In-house events

Through “INitiative,” a program created by AIGA and The Creative Group (TCG) to support in-house designers, AIGA chapters host local in-house design events across the country.

Upcoming events

mINhouse Event: Medtronic—new brand strategyJanuary 10
AIGA Minnesota presents
mINhouse Event: Medtronic—new brand strategy
Join the team behind the Medtronic’s brand refresh as they share how they tied brand to business strategy, set up a close collaboration between their in-house designers and their New York City agency partner, launched the brand internally and externally, and worked to keep it alive and well.

AIGA-STLOUIS-creative-roundtable-300February 2, 2017
AIGA St. Louis presents
Creative Roundtable
Working in-house is no walk in the park. Meet our special guest who will help you navigate your in-house career. Learn how to move your career forward and advance—even if developing means ask your boss for a title change and raise.



Past in-house events

A Breakfast Program Featuring Neisha TweedDecember 9
AIGA Wisconsin presents
A Breakfast Program Featuring Neisha Tweed, creative strategist at Facebook
Now more than ever, social media has the potential and power to activate new audiences, motivate change, or even polarize and divide. Learn from the inside of the world's most powerful social media platform how you can leverage your superpowers—your ability to drive positive social change—through your personal stories and networks.

December 8
AIGA Los Angeles presents
Punk's Not Dead
Don’t just follow your passion. Work passionately. As a touring musician on MCA/Universal Records, the Design Director for President Obama’s 2012 campaign, and in his current role as Creative Director in The Factory at Facebook Josh Higgins, realized how important it was to not abandon one’s values. An idea that took decades to understand, Josh will shed light on how to not lose sight of your core values, something designers often allow to let slip away during their chaotic lives.

December 8
AIGA San Francisco presents
Facebook: Designing for Better Civic Engagement
Our special guest, Facebook product designer Miki Setlur will walk us through some features he and his team released for the 2016 U.S. general election and the unique design challenges he faced in helping millions of people register to vote, plan ahead before walking into the voting booth and connect with their newly elected representatives.

December 7
AIGA Atlanta presents
In-House Roundtable: Designing Business from the Inside Out
Join directors from a slew of companies and entities including Georgia Pacific, MailChimp, Georgia State University, The Coca Cola Company, and Neenah Paper for a panel discussion on working in-house, how to stay creatively fresh, how to get a seat at the management table, career advancement, and more, moderated by AIGA past president David Laufer.

November 19
AIGA Cleveland presents
INtrospective 2.0
Join AIGA Cleveland for the second annual INtrospective: A One-Day Conference for In-House Creatives. It will be a day of education, insight and inspiration, featuring some of the most dynamic and influential in-house creative professionals, both locally and nationally.

AIGA-SF-designing-products-300November 16
AIGA San Fransciso presents
Designing Products for Business
Traditionally designers have tended to overlook boring B2B companies in favor of trendier consumer-facing brands. But with the rise of B2B start-ups in the Bay Area we have seen a complete transformation. In this session, designers from some of the hottest companies will have a panel discussion about creating B2B products.

AIGA-BOSTON-constraints-300November 15
AIGA Boston presents
Power of Constraints
Charles and Ray Eames knew the key to solving any design problem is being able to take on any restriction and use it to their advantage. Join the conversation with local in-house design leaders about how they’ve used design constraints to inspire their teams and work across departments and disciplines.

November 9
AIGA Triad presents
National Spotlight Panel
National Spotlight on Local Work will be a discussion that will center around the fact that we have a wealth of design, marketing, advertising and creative talent in the Triad. We have invited good friends of our chapter to sit with us for a few minutes and talk about the ins and outs of doing Great Work that gains national recognition.

AIGA-CONN-struggle-real-300November 5
AIGA Connecticut presents
The Struggle is Real
Come join AIGA CT and AIGA In-House INitiative Chair Dontrese Brown for a jam-packed day of inspiration and take-aways. This unique dual event is designed to give you the tools you need to get through the struggles as an in-house designer.

AIGAHouston-inside-job-2016November 5
AIGA Houston presents
Inside Job 2016: a one-day conference for in-house design
INSIDE JOB 2016 brings in speakers from some of the biggest and best in‑house design departments to help you meet the demands of the corporate design world without losing your creative edge. INSIDE JOB 2016 will push you to bring out the best in you and your team.

