May 12-14: AIGA Design + Business Conference to Showcase Impact of Design

By AIGA

May 03, 2021

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Amy Gwiazdowski

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The virtual conference will dive deep into 12 notable and innovative projects; confirmed fireside chats with Tim Riley from Warby Parker, Scott Belsky from Adobe, and Attica Jaques, Google's Global Brand Marketing, Consumer Apps

New York, NY — From May 12-14, AIGA, the professional association for design, will host their Design + Business Conference to showcase how design is impacting businesses in measurable ways. Over three days, attendees will hear from both the client-side and design-side as they discuss 12 notable, impactful, and innovative projects through presentations and unrecorded salons.

“Design has always been about collaboration—between agency and client, between designer and creative director, and even between freelancers and themselves,” said George Garrastegui, Jr., AIGA’s Design + Business Conference Chair. “During the AIGA Design + Business conference, we bring together an array of design work from agencies big and small to take a peek behind the screens and lean into how creative decisions make people view society in unexpected ways.” 

What: Virtual conference on impact of design in business.

Who: AIGA, the professional association for design; designers; creative agencies and studios; and prominent leaders in design and business like:

  • Tim Riley, Sr. Director of Experience Design, Warby Parker
  • Scott Belsky, Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President, Adobe
  • Attica Jaques, Head of Global Brand Marketing, Consumer Apps at Google
  • Bennie F. Johnson, AIGA Executive Director
  • LA agency HAYMAKER's #LightenTheLoad mental health awareness campaign for JanSport
  • Pim-Pam branding work for Bature Brewery, West Africa’s first independent craft brewery in Abuja, Nigeria
  • Bi-coastal Shoppe Theory's branding and web design for Ten Little, a women-led startup creating pediatrician-approved shoes

When: Wednesday, May 12 - Friday May 14. For the full schedule, click here.

Wednesday, May 12

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. ET: Fireside Chat with AIGA’s Bennie Johnson and Warby Parker’s Tim Riley

12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET: General session

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET: Salon to meet the day’s featured creative teams

 

Thursday, May 13

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. ET: Fireside Chat with AIGA’s Bennie Johnson and Adobe’s Scott Belsky

12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET: General session

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET: Salon to meet the day’s featured creative teams

 

Friday, May 14

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. ET: Fireside Chat with AIGA’s Bennie Johnson and Google’s Attica Jaques

12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET: General session

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET: Salon to meet the day’s featured creative teams

 

The fireside chats are open to the public and will be streamed on AIGA’s LinkedIn page. To register for the conference, click here.  

NOTE TO PRESS: A limited number of passes are available for media to access conference presentations. Please send us an email to request a conference pass.

 

Media Contact

Amy Gwiazdowski

(212) 710-3111 amy_gwiazdowski@aiga.org

AIGA

AIGA, the professional association for design, advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, AIGA brings together practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons to amplify the voice of design and creates the vision for a collective future. AIGA defines global standards and ethical practices, guides design education, inspires designers and the public, enhances professional development, and makes powerful tools and resources accessible to all.