In-house events
In-house events
In-house events

AIGA hosts INitiative events across the country. Look below for upcoming talks, webcasts, panel discussions, studio tours, and even day-long conferences created especially for in-house designers.

Upcoming and past events

December 6, 2018
AIGA Washington DC presents
Office Hours: Optoro
Optoro is working to solve the big problem around waste in retail returns — an issue that is often invisible to the average consumer. Every year, over 15% of inventory is returned or deemed excess, costing retailers $500 billion nationwide. Our mission is to make retail more sustainable by eliminating all waste from returns, connecting returned and excess goods to their next best home in a way that makes the most sense for the buyer, the seller, and the planet. Working with some of the largest retailers in the US, Optoro’s software platform has enabled its clients to maximize recovery costs by 50 - 200%. Join the Design Team at Optoro — one of DC's leading tech companies and coolest places to work — to learn about how we make a great impact on the entire organization through design practices and methodologies.

November 27, 2018
AIGA St. Louis presents
In-house Design Thinking Workshop
Join us for another immersive Design Thinking Workshop where you will get hands-on experience with practical Design Thinking application.

November 15, 2018
AIGA In-house INitiative presents
Infinite Possibilities – Building Brand Engagement
Successful brand engagement relies on making connections and creating emotional experiences. In this webinar, you’ll get tuned-in to the best digital printing tips, tricks, and techniques available to help you connect with your customers through personalization and customization. HP’s Hadar Peled-Vaissman will share techniques used to create value and build meaningful brand experiences leveraging a myriad of variable data, various inks, and plentiful substrates.

November 15, 2018
AIGA Dallas Ft. Worth presents
In-House Design Panel
On November 15, AIGA DFW will bring leaders from some of DFW's largest in house design departments together for one amazingly informative evening. The combined experience of creative leaders from Fossil, Toyota, Southwest Airlines, Texas Instruments and more will all be represented. Come with questions and leave with the advice needed to live up to corporate design expectations while maintaining your creative spark. With their collective insight on the trials and rewards of in‑house design, this unique panel will encourage you to bring out the best in yourself, your team, and your company.

November 15, 2018
AIGA Richmond presents
Print it Right: A primer on digital printing
Join us for a fun evening where we’ll enjoy drinks and bites and get up to speed with what’s happening in digital print. HP’s North American Lead for Business Development, Jeff Dowd will share stories of how big brands, small companies, in-house designers and agencies are getting super creative and producing real results using the latest developments in printing technology.

November 10, 2018
AIGA Cleveland presents
Introspective 3.0
Join AIGA Cleveland for the third 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. After the success of 2016’s conference, we are excited to bring you more speaker presentations and working sessions tailored to in-house professionals of all levels. Refuel your creativity and connect with your peers. You’ll return to work inspired and re-energized. Not an in-houser? No matter where you spend your day designing, there will be plenty of great information to take away.

November 7, 2018
AIGA Atlanta presents
AIGA In-House Mashup with Michael Benford
Creativity on demand can be taxing, especially as an in-house designer where we are challenged to work with the same brand every day. Join Michael Benford, Creative Director for the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United, and Mercedes Benz stadium, as he shares what led him to embrace the uncomfortable and travel around the world with his camera to seek inspiration from someone, something, and somewhere new.

November 5, 2018
AIGA Austin presents
Inside Jobs: How In-House Teams Design for Communities
This panel focuses on a library, museum, university, and mass transit. Through a series of case studies, these in-house creative will illustrate how some of the city’s most prominent infrastructural design systems are realized.

November 5, 2018
AIGA Austin presents
A Patient's "Fantastic Voyage"
We want to take you on a fantastic voyage through the doctor’s office of the future. Take a tour through athenahealth's space as if you were visiting the doctor.

November 3, 2018
AIGA Houston presents
Inside Job 2018: A One-day Conference for In-house Design
Inside Job is a one-day conference and workshop series focused on the insights and perspectives of the in-house design community. But it stands for more. Inside Job represents creative professionals who dig deeper. It represents the initiative to search inward. To go below the surface. To build trust. We are designers. Moreover, we are problem solvers. We study the landscape. We explore new territory. We forge new paths. We envision what others often times cannot. Inside Job is more than a just a job. It’s results driven focus and intent. It’s true dedication. And today, we celebrate the many levels of creative talent that exists inside us all.

October 30, 2018
AIGA New York presents
HP & GSB Digital host "Bring Your Files"
Join us for this special event to: 

  • Advance the businesses and brands you support
  • Enable your in-house designers/design leaders
  • Make a greater impact where you work
  • Evolve professionally
  • Connect with and learn from a wide network of peers and industry leaders

You will take-away knowledge and hands-on experience with digital print from the industry leader. PSP and HP will present ideas on design thinking and share our latest projects.

October 25, 2018
AIGA Minnesota presents
mINhouse Panel Discussion: Mia
Hear from the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s in-house team on brand development from concept to roll out. Get an inside look at how this new brand boldly and authentically embraced their DNA and signaled to the public a fundamental institutional shift in the way they communicate their role as the people’s museum. The team will also share their strategies for maintaining cohesive visuals and a consistent voice as the museum marks its third year as Mia.

October 24, 2018
AIGA Washington DC presents
Designing Conversations
Join speakers from The Washington Post, NPR and Capital One who will showcase their most innovative voice enabled products and take part in a panel discussion that explores the growing area of conversational design and looks at the process, challenges and the future of designing for voice.

October 23, 2018
AIGA San Francisco presents
Designing Products with AI
How can we use Artificial Intelligence to enhance user experience? There are a myriad of menus and options users navigates on a daily basis to accomplish their tasks. How might we leverage usage patterns and AI to better anticipate how a user will interact with a product and be responsive to their unique needs, while also considering the overall ecosystem of user engagement. Panelist will focus on expanding these questions and thinking about how AI can be a tool for both designers and users as a way to remove friction and make every product experiences seamless. 

October 22, 2018
AIGA Washington DC presents
AIGA's In-house INitiative: Bring Your Files - sponsored by HP
HP and AIGA invite you to a “Bring Your Files” evening at ColorNet. Join us for the opportunity to experience your work — printed on great media and on the highest-quality digital press in the industry. You will take-away knowledge and hands-on experience with digital print from the industry leader. PSP and HP will present ideas on design thinking and share our latest projects.

October 21, 2018
AIGA Washington DC presents
Clay and Paper Modeling with National Geographic’s Fernando Baptista
Learn how to use 3D models to advance your crafting and/or storytelling skills with Fernando Baptista of National Geographic. In this hands-on session, Baptista will demo his work and teach you how to create clay and paper sculptures that depict what cameras can’t. You don’t have to be an expert sculptor to attend this session — just come with a desire to learn!

October 18, 2018
AIGA Dallas Ft. Worth presents
Workshop: Designing for New Print Media Technology
Digital technology has advanced modern marketing -- it’s all about targeting and personalization. Digital is flexible and adaptable, yet can’t compete with the experience of holding a stunningly crafted printed design. Learn how big brands are using digital printing to create amazing experiences for their customers; like Eye magazine printing 8,000 individually personalized covers for their readers, or Japanese gum brand XYLITOL, who generated 20 Million customized gum wrappers to celebrate their 20th anniversary. Modern digital printing marries all the personalization and targeting of digital media with the experiential qualities previously found only in high-end printing. Print has always included compromises, like limited color gamut, paper choices, and applications; but no longer. Digital Printing has come of age. Come learn how to design for it.

