Our workshops are designed to shake up your creative brain. This is your chance to try something new, different, and a little bit strange. You'll be glad you did.
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When Bears Attack :
How a clean mobile interface can save your life!
Lead by Dani Storlie & Andy Fitzgerald of Übermind
Dani is a designer at Deloitte Digital (formerly known as Übermind). She is passionate about mobile interface design and user experience. At Übermind she works as a visual designer on strategy based project, providing clients with innovative solutions for transforming their mobile landscape.
Andy is a self-motivated autodidact and a detail-oriented creator of useful things. He began designing for electronic media in graduate school and, after finishing his PhD in English Language and Literature, eagerly took the plunge into User Experience at Übermind. Andy really likes to organize things. His passions in UX are for information architecture, user research, and content strategy.
Design Hike :
Mapping the sensory experience
Lead by Lisa Holmes & Martha Koenig of AIGA Portland
Lisa Holmes is a principal and graphic designer at Yulan Studio, a web and interactive design firm based in Portland, Oregon. With over 25 years of experience, Lisa designed print materials for several years before becoming obsessed with new media. She designed and developed interactive CDs in the early 90s and began designing websites in 1995, and continues her work in both interactive and web today. Lisa joined the AIGA Portland board in 2007 and served as Secretary and Sustainability Chair before becoming chapter President.
Over the past 10 years in the creative industry, Martha Koenig has helped clients from overly-starched combover types to patchouli BabyBjörn lovers achieve their communication goals. For the past 3 years she has been an independent, enjoying the freedom of working with clients and agencies that are trying to make the world a better place. She appreciates participating in the design community outside agency walls, and when not at her studio, she is often hopping around on her bike and learning a thing or two about a thing or two.
Getting your hands dirty :
Screen printing techniques to add to your design survival kit
Lead by Chad Lundberg
Chad Lundberg is a passionate communicator and lead designer at an eLearning company in charge of both the print and digital deliverables. With a heavy focus on interaction design concepts he balances the distillation and clear communication of complex content across all mediums to create engaging and impactful experiences. In parallel to design and development day jobs Chad brings to the table over 8 years of screen printing experience with both apparel and flatstock printing.
LoFi illustration with HiFi results
Lead by Jay Hilburn & Elmer dela Cruz of Hornall Anderson
Since receiving his BFA in Graphic Design from Central Washington University in 1995 Jay has honed his design skills at design agencies large and small. His role has changed over the years—starting as a designer, then senior designer, and now design director; but his commitment to great design, positive attitude,strong work ethic, and appetite for challenge has stayed the same.
Jay is a strong believer in the power of design to breakthrough and has created impactful design solutions for clients in the areas of consumer packaging and labeling, corporate identity systems, environmental graphics, way-finding systems, fleet graphics, and collateral. Perhaps most importantly, this is his tenth season as pitcher on the Hornall Anderson co-ed rec. softball team.
And speaking of Hornall Anderson
, the Seattle agency is where Jay has worked for the past twelve years. His current and past clients include Microsoft, Weyerhaeuser,T-Mobile, Novell, Pedigree, Safeco Insurance, Frito-Lay, Quaker, Kroger, Diadora, Organic Farms, Willis Tower, Expedia, HP, Holland America Cruse Line, and Widmer Brothers Brewing Company.
Jay’s work has been published in Print, How, Graphic Design USA, Comarts.com, Graphis Packaging, Creativity, Global Corporate Identity, and American Corporate Identity and has won numerous awards including ADDYs, Seattle Show Chubbys, Graphis Design Gold Awards, International Brand Packaging Awards, Chicago Athenaeum GOOD design award, Print Media Communicator Crystal Award of Excellence, Beverage Packaging Global Design Awards, and NY Festivals Print Advertising Competition World Medal.
As a Design Director for Hornall Anderson, Elmer dela Cruz is the most in his design element when it is noisy and he is able to collaborate with others on design, bouncing ideas around. A Hornall Anderson fixture since 2000, he has used his design talents on projects for CBA, Widmer Brothers, Rold Gold, Ruffles, Lay's, NY Knicks, Tropicana Entertainment and Under Armour. He has won awards from Communication Arts, Print, HOW, Graphis, and The ONE show. Though, his earliest accomplishment may have come in the 4th grade when he came in second place in the 100 yard dash. He is also a proud Husky, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1995 from the University of Washington.
This Seattle native can’t go a day without seeing his two daughters, loves to eat Pork Adobo, and even has his own men’s contemporary clothing line called GNRL.QTRS. He's a self-acclaimed master t-shirt designer.
Led by Melinda Hurst Frye
Seriously, who photographs with an actual camera anymore? An entire photographic movement was born with the introduction of the camera phone, resulting in unprecedented ease of documenting and sharing images. This workshop will introduce and promote photographing and sharing with the iphone, provide tips in composing and capturing, share blogs and apps, as well as a mini photo shoot. Bring your camera phones!