AIGA-DC-washington-post-150October 26
AIGA Washington D.C. presents
Creative Lunch: The Washington Post
Today, The Washington Post is as much a tech company as it is a media company. Designers and developers are empowered to experiment, capitalizing on a culture that promotes speed and rapid innovation. Design director Katie Parker provides an inside look at the company’s culture shift and how it’s positioning the organization for the future.

AIGA-DFW-inhouse-panel-300October 25
AIGA Dallas Fort Worth presents
AIGA DFW In House Design Panel
AIGA DFW brings leaders from some of DFW's largest in‑house design departments together for one amazing evening. Experiences from Capital One, Fossil, JCPenney, Chili's, American Airlines, ACTIVE Network, Intuit, Neiman Marcus, Blockbuster, Nokia, Sabre, and more will be represented in this panel. Come with questions and leave with the advice needed to live up to corporate design expectations while maintaining your creative spark.

AIGA-LA-steve-frykholm-300October 13
AIGA Los Angeles presents
An Evening with Herman Miller Designer Steve Frykholm
There can always be a first time. This is one of many lessons AIGA Medalist Steve Frykholm learned during a nearly five decade in-house design career at Herman Miller. Join us as he expands on this lesson, sharing corporate stories and insight into his award-winning design process.

AIGA Baltimore under armour inhosue eventOctober 18
AIGA Baltimore presents
Raising the Game: Creativity Through Collaboration at Under Armour
Look behind any of the most impactful creative projects and you’ll most likely find a group of passionate people who collaborated to raise each other’s game, taking their work to the next level. That's especially true at Under Armour. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how Under Armour’s Team Sports in-house creative team thinks, develops, and executes projects that are helping shape a growing multi-billion dollar company.

aigasl-inhouseOctober 18
AIGA Salt Lake City presents
The Minnesota Vikings–Design For Sport
Tanya Dreesen, Minnesota Vikings Vice President of Partnerships Activation & Special Projects, will present on how design impacts Team Integration and Partnership Activation at U.S. Bank Stadium. Tanya will also discuss the commitment the Vikings are making to create partnerships that are tied to the local Minneapolis community.

AIGA-CINCINNATI-tcg-usual-suspects-150September 30
AIGA Cincinnati presents
The Usual Suspects: Redefining In-House Roles. Brought To You By TCG
Join us as AIGA Cincinnati kicks off our new In-House INitiative programming with a practical workshop aimed at empowering you, the designer, and strengthening your in-house team. Learn to bring your best and bring the best out of your team.

AIGA-CINCINNATI-alex-center-300September 30
AIGA Cincinnati presents
Keynote: Alex Center–In-house is No Outhouse. Brought To You By Interbrand
For the past nine years, Coca-Cola design director Alex Center has been working in-house creating the brand, tone, and slightly humorous jokes that people have come to associate with the beverage brand vitaminwater. Center will share his story, the things he’s learned working inside both a small and large organization, and explain why the future of branding is in-house.

aigany-inhouse-eventSeptember 29
AIGA New York presents
Day in the Life: SF × NY
What is a day actually like for a designer in San Francisco? How is it different from what we’re used to in New York? We’ve asked designers from both coats to walk us through day in their lives. Come and see what it’s like to work at Etsy, Facebook, Google, Buzzfeed, Uber and more.

aiga-hampton-lascaux-snapchatSeptember 28
AIGA Hampton Roads presents
From Lascaux to Snapchat: Design for a Complex World
We’ve created a pretty complex world with complex demands. The need for design—especially design that emphasize the humane—is unprecedented. Setting his perspective in historical and contemporary contexts, Etsy’s VP Design Randy J. Hunt will look at the modern designer’s opportunity and responsibility.

AIGA-ARIZONA-mixer-300September 15
AIGA Arizona presents
Flagstaff Mixer: Guest Speaker Ben Reichert, CEO & Founder of Game CoLab
Join Flagstaff Tech Track and AIGA Arizona members for our September Mixer with guest speaker Ben Reichert. Ben is the CEO and Founder of Game CoLab, an Arizona based video game incubator and advocate for the game community with a focus on educating: educating people about games, game-makers about business, and local government and institutions on the potential of games to be an economic driver.

aiga-arizona-sidexsideSeptember 14
AIGA Arizona presents
Side X Side: A Panel Discussion
How many hours does an agency designer usually work in a week? What type of designers make up an in-house team?  We'll answer these questions, and many more, at Side X Side. Join six experienced designers from different disciplines for a panel discussion to talk about the scope of their work and work environments.

aiga-orlando-inside-blizzardAugust 25
AIGA Orange County presents
INside Blizzard: How Does UX
Join us as Blizzard Entertainment's UX team opens their doors and their hearts to our community. We’ll learn about why user research is so integral to designing the right experiences as they take us through their process, a case study, and what it’s like to work in-house at one of the world’s best gaming companies.

aiga-seattle-studio-simpleAugust 10
AIGA Seattle presents
AIGA Studio Tour: Simple
Creative at Simple is a multidisciplinary group of makers, focused on bringing beauty to every aspect of Simple. Join us as we tour Simple's new office space in the Central Eastside. We'll learn how Creative helps shape the full range of experiences, from Simple's new office to the internal and customer-facing products they craft.

