Ever wonder how type really works and what it says about our culture?
If so, join AIGA Raleigh to hear designer, author and blogger—Nikki Villagomez, as she reveals how culture affects typography and decision-making processes in everyday life. Leveraging audience contributed images, Nikki combines these with pictures taken throughout her travels to discuss the comparisons (and contrasts) in type choices based on specific locations and cultures.
Nikki will be giving her 28th AIGA talk here in Raleigh, using images taken by YOU to reveal the typographical soul of our state's capitol. Join in the fun by capturing your favorite examples of type using #RaleighType on Instagram, or emailing your photos directly to Nikki at firstname.lastname@example.org with #RaleighType in the subject line.
About the Speaker
Nikki Villagomez is a nationally recognized speaker on typography. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a BFA in Graphic Design. After working as a designer in New York City, she moved to her home state of South Carolina where she became a fulltime freelancer.
Nikki is the founder and former president of the South Carolina chapter of AIGA. She has been an educator teaching Graphic Design and Typography at the University of South Carolina and the University of Akron. After working in Ohio for Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, she relocated to the company headquarters in Charlotte, NC to serve as the Creative Studio Manager.
In her free time, she maintains her blog about how culture affects typography. Check out her blog, Culture + Typography or grab a copy of her book at the event.