AIGA Design: BIG Week begins April 13


AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. Join us for our next event and plan to be inspired and motivated to do what you do best.

  • Underground Images: SVA Subway Poster Exhibit and Lecture, 1947 to the Present
  • AIGA DFW Women’s Leadership Series
  • AIGA DFW Meet & Make
  • AIGA DFW Design Leadership Forum
  • AIGA DFW {out}spire / output


Underground Images: SVA Subway Poster Exhibit and Lecture, 1947 to the Present

April 13, 2015 // 1:00 pm

The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and AIGA DFW, presents “Underground Images: School of Visual Arts Subway Posters, 1947 to the Present.” The exhibition brings together 62 of the myriad posters created at SVA for display in the vast New York City subway system, offering a glimpse of the history of the College and the collective talent of its acclaimed design and illustration faculty. The exhibition will be on view April 6–27 at UTA’s Max W. Sullivan Exhibition Gallery in the Architecture building, 601 Nedderman Drive, 2015. The gallery is open 9am–5pm.

On Monday, April 13, two of the artists from SVA will give lectures. Mirko IIić will talk about his recent book, Lettering Large: The Art and Design of Monumental Typography (written with Steven Heller) and Marshall Arisman will talk about his work, followed by a public reception. Admission is free and open to the public. Read more »

AIGA DFW Women’s Leadership Series: Cocktails and Convos

April 14, 2015 // 7:00 pm

In 2014, AIGA launched its Women’s Leadership Initiative to recognize and cultivate women’s successes in creative communities. Centered around the goals of celebration, cultivation and connection, each chapter aims to facilitate the conversation about women and leadership in its respective community.

We don’t want to start our initiative with what’s expected. Instead, we want to open up our Women’s Leadership Initiative with a couple of roundtables, some good food, wine and conversation about what we’re proud of, what we’re experiencing and what we’re hoping for in the world of women’s leadership.

$15 Members OR a “Frame of Advice”
7:00 pm, Convos
Bar Belmont // 901 Fort Worth Ave, Dallas, TX 75208
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AIGA DFW Meet & Make

April 15, 2015 // 6:00 pm

We’re excited to kick off our meet-up-to-make initiative at this year’s design week. Every quarter, we’ll be hosting a multi-location meet and greet with a shot of making. Don’t worry about bringing your art box. AIGA DFW will bring the supplies. You just bring you, and your creativity.

All levels and types of makers welcome.

Stay tuned for exact locations in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, North Dallas and Denton.

AIGA DFW Design Leadership Forum

April 16, 2015 // 6:00 pm

As a showcase event of AIGA DFW Design:BIG Week, the Design Leadership Forum is designed to educate and inspire mid-level creatives and designers via an engaging series of live presentations.

A “TED-style” panel composed of four senior-level thought leaders will share unique insights and answer questions on which technical and interpersonal skills creatives can develop to fuel their careers.

The Design Leadership panel will be led by:
• Jennifer Bloom, Sr. Recruiter, The BOSS Group
• Doug Cox, Principal, Ride For The Brand
• Cory Davies, Director Client Services, D Custom
• Richie Morris, Sr Creative Director, Mary Kay

Seating is limited so please register today. The first 20 registrants will receive a swag bag!

$10 Members, $20 Non-Members, $5 Students
6:00 pm, Reception // 6:30, Talk
Clampitt Creative Center // 9207 Ambassador Row, Dallas, TX 75247
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AIGA DFW {out}spire / output

April 21, 2015 // 7:00 pm

AIGA DFW’s {out}spire series was crafted to inspire designers from outside of their daily routines. Join us on April 21st for a hand drawn typography show and reignite your creative spark.

Handy Work, the second show in the {out}spire series, brings together a collection of works incorporating hand-lettered typography to a casual gallery setting. Mingle with others who share your passions and discover work with fresh perspectives. Advanced ticket purchasers will receive a raffle ticket at the door, and a chance to take home a fresh slice of local inspiration.

$10 Members, $20 Non-Members, $5 Students
7:00 pm, Reception // 7:30, Output
Sons of Hermann Hall // 3414 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
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