The Latest Events From AIGA/LA and AIGA/SF

Stay in touch with the design industry through the AIGA (The Professional Association for Design). By attending events hosted by the AIGA, you not only get the opportunity to learn about your industry, but also to network and promote yourself as a design professional. Check out the latest events from the AIGA/Los Angeles and AIGA/San Francisco chapters below:

TOUCH ON: The evolution of how we work, play and interact

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm  /  17 Nov 2010

8910 Washington Blvd Culver City
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Event Description
You’re invited to join SapientNitro / AIGA LA for a casual evening of:

• Fun and interactive digital goodness
• Free and tasty libations
• Chatting up fellow digital creative geeks

The evening of digital, and analog, interaction is taking place at Royal-T, a playful collision of a café/shop/art space. While you’re partying with us, be sure to check out this mix of retail and contemporary art re-imagined in the surroundings of LA’s first Japanese-style cosplay café.

On your mark, get set, TOUCH ON.

Event is FREE to AIGA members and non-members, professionals and students.

To attend, RSVP through Eventbrite.

More Information
SapientNitro is an integrated marketing and technology services company that creates and engineers highly relevant experiences by combining multi-channel marketing, multi-channel commerce, and the technology that binds them. The experiences we deliver influence customer behavior across the spectrum of content, communication and commerce channels, resulting in deeper, more meaningful relationships between customers and brands. SapientNitro services global leaders such as Citi, The Coca-Cola Company, Mars, Singapore Airlines, Target, and Vodafone through our operations in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

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StimuLatté: Coffee and Conversation

7:00 – 10:00 PM / 17 Nov 2010

Aroma Coffee & Tea
4260 Tujunga Ave Studio City, CA 91604
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Event Description
SAGA Presents: StimuLatté where coffee and design meet to stimulate the senses…

StimuLatté is a monthly social gathering for Los Angeles area design students providing an opportunity to network and create new connections. Come out to Aroma Tea & Coffee and start making creative connections through coffee & conversation.

Admittance Information
Free, all welcome.

Additional Event Information
Special Thanks to Kimberley Anderson, President of SAGA (Student Advertising Graphics Association) for organizing this months event!

Parking Details
Metered street parking available.

Fall Gala: Pimp My Pine Wood Derby

Wood Derby6:30pm – 9:30pm/ 18 Nov 2010

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street
San Francisco, California 94103
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Event Description
Do you remember your first car? For many, it was made of wood or plastic. Whether you wanted to be Speed Racer or Trixie, Jeff Gordon or Danica Patrick, you used your cars to race, to transport your toys and to emulate your parents.AIGA SF will celebrate cars, their design and the need for speed with our Fall Gala: Pimp My Pine Wood Derby. The Gala will feature custom-designed pinewood derby cars created by our guests who can choose to donate them to the auction, or race them on our derby tracks for fame and glory.

The Gala will be hosted at The Forum at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on November 18, 2010. The event will feature:

  • Hosted wine, beer and soda
  • Silent Auction of “Show Cars”
  • Live racing of “Race Cars”
  • Raffle for prizes ranging from posters, restaurant vouchers and magazine subscriptions to a copy of Adobe CS5.
For more information, click here.

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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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