New Orleans
by Jeff Januszek and Will Monson
This year, Ric announced his retirement from his post as CEO and while we’re sad to see him go, we’re thrilled to have caught a moment with him at the design conference for an interview. Who better to talk about AIGA and the conference than the man himself?
2015 Design Conference, Featured, Podcasts · October 23, 2015
by Angela Kyle, PlayBuild founder
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?
by Julia Sevin
If you haven't yet found a coworking space in New Orleans that fits your vibe, there might be a community in Central City that's right for you. Located in a historic, vivid-blue building at the intersection of South Rampart and Euterpe, in the booming Oretha Castle Haley corridor, the Blue House offers multiple membership types in what its founders call a "coworking collective."
Featured, Local Features, Member Benefits · October 16, 2015
by Julia Sevin
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.
Event Recap, Featured, Local Events, Past Events · October 15, 2015
by Glynnis Ritchie
It’s no secret that the Gulf Coast region is rich with history, but did you know that New Orleans was the South’s original print hub? Or that in 1876, New Orleans was home to the first female proprietor of a major American newspaper?
Featured, Local Features, News · October 12, 2015
by RJ Sevin
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.
Event Recap, Featured · September 24, 2015
by Samantha Barnes
In our first edition of our monthly Member Spotlight, we’d reached out to newly renewed member Yiwen Lu, recent recipient of Adobe’s Muse Site of the Day award, and asked her to answer some select and important questions about her work, her life, and, of course, her favorite typeface.
Featured, Member Spotlight · September 15, 2015
by Samantha Barnes
That's right, folks! Our national organization is rolling out updated brand options this month! We're excited to give our marks and materials a refresh, but before we can, we want your opinion!
Featured, Local Features, News · September 1, 2015
by Nancy Sharon Collins – Special Project Director, Stationer, and Design Historian
I joined the AIGA New Orleans chapter board of directors in 2005. Hurricane Katrina hit with great force on August 29 of that year. The aftermath was sad and ugly. Nevertheless, I do recall some revelatory lessons about human compassion, and this is one.
Featured, Local Features, News · August 26, 2015
by Julia Sevin
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).
Event Recap, Featured, Minutes · August 22, 2015
by Julia Sevin
This July, we conducted a survey of our members and followers to gather a gamut of metrics which are vital to growing as a chapter, enhancing partnerships and, most importantly, best serving our membership.