AIGASF In-house event16August 8
AIGA San Fransisco presents
Salesforce UX: Consistency
Join the Salesforce UX team in their headquarters to learn about their process, with the third part of the series Consistency. Salesforce UX is a product design team focused on bringing great design to the enterprise. Clarity, efficiency, consistency, and beauty are the core design principles that guide the work that we do.

AIGA Seattle In-house tour swiftJune 8
AIGA Seattle presents
Studio tour: Swift
Swift is a creative agency that lives and breathes digital, leading brands forward with a combination of insight, strategy and creative, and their client roster includes Starbucks, Google, Nestlé, and adidas. Join us as we tour Swift's new space, explore their Studio and learn how they develop strategy and creative to connect with consumers. 

Phili-InHouse-event-May2016May 25
AIGA Philadelphia presents
@in DISCUSSION SERIES: financial services
Introducing a new discussion series for financial services creatives! Join your financial services creative colleagues as we share successes and challenges unique to the industry. The discussion will be moderated by In-house Thought Leader Andy Epstein.

AIGAOrangeCounty_InhouseEventMay 12
AIGA Orange County presents
In-House INitiative: Defining an In-house Agency
A discussion panel with top Creative Directors and Designers from Boeing, Nickelodeon, Oakley, Taco Bell, and Google will share their experiences working in in-house environments. Each will bring a sample of an in-house project, and a moderator will help navigate the attraction of in-house, how is it different from advertising agencies and design firms, and answer questions from the audience.

AIGACharlotte_inHouse_Alex_CenterMay 11
AIGA Charlotte presents
I’d Like to Buy the World a Vitaminwater.: Alex Center
Alex Center could feel the energy was different when he walked into the offices at Glacéau brands, which was sold to The Coca-Cola Company. No mentoring or master’s program could have taught Center more about branding than what he learned over the next nine years. Learn what he discovered in watching a brand grow from startup to starlet in this entertaining and provocative session about merging brands and the power of design.

AIGADC_inhouseMay 6
AIGA DC presents
2016 DotGovDesign Conference
Join your government colleagues for this great opportunity to build stronger community, improve standards across agencies, and help each other be better at what we do.This year's conference will house a number of exciting opportunities for collaboration, conversation, and inspiration—spotlighting folks around government who have been working hard to promote good design practices. And you could be among them!

AIGABoston_FutureHistory_InhouseEventApril 21
AIGA Boston presents
Future History
Shaping the visual landscape of New York City is no small task. Susan Sellers, a founding partner of 2 x 4, known for their branding for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Harvard Art Museum, and Head of Design at The Metropolitan Museum of Art joins Hilary Greenbaum, Director of Graphic Design for the Whitney Museum of American Art, in an exciting conversation about designing for world-class cultural institutions.

Atlanta_Porsche_inHouse_eventApril 8
AIGA Atlanta presents
AIGA/SEGD Insider Tour of the Porsche Experience Center
Tour the extraordinary Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta, and see how one of the world’s greatest automotive brands does branding!

AIGANY_inhousePinterestMarch 24
AIGA New York presents
In The House with Tumblr & Pinterest
Join AIGA/NY as Scott Tong of Pinterest and Zack Sultan of Tumblr share recent design projects, discuss what it’s like to design in-house and compare and contrast the differences between working in NYC and SF.

AIGASF_Inhouse_creativeliveMarch 16
AIGA San Francisco presents
Studio Tour: Creative Live
Join us as we get a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of some very influential Bay Area design studios during our Studio Tours. See projects in progress, learn about different firms’ cultures and methodologies, and rub elbows with design luminaries in the environment that inspires their best work. This time we're visiting CreativeLive, which empowers you to unleash your potential by bringing the world’s greatest experts directly to you, live.