October 18, 2018
AIGA In-house INitiative presents
Infinite Possibilities – HP Mosaic Technology for Brand Impact
Learn to speak more authentically to your customers where it matters most. In this webinar HP Creative Manager, Hadar Peled-Vaissman will share how you can leverage your Adobe tools with HP’s Mosaic software plug-in. She’ll show you how to think and design differently for digital outputs using variable data and customization to create fully integrated marketing campaigns that drive brand impact.

October 18, 2018
AIGA Triad NC presents
Design Month: WK 3 - Digital Printing Innovation Lab
How many times have you created a design and then NEVER printed it? Now you can experience the cutting edge of digital printing during the HP Innovation Lab at Graphic Visual Solutions! This afternoon event is intended to bring designers and printers together for collaboration, learning, and sharing.

October 17, 2018
AIGA Boston presents
AFTA: Making Connections at GE Digital
If you’re interested in designing applications, IoT, or curious about digital transformation, then you’ll want to meet the GE Digital Team at our next AFTA. GE Digital connects streams of machine data to powerful analytics, providing Industrial companies with valuable insights to manage assets. AFTA is a casual social event to share ideas, talk design, and network with other creatives in the Boston area “afta” work.

October 17, 2018
AIGA Baltimore presents
HP Invites You, to Bring Your Files
Join us for the opportunity to experience your work — printed on great media and on the highest-quality digital press in the industry. You will take-away knowledge and hands-on experience with digital print from the industry leader. PSP and HP will present ideas on design thinking and share our latest projects.

October 10, 2018
AIGA Detroit presents
In-House Sessions | Panel Discussion
Join us as we take a look behind the scenes with Shinola's design leaders and connect with other passionate in-house creatives. Our Shinola panel will share everyday challenges, favorite products/projects and more. Our last two in-house sessions were in Flint and Ann Arbor, now we back home in Detroit, don't miss out. An ASL interpreter, for the deaf and hard of hearing community, will be available. Limited seating is available, buy your ticket today!

October 4, 2018
AIGA Northwest Arkansas presents
DesignLab: Command + P
Get an inside look at how your digital files come to life in print via the HP Indigo press and the digital experts at Moxy Ox. Reserve your spot now for this unique DesignLab, presented by HP, Moxy Ox and AIGA Northwest Arkansas. 

September 20, 2018
AIGA Seattle presents
Mission-Centric Design Workshop: Building Trust Through CSR & Holistic Branding
Brand management has always been a difficult task, but today’s non-stop news cycle and hyper-connected culture make it so that a company’s reputation, both among employees and customers, is more vulnerable than ever. A poorly performing product, inappropriate employee behavior, or something as big as a public scandal can live in perpetuity thanks to the internet. How does a brand recover, survive, and even thrive in this new era of brand management? To find actionable solutions we must look to where the design of the company itself and its relationship to people has failed and then redesign those systems and relationships, built on a foundation of shared values and trust. In this workshop, we’ll be exploring how the next generation of brand management is dependent on a holistic approach to an organization’s engagement with their stakeholders – both external and internal. In looking at these issues participants will learn how to use a “mission-centered design” approach in order to strengthen a company’s internal culture and its relationship with the broader external community. This new design approach brings together a range of traditional and emerging design disciplines to create a more authentic, trustworthy, and holistic brand for organizations wanting to learn how to thrive in the 21st century.

Participants will walk away with:

  • A basic understanding of the “mission-centric design” approach as it relates to company branding and holistic corporate social responsibility
  • Tools to help enhance their company culture
  • Tools and practices to more effectively engage their broader external community in their mission
  • A fresh perspective on how design and holistic branding can build trust both within and outside of organizations

September 17, 2018
AIGA Cincinnati presents
HP/Graphic Village Innovation Lab
How many times have you created a design and then NEVER printed it? Now you can experience the #WonderofPrint during the Innovation Lab at Graphic Village! This afternoon event is intended to bring printers and designers together for collaboration and sharing. 

September 13, 2018
AIGA In-house INitiative presents 
Infinite Possibilities – Designing with HP Digital Print Tools
Today, we no longer do digital marketing, we market to a digital world and designing for digital outputs is more demanding than ever. To stay on the cutting edge, AIGA teamed up with HP to learn how HP digital print tools are transforming how designers use technology to connect brands and consumers. In this webinar, we’ll be talking with HP Brand Innovation Team Lead, Jacob Shamis about why working with designers and printers to build collaborative relationships is so important. Dian Holton, Deputy Art Director at AARP and AIGA DC’s D&I Taskforce member will join us to share her Daily Digits project and how she teamed up with HP to design for digital output. Our webinar will close with an HP Mosaic software tutorial presented by HP Creative Manager, Hadar Peled-Vaissman. Hadar will share what Mosaic is and when to use it for maximum impact.

September 11, 2018
AIGA Knoxville presents
Creative Caffeine with Casey Self of Perceptics
This month we will be joined by Casey Self. Casey Self, APR is the marketing manager at Perceptics, which makes high performance imaging systems for the transportation industry. Casey will discuss the difficulties in branding highly technical, niche products to governments and other businesses. B2B and B2G doesn’t have to be boring but it is a whole different ballgame.

September 10, 2018
AIGA Seattle presents
CSR 2.0 Panel Discussion: Designing the New Standard of Responsibility
As the global economy is restructuring around us, causing old industries to disappear while new markets emerge seemingly overnight, the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is also being reconfigured, in large part due to the waning trust in corporations. Gone are the days when you could just donate some money and announce a goal to reduce your carbon footprint, earning the right to call yourself a “responsible company.” Now, demands by consumers, employees, and investors alike are putting added pressure on organizations – public sector, private sector, and non-profit – to take the goal of being a “good corporate citizen” more seriously. As a recent example, in the wake of the diesel emissions fiasco which has rocked the automotive manufacturer, Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess has argued at the AGM in Berlin that: “Volkswagen has to become more honest, more open, more truthful,” highlighting the need for a new approach to corporate social responsibility. One in which the underlying values of inclusiveness, holism, and authenticity are deeply embedded into the brand DNA of an organization. 

  • In this panel discussion, we’ll be bringing together representatives from a range of local and national companies to explore questions like:
  • How would you define trust within your organization?
  • Can trust be rebuilt once it’s been broken?
  • How can organizations ensure that they capture the employee voice when designing their CSR 2.0 brand?
  • What are the best practices for inviting consumers into the mission of an organization?
  • Is the triple bottom line – people, planet, profit – enough for the future of CSR?
  • How can an organization design their CSR efforts to be measurable?

Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how to evolve their organization’s CSR to be more inclusive, holistic, and authentic in order to make their organization more resilient in the global economy.

August 29, 2018
AIGA Atlanta presents
Bringing ideas to life with digital printing
Join AIGA Atlanta as we welcome Design Strategist Vicki Strull and Designer Dian Holton, who will discuss innovations, trends and their inspiration, along with HP digital print techniques that are turning heads and driving business results. After the presentation, stay for a reception and a unique opportunity to tour HP’s 68,000 sq. ft. digital printing center, one of only three such facilities in the world.

August 23, 2018
AIGA Miami presents
AIGA Miami: Designer Talk at Marlins Park
Join us and the creative team of the Miami Marlins on Thursday, August 23 to learn and discuss everything that went into giving fans a genuine throwback experience during the Marlins 25th Anniversary weekend. 

