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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 / Austin

Our Small Talks lectures feature local talent demonstrating their areas of expertise and why that makes them successful. 

Chaotic Moon is a Creative Technology Studio comprised of thinkers, builders, designers, developers, leaders, dreamers, and doers hell-bent on changing the world through better experience design. Through talent, expertise, and sheer brute force, they transform bold ideas into the world's best software products. Simply put, they're the best.

Key Client Partnerships: Disney, General Motors, Yum! Brands (Pizza Hut, KFC & Taco Bell), John Deere, Fox, and Dell
$5 for members
$10 for non-members
Friday, November 14, 2014 / Austin

SHOOT FIRST, ASK QUESTIONS LATER
Multi-disciplinary studio and font foundry, House Industries, is best known for their ubiquitous typefaces and ridiculously over-designed projects. From children's blocks to fine crystal, and vinyl toys to lingerie, learn how the company parlayed impulsive business decisions and unexpected collaborations into successful (and sometimes not so successful) retail products.

ABOUT KEN BARBER
Ken Barber is a letterer, type designer and type director at design studio and type foundry House Industries. He is also a partner of Photo-Lettering, Inc., the online lettering-vending service nominated by the Design Museum London as a 2011 Design of the Year recipient. Ken’s work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and has been honored by the New York Type Directors Club. Association Typographique Internationale recently selected several of his typefaces for inclusion in the organization’s decennial design competition. In addition to teaching at Maryland Institute College of Art, Ken regularly lectures internationally on the subjects of lettering and typography. He also manages typeandlettering.com, an online resource for students and attendees of his frequent workshops.

ABOUT AIGA
AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future. We define global standards and ethical practices, guide design education, enhance professional development, and make powerful tools and resources accessible to all. Join now at http://austin.aiga.org/membership

ADMISSION
$15 members
$25 nonmembers

Saturday, November 15, 2014 / Austin

THE SECRETS OF SCRIPT LETTERING WITH KEN BARBER
There's nothing quite like the unique warmth and inherent personality of script lettering—characters created in writing by hand. The friendliness, exceptional versatility, and adaptability to scores of design applications is undoubtedly the reason why the script letter has endured and is now more popular than ever.

That's why we're bringing in Ken Barber—a master letterer, type designer and type director at design studio and type foundry House Industries—to lead this intimate workshop, open only to 20 participants. It will provide a detailed introduction to script lettering. Referencing various tools, techniques and models, lucky participants will hone their drawing skills as they create cursive word marks.

In addition to a comprehensive slide presentation, drawing demonstration, and helpful exercises, participants will receive one-on-one personal instruction from Ken as they acquire a practical foundation for drawing and utilizing script lettering in assorted design applications.

Class size limited to 18
Materials provided
Austin Lecture poster
Open to all skill levels
Lunch provided
$250 for members and $300 for non-members

ABOUT KEN BARBER
Ken Barber is a letterer, type designer and type director at design studio and type foundry House Industries. He is also a partner of Photo-Lettering, Inc., the online lettering-vending service nominated by the Design Museum London as a 2011 Design of the Year recipient. Ken’s work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and has been honored by the New York Type Directors Club. Association Typographique Internationale recently selected several of his typefaces for inclusion in the organization’s decennial design competition. In addition to teaching at Maryland Institute College of Art, Ken regularly lectures internationally on the subjects of lettering and typography. He also manages typeandlettering.com, an online resource for students and attendees of his frequent workshops.

ABOUT AIGA
AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future. We define global standards and ethical practices, guide design education, enhance professional development, and make powerful tools and resources accessible to all. Join now at http://austin.aiga.org/membership

ADMISSION
$250 members
$300 Nonmembers

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 / New York

In New York on October 22, but unable to attend the "Gain" conference? We have a limited number of seats available for the professional development workshops and leadership symposium on Wednesday. Negotiations, design leadership, fundraising and more; these intensive, three-and-a-half hour workshops are designed to be both instructional and hands-on. For more information, visit: http://www.aiga.org/professional-development

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - Friday, October 24, 2014 / New York

Culture, economics and commerce will converge to tackle the tough question businesses and designers face: What is the new shape of business? For more information, visit: gainconference.aiga.org