AIGAMN_inhouseMarch 10
AIGA Minnesota presents
New(s) Perspectives: Star Tribune Brand Refresh
Meet Star Tribune creative and marketing leaders and former members of their partner agency at the time, Larsen: Jane Messenger, Steve Yaeger, Paul Wharton,  and Gwyneth Dwyer for a morning discussion about how a cultural shift and brand refresh positioned a Minnesota icon for the future.

AIGAAZ_SNAPS_2016March 10
AIGA Arizona presents
The Snaps showcase at FilmBar, Thursday, March 10 starting at 7 pm, will highlight the work of in-house design teams working at some of the most innovative and recognizable, valley based businesses. From their greatest successes to their most challenging projects, we'll hear how they did it.

AIGASF_InHouseDWMarch 9
AIGA San Francisco presents
Design//Work: Articulating the Value of an In-house Team
Join AIGA SF as we discuss the challenges and power that in-house creatives face, how your team can best create value for your organization and get the juicy work you want. Topics include how in-house is different from agencies or start-ups, articulating the value of an in-house team to the rest of the company, and more.

AIGA_Colorado_InhouseFebruary 25
AIGA Colorado presents
Building an Innovation Culture
Join speaker Dan Makoski in a conversation about how to create a more open fast pace innovation culture, foster inspired design, and set the expectation of greatness. As the founder of Google's Project Ara, and the Design Lead on the original Microsoft Surface, Dan is on a mission to thoughtfully design epic experiences in collaboration with the people who inspire us to innovate.

DFW_Inhouse_2016February 23
AIGA DFW presents
AIGA DFW INitiative
Bring your current work to the open forum and get feedback from local creatives that share your passion. Following a quick creative challenge to spur everyone's thinking, INitiative will host a workshop style creative review of attendees' projects. Come with your work. Leave with inspiration.

AIGA_LA_InHouseFebruary 9
AIGA Los Angeles presents
The Effect of Branding in Digital Companies
Join us as we go deep into conversation with Everett Katigbak to learn about branding the world’s fastest growing companies like Facebook and Pinterest, and how it made an impact on their bottom line. Moderated by Arturo Perez, CEO of Kluge Interactive, we’ll dig deep into the differences between product and brand design, and what it takes to affect change through these disciplines.

AIGARichmindFailingForwardJanuary 29
AIGA Richmond presents
Failing Forward
Join AIGA Richmond for some creative inspiration from J. Dontrese Brown, a motivational creative design professional and Brand Creative Director at CapitalOne, as he talks about how it is not about the successes that make you or your journey unique—it’s the failures.

mINhouse_eventJanuary 28
AIGA Minnesota presents
mINhouse Event: U.S. Bank Brand Refresh
Join Joe Cecere, President and Chief Creative Officer of Little, and Kate Quinn, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Affairs of U.S. Bank, for a morning discussion about branding, design, and the process of how to shift a brand’s visual voice.

Map_warsJanuary 28
AIGA Wichita presents
Seth Gerard: Map Wars
Join AIGA Wichita to hear the story of how the original digital map makers are putting themselves back on the map, and how UX research shaped the redesign of Mapquest, as explained by Lead User Experience designer Seth Gerard.

DotGovDesignJanuary 21
AIGA DC presents
Join AIGA DC and your government design peers to continue the conversation about how we can build community, improve standards across agencies, and help each other be better designers. Sarah Brooks gives us an inside look into her journey from the tech scene of San Francisco to the Presidential Innovation Fellows, her recently published book on strategic design thinking, and the Insight & Design team with the VA Customer (Veterans) Experience Office.

Snaps INHouseDecember 3, 2015
AIGA Arizona presets
AIGA Arizona wants you and your in-house design crew to participate in a celebratory snapshot of your most inspiring and exciting work. The Snaps! event will provide a venue for in-house designers from across the valley to display their work to a broader audience and connect with other in-house designers. Attendance, however, is open to any designer who want to learn more about the comparatively low-profile work of in-house designers.

Houston_inhouseNovember 7, 2015
AIGA Houston presents
Inside Job
INSIDE JOB 2015 brings in speakers from some of the biggest and best inhouse creative teams to help you navigate through today's corporate design world without losing your creative edge. With insight into the challenges and rewards of inhouse design, INSIDE JOB 2015 will push you to bring out the best in you and your team, whether you’re a seasoned inhouse art director, a jack-of-all-trades project manager or a newly-minted design professional.