August 23, 2018
AIGA Northwest Arkansas presents
Design Drinking: Tim Hale
This month’s AIGA happy hour will feature guest speaker Tim Hale, Development and Communications Director at New Life Ranch. He is most noted for having founded, developed and managed the in-house creative team for Fossil Group in Dallas for over 30 years.

August 7, 2018
AIGA Raleigh presents
Chobani Rebrand with Leland Maschmeyer
With one of the most talked about and successful rebrands in recent memory, Chobani has taken the (design) world by storm with their bold revisioning of the Chobani brand. Join Leland Maschmeyer, Chief Creative Officer of Chobani, as he talks through the experience of leading this amazing rebrand.

July 25, 2018
AIGA Colorado presents
Print + Learn with HP
Don’t just learn about printing, do it with your own design! Join AIGA Colorado for a unique hands-on workshop using the latest HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press as part of the AIGA INitiative to support in-house designers. Our partners at HP and Hampden Press will print your design on both coated and uncoated substrates and discuss best pre-press practices.

July 19, 2018
AIGA Miami presents
Designing for Museums: a tour of the PAMM and the Fútbol and Contemporary Art Exhibit
When non-designers visit the Perez Art Museum Miami, they’re probably in awe of the artwork, the stunning architecture by Herzog & de Meuron, and the views of Biscayne Bay. But have you ever thought about the role a graphic designer has within a museum? Join us for Designing for Museums: a tour of the PAMM and the Fútbol and Contemporary Art Exhibit, led by Raymond Adrian, Senior Visual Designer at the PAMM. We're going to explore the museum from a graphic designer's perspective! Adrian will share a bit about his role in designing for the museum and all of the exciting aspects that a graphic designer has his hands on - from member brochures to interior signage, from digital communications to even some items within the gift shop. In addition, we'll also be visiting the current fútbol exhibit - World Cup, anyone?!

July 18, 2018
AIGA San Francisco presents
Salesforce UX Mentorship Night
Meet the design team of Salesforce UX. You’ll get a chance to network with designers from all over, receive career guidance and have your portfolio reviewed by someone from the design or recruiting team. Hear from our special guests. Dinner will be served. Who should attend? Professional designers with 5 years experience in the UX or Product Design field.

July 18, 2018
AIGA Triad NC presents
Print it Right! A Primer on Digital Printing
Don’t just print it, PRINT IT RIGHT! Rather than creating a bland, generic printed piece, there’s potential to be more imaginative and more creative with HP digital printing. Join us for a fun evening where we’ll enjoy drinks and bites and get up to speed with what’s new in digital printing. Jeff Dowd, HP’s North American Lead for Business Development, will share stories of how big brands, small companies, in-house designers and agencies are getting super creative and producing real results using the latest developments in printing technology.

July 12, 2018
AIGA Arizona presents
Food for Thought 2018: An In-House Design Meet-Up
Take a break and join fellow In-House designers for dinner at Camp Social. Meet new In-Housers or bring ones you know along. This evening is meant to get In-house designers together to brainstorm, exchange stories on the positives and negatives of working on a single brand and, of course, discuss all things design. Expand your network and join us for a laid back evening with food, drinks and maybe even catch a game of ping-pong at Camp Social in Phoenix.

July 11, 2018
AIGA Atlanta presents
Bringing ideas to life with digital printing
Join AIGA Atlanta for an afternoon of innovation, trends, and inspiration. Three special guest designers will share their work and discuss the latest HP digital print techniques that are turning heads and driving business results. After the presentation, stay for a reception and a unique opportunity to tour HP’s 68,000 sq. ft. digital printing center, one of only two such facilities in the world.

July 10, 2018
AIGA St. Louis presents
AIGA In-house July Happy Hour
Join your fellow AIGA In-house colleges for our July event at Hugo's Pizzeria. Enjoy some In-house banter over beer. AIGA members and non-members welcome.

July 10, 2018
AIGA Charlotte presents
Beer & Branding: Kickoff 2018
Beer & Branding will combine the efforts and creativity of local designers with local home brewers, ultimately culminating in a brewing competition and a design showcase. In collaboration with NoDa Brewing Company and BOLTGROUP, AIGA Charlotte presents the Fifth Annual Beer & Branding for Summer 2018. At this unique two-part event, designers work with local home brewers to ideate, brew, and design a branding package based on a secret brewing ingredient. This all starts with our event Kickoff, and culminates in a brewing competition and a design showcase where attendees will select their favorite branding packages. Since the Kickoff serves as the first official meeting for designers and brewers, attendance is mandatory for participation. From there, the objective is to inspire the local beer and design community with a united naming, branding package, and beer product, all while keeping in mind the following aspects: the beer style, the top secret ingredient, the local culture, and the community.

June 28, 2018
AIGA Orange County
[FIELD TRIP] Taco Bell
Taco Bell's team was recognized by Fast Company as one of the Top 10 Most Innovative brands in the world. Come and see how creativity plays an essential part in the day-to-day of the company's work and culture, including:

  • A guided tour of the company's headquarters including Taco Bell Design, their in-house agency, and their test kitchen.
  • A presentation on the creative, design, and advertising work produced in-house.
  • Case studies detailing the lifecycle of a project launch.

View Taco Bell's 3rd Annual Art Show gallery—a collection of art pieces showcasing the entire company.

June 27, 2018
AIGA Chicago presents
Small Talks: Morningstar
Small Talks offer attendees the opportunity to learn about business practices, view work, and experience environments at local businesses. We try to bring new relevant content to the community we'd like to give other firms the chance to present their company to our audience.

June 26, 2018
AIGA Atlanta presents
In-House Mashup with Atlanta Magazine
On June 26th we’re thrilled to have Atlanta Magazine’s design team walk us through their process and approach to the ever-changing world of publishing. Afterward, you’re welcome to join the speakers for a drink and chat at the bar. Join us in the backroom at Argosy in the East Village for what should be a really entertaining night.

June 13, 2018
AIGA Alaska presents
After Hours: Anchorage Opera
Whether it’s an empty page or an empty stage, Alaska has professionals up to the task. Designers across the state build immersive sets and create stunning visuals that lay the foundation for a rich audience experience. On Wednesday, June 13, join AIGA for a special After Hours as we pull back the curtain on the Anchorage Opera–we’re going backstage for an intimate look at the way creatives in our sister profession weave cutting edge technologies with paint and plywood to breathe life into imagined worlds.

May 23, 2018
AIGA Cincinnati presents
Print it Right! A Primer on Digital Printing
Did you know there’s a potential in the market where there’s been nothing like it before? It’s a new opportunity to be more imaginative and creative than in the past. Rather than creating a bland generic printed piece or packaging and producing it in mass, Indigo digital printing offers clearer communication with your customers with a personal, one-to-one marketing approach. Using variable data, each printed piece can be one-of-a-kind…opening the door for your very creative ideas! Now you can “speak” to a consumer individually and directly using print. Join us for a fun evening where we’ll enjoy drinks and bites and get up to speed with what’s happening in digital print. HP’s North American Lead for Business Development, Jeff Dowd will share stories of how big brands, small companies, in-house designers and agencies are getting super creative and producing real results using the latest developments in printing technology.

