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Innovation to Match Your Own Creativity by Nicholas van der Walle

SPEAKER DIRECT FROM ENGLAND. LOADS OF GIVEAWAYS. RAFFLE FOR CS6 DESIGN STANDARD. What more could you ask for? (Yes, I know it's yelling but it needs to be yelled from the rooftops.)

Please note that we are meeting on Thursday, October 4, in order to snag a fantastic speaker from England.

In his talk Innovation to Match Your Own Creativity, Nicholas van der Walle, Astute Graphics founder, will be looking at the vector designer's current challenges, workflows developed by leading designers, and where new developments may benefit all creative professionals. Based on unique developments undertaken, discussions with industry leaders and interaction with a broad spectrum within the design industry, the talk will deliver some special insights and tips.

Astute Graphics, based in Herefordshire, England, has been successfully helping to improve workflow for designers who use their plugin tools with Adobe Illustrator since 2006. Nicholas, who has a background in design engineering, was inspired to design a set of tools when he started using Illustrator himself in his graphic work 8 years ago. Realizing that creativity, accuracy and meeting deadlines are essential for designers to flourish in their work, Nicholas has now devoted his career to bringing solutions to market which enables users to push the boundaries with their creative flair and deliver refined results whilst saving time of up to 60% in the process.

These award winning plugins are used by designers worldwide within a variety of industries from fashion and animation to branding agencies and pre-press. His team is committed to the highest levels of service and quality and actively seeks feedback from customers to continually provide solutions for optimizing workflow. Development and research is of paramount importance and forms a major reason for touring the United States to visit existing clients and present at meetings such as the San Francisco Adobe Illustrator User Group on Thursday, October 4, and the Adobe Illustrator Los Angeles user group, Tuesday, October 9.

Please check out the first of three videos from Astute Graphics specially recorded with a prominent product designer:

6:30 Schmoozing and Pizza

7:00 Innovation to Match Your Own Creativity

8:00 Q&A

8:15 Huge Raffle: Adobe CS6 Design Standard and Wonderful Items from Astute Graphics!!!

Hope to see you there. As always, please keep your RSVP current. Thanks so much.

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  • Aaron H.

    Thanks for a great meeting! Terry Hemphill, Terry McGlone, Teresa Roberts, and of course Big Thanks to Nick & Jo from Astute Graphics. Blogged here:

    October 5, 2012

  • terry m.

    It looked like someone from Astute Graphics was videotaping. Maybe check out their site?

    October 5, 2012

  • Teresa R.

    Nick was great showing us all the plug-ins from Astute Graphics that work in Illustrator. They are really cool! He was informative and kept me engaged the entire time. I want to get my own set. They do things that I repeatedly do every day.

    October 4, 2012

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