Tuesday, November 11, 2014 / Raleigh
So, You Can Design It—But Can You Communicate It?
Artists and designers are visionary problem solvers with the technical skills to bring ideas to life. But it takes effective communication of that talent to keep business coming in the door. In this Homegrown, Heather Allen shares customer-focused expertise and marketing strategies from her work with visual artists. Heather received a dual-Masters in Innovation and Business Administration in 2010 after an early career in architecture. She combines business with her undergraduate background in art and design to help artists earn more for their craft. She is the author of Let Your Creativity Work for You: How to Turn Artwork into Opportunity, which hits shelves in November.
Learn more about how Heather helps creatives earn more at HeatherAllenOnline.com.
Join us at 18 Seaboard on November 11!
Homegrown, a Lunch & Learn series from AIGA Raleigh
Things change fast in our industry, and it's important for us to grow our non-traditional design skills. This monthly lunch series brings local, "homegrown" experts together with designers for an intimate, indepth discussion of different skills or topics that will help designers add a few skills to their toolbox.
Homegrown is your opportunity to have lunch with the smartest people in town.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 / Raleigh
It's the 5th Annual Merry Mingle, proudly (and jointly) hosted by the Triangle chapters of:
And it's your chance to network with members of the Triangle's top advertising, marketing & communications organizations all at one time (while also contributing to a very worthy cause!)
Festive hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, and a chance to mingle with your favorite industry professionals (plus some you've never met but will be glad you did!).
The Merry Mingle 2014 benefits the Triangle Spokes Group, which has been pedaling joy to the Triangle since 2006 by giving away bikes to kids in need. We're doing our best to help them reach this year's goal of 500 bicycles—all brand new, and all guaranteed to bring ear-to-ear grins to faces throughout the area. To find out more about this fantastic non-profit, go to www.trianglespokesgroup.org.
RSVP early and it's just $20 for members of hosting organizations and $25 for non-members. At the door, it's $35 for everyone.
October 18, 2014 / Amber Frasketi
Get set to celebrate another holiday season with the leading marketing, advertising and communications Trade Associations in the Triangle! Join the Triangle AdFed/Ad2, AIGA Raleigh, Triangle Interactive Marketing Association (TIMA), Triangle American Marketing Association (AMA), and Triangle UXPA for a networking and fundraising holiday party. This year the festivities will take place at The Stockroom, 230 Fayetteville Street, 2nd Floor, in Downtown Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, December 2nd from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
October 15, 2014 / By Amy Lyons
Durham based Spoonflower is a creative digital printing company that makes it possible for anyone to print their own custom designed fabric, gift wrap, decals, and wallpaper. Stephen Fraser, one of the co-founders, shared the story of how the company got it's start and weathered tough times to become the largest digital textile printer in the world.
October 13, 2014 / Basia Coulter
September 14, 2014 / By Tracy Maniaci
This year was the first year of the Hopscotch Design festival in downtown Raleigh. I wanted to share a small piece of my experience at this amazing event! So what brought me to the Hopscotch Design Festival? I recently quit my "real" job two weeks before to follow my dream of working for myself and starting my own business, Autumn Glow Design. It was scary. It was terrifying. What if I failed? What if I couldn't pay my bills? What if people didn't like my work? These fears and the opportunity to surround myself by other designers brought me to Hopscotch Design Festival and I'm grateful it did.