Boston InHouseOctober 22, 2015
AIGA Boston presents
Agents of Change: Driving Design Innovation In-House
Join our conversation with local in-house design leaders as they discuss how they drive design innovation in their companies. As leaders from EF, Rue La La, and Fidelity Labs, they’ll discuss how they help to develop a culture of design in their organizations, and how they inspire their teams to work with peers across departments and disciplines.

Seattle InHouseOctober 13, 2015
AIGA Seattle presents
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AIGA SEATTLE invites you to join us for an in-house panel discussion featuring creative leaders from EMP, SIFF, Slalom, Outerwall, and Microsoft! Be a part of this insightful glimpse into the inner workings of in-house design studios as our panelists shed some light on successes and common struggles faced in this unique design environment.

cleveland inhouseSeptember 19, 2015
AIGA Cleveland presents
INtrospective: A One-Day Conference for In-House Creatives
AIGA Cleveland is proud to announce INtrospective: A one-day conference for in-house creatives! Our conference will be a day of education, insight and inspiration, featuring some of the most dynamic and influential in-house creative professionals both nationally and locally. Registration for this event will be opening the week of August 10th.

seattle lunchboxSeptember 9, 2015
AIGA Seattle presents
The Lunch Box @ Sound Transit
Break away from your desk to visit an amazing studio and listen to local design leaders present original perspectives that will inspire, shift or interrupt your relationship with the design space. September’s Lunch Box will be hosted by Sound Transit. Presentation includes a 360° sneak peek virtual tour of our University Link light rail project.

aiga-philadelphia-in-house-conference-150August 15, 2015
AIGA Philadelphia presents
@in: The Conference for In-House Creatives
Franklin Square Headquarters at the Philadelphia Navy Yard | 201 Rouse Blvd, Philadelphia AIGA Philly is proud to announce @in: the conference for in-house creatives. It will be a day of insight and inspiration featuring some of the most dynamic and influential in-house creative heroes! We have an amazing line up.

mInHouseAugust 20, 2015
AIGA Minnesota presents
mINhouse Event: Prime Therapeutics
Join Prime Therapeutic’s creative director, Molly Sullivan, and her design team for a behind-the-scenes look at how they helped evolve their company’s culture with their interactive Customer Experience Room.

lamusicdesigneventJuly 30, 2015
AIGA Los Angeles presents
Music + Design
Join us in a discussion with the creative directors of major record labels Warner Bros., Interscope, Capitol, and Hollywood Records/Disney Music Group to examine defining components of culture, music and design. We’ll examine how artists work with labels to define their brand, the role designers play in transforming sound into treasured tangibles and see what the future may hold.

CharlotteJHJuly 22, 2015
AIGA Charlotte presents
Josh Higgins: You Do You (Everything Else Is Secondary)
From a touring musician on MCA/Universal Records to Design Director for President Obama to a Creative Director at Facebook, Josh Higgins lived by his mantra of "You do you" and realized that it wasn't about him, it was about we. This took him decades to figure out, but he'll be sharing his secrets in under an hour at this highly anticipated AIGA Charlotte event.

aiga-maine-qa-kickstarter-in-house-150June 24, 2015
A Q&A with Kickstarter
Curious about crowdfunding? AIGA Maine has arranged a talk with Terry Romero, Food and Crafts Outreach Lead at Kickstarter. Join us at the Bearded Lady’s Jewel Box for a short presentation on how Kickstarter works and general best practices, followed by a Q&A with Terry and a few locals who have run their own successful projects. Free and Open to the public.

May 21, 2015
Webcast: Transforming Cultures, When Businesses Embrace Design
Join Doug Powell, studio lead at IBM Design, as he pulls back the curtain on his experiences helping to develop a culture of design at one of the largest and most successful companies in the world.

CTMay 1, 2015
AIGA Connecticut presents
Inside Out 2015: The Conference for In-House Creatives
Gain insight into how high-performing in-house creatives and teams thrive and still keep their edge. Customize your experience through a series of topical breakout sessions with individual speakers, then engage through an interactive panel discussion about in-house trends, challenges, and opportunities. And, enjoy networking opportunities throughout the day, including the closing cocktail reception.

arizona-side-by-side-in-house-150April 8, 2015
AIGA Arizona presents
Side by Side: Dispelling Myths About In-House Design
It’s common for agency and freelance design to be perceived as more attractive or “sexier” than in-house design, but it’s time to dispel those myths. Join us for a panel discussion with notable in-house, agency, and freelance designers from the community, where we’ll talk about the differences between the three design practices and what it’s really like to work in house.

