October 2015 Community Meeting Wrap-up

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. Many thanks to Gilad for hosting us at the Blue House and introducing us to the space, which is open to AIGA members to check out for free (!!) October 19-23. If you weren’t able to make it, the full minutes are here.

Designers Helping Designers

We kicked off the meeting with a group activity. Each attendee chose which Muppet best represented them as a designer (unintelligible but fascinating Swedish Chef in the kitchen, anyone? Dramatic and ever-important Miss Piggy?). Once we had our Muppet personas straight, everyone used post-its and sharpies to write two skills they would like to improve and two skills they feel competent in, then we placed them on a spectrum from “novice” to “expert”.

Julia, our chapter president, then gave an update on the bustle of activity and awesome that was the AIGA Design Conference here in New Orleans in early October. She covered lessons learned, and shared plans for a pizza party to celebrate volunteers who helped us pull the whole thing off. Volunteers, THANK YOU, and look for an invite to celebrate soon!

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By Glynnis Ritchie
Published October 18, 2015