In our final recap of the AIGA Head, Heart, Hand conference in Minneapolis, we start in the exhibit hall by speaking to Brian French and Jerry French of French Paper, and Jamie Saunders of Neenah Paper.
Just outside of that area, we find Cate White finishing up her final project for Command X (thrilled to see someone from Omaha in the competition – and happy to say she made the final round of three. Way to go, Cate!), and thus had the opportunity to get the thoughts from a contestant while in the middle of the competition. We also got some input from her mentor for the event, AIGA Medalist Rick Valicenti.
Finally, we wrap up our event coverage with someone who has been in the Minneapolis, and AIGA scene, Joe Isaak.
Thanks for following our covereage of this great event, and we look forward to the next one in 2015.
Well, the AIGA conference in Minneapolis lived up to the hype. In the first (of two) recaps I recorded while there. I speak with a stellar cast of attendees, speakers, national co=presidents, and more. That’s right, we bring in Justin Ahrens, Drew Davies, Stanley Hainsworth, Jim Moran, Tom Nemitz, and Emily Potts to get their thoughts on the first day of conferencing in the Twin Cities.
As for my thoughts, I blogged them all over at Neenah Paper’s Against the Grain, and you can find them here:
- More Eye Candy and Eggs from the AIGA Conference
- Head, Heart, Hand, Mountain Dew and Drew
- Good Weather, More Letterpress, Lots More Command X Remaining at Head, Heart, Hand
- Jucy Lucys and a Studio on Fire Tour at Head, Heart, Hand
- Tacos are the most important part of Head, Heart, Hand
For years, on both this podcast and the old Be A Design Cast, we’ve been promoting Drew Davies for the AIGA National Board. Well, a couple years ago, he made it (listeners know he’s been on both of our podcasts a number of times, and even since being on the board). Well, besides being what I assume is the first person from Omaha to make this honor, he went another step further, and decided to just be President of the whole thing (or, well, co-President at least). Regardless, this is great for the organization, and great for Omaha and the design community here.
So, we bring Drew back to the show to discuss. Then we discuss all the great things his company, Oxide Design Co., has been up to recently.
And yes, we’ll be recapping from the AIGA design conference in Minneapolis in October, so we hope to see you there. And since we do play favorites around here, we will be rooting for another person from Omaha, Cate White, to win this Command X thing!
We’ll be back in two weeks with the crew of Good Fucking Design Advice.
This week we bring back Brandon Herbel and Steve Gordon to, wait, let me go back for a minute first. When chatting at River City Social Club, next door to my office, with Steve and Brandon a while back, I found out they were super early adopters of the Adobe Creative Cloud. They liked the pricing at the time, and it let them get the newest from Adobe. Well, turns out that this is not only the way of the future, it’s the way of the present, as it’s about to be the only way to get access to the Adobe creative suite. So, who better to see what this is about then two designers who have been using it.
Then we speak about the new AIGA membership plans. I just got my new card, says I’ve been a member since 2002?
And we end the show with a good venting of things we visually have had enough of. Enjoy.