SFApril 8, 2015
AIGA San Francisco presents
Studio Tours: Fitbit
Join us as we get a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the Fitbit design studios during our Studio Tours. Fitbit is the market leader in the fast-growing category of connected health and fitness products, which combines wearable tracking devices with motivating online and mobile experiences to help people reach their health and fitness goals. Tours sell out early, so get your tickets today.

aiga-dc-dotgoc-design-conference-2015-thumbMarch 27, 2015
AIGA Washington D.C. presents
DotGov Design Conference
GPO, PRA, RFQ, BPA, 508, or GSA. If you know some of these acronyms, you probably speak the language of a government designer. Join us on March 27th to meet your peers around the federal government at the very first installment of AIGA DC’s, DotGov Design Conference. We’ll continue the conversation about how we can build community, improve standards across agencies, and help each other be better designers.

aiga-new-york-in-the-house-museum-2015-thumbMarch 26, 2015
AIGA New York presents
In the House Museum
Designers everywhere are noticing that more and more designers are working in-house for companies large and small. When do we start to ask what the role of the designer should be? How do design ideas live there? Join Mike Abbink from the Museum of Modern Art, Hilary Greenbaum from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Peter Kaplan of the Museum of Arts and Design, Susan Sellers from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Lorraine Wild from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as they explore these questions and engage a lively conversation about design, power, culture, ideas, freedom, and the city, moderated by Juliette Cezzar.

Calvano head shotFebruary 19, 2015
AIGA Oklahoma presents
From the TV Screen to Every Other Screen, and Back with Bob Calvano
Join Bob Calvano, AIGA national board member, as he pulls back the curtain and shows you how A+E Networks is creating digital products for their six global brands: A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime, H2, FYI, and LMN. Bob is currently the vice president of design and oversees all visual and user experience design for the full portfolio of brands.

INcredibles: A Brand Refresh Story at Thrivent FinancialJanuary 19, 2015
AIGA Minnesota presents
INcredibles: A Brand Refresh Story at Thrivent Financial
INcredibles—a series of events focused on in-house creative, issues, and topics—presents a brand refresh story at Thrivent Financial’s Minneapolis Corporate Center. Hear from an organization that recently refreshed their brand and also the design firm that helped them. Susan Zima, director of brand and creative services, and Amy Huth, senior marketing specialist, brand management, from Thrivent Financial will share their experiences along with members of Capsule, the design firm.

Central PA Inhouse eventNovember 15, 2014
AIGA Central PA presents
In Haus Kreativ
Peer behind the veil and discover how Central PA's top in-house designers hone their craft. This presentation will show local in-house designers from the healthcare, government, entertainment, non-profit and education sectors and they'll share their unique perspective on design from the inside. Panels include Marco Ceo from Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, Michael Zigmund from Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians, Mallory Gricoskle from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Rosie Turner from Harrisburg Area YMCA and Danelle Balley from Schoolwires.

Inside Job 2014November 15, 2014
AIGA Houston presents
In support of INitiative—AIGA’s partnership with The Creative Group to bring quality in‑house content and programming to the forefront—INSIDE JOB 2014 brings in speakers from some of the biggest and best in‑house design departments to help you successfully navigate through today’s corporate design world without losing your creative edge. With insight into the inherent challenges and rewards of in‑house design, INSIDE JOB 2014 will push you to bring out the best in you and your team, whether you’re a seasoned in‑house art director, a jack‑of‑all‑trades project manager or a newly‑minted design professional.

AIGA Rhode Island Inhouse Taylor BoxNovember 5, 2014
AIGA Rhode Island presents
In-house Rhode Show @ Taylor Box
Join AIGA Rhode Island for the first leg of their in-house Rhode show series when they visit Taylor Box Company in Warren, RI. Dan Shedd, president, and Julie Passey, director of design, engineering and package development, will give a tour of the facility and introduce you to members of the in-house design team. Light refreshments will follow.

Baltimore Design WeekOctober 21, 2014
AIGA Baltimore presents
Marketing the Baltimore Ravens
Get your purple and black ready as AIGA Baltimore and the 2013 Super Bowl Champions bring you the Ravens brand team! Even non-sports fans will appreciate the design and marketing challenges presented by such a large organization. Join AIGA Baltimore for this special Baltimore Design Week event and learn how staff members approach their work and collaborate to create, manage, and promote the Baltimore Ravens brand.

