- Join us at Phoenix Design Week's Method + Madness!
Phoenix Design Week is the premier annual event presented by AIGA Arizona to showcase the Arizona graphic design community. Each year, it’s attended by designers, advertising agencies, students, illustrators, writers, digital designers, marketers and more. The Method + Madness Conference is the main event during Phoenix Design Week. Taking place over two days, M+M brings together world-class speakers and local experts for two full days of actionable insights, hands-on education, and career-fueling inspiration. Tickets for the conference also include the PHXDW Kickoff party, the Method + Madness Saturday Reception and the PHXDW Closing Party. See all the details and get tickets at phxdw.com Phoenix Design Week continues for the entire week following Method + Madness with a series of locally hosted events, gatherings, tours and workshops throughout the metropolitan Phoenix area, with concurrent events being presented in Tucson and Flagstaff. Check out the Events page for this year’s lineup! phxdw.com/events
- PHXDW 2017 Kickoff Party
Get the first taste of Phoenix Design Week in the lively company of your local design community. Join us for a special edition of Bar Flies, a monthly storytelling series, featuring the theme "Wish You Were Here." The show will be followed by a live performance by a local band. Grab a drink, catch up with friends, and enjoy local food trucks, giant lite brite wall, and compelling stories curated by Katie Johnson. Storytellers: Becky Bartkowski Katie Johnson Anwar Newton Robrt Pela Stina Sieg BarFlies DJ: Jason P. Woodbury 6:00 – 7:00pm Grab a Bite/Social Hour 7:00 – 8:00pm Special Edition Bar Flies (Quiet please!) 8:00 – 10:00pm Kickoff Party/Live Music Admission is included for PHXDW/M+M two-day ticketholders, RSVP will be required. General admission for non-ticketholders $20. Your ticket includes admission to Bar Flies, soft drinks, one entree and side dish from a local food truck, and live entertainment. A cash bar will also be available. Please note, this is a 21+ event. Registration is required. Tickets $20 General Admission FREE for Method + Madness conference ticket holders, confirmation number required on order form. GET TICKETS HERE (https://phxdw2017kickoff.eventbrite.com) This event is being generously sponsored by The Rebel Lounge and Bar Flies. Still need tickets to Method + Madness and Phoenix Design Week? Everything you need to know: phxdw.com (http://phxdw.com/)
- UX TV Show - Episode Taping
GET TICKETS ON EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ux-tv-show-taping-tickets-26768797193 Expose UX (http://exposeux.com/) is the web TV show where startups compete for prizes while getting feedback from user experience (UX) experts. It's Shark Tank for UX design. Learn from the experts' advice and improve your own product! See past episodes here (http://exposeux.com/episodes). Be part of the studio audience in Phoenix! Expose UX is touring North America taping episodes in 25 cities. Join AIGA Arizona for their Phoenix stop at Mod PHX! Watch as 5 local startups give a 30-second pitch, 2-minute demo, and receive feedback from a panel of user experience experts. After all the startups have presented, the experts will choose the winner for the Expose UX Prize Bundle! • See some of the hottest startups in Phoenix pitch and demo • Learn by watching the experts' advice • Join the excitement as the experts choose who wins the Prize Bundle BE A VIP ($12): Come at 5:30pm to get your picture with Expose UX Host Richard Brevig and meet the experts and startups. Socialize with new friends while enjoying pizza and soda. GENERAL ADMISSION (Free): Please note that general admission is on a first come, first served basis starting at 6:30pm. A general admission ticket does not guarantee entry if capacity is reached. VIP tickets are guaranteed entry. Event Schedule 5:30 pm - VIP ($12): Food and networking 6:30 pm - GENERAL ADMISSION (Free) 7:00 pm - Episode filming 8:00 pm - More networking User Experience Experts Dean T. Barker is Vice President of User Experience for Optum, a UnitedHealth Group business and leading supplier of healthcare software. He has two decades of experience in software design and consulting. He is an editor and author of ISO standards for software quality and usability and has co-authored a book on speech user interfaces. Tonia M. Bartz is passionate about providing accurate and meaningful data that helps project teams create usable solutions to problems over the entire end-to-end experience. She holds a Masters degree from the Information Architecture + Knowledge Management (IAKM) program at Kent State University, and has previously worked at Ford Motor Company and General Dynamics. Jonathan Mann is a Director of User Experience Design for PayPal in Scottsdale, AZ. Jonathan and his team have created many of the experiences that millions of PayPal customers use every day. Jonathan has over 25 years of experience in user-centered and instructional design. He also has practical experience applying Behavioral Economics principles to product design. Apply to present your product. (http://exposeux.com/get-on-expose-ux/apply/?city=15)
- Designer & Developer "Speed Dating"
DON'T MISS SPEED DATING – IT HAPPENS REALLY FAST DON'T MISS SPEED DATING – IT HAPPENS REALLY FAST Being a killer coder is great, but what if you had a go-to designer who could help create amazing visuals and make your sites look even better? On the flip side, every digital designer knows a good developer is the key to making your work come to life. Join us to network with other digital workers who can partner with you on projects, help create an even better final product, and make you look like a hero to your clients. Learn more about how it will work and reserve your seat now at AIGA Speed Dating (https://aigaspeeddate.eventbrite.com).
