12pm / Friday, 04/13
Dallas Design Center
Dallas and Fort Worth aren’t without their issues and challenges, but what we also have plenty of is powerful creative talent. We’re opening the Design Center doors to creatives who want to make an impact outside of work to make our communities as good as our thinking. Join us and three of Dallas’s urban leaders to collaboratively and creatively brainstorm solutions to the community issues we want and know we can tackle.
These leaders include:
Daniel Oney/Office of Economic Development, City of Dallas
Samuel Stiles/Dallas Parks Foundation
And that’s just the start. Working with GOOD Magazine and city leaders, the groups formed from our brainstorms will work together to evolve these ideas for a formal presentation on June 6. The presentations, moderated by Alissa Walker from GOOD Ideas for Cities, are just the beginning to the positive change and progress our community can pull together to make our city as awesome as our creative.
Click here for a map of:
1025 N Stemmons Fwy, Ste 738, Dallas, TX 75207
Once you get into the Design Center gates (which will be open), drive towards the North part of the complex. We’re down and to the right of the big clock “tower.”
7pm Friday, 04/13
In a time of staggering challenges, how can design create inspired solutions for some of our most pressing social issues? Find out how AIGA National President Doug Powell uses design methodology to take on today’s most complex social and cultural problems, and learn about AIGA’s new Design for Good initiative.
Doug Powell is a designer, strategist, entrepreneur and the creative visionary for Schwartz Powell, leading design-driven projects for some of the most prominent organizations in health and nutrition, including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Johnson & Johnson and PepsiCo.
6pm Reception / 7pm Dinner + Awards
At the Dallas Contemporary
Join us as we present the AIGA Fellows Award to Tim Hale, Senior Vice President of Design Management & Marketing, Fossil, Inc.
Tim joined Fossil, Inc., in 1987 to start the fashion accessories company’s in-house design department. He now oversees 100+ team members in the design and production of packaging, graphics, and on/offline marketing collateral. Hale’s work has appeared in Communication Arts, Print, HOW, Graphis, Black Book’s AR100, Graphic Design:USA, and STEP. He has served as a juror and speaker for events hosted by AIGA, HOW, I.D., North Texas Business Committee for the Arts, Type Directors Club of New York, and the Design Management Institute. Examples of his packaging design are in the permanent collecton of the Museum of Architecture and Design in Chicago.
AIGA Fellows are recognized for their significant contributions to raising the standards of excellence within their local design community.
Dallas Design Center
One part DFW creatives. Equal parts local industry vendors. Pour into in one giant space, and shake it up. Introducing the AIGA DFW MIX, happening Thursday, April 12, 2011 during AIGA DFW Design Week.
Come have a taste of the awesome services and products DFW’s special community of print/advertising and interactive partners have to offer. Open up and develop opportunities for new working relationships. Interact and network with other designers, exchange ideas about print and paper, digital media, new gadgets, old school methods and upcoming technology.
The first half of the event, come relax, introduce yourself to the good company and have a drink and appetizers on us. Vendors will be at their tables during the second half of the event to answer any questions about their products and services.
Thursday April 12, 2012
5pm - 7pm Drinks + Apps
7pm - 9pm MIX / Exhibitors
Meet more offset and digital printers, paper peeps, letterpressers, app devs, photographers, and other great people to know. Expand your resources tonight and you could win some great prizes including The Art of the Letter, Pantone Solid Guide sets and more!
PLUS the Green House Food Truck will be around tonight as well!
Art Institute Dallas
12pm / Apps for Lunch Panel : Mobile Design: Perspectives & Process
A moderated panel on the current state of mobile design with Jason Franzen, Chief Design Officer + Jimmy Ball, Art Director, [x]cube LABS / Dallas
Join us for an entire day dedicated to Interactive. It’s a day of learning and inspiration print lovers and web enthusiasts can all benefit from. We’re kicking it off with a Mobile Design Panel with our friends from [x]cube LABS.
We’ve all downloaded them. We’ve all been asked about them. Apple’s App Store hit 25 billion downloads March 2012. But do we know everything we want to know about App development and design? Join us as Jason Franzen and Jimmy Ball of [x]cube hook us up with some knowledge. Bring your questions and your Appetites.
3pm / Dashboard Professionals: CMS Panel
Your client’s friend recommends Wordpress. Your AD is only comfortable with Drupal. You’ve only worked with Joomla. You’ve heard some rave about one CMS while others harp on past problems. So which one is best solution? This CMS Panel aims to quell the hearsay, share the right information about each option and its advantages and arm you with the knowledge and understanding to give your client websites backed with the CMS best suited for their needs.
Our panelists include:
Will Ballard, Founder and Managing Partner of Fast Armadillo a BR Media Company (DotNetNuke)
Matt Delaney, Principal of Beyond Web Solutions a BR Media Company (Magento)
Reagan Judd, Principal + Founder of Envision Interactive(Drupal)
Bo Parker, Owner of Thinq Design (Wordpress)
Ryan Thrash, Co-Founder + CEO of MODx (MODx)
7pm / Opening Keynote: Mike Pratt, CEO and Co-Founder of Extra Sauce
You can’t just design and build something pretty and call it “interactive” Interactive design needs to move people to action. Mike will discuss the hugely successful Smirnoff Battle of the Clubs project built by Extra Sauce in partnership with another Dallas based firm, FISH Technology. The project was a unique opportunity that required how consumer behavior could be affected by a user-based focus on design and development. The campaign is ongoing and is currently live in Belgium. Additionally, Mike will showcase the Smirnoff Global Community story telling project Extra Sauce and FISH created last November. The talk will be followed by Q&A.
About Mike Pratt:
Mike Pratt is a West Point graduate and spent 6 years in the Army as a Combat Engineer. After graduate school, he spent 11 years at Goldman Sachs where he ran the proprietary trading desk for the Media, Entertainment and Telecom sector. While at Goldman, Mike also led the equities trading technology development effort designing and overseeing large projects automating trading functions. He left Goldman to launch a statistical arbitrage hedge fund focusing on high-speed automated trading. His fund developed all of their own software and algorithms.
Over the years, Mike became heavily involved in marketing, design and development for his wife’s fashion related enterprises. He even incorporated his fund’s algorithms into the intelligence of their site using the algorithms to help predict which gifts women would like. Mike eventually left finance to pursue marketing and technology full time. He spent a year doing business development for leading new media agency Carrot Creative in New York before venturing out on his own to launch Extra Sauce, focusing on user engagement experiences, applications and analytics. He also created and maintains the niche social network BugleNotes.com for West Point graduates and is the founder of Digital Dallas, an organization of industry professionals dedicated to helping brand Dallas as a digital hub.
Dallas Design Center
Join us for an entire day dedicated to the great female designers and game changers of the Metroplex. Join us for lunch and network with other women in the field. Stay the whole day, and hear some of the nation’s Leading Women talk about their work, how they got to where they are, their challenges, inspirations and hopes for moving forward. And take a look at some of the work and stories from DFW’s own women who’ve paved the way, are making an impact now and the future that’s on their way up.
12pm / Woman-Owned
Meet some of Dallas’s leading ladies, at our women’s luncheon, with our special guests from some of Dallas’s woman-owned creative businesses: Jennifer Dunn ofSisterBrother Management, Holly Mason of MasonBaronet and Samantha Reitmeyer Sano of Swoon the Studio