May 22, 2018
AIGA Birmingham presents
In House Out to Lunch
Being an in-house designer can be rewarding. You could be part of an advertising, editorial, marketing, product development, or services team; and maybe have a graphic design, art direction, UX/UI, or multimedia design responsibility. It can be a fulfilling experience, one that challenges you; maybe even giving you an opportunity to apply design thinking at your employer, developing a vision for the long haul. However, sometimes you might feel as if you are marooned on an island, without other creatives to bounce ideas around, isolated from fresh perspectives on office concerns. More than just a bottle washing up on the beach, AIGA Birmingham is launching our "In House Out to Lunch" event series. We're inviting in-house designers as well as freelancers to come together over the lunch hour to discuss pressing issues and share solutions, all while making new design connections.

May 15, 2018
AIGA Kansas City presents
Sustainability by Design
Have you ever wondered how your job as a designer impacts your environment? Ever wanted to reduce your carbon footprint and create something that isn’t just designed beautifully but is beautiful by design? How can we design to consider the lifecycle of our work and integrate it into our creative process? Join us for a panel discussion where we’ll define sustainable design, discuss the challenges of recycling, and learn how Hallmark kicked off their sustainability program.

May 14, 2018
AIGA New York presents
Preparing for Your Next Job
Building a personal and professional brand is essential in today’s job market. In this workshop Heather Freiser, VP of Branded Content for The Muse, will show you how to shape your narrative. Heather will introduce the company’s Brandbuilder technology to help define your brand and get tips for crafting both the perfect resume and website. You’ll learn why your story is the most important one you’ll ever tell.

May 10, 2018
AIGA Atlanta presents
How GIFs keep MailChimp’s Social Media Moving
MailChimp’s social media team replies to a lot of people. Luckily for them, the creative team is really good at making GIFs! Started as a solution to a social media challenge, MailChimp's Giphy library includes more than 150 GIFs with over 230 million views. Learn how the social and in-house design teams collaborated on this project, which has impacted their brand, customer support, and company culture in surprising ways.

May 8, 2018
AIGA St. Louis presents
In-House Design Thinking Workshop
Join us for an immersive Design Thinking Workshop where you will get hands-on experience with practical Design Thinking application. Design Thinking can be an effective approach to help you work with your internal clients in a more engaging way. We’ll understand and design around user needs while justifying decisions that meet business expectations. Whether you are brand-new to Design Thinking, or have some experience, this workshop will give you essential tools to add to your design kit.

May 3, 2018
AIGA Wichita presents
Design+Licensing with Christine Taylor of Hallmark
Christine is a multi-disciplinary creative with a background in both psychology & design. She currently is a Creative Account Manager in Licensing at Hallmark Cards where she manages the relationship and creative product development between Hallmark’s internal product development teams and outside Movie & TV studio licenses like Star Wars, Warner Bros., DC Comics, FOX, NBC/Universal, Star Trek, The Walking Dead, LEGO and Minecraft, ensuring all licensed product meets the creative strategy and brand/character relevance in multiple channels of retail distribution. She’s a pop culture fanatic and brings her passion and geek lexicon for those brands to work every day.

May 1, 2018
AIGA New York presents
Rules of Engagement: Brand Building & Social Media
Social media has allowed both companies and individuals to leapfrog traditional media and forge direct relationships with supporters and assemble brand notoriety. But consequently, the landscape has also become oversaturated and ever-changing. How then do you build a brand that stands apart? And ultimately, how do you shift your branding, marketing and media strategy to leverage online networking platforms to build an authentic and modern brand? In this session, you will hear from industry experts on how they built their brands for the digital age and you will learn how to develop and design your own brand narrative. Join influencer Patrick Janelle, fashion designers Mike Eckhaus, and Babak Radboy as they discuss strategic and practical social media insights with acclaimed New York Times journalist Matthew Schneier.

April 30, 2018
AIGA San Francisco presents
Salesforce UX Mentorship Night
Meet the design team of Salesforce UX. You’ll get a chance to network with designers from all over, receive career guidance and have your portfolio reviewed by someone from the design or recruiting team.

April 26, 2018
AIGA Triad NC presents
Spotlight on In-House
Heather Allison, Creative Director at Womble Bond Dickinson LLP, will walk us through her unique experiences and challenges leading a creative team from the inside.Wearing many hats — from project management to keeping her team inspired,and everything in between — Heather will share the things she’s learned over her 20+ years in the design field. 

April 25, 2018
AIGA San Francisco presents
Design//Work: Design Careers of the Future
With newer physical technologies and their software appearing at an ever increasing rate we take a look at what the career of a designer will be like 5-10 years from now. Join us for this panel discussion as we ask our panelists:

  • What cutting edge design technologies/apps will we hear about in the coming year?
  • What design skills will be in demand in the near future?
  • What emerging technologies will change design in the next 5 years?
  • What are the blue sky predictions for design jobs in 10 years time?
  • Will design still be design as we know it in the future?

April 19, 2018
AIGA South Carolina presents
Be Bold: In Design, Leadership and Life with J. Dontrese Brown
An in-house creative leader, Dontrese is committed to helping others maximize their potential. From teaching graphic design at his alma mater Georgetown College, Creative Director at Victorinox Swiss Army (VSA) and Capital One to co-chairing AIGA’s In-house INitiative Steering Committee, he leads by example and builds teams accordingly. He is an exceptional communicator who fosters a culture of excellence through a compelling vision of respect, integrity, and empowerment. Currently, Dontrese is the Executive Director of the EDGE Career & Leadership Development program at Randolph-Macon College – where he continues to follow his purpose and passion of inspiring individuals to BE BOLD. He is also chairman of the board for the Cristo Rey Richmond High School project. A project that will provide education, corporate work study and a transformational cultural shift for low income children. The Cristo Rey Richmond High School will open its doors in Fall 2019. His relentless effort to change the world and show each individual their true potential, but more importantly their ability to reach that potential, is in every fiber of his being.

April 18, 2018
AIGA Hampton Roads presents
Field Trip: Leesa
Join AIGA Hampton Roads for an insider's look at Leesa Sleep, the company that's dominating the sleep industry – and that's located right on the oceanfront of Virginia Beach. Enjoy a guided tour of the agency, check out their sleep testing room, and hear about how design impacts every aspect of their business.

April 6, 2018
AIGA Cleveland presents
INtrospective Insights: Dean Skinner
Join us on Friday, April 6th for our first INtrospective Insights event: a discussion with Dean Skinner, Chief Creative & Marketing Officer at Findaway, about how to bring the agency mentality to an in-house environment. Learn how Dean translated his years of agency experience to running one of Rosetta's fastest growing departments and how he's brought this same approach to Findaway, makers of Playaway, pre-loaded audio products used by libraries and schools. Find out how Dean leads his teams without losing the tenacity, drive, and vision one acquires from years of big brands and large budgets.

April 5, 2018
AIGA Connecticut and AIGA Brand Central presents
How Does Design Solve Business Problems?
Design for business. Join Alex White, Professor and Chair, Master of Professional Studies, Design Management at University of Bridgeport's Shintaro Akatsu School of Design for a panel discussion on how design solves business problems and addresses business challenges.

March 29, 2018
AIGA Washington D.C. presents
Inclusive, Accessible Design with Pivotal
Everyone should be able to use our website, app or software. But how do we know if it’s accessible and inclusive? Join us as the Pivotal Software design team gives us some of the whens, whys, and hows of universal design. Together, we will all grow our design chops and user base.

