Aaron Draplin is coming to Hampton Roads!

Join us on Thursday, April 6 in welcoming legendary designer Aaron Draplin to Hampton Roads!

About Aaron Draplin

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 and a talk.

Workshop | Behind the Scenes with the DDC

4:30PM – 6:00PM • Grow
Get the inside scoop with Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Co. and learn what goes on behind the scenes! We’ll give an in-depth walk through of some of our projects and answer questions in a more intimate setting. Tips, tricks, tales and threats from our questionable existence! Questions answered. Riddles solved. Enigmas discussed. Don’t miss out!

GET YOUR WORKSHOP TICKET! (https://aiga-draplinworkshop.eventbrite.com)

Workshop Pricing
$35: AIGA Members
$45: General Public

Talk | Pretty Much Everything: The Whole Story Behind Our Book

7:30PM – 9:00PM • Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
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. Yes, the book has typos – and so does life. Hear Aaron speak about what it’s like to cram your whole half-wit career into 256 pages. The entire presentation is dipped in Pantone Orange 021!

GET YOUR TALK TICKETS (https://aiga-draplin.eventbrite.com)

Talk Pricing
$10: AIGA Student Members
$15: Students (with Student ID)
$20: AIGA Members
$35: General Public

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By aigahamptonroads
Published March 10, 2017