Method and Madness ConferenceOctober 18–19, 2014
AIGA Phoenix presents
In-house breakout sessions at the Method + Madness conference
As part of Phoenix Design Week, the Method + Madness conference is two days that feature two aspects of design—the crazy and inspiring beauty of the design process, and the practical approach that will empower you to pull off your big ideas. The insights from local in-house design leaders will help in-house design teams thrive, make a greater impact at their companies, evolve professionally, and connect with a broad network of peers.

Eventbrite Studio Tour SFOctober 15, 2014
AIGA San Francisco presents
Studio Tour: Eventbrite
Come meet the Eventbrite Design and UX Teams and check out their new space. Over the past few months, they’ve embarked on a major redesign—they’ll share what they’re building and what’s next for the ticketing and event discovery platform.

Jeni Herberger In-houseOctober 2, 2014
AIGA Indianapolis presents
Becoming an In-house Profit Center with Jeni Herberger
AIGA Indy along with AAF Indy are thrilled to host national speaker and creative consultant, Jeni Herberger, for an engaging event focused on in-house creatives and teams. Jeni gives audiences an unforgettable experience and unprecedented insight into designing a profitable reality uniquely their own.

AIGA Cleveland inhouse event summary imageSeptember 17, 2014
AIGA Cleveland presents
Design Crawl: INitiative
Join AIGA Cleveland for an in-house panel discussion featuring local creative directors and hiring professionals. As part of the INitiative, sponsored by The Creative Group, this panel will discuss the difficult design challenges in-house teams face on a daily basis and share their experiences, struggles and successes as in-house creatives. Then, they’ll answer your questions and maybe even share some insider tips and tricks.

AIGA DC event summary imageSeptember 8, 2014
AIGA DC presents
DotGov Design
Join AIGA DC and your government design peers to continue the conversation about how we can build community, improve standards across agencies and help each other be better designers.

Randy Hunt 150August 7, 2014
Webcast: Creative Growth
Etsy creative director Randy Hunt shares the evolution of a design studio that has grown from a creative team or two to more than 50. He’ll reveal what lessons he’s learned, the best tips for keeping it real and how to make sure you have fun along the way.

Initiative event image 150July 31, 2014
AIGA Triad NC presents
INitiative panel discussion
AIGA Triad NC invites you to join them for an in-house panel discussion featuring creative directors from Under Armour, Krispy Kreme and Wake Forest University. These creative leaders will share insight into the inner workings of in-house design studios and shed light on the current struggles and successes faced in an in-house design environment.

AIGA Los Angeles Inhouse Mattel eventJune 24, 2014
AIGA Los Angeles presents
Studio Tour: Mattel
Tour Mattel, whose family of companies is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. Get a sneak peek at Mattel’s creative culture behind their portfolio of best-selling brands including Barbie®, Monster High®, American Girl®, Thomas & Friends® and Fisher-Price® brands, as well as a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines.

It Takes 2May 8, 2014
AIGA Iowa presents
It Takes 2: Innovation & Collaboration
INsight, a program created by AIGA Iowa, supports in-house designers by providing events that help them evolve professionally and connect with a broader network of peers. “It Takes 2” will feature Em Byerly, a 3-D gifts designer, and Katie Larson, a lettering artist, who work together at Hallmark Cards. This partnership formed 7 years ago and has been growing ever since. The two work to play to one another’s strengths while minimizing weaknesses. Join us to learn how their unique points of view make for great results!

AIGA Orlando Badge Hunt eventMay 1, 2014
AIGA Orlando presents
Allan Peters: The Badge Hunt
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work in a boutique design agency? How about a huge marketing agency or a global ad agency? What about working in-house for the best brand in the world? Allan Peters has tried them all and has survived to tell you the tale. This is a story that spans 33 years and includes not only the victories but also the down right ugly stuff that happened along the way. Join him as he walks you through projects for brands like Nike, ESPN and Target showing you his process as well as behind the scenes stories and photos.

San Francisco In-house event ThrivingApril 30, 2014
AIGA San Francisco presents
Thriving: In-house design teams
In-house teams face the difficult design challenge of continuously working within brand while striving to find innovative ways to communicate it. Brands like Google, Facebook and Apple are lighting the way by coming to market with inspired and impressive in-house generated work. Join AIGA San Francisco as we discuss the challenges and power that in-house creatives face, how your team can best create value for your organization and get the juicy work you want.

San Francisco In-house event YouTubeApril 9, 2014
AIGA San Francisco presents
YouTube Studio Tour
Designers at YouTube work across a host of disciplines, including product, user experience and research, visual communications, marketing, and brand advertising. The evening will include presentations from across the organization, a lively panel discussion, and a tour of one of the largest online destinations and publishing platforms in the world.