March 28, 2018
AIGA Detroit presents
In-House Sessions: Ann Arbor
AIGA Detroit heads to Ann Arbor to kickoff the first in-house session of the year! 
In-house teams work deep within a single brand or small family of brands -- with focus and intensity that goes unrivaled across the creative landscape. Join us for an opportunity to meet, share, and connect with other passionate in-house creatives over great conversation and good eats. This networking event will be fueled by in-house themed Table Topics-style conversation starters--with questions inspired by life on an in-house team.

March 20, 2018
AIGA West Michigan presents
Jen Scully: How to Fluff Auras + Lead a Creative Team
While identifying structures, processes, and clear roles and responsibilities are important when running an efficient team--it can also feel stifling. How do we combat this rigidity? What if we instead focused our energy on what matters most in a creative organization? What if we learned what our people are inspired by so we can work better together? Join Jen Scully, Sr. Director of Strategy and Operation for Target’s in-house creative agency, as she explains what fluffing auras is, how she found herself leading a creative team, and what she’s learned. Jen will also take everyone on explorations of the Target Creative and how they operate and inspire.

March 20, 2018
AIGA Minnesota presents
Insights Design Lecture: Greg Hoffman/Nike
Greg Hoffman is a Minnesota native, MCAD graduate, and the Chief Marketing Officer of Nike, Inc. In his Instagram feed, a pair of pristine Air Jordans sits side by side with an abstract modernist sculpture; not far by, an Eames chair saddles up to a bottle of Yamazaki Whiskey, with Mount St. Helens in the background. When put through the lens of a designer who reveres sports, nature, travel, and design equally—even AstroTurf can exude elegance. Born in Tonka Bay and a graduate of MCAD, Greg Hoffman left Minnesota 25 years ago in his parents’ van to seek a design internship at Nike. Today he is chief marketing officer of the preeminent athletics brand, responsible for their brand design, digital and retail experiences, ads, and campaigns, working with designers and creative agencies around the world. He has overseen projects for the Olympics, FIFA World Cup, and NBA All-Star games. At its heart, Hoffman’s work revolves around the intersection of innovative design and compelling storytelling, and his work for Nike frequently highlights the exaggerated humanity inherent to the world of sports.

March 14, 2018
AIGA Atlanta presents
AIGA In-House Mashup with Coca-Cola Design
On March 14th we’re thrilled to have Coca-Cola Design Global VP James Sommerville, Senior Design Director Henry Kim, and their well-caffeinated design team walk us through their process with a variety of recent projects. Afterward, you’re welcome to join the speakers for a drink and chat at the bar. Join us at the Wrecking Bar’s indoor Biergarten (where they actually brew their beer!) for what should be a really entertaining night.

February 22, 2018
AIGA Arizona presents
SNAPS 2018
Get ready for the 3rd annual SNAPS showcase! SNAPS was developed to give a platform for in-house designers to share their creativity and hard work with the Phoenix design community. The evening will be centered around a series of TED-style presentations by in-house designers from Arizona, accompanied by food and networking. Join us for an inspiring evening.

February 13, 2018
AIGA San Francisco presents
Designers Who Love Beer
In celebration of San Francisco Beer Week (February 9 —18, 2018) AIGA SF will have Fort Point and founder Justin Catalana in the house. We’ll be talking with him about what it means to be a design-driven company, Fort Point’s love and commitment to SF, and of course that hoppy, bubbly, nectar, beer.

January 30, 2018
AIGA St. Louis presents
In-House Creative Meetup
AIGA STL is focusing on the in-house creative environment this year. To kick off a full year of events, we first want to hear from you! What challenges do you face, what successes have you had? This is your opportunity to help shape the topics we address this year.

January 25, 2018
AIGA Atlanta presents
Henry Kim — Poster/Book Signing & Lecture
Join MODA, SCAD Atlanta, and AIGA Atlanta at SCADShow on January 25 for a poster and book signing and a lecture by Henry Kim, senior global design director at the Coca-Cola Company! 

January 18, 2018
AIGA Oklahoma presents
Come hear 5 different stories from 5 creatives from our beautiful state. We will be hearing stories ranging from sports to the creations of the 2017 VMA’s. Come support our fellow local creatives, get some drinks, and hang out.

January 14, 2018
AIGA San Diego presents
Drink + Draw: Digital Illustration Workshop
How can you incorporate actual, tactile, visual, or simulated textures within your designs? Join us and Donald Gould at the Green Flash Brewing Company to find out! Donald will show us a hands-on approach to creating textures and how to bring them into your illustrations.

January 13, 2018
AIGA Northwest Arkansas presents
DesignLab: UX & Empathy
Join us for DesignLab, a creative workshop followed by a panel discussion on User Experience and Empathy. During this fast-paced, hands-on workshop, you will learn how to employ interviewing, research, and design thinking to create a positive experience for your workshop partner. Afterward, our panel of industry leaders will engage in a conversation on what it means to design with empathy and to create a great experience in all areas of design.

January 10, 2018
AIGA San Francisco presents
When things go wrong – Designing for errors and edge cases
Making errors is part of being human, whether it’s a user’s mistake or a product flaw. How these situations are handled is hugely important, and is one of the most critical parts of user experience. The essence of usability is coping with non-happy paths. We will be focusing the conversation on designing for errors and how to design for when things go wrong. Join us for a panel discussion focusing on what an error is, how to prevent them and how to design for them. This talk will cover best practices for error handling, messages, states and the design and timing behind all of it. The panel will share some of the worst error experiences along with the best so you can create ease in an unfortunate situation.

December 7, 2017
AIGA Miami presents
Art Week Recharge Breakfast with AIGA Miami and Google Design
Recharge during Basel with breakfast co-hosted by AIGA Miami and Google Design. Hear firsthand what it's like to design at Google and mingle with the the design team while enjoying a complimentary catered breakfast and bloody marys (or coffee if you prefer). 

December 5, 2017
AIGA San Francisco presents
D.Talks: Designing for the Future of Healthcare
The future of healthcare is changing in ways from how you purchase to how you receive. Join us for a discussion on the future of healthcare and how design plays a role in it. We will dive into various design choices transforming healthcare from preventative actions to hospital care, as well as a look into how design can change the public health sector.

December 4, 2017
AIGA San Francisco presents
Salesforce UX: What It Takes to be a Successful Designer in Companies at Scale
Join Salesforce UX and Justin Maguire, SVP of Product Design and User Experience at Salesforce. Justin will share his perspective and what brought him to lead 150+ designers, researchers, and UX engineers at one of the top enterprise companies in the world. Learn what it takes for a designer to be effective and valued within an engineering organization, and find out how developers and PMs can be your partners in design.

November 17, 2017
AIGA Charlotte presents
Small Talk: Nikki Villagomez
Whether you’re ‘the designer’ or part of a broader experienced creative team, this conversation will be beneficial to you. Being an in-house designer is full of unique challenges and opportunities. Join other in-house creatives as we share advice and gain perspective over dinner.

November 17, 2017
AIGA Portland presents
Career Tools | (in)Housekeeping: A Conversation About People, Process and Politics
Surviving and thriving in the in-house culture—that is a concept that is easier said than done. Are you interested in learning how to navigate these waters from experienced industry professionals?

November 14, 2017
AIGA Philadelphia presents
In-House Roundtable: Designing for digital
As companies look for more ways to engage with their audience, more often than not creative teams are asked to consider the digital space over print solutions. This could mean social media, PDFs, HTML, or any number of digital publication solutions. Come join your fellow in-house designers and creative leaders to exchange ideas, talk about what has worked for you, and offer advice to help ease the stress of learning something new.

