Sean Flanagan has worked worked a variety of design jobs in the Baltimore area and is currently a Group Creative Director at Under Armour. Read more about Sean’s journey into the world of design.
Born and raised in Indiana, Zombie Yeti’s unique brand of design has spanned many avenues, from corporate America to the music industry. Read about its take on the design world, from where it gets its inspiration to why Toad actually might not have been such a jerk.
Ellen Lupton is the Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and the director of the Graphic Design MFA Program at MICA. She is both an accomplished designer and author, having several exhibitions and books on design.
Anthony is the Director of User Experience at idfive.
As a Senior Interactive Designer and user experience researcher at idfive, Kelly works to understand an audience before she designs for them.
South Carolina native Nikki Villagomez chose her college major within the first five minutes of talking to her college advisor. She’d then go on to earn her BFA in graphic design, starting a life-long passion for words and images. Read about how Nikki stays inspired in her 9-5, what motivates her to keep going, and what she does early every morning before work to stay balanced.
Alyson Beaton is a successful designer and entrepreneur. For more than a decade, she’s designed and launched several of her own product lines, including Lille Huset, Grow Books Press, and Marketote. For Design Week 2015, Alyson joined us to talk about her experiences as an entrepreneur and designer, and the processes of defining both success and failure.
Exactly what is user experience (UX) design? In a hands-on workshop lead by Phil Bolles, a DC-based designer and educator, that very question was asked and discussed.
Daniel Danger, a New England-based illustrator and printmaker, talked about his work, inspiration and creative process in the opening talk for The National Poster Retrospecticus (NPR) at Stevenson University in fall 2015. Read our recap about Daniel Danger, his process, and the countless hours that go into his work.
This past October, AIGA Baltimore celebrated design by kicking off its 4th annual design week. With over a half dozen events between Oct 16th-23rd, it was one of our best registered and attended design weeks to date. For those who missed it or just want a recap of the week’s events to tide you over until Baltimore Design Week 2016, here is a list of our top seven takeaways from 2016.
Ben Jenkins, founder of OneFastBuffalo, toured the East Coast hitting up six cities in six days to talk to six AIGA chapters about how he evolved his design business and his personal life into a more satisfying and fulfilling one. We laughed, we learned a lot about his concept of work-life balance, and we talked about how designers have a natural inclination to be designtrepreneurs.
Using scientific proof and state-of-the-art multimedia techniques, Aaron James Draplin of the Draplin Design Co. delivers a sucker punch of a talk that aims to provide bonafide proof of work, the highs and lows of a ferociously independent existence and a couple tall tales from his so-called career in the cutthroat world of contemporary graphic design.