AIGA Y20 Conference – what a high!
The AIGA San Diego Y20 Conference has come and gone, but I’m still riding the high I got from our amazing speakers, inspiring Thinkshops, and the chance to connect with friends old and new.
Speaker Micheal Bierut of Pentagram’s approach to doing beautiful work is by not being “conventionally creative” and his thought that, “You can really learn a lot about the world with interesting and smart clients” rang true with me. Animators Jorge Gutierrez and Sandra Equihua rocked the house with their hilarious presentation and thoughts about how to turn down work for the right reasons. Julia Zeltzer of Hyperakt brought her business sense of how to create design for social impact. Our other speakers sparked some great discussions! And how could the event have gone as smoothly without our gracious moderator Andrew Byrom, who generously art directed customized clipboards by Jonathan Torres for each speaker?
Our hands-on Thinkshops are always fun, and I got to learn how to make vine videos with Jethro Ames. Here’s an example of one that I worked on with the talented Candice Warner and Marc Hedges for the event. (Thank you to Jethro for the sound effects.)
Being on the Y20 Planning Committee’s Communications team was a real treat. Working with a stellar group of people and sponsors made the long to-do list manageable, and our designs for the event were well received. (Stay tuned for a posting of the designs.) And for next year? Guess you’ll have to wait and see!