This month, our community meeting was all about how to get involved with our chapter–through our current programs and new ones suggested by YOU. If you aren’t sure how to get involved–or if you feel like AIGA Raleigh doesn’t have the right events for your needs–we wanted to answer those questions and bridge those gaps. Here is a list of ideas from the meeting we’re super excited about, along with programs you mentioned that we currently offer.
This month’s community meeting came at the perfect time. Right when I was feeling down from news overload, inspirational quotes of wisdom and mentorship cleared the dark cloud over my head.
At this month’s Homegrown, Lauri Maerov explains the power of naming. Lauri is Creative Director & Chief Storyteller of her own indie consulting firm, WriteThink. She helps companies and individuals discover their unique voice, brand identity, and the most compelling story to ignite a powerful, emotional connection with their audiences.
Republic Wireless hosted AIGA Raleigh's first InHouse Council on Thursday April 7. As a designer at Republic and an active member of AIGA, I was really looking forward to connecting with the in-house community. Panel members Ed Roberts, Creative Director at ElectriCities and in-house expert for HOW Design; Colleen Shelley, Senior Designer at RedHat; and Jeff Wright, VP of UX and Design at Sqord, Inc. discussed cross-functional collaboration, nourishing creativity, and raising design's profile within a company.
In days of old, web content was built with table-based HTML. It was really unsightly. While advancements in website development has eliminated the table-based website. Hooray! Unfortunately, email design has not moved away from tables. And the number of browsers, email clients, and devices that newsletters are viewed on has grown. But that doesn’t mean that you are doomed to deliver unsightly email campaigns. In this month’s Homegrown, Newsletter Wizard Tim Rosenberg, of Quillor, showed us how to create better email newsletters.
SPARKcon overtook downtown Raleigh for the tenth time last weekend. With a "spark" for almost every hobby or creative outlet, there was no shortage of entertainment or activities.
Hopscotch Design Festival started with a simple piece of design advice from writer and artist Austin Kleon: don’t break the chain. The idea is to start every day with a goal. Complete the goal, and a big, red “X” goes on your calendar. Day after day, complete the goal and don’t break the chain.
In May we had the pleasure of hosting AIGA Seattle President, Gage Mitchell to talk about he has created what he calls a “one-pot life,” combining his passions with his work.