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March 2017 Events // Design for Change


AIGA Alaska

AIGA Alaska Adobe Workshop Series

Justin Kemerling: Making This Design Thing Matter

Monday, March 27 | 7 – 9 PM
Cyrano's Theater, 411 D Street
$20 Members, $30 Nonmembers, $10 Students

Working somewhere not known for design, running a small business, building a solid client list, AND making a difference. It’s a tall order. But it can be done. You can build a great design career and design for good. 

As a designer, Justin Kemerling has focused on making his home Omaha, Nebraska beautiful. As an activist and collaborator, he works primarily with community organizations, political campaigns, and changemaking startups in need of branding, graphic design, web design, and art direction to move people to action and get good things done.

At Making This Design Thing Matter, Justin will share how firmly established principles for your work can lead to projects you are passionate about - and empower your community. And empowerment can lead to change. And change is how you make this design thing matter. 

Justin’s artwork has been exhibited in New York City, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and regularly in Omaha. His poster design has been published in several design books including Design for Obama, 100 Days of Active Resistance, and Green Patriot Posters, which is now part of the permanent collection at the RISD Museum in Rhode Island. He has presented to design organizations, student groups, and startups about working as an independent designer, the importance of design principles for your work, and the value of design for nonprofits and companies. Justin is a co-founder of a small co-working space called Round and Round in Omaha’s historic Dundee and he serves on the board of directors for Design Alliance Omaha. He is an active member of AIGA Nebraska. 

Cash bar opens at 6:15 PM.

Artwork courtesy of Aurora Hablett, Mad Dog Graphx

AIGA Alaska Adobe Workshop Series

Lunch Round Table with Justin Kemerling

Monday, March 27 | 12 – 1 PM
The Boardroom, 601 W 5th Ave., 2nd Floor
$15 Members, $20 Nonmembers, $10 Students

We've raised awareness. How do we use design to shift the conversation to action? 

Get insight on designing for a cause in a way that moves people to act from designer, collaborator, and activist Justin Kemerling. Open to the design and non-profit community. 

Lunch will be provided. Seats are limited. 


2017 Board Elections


Are you ready to do your part to elevate design in Alaska? AIGA Alaska is 100% volunteer run, so we need you to make the cool stuff happen. Being on the board has its benefits - from meeting nationally known designers to helping shape events for your local creatives. 

Check out the schedule below and stay tuned for more details. 

April 12: After Hours: board info night 
May 1: Application deadline
May 17: In-person interviews
May 29 – June 2: Voting period

You must be an AIGA member, and able to attend board orientation on June 17, 2017. Terms begin July 1. No previous experience is necessary, only enthusiasm and a willingness to work hard for the Alaska’s design community. Contact Becca at becca@alaska.aiga.org
Stick it to me

When The BIG One committee wanted to try a new way to encourage people to enter the competition, they reached out to sponsor Alaska Tab & Bind to see how their new sticker printer works. It was a breeze. They designed the sticker—custom shape and all—and received an awesome kiss cut roll.

Find out more about their sticker capabilities.


Spring 2017

We've got an awesome Spring cooking. Here is a sneak peek!

Justin Kemerling: March 27
WCP Solutions Paper Show: April 6
Portfolio Review: April 13

Save these dates and make sure you are following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn for the latest details!


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