In Brief…

Every month we post brief updates to projects, events, and initiatives we are working on at AIGA Raleigh. If you have any questions or ideas to share, email us at Want to volunteer? Email and let us know how you’d like to get involved.

Student Portfolio Review

  • The annual student portfolio review was held April 6th at Centerline. We had a total of 36 students and reviewers as well as some awesome volunteers!
  • Thanks to Joshua Vaughan, a designer at ECU, who has shared some photos of the review with us.  Take a look!
  • And a huge thanks to Kristin Fowler, Rich Griffis, Centerline, our students, volunteers, and reviewers for making this event such a huge success.

Homegrown Series

  • No event in May, but we will return with Michael Gowen in June.
  • We are actively looking for volunteers to help organize this monthly series. Contact if you are interested.

Design For Good

  • Our April meeting was held on Sat., April 13. Survey results were discussed and will be parsed into two categories that we will advise TriangleWiki on—promotion and appearance. We are in the process of setting up the DFG blog. We will also be looking for contributors, and we discussed ideas for content. Check the Facebook Group for updates.
  • Will organize a group to attend CityCamp to observe and share ideas.
  • We’ve introduced The Window Project, a challenge to effect positive social change in your immediate surroundings through creative thought. It’s meant to encourage everyone in the creative community to take a more active role in addressing the social needs of our neighborhoods.

Film Series

  • Series premiere, featuring the film, Design & Thinking, will be held May 9th at the Rialto.
  • Tickets are on sale now!
  • David Burney, a local Design Thinking expert, will give a talk before the film.

Alina Wheeler Event

  • Event will be held Burns Auditorium, NC State College of Design on Thurs., April 25. Registration is open.
  • There will be a book signing. We will have books for sale at the event.
  • NCSU faculty and students get in free as the event is held on campus. A valid NCSU ID will be required.
  • Follow our Facebook page for updates.

Studio Tour

  • We are going to try to schedule the Durham tour for June.
  • Raleigh tour will be in the fall. We may also consider Raleigh for June in the event that Durham doesn’t work out.


By Amy Lyons
Published April 19, 2013