Ten teams of graphic designers and two teams of motion designers competed head-to-head! There were donuts, sliders, a pizza costume, a free typeface, and ironic despair at the Joy Theater.
What do you get when you take a room full of 20 rambunctious elementary schoolers plus 20 professional designers and throw in a challenge to wish New Orleans a Happy 300th Birthday?
On October 13th, we held our third open board meeting at the Blue House, a shared studio, community, and coworking space on South Rampart. We had a few fresh faces among the attendees, students and professionals alike.
Early AIGA Design Conference attendees joined AIGA New Orleans and the NOLA Dribbble Group for a mixer & lecture presented by Dribbble and Mac Papers at the Little Gem Saloon.
Stepping into Baskerville Studios, located at 3000 Royal St. in the Bywater, is a little like stepping into the past. I cannot lie: being around those big letterpresses was a religious experience.
This August 11th, we kicked off our first open board meeting during Happy Hour at Araña Taqueria & Cantina. About a dozen fresh faces joined us, members and nonmembers both, as well as our new chapter leaders making their debut: Matthew Vermeulen (Partnership Director), Joseph Makkos (Special Projects Asset), and RJ Sevin (Video Editor on the Communications team).
Have you heard of the Young Creative Agency? AIGA New Orleans spent part of our summer supporting this amazing, local K-12 design education initiative! Alberta Wright, founder and head of the program recapped this summer's events for us below.
On December 4th, we reveled in our First Annual Communications Holiday Party, orchestrated in concert with the Ad Club, AMA, PRSA, Net2NO and IABC.
A few weeks ago, Mac Papers hosted their annual regional Lunch & Learn over a pair of days--at Walk-On’s on Poydras (September 25) and Juban’s in Baton Rouge (September 24). This informational session over a light lunch put the attending designers ahead of the curve in the hottest paper and print knowledge.
About a week ago, we held a movie screening of the independent game developer documentary, Indie Game: the Movie . We kicked off the night with a couple presentations by local indie developers from the International Game Developers Association, IGDA.
It is an exciting time to be in-house designer. Did you know that 60% of the graphic design profession is made up of in-house positions? Designers are recognizing their power, and nothing will teach you how to navigate and thrive in the new intimacy that design and business now share better than working along side people from all trades and certifications towards a common goal. Learn more about Inside Job and Magen's visit to AIGA Houston's in-house design one-day event.