Novmeber 9, 2017
AIGA Austin presents
USAA Studio Tour
Come see the way USAA design teams are creating our new bank and FASG products for our military families. Also experience the way USAA is directly innovating with our members online.

November 8, 2017
AIGA Atlanta presents
Go Digital (Or Die Trying): Lessons From In-House Creative Teams
Today, companies need to go digital to survive – and creative teams are under increasing pressure to innovate despite myriad business roadblocks. Join Diane Domeyer to get a look at the results of a new digital benchmarking survey of nearly 600 industry practitioners, many of whom are AIGA members, and learn how forward-thinking companies are trailblazing in this space. You’ll also find out what skills and positions employers are willing to pay a premium for, and methods of recruiting and retaining hard-to-find creative talent.

Novmeber 8, 2017
AIGA Austin presents
The Beeswax Co. Studio Tour
Step into our "hive" and get a behind the scenes look (and smell) into our busy life. These hand-crafted candles are designed to bring out the natural beauty and healthy burning properties of the 100% pure beeswax, from Texas bees.

November 4, 2017
AIGA Houston presents
Inside Job 2017
In support of INitiative ‑ AIGA's partnership with The Creative Group to bring quality in‑house content and programming to the forefront ‑ INSIDE JOB 2017 brings in speakers from some of the biggest and best in‑house design departments to help you successfully meet the demands of the corporate design world without losing your creative edge. With insight into the inherent challenges and rewards of in‑house design, INSIDE JOB 2017 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.

November 3, 2017
AIGA Detroit presents
Ins & Outs of In-House
In-house designers work deep within a single brand or small family of brands -- with focus and intensity that goes unrivalled in the freelance and agency worlds. Ins & Outs is an opportunity to meet, share, and connect with other passionate in-house creatives.

November 1, 2017
AIGA San Francisco presents
Meet the Creative Directors
Three top Silicon Valley creative team leaders share their experiences and creative paths. From corporate identity and branding to artificial intelligence and UX in the Industrial Internet, our panel has led teams that design global brands, products, and experiences.

October 27, 2017
AIGA Central Pennsylvania presents
Design Fearlessly: Where is the Love?
AIGA Central PA and Ron Burrage, Sr. Director of Global Design at The Hershey Company, present a night you won’t want to miss. In this edition of Designing Fearlessly, Ron will share the journey of redesigning the iconic Hershey’s Kisses brand.

October 26, 2017
AIGA San Antonio presents
Popminded: The art of connecting through pop culture
When you think of Hallmark do you think of Pop Culture? AIGA National Board member and Pop Culture Maven Christine Taylor answers this question by revealing how Hallmark has unexpectedly been engaging passionate fans of franchises like Star Wars, Star Trek, DC Comics, Marvel and more with a new brand experience, "PopMinded”. Join us for a conversation about why we love what we love...and how pop culture surrounds us, and penetrates us, and binds the galaxy together.

October 25, 2017
AIGA Washington D.C. presents
Creative Lunch: IBM
The IBM Studios Washington DC is the 44th entrant to the IBM Studios global network of outcomes-focused studios that allow design and co-creation to thrive. Studios bring value to IBM by driving and amplifying design-led business outcomes for IBM’s offerings and services, accelerate sales cycles and help IBMers close more impactful deals. Studios provide repeatable experiences for clients & whole teams, share best practices across industries and create global communities. They are places where we help our clients imagine & create the future through collaboration, co-creation, rapid iteration, tinkering and prototyping. We make to think.

October 24, 2017
AIGA Washington D.C. presents
Creative Lunch: Politico
POLITICO is a global news and information company at the intersection of politics and policy. Headquartered out of Washington, DC, POLITICO has one of the most robust and rapidly expanding roster of journalists covering policy in the world. Boasting a strong roster of designers across various departments, we consistently look to push the envelope in bringing both our journalism and clients’ needs to life.

October 24, 2017
AIGA Mobile presents
Community Meeting: Mixer & Talk by Steven McNider, Lead Designer and Production Manager of Phins Apparel
Meet other Mobile design community members and learn about Phins Apparel from lead designer and production manager Steven McNider! Steven will give us a tour of the facility, talk about his career and show us how his apparel is printed. 

October 24, 2017
AIGA Knoxville presents
Creative Caffine: Research in, promo out
This month's speaker will be Arthur Carmichael from Scripps Networks. His talk is titled Research In. Promo Out: A whirlwind tour through the on-air promo creative process. Even with established talent, audience tastes and wants morph over time. We'll take a rapid fire ride from research insights, through ideation & creation, to the final spot.

October 24, 2017
AIGA Washington D.C. presents
Creative Lunch: CAVA
CAVA is a growing Mediterranean culinary brand with a flavorful and healthy fast-casual restaurant experience featuring customizable & craveable salads, grain bowls, pitas, and house-made juices. CAVA’s chef-crafted dips and spreads are available at Whole Foods Market and other specialty markets across the country.

October 22, 2017
AIGA Seattle presents
Crafting the Sounders Experience
Join us for a panel discussion with the Seattle Sounders FC In-House Design team — and to watch their final match of the season! Be a part of this insightful glimpse into the inner workings of this in-house design studio as our panelists shed some light on successes and common struggles faced when designing for a professional soccer team across a wide range of mediums and touchpoints. Coming from one of Seattle’s most celebrated sports teams, our panelists will dive deep into a variety of design topics. Major themes may include maintaining brand consistency, defining culture, managing workflow and inspiration discovery.

October 21, 2017
AIGA Washington D.C. presents
Creative Lunch: NPR
Please join us for a creative lunch hosted by NPR and AIGA DC. NPR’s mission to create a more informed public can be seen through the myriad of ways NPR shares news, programs and podcasts with its audience — whether via broadcast radio, and interactive web apps, social media and blogs, the NPR One and NPR News mobiles apps, and connected devices. The lunch will feature talks from creatives across multimedia disciplines at NPR, a chance for like-minded public radio fans to network, and a tour of NPR’s LEED Gold-certified office building.

October 11, 2017
AIGA Alaska presents
After Hours: Anchorage Museum
Curious to know what goes into creating a museum exhibit? Join us as After Hours goes inside the Anchorage Museum for a peek behind the scenes of The Art of Fandom - the next exhibit set to open. The museum’s design staff will give us a brief tour of the exhibit, then talk about the process behind exhibition design, graphics, and fabrication.

October 5, 2017
AIGA New York presents
VICELAND: It’s a TV Channel
Viceland, launched in early 2016, is the expansion of the digital media brand Vice into an international television channel. With original programming that focuses on lifestyle and documentary driven content for millennial audiences, the network features programs hosted by Ellen Page, Desus Nice & The Kid Mero, and Gloria Steinem. Join Vice and Gretel for a discussion on the process of pitching, crafting and designing for the launch of a cross-platform TV channel set within the confines of a traditional media landscape.

September 24, 2017
AIGA Orange County presents
Vanessa Dewey: UnGraphic Design
Join us for an evening with Mattel’s Lead of Development and Creative Experiences, Vanessa Dewey, as she shares her in-house design journey through the leading company of play worldwide. She will explain how the future creative skill set is evolving way beyond graphics, discuss why in-house teams are dominating design, and tell the story about her winding path that earned her a seat at the corporate table. Vanessa will talk about in-house culture, bring to light about in-house trends, and reveal the three keys to team success: passion, patterns and people.

