Rise & Shine: An AIGA Emerging Designer Video Series

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After Karen Kurycki took a job survey in 8th grade that advised her to become a graphic designer, she embarked upon a career in design and illustration that led her to found CMYKaren. We travel to Jacksonville, Florida to see how she supports social entrepreneurship with her colorful and expressive work.

Presented by Wacom

Travel across the United States with AIGA and Wacom as we visit a range of talented, emerging designers working today and find out what fuels their creativity.

Creative inspiration

Long before design was your profession, it was your passion. Watch “Rise & Shine,” a new AIGA web series, that takes you behind the scenes of the diverse practices of six up-and-coming designers who, like you, are balancing clients and career with inspiration and innovation. Get a closer look at everything from creative processes and big career breaks to the techniques and technology they use to realize their visions.

We’re visiting a mix of AIGA members, including recent graduates, in-house designers, freelancers, agency designers, and studio owners. Watch the whole series:

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Credits

Video directed and produced by Common Space Studio.

Episode 6 title and segment music courtesy TigerBeat6.

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  • Rise & Shine video series, episode 1: Eden Weingart

    Rise & Shine video series, episode 1: Eden Weingart

    In the first episode of "Rise & Shine," we visit communication and motion designer Eden Weingart as she moves from the Carnegie Mellon dorms to her new position at Wieden + Kennedy in New York City.

  • Rise & Shine video series, episode 2: Thy Doan

    Rise & Shine video series, episode 2: Thy Doan

    In the second episode of AIGA’s video series we travel to Salt Lake City to visit designer and letterer Thy Doan of Pen and Palates. Learn how working as a sign painter at Whole Foods renewed her passion for meticulous hand-lettering, and watch her use digital tools to paint large-scale typographic murals.

  • Rise & Shine Video Series, Episode 3: Gage Mitchell

    Rise & Shine Video Series, Episode 3: Gage Mitchell

    In the third installment of “Rise & Shine” we travel to Seattle, where Gage Mitchell founded sustainable graphic design studio Modern Species with his wife and partner, Jen Stewart. See how unexpected influences, like Eddie Murphy’s role as an ad exec in the 1992 movie Boomerang inspired Mitchell to start a creative business of his own.

  • Rise & Shine Video Series, Episode 4: Michael Anderson

    Rise & Shine Video Series, Episode 4: Michael Anderson

    What started as an enthusiasm for the Thundercats cartoon as a kid grew into a full-blown love affair with illustration after Mike Anderson took art classes at the University of Oklahoma. Following a stint at Funnel Design Group in Oklahoma City, he decided to strike out on his own back home in Edmond, OK, where he uses drawing in his work as a way to solve problems. <p style="padding-top: 5px;" class="article-tags"> Presenting Sponsor: <a title="Wacom" href="/sponsors-partner-wacom/">Wacom</a>

  • Rise & Shine Video Series, Episode 5: Claudia Aparicio-Gamundi

    Rise & Shine Video Series, Episode 5: Claudia Aparicio-Gamundi

    When she first saw the way Shepard Fairey combines illustration and typography—and makes a living doing it—Claudia Aparicio-Gamundi wanted in. Originally from Monterrey, Mexico, she now finds inspiration, community, and diverse creative opportunities in Austin, Texas, where she has worked in-house at the Mexic-Arte Museum and currently runs her own studio, Bodega Visual. <p class="article-tags" style="padding-top: 5px;"> Presenting Sponsor: <a href="/sponsors-partner-wacom/" title="Wacom">Wacom</a>

  • Rise & Shine Video Series, Episode 6: Karen Kurycki

    Rise & Shine Video Series, Episode 6: Karen Kurycki

    After Karen Kurycki took a job survey in 8th grade that advised her to become a graphic designer, she embarked upon a career in design and illustration that led her to found CMYKaren. We travel to Jacksonville, Florida to see how she supports social entrepreneurship with her colorful and expressive work. <p style="padding-top: 5px;" class="article-tags"> Presenting Sponsor: <a title="Wacom" href="/sponsors-partner-wacom/">Wacom</a>