Speaker: Nikki Villagomez
How Culture Affects Typography
Join designer, blogger, and typofile, Nikki Villagomez for a look into how culture affects the decision processes of every day life. For those who mix words with images, this is as crucial to the message we convey as it is fascinating to an observer of those processes. In her presentation, Nikki will use pictures she has taken throughout her travels and talk about the comparisons (and contrasts) in type choices based on location.
Thursday April 10th, 2014
Exact location TBA
Nikki has asked local creatives across New Mexico to look closer at the typography throughout the state and take pictures that you feel best represent New Mexico. These pictures will be used as a crucial part of her presentation on April 10th, 2014. Pictures need to be submitted by March 10th, 2014.
You can submit your photos via:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tweet: @nikki_vz with the hashtag #NMtype
- Instagram: tag @nikki_vz with the hashtag #NMtype (make sure your pictures are NOT set to private)
*Photos will not be used for commercial purposes or for profit.
Examples of photos Nikki is looking for:
- Signs that make New Mexico unique (like a local coffee shop sign, or anything with a city name or reference to the state, like Santa Fe Public Library, or Albuquerque Theater)
- Manhole covers
- Hand lettering
- Ghost signs
Students are invited to attend AIGA New Mexico at this year's Hire Education Portfolio Review. Through this portfolio review students will gain insight on their graphic design work. Industry professionals will review student portfolios, providing valuable suggestions to identify strengths and areas for improvement. The selected reviewers are professional designers representing a wide range of expertise and significant experience in the industry. They know what they’re talking about!
Birdhouse 2014 is a collaborative exhibition and juried silent auction for the 501(c)3, non-profit design organization AIGA New Mexico. All proceeds will be used to fund future AIGA New Mexico programs that engage the creative community, spark professional development, and offer support and education programs through events, workshops and other opportunities.
The annual leadership retreat gathers 250 board members from chapters across the country to share successes, brainstorm solutions and discuss the future of the organization nationally and locally.
Developed by Yale School of Management and AIGA, this program offers creative leaders a better understanding of business and design.
Culture, economics and commerce will converge to tackle the tough question businesses and designers face: What is the new shape of business?
Experience provocative speakers, local culture, nightly networking receptions, competitions, exhibitions, professional development sessions and face-to-face roundtables with your design heroes.