July lunch will be hosted by Nordstrom who will discuss:

Purpose Versus Positioning: Staying True to Your Brand & Customer in an Evolving Landscape
A company’s positioning is about all about the brand. A company’s purpose is about the customer. A company’s positioning limits its creative team. A company’s purpose empowers it.

At Nordstrom, the customer is everything. As the world changes—and our customers along with it—we need to continuously ask ourselves what we can do to make our customers feel good, which will in turn make them want to return for more experiences with us. With over 50,000 employees and a business that continues to grow each year, how do we stay the course? By having a coherent set of values that goes beyond the superficial, and by providing all of our employees with the tools to express those values in a way that is relevant to our customers and to the culture at large.

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Thu / 07.25.13

6:00PM - 8:30PM
Kushi Bar

Schmooze Pub Quiz

// Join designers at Kushi Bar in Belltown for Schmooze Pub Quiz //

For the ultimate bragging rights, participants will compete in a design-trivia show down. This is a social event so you don’t need to bring your own group—show up on your own and we’ll find you some awesome quiz mates. Big glory awaits for the team who answers the most questions correctly in this lively, competitive game. Nothing is off limits in this test-of-knowledge, all-design pub trivia game.

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