AIGA NY Inhouse eventMarch 27, 2014
AIGA/NY presents
IN-THE-HOUSE IV: Culture, Connectivity and Content
Brands influence us in every aspect of our lives, from the technology we crave, to the content we discover, to the way we share our take on the world. AIGA/NY has invited 3 mega brands: 163 year-old The New York Times, 30 year-old Apple and 3 years old Instagram, to talk about how their in-house design teams work to make these connections seem effortless and essential to our daily lives.

AIGA Seattle Schmooze 150March 27, 2014
AIGA Seattle presents
Schmooze: In-House Edition
Join AIGA Seattle for the In-house Edition of Schmooze! We can’t guarantee Kevin Spacey will be there, but we can promise that you’ll have the opportunity to rub elbows with amazing in-house designers, manager and creative directors.

Allan PetersMarch 13, 2014
Webcast: 10 tips for in-house designers
Allan Peters, associate creative director for Target and the new ambassador for AIGA’s INitiative program, will share 10 tips for in-house designers. From seeking out a mentor to knowing that you’re good enough to get another job, he’ll offer words of wisdom and encouragement learned while working for one of the largest internal creative studios in the country.
Watch a recording of the webcast here.

Boston In-house Design seriesMarch 6, 2014
AIGA Boston presents
In-House Design Series: Roundtable on Information Sharing
AIGA Boston presents an In-House Design Series focused on the opportunities and the challenges of being an In-House designer. This series has been developed for in-house designers or individuals interested in in-house design to network, share ideas, make a greater impact at their companies, and grow as designers. This upcoming event will focus on the topic of “Information Sharing” both within your team, and within your company—i.e. information access, project tracking, company rollouts, etc. Please bring any questions or ideas you may have for discussion!

Dot Gov 150February 26, 2014
AIGA DC presents
DotGov Design
Join AIGA DC and your government design peers to continue the conversation about how we can build community, improve standards across agencies, and help each other be better designers.

Stewart Scott CurranFebruary 20, 2014
AIGA Knoxville presents
Stewart Scott-Curran
Join AIGA Knoxville as CNN Art Director Stewart Scott-Curran presents “What Indiana Jones and Eighties Thrash Metal Taught Me About How To Be A Good Designer.”

Buzz 150February 18, 2014
AIGA Colorado presents
Buzz: Designing for Startups
Join AIGA Colorado for another exciting installment of Buzz! This month's guest is Steve Entringer, Director of Creative Services for UrgentRx, a Denver startup founded by entrepreneur and inventor Jordan Eisenberg, who has already started and sold three companies in his relatively young career. Steve will share his experience of being involved with a startup as well as some of the considerations they face—everything from packaging, prototyping and focus groups to printing on unique materials and PPT pitches.

Levi-Strauss 150February 13, 2014
AIGA San Francisco presents
Studio Tours: Levi Strauss & Co.
Join AIGA San Francisco as we get a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of some very influential Bay Area design studios during our Studio Tours. See projects in progress, learn about different firms’ cultures and methodologies, and rub elbows with design luminaries and up-and-comings in the environment that inspires their best work.

INhouse Philadelphia January 11–February 7, 2014
AIGA Philadelphia presents
INhouse EXhibit
AIGA Philadelphia is putting together a special exhibition of the Philadelphia area’s finest in-house creative! The best annual reports, invitations, brochures, websites, packaging, collateral and communications created by in-house creative teams will be on display at SPACE.

AIGA Balitmore inhouseJanuary 28, 2014
AIGA Baltimore presents
National Parks Conservation Association Lecture
Over the past eight years, Scott Kirkwood and Annie Riker have transformed the graphic design department of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) from an assortment of under-utilized staff to an award-winning team. Join AIGA Baltimore on January 28 for a presentation by Scott and Annie and learn how they’ve made design and branding a priority at the NPCA.

Quality Bike Products inhouse eventJanuary 16, 2014
AIGA Minnesota presents
INcredibles: Purpose-Driven Design at Quality Bike Products
INcredibles—a series of AIGA Minnesota curated events focuses on in-house creative, topics and issues—presents the talented internal creative team and inspiring facility at Quality Bicycle Products (QBP). Jason Gaikowski, director of brand marketing, and art directors of the QBP brands will talk about their wide assortment of consumer products and how purpose drives the creative process.


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TCG 150

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