In case you haven’t heard, this week is AIGA Design Week in Cincinnati! From studio tours to mixers to educational sessions given by local designers, Design Week celebrates and showcases Cincinnati’s creativity and passion for design.
Yesterday, The Brandery was proud to host Justine Arreche of EdgeCase. A self-described print-design and letterpress enthusiast, Justine spoke about her 12 year background in design and what it means to “go digital”. With experience in a variety of design software, including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, Justine had a lot of insights for both designers and design enthusiasts in general. Designer, LeAnne Wagner (currently working with 360pager, a Brandery accelerator company) had this to say:
“This is AIGA Cincinnati’s first ever Design Week and we’re very excited to be featuring a strong representation of local talent… We want to establish the chapter as a resource for creatives, and be the place to bring new ideas or ask for a helping hand, whether you’re a student or a seasoned professional, agency or small business owner, AIGA wants to collaborate with you. Design Week is an example of the passion and dedication AIGA Cincinnati has for the local creative community."
Justine’s presentation was just one of many exciting events that are part of Design Week 2012. The week kicked off with an introduction to AIGA’s new “Design for Good” initiative. The discussion featured speakers from CoreChange and Green Umbrella and focused on how design and creativity can be used to positively impact the community. Upcoming events include a digital takeover panel, a roundtable discussion about the potential and challenges digital design and social marketing has to change the way we design, and a downtown studio/agency crawl.
While each of the events is unique, one common thread connects them all: the wealth of passion, creativity, and talent that is so alive and present in our city. Our designers are one of the reasons why Cincinnati has become so widely recognized as a hub of branding, innovation, and design.
Join us in celebrating this week! For the complete listing of Design Weeks events, click here.