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AIGA Seattle / Wexley School for Girls

The Lunch Box @ Wexley School for Girls

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 Cal McAllister of Wexley School for Girls. He’ll discuss:

The basis of this talk is why we need to slow down in order to execute better. We’re drunk on execution and should be drunk on opportunity. Cal McAllister, Principal, Creative Director and CEO of Wexley School for Girls, will describe how ideas spread, and focus on keeping ideas simple, repeatable and something people are proud to share. 

Cal McAllister – Principal, Creative Director, CEO of Wexley School for Girls
Cal is a proud Detroit native who cut teeth as a beat writer for the Chicago Tribune. After getting in a lot of trouble for making things up, he switched to advertising. Before co-founding Wexley School for Girls in 2003, he worked on regional, national and international business at small shops like WONGDOODY and global agencies like Foote, Cone and Belding and Publicis Worldwide in both traditional media and the digital space. Cal has worked in every major consumer and trade category on brands like Nike, ESPN, Microsoft, Xbox, T-Mobile, MADD, Coca Cola, The Red Cross, RealNetworks, Amstel Light and NASCAR, to name a few.

His work has been recognized by most every international advertising award show, including Cannes, the Clios, Communication Arts, New York Art Director’s Club and the One Show. He has also judged the Lotus Awards in Vancouver, regional and national ADDYs and the OneScreen Film Festival for One Show, among others. He’s been profiled in numerous national magazines and speaks on social, digital and experiential marketing across the country. As a screenwriter, his films were selected and screened at the Seattle International Film Festival, Slamdance, the Chicago Short Film Festival, Atom Films and the RESFest International Film Festival, among others.

Cal sits on the Board of Directors as an officer for People for Puget Sound, an environmental non-profit organization working to protect and restore the health of Puget Sound and the Northwest Straits through education and action. He also sits on the Board of Directors for The Creative Circus, an advertising portfolio school in Atlanta. In 2007, he was named one of the Northwest’s Top 40 Under 40, a list of promising young business leaders by the Puget Sound Business Journal. In 2008 he and his business partner were named to Seattle’s Power 25, citing the city’s most influential people, by Seattle Magazine.

About Wexley School for Girls
Wexley School for Girls is a Fan Factory. We cultivate and ignite consumers’ love for brands. We’re an advertising agency that creates engaged fanatics who deliver value in the real world and on the world wide web one. We turn consumers into fans by creating experiences that interest and engage them over time. We make hears race. We make voices scream. We make it rain dead presidents.

We are an independently owned company of 31 people based in Seattle, WA, founded ten years ago by Ian Cohen and Cal McAllister. In that order. Not really. Well, who knows.

Arrive at Wexley at 11:50AM for a catered lunch and beverage. Listen to insanely bright design professionals and meet a few new folks in the process. Once registered, we'll send a follow up email with lunch menu options, including vegetarian and health-conscious options. AIGA members must show their membership card at check-in.

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The Lunch Box identity was designed by Tyler Engman.

Tue / 05.14.13

11:50AM - 1:00PM
Wexley School for Girls

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