AIGA Voices Webcasts
AIGA will always play a role in inspiring designers and illuminating the practices of interesting and successful design professionals, educators and opinion leaders. The “AIGA Voices” series of webcasts features thoughtful and influential designers—including AIGA board members—speaking about a wide range of topics.
These sessions will offer the kind of diverse and stimulating presentations associated with AIGA conferences, with one key difference: An opportunity for participants to ask questions and chat with the presenters. Everyone is welcome to attend these sessions, which are free and open to the public.
Recently recorded sessions
Move over mad men
Recorded on January 16, 2014
Su Mathews and Deborah Adler gave firsthand advice on achieving business success, juggling work and family, and finding inspiration in unexpected places. Watch this webcast.
Recorded on October 31, 2013
Kim Baer is principal and founder of Los Angeles–based design studio KBDA. She developed an early interest in graphic design as a way to integrate two distinct passions: helping organizations find their voice, and celebrating the ways smart visual solutions can make people sit up and take notice. In 2004, Baer was named an AIGA Fellow by AIGA Los Angeles, in honor of her service and achievement. Watch this webcast.
How to write a book
Recorded on October 17, 2013This webcast with Nancy Sharon Collins revealed her experiences developing, proposing, writing, editing, art directing—and in many cases photographing—her critically acclaimed book. Watch this webcast.
Recorded on September 26, 2013
Most designers, especially younger designers, want to make change in the world and produce meaningful work. Meaning is an attribute like many other design elements, with a working model that can be used in design strategy as well as business strategy. In this webcast Nathan Shedroff, chair of the MBA in Design Strategy at California College of the Arts, discussed how to deliberately create more meaningful works of design. Watch this webcast.
Designing your own sustainable studio
Recorded on September 19, 2013
In this session, webcast attendees learned how Deanna Kuhlmann-Leavitt and her partners at Kuhlmann Leavitt, Inc.—a multi-disciplinary St. Louis-based firm known for its work in print, new media and the built environment—turned a 1920s building into a solar powered, geo-thermal, rain garden adorned, responsible studio. Watch this webcast.
Recorded on May 23, 2013
Now is a critical time for designers to change their approach. By
combining head, heart and hand, we have the opportunity to make our
designs more impactful and enriching to our audiences. This is more than
just designing for good; it’s about designing with purpose.
What comes next after school?
Recorded on May 16, 2013
In this webcast, Ethan Bodnar talked about interviewing, getting your portfolio seen, internships, developing your personal brand, questions to keep in mind, setting goals for yourself and more. At the end of the webcast, Ethan hosted a Q+A session and shared additional resources with attendees. Watch this webcast.
Listening. Knowing. Creating.
Recorded on April 18, 2013
In this webcast, director of Merck Global Creative Studios Bob Calvano shared firsthand experience of turning a request to “hang a few pictures” into a new global service offering that is getting the attention of the C-suite and winning industry awards. Attendees of this webcast learned more about the importance of evoking emotions, how to make meaningful connections through physical and digital experiences, and how to listen for—and pounce on—new opportunities in their design career. Watch this webcast.
Graphic design: Now in production
Recorded on April 17, 2013
“Graphic Design: Now in Production” is a traveling exhibition on contemporary graphic design organized by Andrew Blauvelt, chief of communications and audience engagement and curator of architecture and design at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. This webcast explored how designers are seizing control over production to realize new creative projects, as graphic design expands from a specialized profession into a more popular and widely deployed tool. Watch this webcast.
Engineering Passion: How Kimberly-Clark drives growth through design
Recorded on March 19, 2013
Through her work at both Kimberly-Clark and the Campbell Soup Company, Darralyn Rieth has led a sea change, bringing design and innovation to the forefront of their corporate cultures. This webcast took a look at how design can drive innovation, support brands, solve business problems and drive growth within companies. Watch this webcast.
Products of design
Recorded on February 28, 2013
Allan Chochinov, national AIGA board member, partner of Core77 and chair of the new MFA in Products of Design at the School of Visual Arts in New York City gave a webcast about the graduate program. Watch this webcast.
Global zoom: Managing design in the age of globalism
Recorded on February 19, 2013Christopher Liechty, partner at Culture3, LLC and two-time AIGA Fellow, shared practical tips for managing global brands and creating global campaigns. The key issue is to imagine that you have a “zoom lens” that allows you to change your focus from global to local. Watch this webcast.
Out of your skin: Understanding culture and difference
Recorded on February 12, 2013
Christopher Liechty, partner at Culture3, LLC and two-time AIGA Fellow, guided attendees through the process of discovering the fundamental differences between cultures. In the process, Christopher was anticipating that the webcast attendees might begin to see their own culture in ways that may be uncomfortable. Watch this webcast.