- Design for Good Showcase
How Lucid Agency is Turning the Labels on Opioid Addiction Join the Lucid Agency team to learn about their Human-Centered Design project, and how they are addressing the rapidly increasing opioid addiction issue in Arizona. And if you're thinking about starting a Design for Good project of your own, learn how Lucid took it on! Get your ticket now at our Eventbrite page (https://turnthelabels.eventbrite.com) – seating is limited. Hear their presentation on the Human-Centered Design process, their exploration of opioid addiction, and their initiative to raise awareness, enhance communications and ultimately help effect positive change in our community. The presentation will be followed by a creative activity to share your own visual expressions of the issue. Light refreshments will be served. Get your ticket now (seating is limited). • A public garage is attached to Lucid's office, parking for the first hour is free. If you park in the public garage, walk out of the garage to the sidewalk and enter the building through the glass doors directly under the Lucid Agency's sign. Take the elevator to the second floor. There is also metered parking along Mill Avenue and on most of the side streets.
- Creative Spark: Selling Your Concept – crafting & delivering a killer pitch
Your brand strategy can transform your client’s business, your campaign concept will drive traffic and increase sales exponentially, and your mobile app or website design will kill the competition, but that's not all you need to design. If you can't sell your concept and get everyone in the room as excited as you are, then all that work is doomed. Your concept and design dies because your pitch is dull and lifeless. During Creative spark: Selling Your Concept, we'll discus the ins-and-outs of designing and delivering a killer pitch. The workshop is limited to 20 people so grab a ticket now at our Eventbrite page (https://akillerpitch.eventbrite.com). You'll learn how to: Craft your story so everyone's engaged. Make your stats and data meaningful. Use images for maximum impact. Rehearse to build confidence and reduce stress. Ensure you present with enthusiasm on the big day. Join us to learn how to inspire action and get results when pitching your ideas. The workshop is limited to 20 people so RSVP now and don't let your stategies, campaigns, web and app designs die on the presenting table because your pitch lacks the energy, life and spirit your design work embodies. ---Presenter Bio--- Ashley Bright with Ashley Bright Presents Ashley spent the first 15 years of his career in the trenches of the ever-evolving world of digital advertising and marketing. While holding key leadership positions with top marketing agencies, he persuaded Fortune 500 companies, like AT&T, Microsoft and Target, to spend their marketing budgets creating innovative, story-driven experiences for the web, mobile and social platforms. In 2013, recognizing the growing need for more engaging and successful presentations in all areas of business, Ashley stablished Ashley Bright Presents to work exclusively on presentations. Working with clients like Ventana Medical Systems, StartUp Tucson and United Way, Ashley empowers executives, entrepreneurs and community leaders with the skills and knowledge needed to amplify their voice and maximize their impact.
- Dinner with a Designer: Evelio Mattos & Adele Mulford
Another Dinner with a Designer is scheduled for Tuesday, May 3, at O.H.S.O. Eatery & nano-Brewery – 4900 East Indian School Road in Phoenix. There are only eight (8) seats left so don't delay. Buy a ticket at our Eventbrite website (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dinner-with-a-designer-evelio-mattos-adele-mulford-tickets-24709318236), now! You must have an Eventbrite ticket to attend.
- Adobe XD Workshop and AIGA AZ
Within seconds, the future of your app or website will be decided. However, crafting a great user experience that engages people and keeps them coming back requires more than a few seconds and more than just visual design. It requires integrating all you know plus a few more skills sets, such as wireframing, interaction design, prototyping, previewing, and designing for specific devices. Adobe XD is the app for doing it all. The Adobe XD Workshop, Saturday, April 30, will show you how to do it all. Seating is limited so don't wait. Get your ticket now: http://adobexdworkshop.eventbrite.com.
- Portfolio Review at U of A Letterpress Lab
Are you looking for feedback on your design portfolio, or a current client project? Well, you’re in luck because AIGA Arizona and the Tucson Adobe User Group are co-hosting an evening where you can bring a single piece of work, or your entire portfolio and have it reviewed by some of Arizona's top designers. We've lined up an amazing group of seasoned design professionals and educators who are willing to share everything they know with you, for free! Featured reviewers: • Jason Katsoff - Customer Success Manager (Education) at Adobe • Robert Gallerani - Partner, Strategist with OpenForm • Alan Shimato - Partner, Creative Strategist with OpenForm • Eva Orduño - Interactive Deisgner at Simpleview • Neil Bernardo - Creative Director at Madden Media Bring your portfolio, printed or digital, or a project you would like feedback on (wifi will be available). If you would rather sit back and network, that’s great too! There will be plenty of socializing with fellow creatives as well. Students and designers of all levels are welcome! Thanks to the Tucson Adobe User Group, we'll be raffling off a one-year Adobe Creative Cloud membership. Raffle tickets will be sold at the event, so you've got to be there to win it – $5 gets you 1 ticket and $10 gets you 3 tickets. The Abobe Creative Cloud Membership gives you access to all the Adobe Creative Suite apps, like Photoshop, InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and many more. And there will be food too, thanks to the Tucson Adobe User Group. So don't wait to register (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/portfolio-review-at-u-of-a-letterpress-lab-tickets-24169213769?ref=ebapi), and get there early so your work can be reviewed by each one of our professionals.
- Member Meetup – everyone is welcome!
Joins us, members and non-members, at Sip Coffee & Beer House, Wednesday, March 30. Hang out with your fellow creatives and meet your AIGA AZ Board members – visit our Eventbrite page (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/member-meetup-everyone-is-welcome-tickets-23735791391) to let us know you're coming. And because Sip is also a coffee house, creatives under 21 are also welcome. We'll being hanging out on the patio. Our 2016 Membership Drive begins Monday, March 28 and runs through Friday, April 1. Learn more about our membership drive (http://arizona.aiga.org/event-internal/2016-spring-membership-drive/). See you at Sip!