September 23, 2017
AIGA Philadelphia presents
@in: the conference for in-house creatives
AIGA Philly is proud to announce our 2nd @in: the conference for in-house creatives. It will be a day of insight + inspiration featuring some of the most dynamic and influential creative leaders in our industry. Learn how in-house designers can make a greater impact at work, evolve professionally, and connect with a wide network of their peers.

September 23, 2017
AIGA Atlanta presents
In-House with the Atlanta Braves
Saturday, September 23 is AIGA Night at the ballpark. Come out to support our Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park - where Braves Creative Director, Insung Kim and his team will give a private tour of the brand new stadium and a look behind the scenes of how he and his team work. Cap it off with Terrace Reserve seats to watch the Braves take on the Philadelphia Phillies while sitting next to your designer friends.

July 19, 2017
Inside Out
Any in-house designer knows working with an outside agency can be a struggle. They might take some work off of your plate, but they don’t understand the company—or its products—like you do. Or they are brought in by another department and don’t bring you into the conversation, or it feels like lip-service if they do. And then there is this out-dated perception that in-house design is for those without talent. So, what is the happy medium where great work gets produced, teams feel valued, and relationships thrive? At this event, in-house and agency designers share their secrets to successful, and not-so-successful, inside-out design relationships.

June 23, 2017 
AIGA Minnesota presents
Your creative process is broken, and it's time to kill it
The world of traditional graphic design has long emphasized culture and art as important means of communicating with an audience. As digital product designers, our conversations tend to focus less on culture, and more on business goals, users, and stakeholders. As a result, we overlook the need to think beyond the next iteration of our product. This presentation will explore ways to overhaul the creative process by cultivating a deeper understanding of human emotion and culture.

May 18, 2017
AIGA Dallas Ft. Worth presents
The UX Spectrum
UX is a field full of misunderstanding. But, unless you work on a UX team, you might not understand why. Not everyone who works in UX a designer...and even those who are designers might not be the same kind of designer you are. UX pulls in people with diverse backgrounds, like Human/Computer Interaction, Psychology, Marketing, Computer Science, and Design...but not necessarily Graphic Design. There are also Service Designers, Interaction Designers, and Information Architects. Chances are you'll be working with people who went to design school but don't know a thing about color theory, typography, or page layout. And, while you're pondering how they became a designer without those skills, they'll be wondering how you became a designer without a knowledge of cognitive biases or usability principles.We've gathered a panel of UXers from a variety of backgrounds, organization types, and practice areas; to discuss how they got where they are, how their background helped or hindered them, and how they navigate the winding road that is a career in UX.

May 16, 2017
AIGA West Michigan presents
In-House Meet Up
Designers all have a similar passion for creation, but with different professions and platforms to tell their stories. We are looking to not only tell a new story but also bridge new connections in the design community--starting with our In-House Designer Meet Up.

May 3, 2017
AIGA Orange County presents
Field Trip: Yamaha
Join us as the Yamaha Corporation of America ‘Customer Experience Group’ shares the inside story of what it is like being a small in-house agency tasked with representing the world’s largest musical instrument and audio brand. See how they have developed a data-driven approach to campaign ideation and execution, evolved the agency structure to align with their internal client base, defined and implemented a corporate style standard, and basically became rockstars along the way.

April 26, 2017
AIGA Austin presents
Small Talks: UX for New Tech
UX Small Talks brings themed stories from industry experts to the local Austin design community. 2017 theme is 'UX for new Tech.' We will feature 3 digital tech start ups during 2017, showcasing their digs, process, and followed by Q&A. For our second event on April 26th we will be discussing Internet of Things and Omnichannel Design @ Mutual Mobile. Voice, Chatbots, IoT, Virtual Reality. How does design evolve with new platforms that challenge us to think beyond the classic visual interface. How do the rules change when we shift from visual to auditory interactions.

April 25, 2017
AIGA Seattle presents
Lunch Box @ Deloitte Digital
The consultants are coming. They have names that sound vaguely familiar, like Deloitte Digital, IBM iX, and Accenture Interactive’s design group Fjord. You might have read about them in unlikely places however like Adweek, Digiday, or Forbes. You might have encountered them online, in your work, or even during a pitch, these “digital consultancies.” If you have—or even if this is the first you’re hearing of them—you probably have questions. The first one is probably some form of “what is a creative digital consultant?” Follow up question may include things like: “What do consultants have to do with design and marketing?” “How are these places different from traditional agencies or start-ups?” “How are they the same?” If you have ever asked yourself any of these questions, then this panel discussion, hosted by Deloitte Digital, is the lunch meeting you don’t want to miss. Find out just what a “Creative Digital Consultancy” actually is, and what it might mean for the industry as a whole.

April 21, 2017
AIGA Jacksonville presents
The future will be cool if yoo don't screw it up: An evening with Amy Schwartz of Cards Against Humanity
AIGA's 28th Annual Portfolio Review weekend kicks off with Friday night’s keynote speaker event, which brings to town Amy Schwartz. Amy Schwartz is a designer specializing in branding, digital experiences, and games. She is currently Design Director at Cards Against Humanity and Blackbox.

April 19, 2017
AIGA Chicago presents
In-House Perspectives
What happens when your client is your co-worker? In-house brand teams are on the rise and leveraging proximity to positively impact the bottom line. Join us as we speak to a panel of designers with diverse backgrounds to discuss their perspectives on in-house brand, culture, and community.

April 13, 2017
AIGA New York presents
The Art of Art Direction
An art director is at once a curator, diplomat, designer, matchmaker, coach, critic, translator, philosopher and storyteller. New York Times Art Director Alexandra Zsigmond contemplates these roles while offering her insights on editorial design, illustration, and art directing.

April 10, 2017
AIGA Orlando presents
We Can Make Anything: An Evening with Randy J. Hunt
We can make anything. What will we make? We’re a creative species. It’s what has kept us alive and allowed us to invent some pretty amazing things. We’ve also created a pretty complex world with complex demands. The need for design – especially design that emphasizes 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.

April 6, 2017
AIGA Arizona presents
SNAPS 2017
The second annual SNAPS event is a Ted-talk style presentation from In-House designers around Arizona. Full teams or individuals present their favorite project, re-branding, or advertising campaign from 2016 in five-to-ten minute presentations, accompanied with a slideshow. Celebrate Arizona’s In-House design industry, and learn more about your fellow designers at this inspiring event.

April 6, 2017
AIGA Cleveland presents
Reverb with Jackprints
Join AIGA Cleveland and Jakprints Thursday, April 6th for a brand new season of Reverbs: A casual exchange of ideas. The Jakprints in-house design team will be opening their doors and hosting a lively conversation about the custom print work they are known for. Members will get a guided tour of the Jakprints shop, and walk away with some creative juice of their own.

April 6, 2017
AIGA Pittsburgh presents
Design Debates, In-House
After a successful Design Debates this past September, AIGA Pittsburgh has turned Design Debates into a panel series covering a different design topic each session. In partnership with 4moms, this Design Debates will cover the topic of In-House teams. The evening will cover the opportunities and struggles facing a large majority of the design community.

March 28, 2017
AIGA West Michigan presents
Jason Mayden: Triumph of the Willing
He’s contributed to the creation of innovative sport performance products for athletes such as Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, Derek Jeter, and Michael Jordan. He’s a regular columnist for Hypebeast Magazine and has earned a Master’s in Social Innovation from Stanford University. Join us to hear about Jason Mayden’s amazing personal and career journey, from Chicago’s south side to CCS in Detroit, from Nike to Accel Partners, and everything in between.  

