Hampton Roads
Workshop: Behind the Scenes with the Draplin Design Co. Thursday, April 6, 2017
Get the inside scoop with Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Co. and learn what goes on behind the scenes! Aaron will give an in-depth walk through of some of our projects and answer questions in an intimate setting. Tips, tricks, tales and threats from our questionable existence! Questions answered. Riddles solved. Enigmas discussed. Don’t miss out!
Lecture: Pretty Much Everything with Aaron Draplin Thursday, April 6, 2017
Print’s not dead! Let this talk be proof. From the contracts to the scheming, from the pagination to the design, from the tears to the nightmares…Aaron Draplin shares the entire story behind Draplin Design Co.'s newest book Pretty Much Everything.
InSight: AIGA Student Portfolio Review 2017 Sunday, April 23, 2017
InSight is the first Student Portfolio Review of its kind in Hampton Roads. This all-day event aims to equip emerging designers with the awareness, confidence, and tenacity necessary to thrive in the professional world.
2017 AIGA Awards Gala Friday, April 21, 2017
Join us in New York City on April 21 for the 2017 AIGA Awards Gala, an inspiring evening celebrating the lives and work of the 2017 AIGA medalists. Seating is limited! Purchase your tickets now.
Business Perspectives for Alumni 2017 Sunday, April 30, 2017 - Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Our two-day “Business Perspectives for Alumni” program has been uniquely created for past attendees of our celebrated executive education course at Yale School of Management. Alumni will reconnect with multiple cohorts from the past decade to deepen and expand their AIGA and Yale network connections.
Aaron Draplin is a graphic designer, author, and founder of Draplin Design Co. Born in Detroit, Michigan, he is now based in Portland, Oregon. His clients include Nike, Burton Snowboards, Esquire, Red Wing, Field Notes, Ford Motor Company and the Obama Administration. His book, Pretty Much Everything, is a mid-career survey of his work including case studies and advice which was released in May 2016. On Thursday, April 6, we are hosting 2 exciting events with Aaron Draplin: a workshop & a talk. Continue reading for more information!
March 10, 2017
We’re excited to introduce you to Rob Green. He will be presenting "Building Brands for Digital Platforms" on March 23rd at Hatch in Norfolk. Here's an insight into Rob's background and his influences as Creative Director at his company, Mobelux.
February 14, 2017
This month's member spotlight is a talented illustrator and storyteller who has managed to blend her two passions into a freelance career. Cherilyn Colbert is a Hampton Roads transplant with over a decade of working as a graphic designer and freelance illustrator. We caught up with Cherilyn recently to see what she has been up to and to also understand how her profession evolved into blending her love of illustration and her love of storytelling.
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