Melinda Hurst Frye is a photographic artist and educator based in Seattle, Washington. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Pacific Northwest College of Art, and earned her Master’s degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Melinda Hurst Frye has worked professionally in the field of photography, shooting everything from product and portraiture work, to medical imagery. In addition, Melinda exhibits regionally and nationally, is an active Society for Photographic Education member, and teaches photography at The Art Institute of Seattle.
It's Business Time
Led by Jenny Ingram
You work tirelessly to kern, nudge and perfect your craft. But who will see it? In this workshop, Jenny will show you the smart way to use Facebook to build an intelligent and responsive brand.
Jenny is a blogger. Seriously. Since 2004, her blog, Jenny On the Spot, has been lovingly tended with humor, caffeine, and pinch of narcissism. O.K... TWO pinches. When not blogging, Jenny hits the blogging conference circuit where she speaks on topic like embracing your inner-sparkle and best practices in video blogging. Locally, she teaches community social media classes. She can also be found contributing content at iVillage, BlogHer and the Huffington Post. Most importantly, her kids claim she makes the BEST TACOS EVER.
Think It, Make It
Led by Paul Ingram
Dig into that list of ideas that you're certain will get you on the Sexiest Entrepreneurs of 2013
calendar. It's time to experience the inventor's courtship from idea to launch.
In 1995 I began creating experiences for the Web. Toshiba, Rockwell, and Hughes Communications were some of my first clients. From there my company began doing quite a bit of work in Flash for companies such as Atom Films, Intel, and Microsoft. After a reboot of Ingram Labs, during which I spent a little time at Methodologie, I began to migrate my focus to social application and more immersive experience design projects. Xbox, Microsoft, F5, Boeing... these companies really wanted to take the next step online and I've had a lot of fun going there with them. I'm currently the Creative Director for Mindbloom--Innovators in the evolving wellness market. A little history, and a ton of experience has placed me in a new inventor role, and I'm really enjoying it.
Perfecting Your Vision
Led by Alison Shurts
Alison's career with lululemon athletica has jump started her love of vision and goal setting. Seeing the power of simply writing goals down in her own life has propelled her to speak to the value of goal setting to others. Alison believes the most powerful goals are written when visualizing your life in ten years and then extracting your goals from there. She has coached hundreds of people on how to write goals and has watched as their careers have taken off and they become truly happy. Alison believes that everyone has the ability and the capability to live their best life, all we need are the tools to get started.
Led by David Kendall
Over the past 20+ years in the creative industry, David Kendall has worked in a variety of capacities and locations from an ad agency in the heart of Tokyo, a damp windowless basement home office, a creative boutique at Pike Place Market to his own firm, Kendall Ross in Seattle. He also teaches and lectures on design at several area universities and institutions. Currently, he is the Creative Director for the Creative eXperience Team at AT&T.
Crafting data into stories
Led by Chris Risdon
Chris is an experience designer at Adaptive Path. HIs journeyman professional history has helped shape his belief that thoughtful communication design enables people to have compelling and useful experiences with the products and services around them. Chris's multi-diciplinary approach to design has lead to a career spanning information architecture, visual design and interaction design.
Before joining Adaptive Path, Chris was a Lead User Experience Designer for a start-up in video syndication, defining the user experience for all their consumer facing products. He was also formerly Senior Information Architect at CNN.com, Assistant Art Director at Guitar World Magazine, and has previously worked for or with companies such as Corbis, Microsoft, Nokia, and AT&T Wireless as well as a number of start-ups.
Chris has spoken at a number of professional conferences, such as South by Southwest Interactive, IA Summit, WebVisions, and UX Week; speaking about behavior design, persuasive technology, data visualization, and mapping cross-channel customer journeys.
Chris holds an MFA in design from the Savannah College of Art & Design and spends any extra time as an educator, teaching Adaptive Path's UX Intensive workshops and as an adjunct professor at Austin Community College, teaching interface design. With a passion for typography, Chris has designed a number of typefaces through his side-project studio, Puckertype.
Deer in the Headlights:
How to Speak on Your Feet Without Falling on Your Face.
Led by Pam Heath
Most of us would rather eat worms than present. Even when we might get comfortable—and even great—at presenting to clients, prospective employers, and others, we may still stumble around when we have to think on our feet. But you CAN be the person who says it right the first time, every time—without fear—and this workshop will help you get there.
Pam Heath is a senior project manager with Teague. She began her career as the worst speaker ever but who ultimately became a spokesperson on innovation for Microsoft’s Strategic Prototyping team, presenting formally at conferences and meetings, but most often off the cuff to widely different audiences, including customers, government officials, and the press.
Taking what she's learned through the years, today Pam has coached hundreds of creative and technical professionals become confident and successful speakers in all kinds of situations.