March 28, 2017
AIGA Philadelphia presents
In-House Power Hour: Integrating Video into an in-house creative environment
How do motion graphics and short form videos fit within today’s in-house design departments? How do you make sure your video and motion graphic projects stay on brand? How do you produce these projects on a small budget? How do you even get started when you have little background in video? Join AIGA Philadelphia for our first In-house Power Hour. This ongoing series will feature speakers from local in-house creative departments to discuss topical issues facing in-house teams. This first Power Hour will focus on the ability of creative departments to create video and how many teams are starting to bring this skill set in-house. This event will feature a series of short presentations (around 20 minutes each) from creative professionals and leaders from the Philadelphia area.

March 21, 2017
AIGA St. Louis presents
Creative Roundtable
Working in-house is no walk in the park. You must be cleverly creative in the brand look and feel while responding to multiple requests from various departments. Learn how to move your career forward and advance. Even if developing means ask your boss for a title change and raise.

March 15, 2017
AIGA Portland presents
Studio Tour: Jaguar Land Rover
Join AIGA Portland as we venture into Portland’s creative spaces to discover the hidden wonders within the local design community. In the hyper-competitive world of luxury cars, leading-edge design and technology set Jaguar Land Rover apart. It's a testament to Portland's vibrant design industry that they invest and develop so much here. Now, they invite us in to see how they do it.

March 8, 2017
AIGA Atlanta presents
In-House with the Atlanta Hawks 
It’s AIGA Night at Philips Arena: You, the Atlanta Hawks, and thousands of screaming NBA fans! Cheer on the Hawks as they take on the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, March 8th at 7:30 PM. AIGA members will enjoy an end of court view in the Baseline 200 Level of the arena. And before the game, don’t miss an ultra-exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of all things IN-HOUSE at the Atlanta Hawks, led by David Tann, VP Creative Director and his creative team at 5:30 PM. David and his in-house group has responsibility for the whole visual experience including print, interactive, arena graphics, and so much more.

March 7, 2017
AIGA Minnesota presents
Rob Giampietro: Insights Design Lecture Series
What can interaction designers learn from a stonecutter? How can design be understood as an act of translation? How might the Sapir Whorf hypothesis apply to content management systems? When must we learn to unbuild, instead of building? Designer and writer Rob Giampietro lives these questions, consistently drawing connections between disparate design fields over the course of his diverse career. In his current position as creative lead and design manager for Google (New York), Giampietro’s mission is to infuse an appreciation for design into Google’s culture, and by extension, the company’s billions of users. He and his team are responsible for communicating major Google design initiatives, such as Material Design (Google’s expansive interface program, inspired by tangible interactions with paper, light, layering, and movement) and Google Fonts (their open-source collection of digital typefaces). Before joining Google, Giampietro spent much of his career inhabiting the art and culture sectors, designing for cultural institutions, and writing about design in both pragmatic and esoteric ways, often commissioned by independent visual culture journals such as Dot Dot Dot, Mousse Magazine, and Kaleidoscope. From 2010 through 2015, Rob was a Principal partner at renowned New York design studio Project Projects where he headed up many of their interactive initiatives; and between 2003 and 2008, he led his own firm, Giampietro+Smith, creating work for clients such as Knoll, Target, and others. For his Insights lecture, Giampietro will give us a glimpse into his idiosyncratic synthesis of design ideologies while offering a look into the evolving design culture at Google.

March 3, 2017
AIGA Kansas City presents
Studio Crawl 2017
Join us as we explore the worlds of in-house design at Children International and the fierce world of advertising at MBB. Visit two studios doing ferociously good work for the world and for our community. At each location we’ll spend time taking a tour of the space and enjoy a short presentation with Q&A.

February 23, 2017
AIGA Oklahoma presents
Stories with Amy Schwartz
Chicago-based designer Amy Schwartz will be sharing stories behind some of Cards Against Humanity’s biggest projects, like the Holiday Hole, the time they sent actual bullshit in the mail for Black Friday, the time they bought an island, the time they bought a castle in Ireland, and the time they sent 150,000 socks in the mail for Hanukkah. “We’re real people making weird jokes to make other real people laugh,” says Amy, “And the reality behind these gags is absurd, uplifting, horrifying, and interesting.”

February 23, 2017
AIGA New York presents
Real Talk about Design Systems
Creating a design system that unifies your product and brand experience across platforms is only half of the battle. Surprisingly, for a design system to be successful—to actually get adopted and used in an organization—designers face more questions about people problems than design problems: How does a design system get prioritized, supported, and actually built? How do you get other teams to adopt the design system? How do people share responsibility in maintaining and growing the system? Join us for some real talk on how design systems get created, adopted, and maintained. Daniel Burka from Google Ventures will lead a panel discussion on practical strategies and examples with Emily Brick (BuzzFeed), Diana Mounter (GitHub), and Viktor Perrson (Google Material Design).

February 23, 2017
AIGA Austin presents
Small Talks – Wearables
Sensors Everywhere: How Under Armour is using data to make us smarter about our bodies. UX Small Talks brings themed stories from industry experts to the local Austin design community. 2017 theme is UX for new Tech.

February 21, 2017
AIGA Orange County presents
Field Trip: Payoff
Join AIGA OC on February 21 at 6.00pm for a visit to Payoff. We're going to be spending time with their design team and others, hearing the story behind their new app and website launch.

February 17, 2017
AIGA Minnesota presents
Building a Culture of Experience
3M Health Care UX Design Principal, Andy Vitale, will address how to tackle organizational culture like a design problem. Andy will draw from his experience at 3M about making strides towards a culture of experience. He’ll share insights and tactics for getting a seat at the table, as well as a strategy for maintaining that seat. He’ll also discuss ways to expand influence and cultivate advocacy.

February 11, 2017
AIGA Kansas City presents
#Crafternoon Workshops with Hallmark Artists
An afternoon of workshops hosted by Hallmark's Creative Blog: Think.Make.Share. #Crafternoon is a collaborative event where AIGA is teaming up with Hallmark’s Creative Blog: Think.Make.Share to help you create a collection of Valentine’s Day cards to send out to your loved ones! The first half of the event will be 3 workshops taught by Hallmark artists where you’ll create your collection’s parts + pieces. The second half will be taking all the elements you created and making a Valentine’s Day card collection to hand out on Valentine’s Day!

January 25, 2017
AIGA San Francisco presents
Salesforce UX : Beauty
Join the Salesforce UX team in their headquarters to learn about their process, with the fourth and final part of the design principles series. This session will focus on Beauty.

mINhouse Event: Medtronic—new brand strategyJanuary 10, 2017
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.

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.


About INitiative

Since 2010, AIGA's In-house INitiative has provided the skills, tools, technologies, inspiration, and resources needed to enable in-house designers to advance design competencies, build leadership skills, make a greater impact on business, and connect with a broad network of peers and experts.

Presenting sponsor

hp logoAs the presenting sponsor of AIGA's In-house INitiative, HP Inc. Graphics Solutions Business provides hands-on support, inspiration, education and industry expertise. AIGA members are offered exclusive access to AIGA HP Innovation Labs at the HP Graphics Experience Center in Alpharetta, Georgia to help increase their capabilities in digital print innovation.

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