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AIGA Design Events

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Let’s Get Visual

February 26, 2015 // 6:30 pm

If you want your business to get noticed on social media, text-only posts are a thing of the past. But what happens when you’re at a loss for everything but words?

SMCFW and AIGA DFW are teaming up to help you fill your creative bank with best practices, tools and trade secrets that will get your content noticed, even if graphic design and photography aren’t at the top of your list of skills.

We’ll discuss the how and why behind getting visual with your social media strategy.

$10 AIGA Members, $15 General Admission, $5 Students
6:30 pm, Talk // 7:15 pm, Panel Discussion
Four Day Weekend // 312 Houston St Fort Worth, TX 76102
Register Here

AIGA DFW Seasoned Pros Series Volume 3: Winter with Virgil Scott

March 11, 2015 // 6:00 pm

AIGA DFW continues our mission to call attention to the people who helped shape DFW’s design aesthetic, community and strength with the third volume of our Seasoned Pros speaker series. Each season, we’ll be hearing from those with the expertise, experience, personality and style that helped shape our city’s design community. For the winter installment of our third volume of the Seasoned Pros series, we are honored and excited to have Virgil Scott of Studio 204 share his wisdom.

$10 Members, $20 Non-Members, $5 Students + Emerging Designers
6:00 pm, Reception // 7:00 pm, Talk
Dick Patrick Studios // 9108 Chancellor Row, Dallas, TX 75247
Register Here

AIGA DFW {out}spire / input

March 18, 2015 // 6:30 pm

There’s an easier way to take your work up a notch than staring out the office window and praying for inspiration. Get help from your community! Our next Input event, part of the new {out}spire series, is an open creative forum where you can share your current projects with your community. Be inspired by hearing fresh ideas on your work and help others find new perspectives for their challenges. Give and take feedback and make your work all it can be.

Come with your work. Leave with inspiration.

$10 Members, $20 Non-Members
6:30 pm, Reception // 7:00 pm, Input
Clampitt Creative Center // 9207 Ambassador Row, Dallas, TX 75247
Register Here

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
Register Here

Do you still have an AIGA 100 Sketchbook?

During Design:BIG Week, April 13–18, we plan to showcase the sketches you created during the AIGA 100 centennial celebration last year! Make sure to drop off your book at any AIGA DFW event or at Common Desk in Deep Ellum, by April 10. Attend Design:BIG Week and see the creativity here in DFW!

Please email aiga100@aigadfw.org with any questions.

Show Off Your Handy Work!

Have you perfected a design by using hand-lettered typography work? Now, it’s time to share it with the community.

Whether it’s a local logo, a national advertisement, or the insanely ornate invitations that you made for your favorite nephew’s 6th birthday party, this is your opportunity to show off your hand drawn designs in a gallery setting. There’s no entry fee and no category rules; simply shoot an email with an image of your handy work to outspire@aigadfw.org, and we’ll finalize the rest.

Have questions? We have answers, so email those on over too.

April 13–18, 2015 // Design:BIG Week
April 21, 2015 // {out}spire / output
If you were waiting for the perfect opportunity to join us and get involved, this is it. With our new pricing structure, every designer has an affordable chance to benefit from membership and contribute to the growing design community. Learn more about the new membership structure onour website or contact your friendly neighborhood AIGA board member.

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