The Latest Events from the AIGA/LA and AIGA/SF

aiga_logoStay 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:

Behance / AIGA LA March Meetup

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM  /  10 Mar 2011

2838 Rowena Ave Los Angeles 90039

Event Description
Come join AIGA/LA  for the monthly Behance / AIGA LA Meetup! A casual evening where members of the Behance community and AIGA LA can gather and mingle over cocktails. Not a Behance member? No problem! Joining Behance is free.

March’s meetup shall take place at the historic Edendale in Silver Lake! Built in 1924, Fire Station #56 transformed into The Edendale, serving a full “fusion” menu and tasty cocktails since 2002. Marvel at the beautiful and original décor, mingle on the patio, or snap some photos in the photobooth. The event starts at 6:30pm just in time to partake in Edendale’s Happy Hour menu from 5-7pm. See you there!

RSVP via Eventbrite.
Check out our group on Behance!


6:00 PM – 10:00 PM  /  05 Mar 2011

Crewest Gallery
110 Winston St Los Angeles, CA 90013

Admittance Information
FREE to the public.

Event Description
Fine wine is an art. This is the inspiration behind RIPE, a wine show about art tasting, coming to Crewest.

As an art gallery exhibition, RIPE will transform wine barrels, wine bottles and even wine corks into cutting-edge contemporary art created by some of today’s most exciting urban and graffiti artists. These and other exciting contemporary artists will paint, draw and/or sculpt their unique creative vision onto used wine barrels, bottles and corks, transforming them into one-of-a-kind pieces of art available for purchase.

Oscar Magallanes, Danny “Big Pranks” Morales, Mas, Max Neutra, Michael Pizarro, Bart Saric, SMEAR, Randy Kono, Ruet, Aise, Ando Pndlian, Vyal, Mar, Septerhed, Lalo Alcaraz, John Park, Man One, Germs, Chris Adrian, Sacred194, CatCult, Siner, Antonio Quevedo, Enikone, Reza Feiz, and more
. For more information, visit

Talk Story With Jeni: “Who you looking at, riCardo?”

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM / 16 Mar 2011

Architecture and Design Museum
6032 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036

Event Details
6:30 Doors open
7:00-8:15 “Talk Story with Jeni”
8:15-9:30 Mingle reception

Event Cost
AIGA member: $10
A+D museum member: $10
Student member: $10
Non-member: $20
Non-member Student: $20

Prices will go up the day of the event, so be sure to order in advance!

To RSVP, please click here.

Event Description
Join AIGA/Los Angeles as a guy and a girl talk real about the driving force behind creating great brands and living great lives!

riCardo crespo, senior vice president of global creative for Fox Studios, Consumer Products division is sitting down with Jeni Herberger for a live, on-location taping of “Talk Story with Jeni” and you’re invited to be a part of the studio audience! riCardo has spent his career striving to fulfill his purpose and recognize his responsibility. He will share his thoughts on working for the brand (not the man), learning to find what really drives you and more! Spend the evening confirming and deepening your impressions of a guy who plays for a living!

“Talk Story with Jeni” is a bi-weekly blog radio show where listeners are invited to listen on conversations with the greatest design thinkers in the industry. The format is derived from the Hawaiian tradition to talk story – a simple and genuine way of taking time to connect. Visit for programming schedule and more.

Watch the video below for more information:


Digital Media Artists / LA

6:30 PM – 10:00 PM  /  15 Mar 2011

Barnsdall Gallery Theater
4800 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028

Admittance Information
This event is $6. Go to to reserve a seat. Seating is limited.

Event Description
This month’s event is on Video Game Design. Map making and low vs. high polygonal design decisions. A character designer showcases his work for Electronic Arts and explains how it’s done.

Illustration. Designer from Nickelodeon to talk about digital design + wacom tablet use. Our sponsor, Adobe, will be offering a door prize of a premium CS5 bundle to an attendee.

Location Phone Number
(818) 281-4138

Location Website URL

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Studio Tour @ Noon Design

Noon Studio6:00pm – 8:00pm / 8 Mar 2011

Noon Design
10 Cleveland Street San Francisco, California 94103
Admittance Information
AIGA Members: $15.00
Non-Members: N/A
Student Members: $15.00
Student Non-Members: N/A
To RSVP, click here.
Event Description
Join AIGA/San Francisco as they get a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of five influential Bay Area design studios during their Spring/Summer 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.

Free Workshop to Try “Muse” at Adobe

Adobe Muse10:30am – 2:30pm / 9 Mar 2011

Adobe San Francisco
601 Townsend Street San Francisco, California 94107

Admittance Information
AIGA Members: Free
Non-Members: Free
Student Members: Free
Student Non-Members: Free

To RSVP click here.

Event Description
Come to this free workshop at Adobe Systems to learn how to design and publish your very own HTML website without writing any code. Bring along your website design and all the creative assets and walk out of the workshop with a published website.

What you’ll need:

  • Bring your own laptop computer. Either Windows or Macintosh – you’re choice.
  • Bring a website design (either as sketches, or a mock-up in Photoshop, Illustrator or Fireworks).
  • Bring the logos, images, copy and any other content that you want to include in your site.

What you’ll learn:
This workshop will introduce you to some brand-new technology that’s still under development. Code-named Muse, this technology is for designers who spend most of their time using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign software and who have either never built a website, or who rely on others to code sites for them. If you’re interested in using a familiar, free-form design tool to deliver websites for yourself or your clients this workshop is for you. You’ll learn how to create a new site, populate the pages of your site with content and publish the site – we promise free-form design, no templates and no writing code.

Design Lecture Series: James Victore

James Vitore

6:00pm – 8:00pm /  10 Mar 2011

Adobe San Francisco
601 Townsend Street San Francisco, California 94103

Event Cost
AIGA Members: $20.00
Non-Members: $30.00
Student Members: $10.00
Student Non-Members: $15.00

To RSVP click here.

Event Description
The San Francisco chapter of AIGA presents the 2011 Design Lecture Series. This year’s DLS will be comprised of four lectures, sponsored and held again at Adobe San Francisco. This year’s lineup showcases different avenues in which creativity and design influence our culture with each speaker bringing a unique perspective to the conversation. The evening will begin with networking and will feature complimentary wine and refreshments. Come early and mingle with members of the design community. Tonight’s event will also feature a book signing. Click here for more information.


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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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