Monday, September 28, 2015

DesignThinkers 2015 (Early Bird)

DesignThinkers 2015
November 12 & 13
The Sony Centre, Toronto, Canada


With over 2,000 attendees and 25+ speakers,

DesignThinkers is Canada’s largest conference for visual communicators. It is a must-attend for any informed, forward-thinking creative, communications or marketing professional or team.

The inspiring event, now in its 16th year, breeds change agents who become drivers of innovation. DesignThinkers 2015 will delve into industry trends with visionaries from a range of communications-related disciplines including design, user experience, advertising, branding, consumer engagement, film, social media and entrepreneurship.

Sessions teach delegates how to create effective communications by exploring cutting-edge innovation, the latest technology, demographic and ethnographic trends, strategic management techniques, cognitive theory and much more.

Speakers include:

  •     Coralie Bickford-Smith, book jacket designer for Little Women & Sherlock Holmes
  •     Cap Watkins, BuzzFeed's first-ever VP of Design
  •     Annie Atkins, lead graphic designer of Oscar-winning The Grand Budapest Hotel
  •     Robin Hunicke, co-founder, Funomena gaming studio
  •     Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  •     Austin Kleon, best-selling author of Steal Like An Artist
  •     Hjalti Karlsson, co-founder, karlssonwilker inc.
  •     Chris Dixon, Design Director, Vanity Fair
  •     Karim Rashid, world-renowned interior and industrial designer
  •     Art Chantry, poster designer & creator of the grunge style
  •     Nathalie Nahai, Web Psychologist
  •     Frank Chimero, author & founder, Another

Early Bird rates end October 9! Discounts are available for groups, individuals working for non-profits and members of many RGD-affiliated organizations. Click here for information on travel discounts. Get full details and register at www.designthinkers.com.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Future By Design: The Future of Type


Wednesday, September 30, 2015
6:00pm - 8:30pm ET
Sault College – Room M1220

The rise of social media, written communication via the web and digital publishing have coincided with the trend towards handwritten fonts, flat design and vintage lettering. How will technological advances continue to shape typography and type design? What are iconic fonts and glyphicons and what other type innovations are on the horizon? How will market forces impact the economic viability of a career in type design?

Panelists:

  • Jessica Hische, Lettering Artist
  • Ellen Lupton, Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
  • Nick Sherman, Co-founder of Fonts In Use 
  • Laura Worthington, Typeface Designer

About Future By Design 

Future By Design is a series of webcast discussions featuring experts sharing their thoughts on a variety of topics. As a virtual event, we invite cities across Canada to host local screening venues where members of the community can gather to watch panelists’ presentations, conduct their own group discussions and participate via webcam in the Q&A. Click here to view recaps of our past Future By Design events.

Future By Design branding designed by Carve Design.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Design Algoma 2015 Annual General Meeting


Fluid Boardwalk Patio and Grill (Delta Hotel Patio)
Monday, June 8 at 6:00pm


Have your say and help shape the future of the design community in Sault Ste. Marie. Meet us at Fluid (weather permitting), nominate, vote, and welcome in the new Executive Board of Design Algoma.

If the weather doesn’t want to cooperate, we’ll move the party inside the Delta (at The View)

Hope to see everyone there.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Designers After Work (Social)

Eat, drink, and talk about design.
All designers, students, and those interested in design are welcome.

View Restaurant and Bar (Delta Hotel)
Friday May 29th, 2015
5:00pm

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Future of Human-Centred Design – Future By Design Event


Tuesday, May 5
6:30pm - 8:30pm ET (Doors open at 6:00pm ET)
Sault College – Room M1030

Join us for a conversation exploring how design can be used to craft solutions for social problems and accelerate widespread change. Hear from noted creators such as Purpose who have harnessed its power to address global issues, and consider future models through which this approach can be applied. Help us celebrate and encourage creative work that elevates social causes, improves lives and continues to change the world.

Panelists:

  • Hannah Kreiswirth, Creative Director at Purpose
  • Marc O'Brien, Design Strategist, Creative Facilitator and Design Educator
  • Jason Ulaszek, Founder, UX for Good
  • Moderator: Vanessa Eckstein RGD, Creative Director at Blok

About Future By Design

Future By Design is a series of webcast discussions featuring experts sharing their thoughts on a variety of topics. As a virtual event, we invite cities across Canada to host local screening venues where members of the community can gather to watch panelists’ presentations, conduct their own group discussions and participate via webcam in the Q&A. 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Lets Talk Design Social - Designers After Work

Eat, drink, and talk about design

Friday January 16th, 2015
5:00pm


QUATTRO Chophouse + Bar
(In the Comfort Suites & Conference Centre)

All designers, students, and those interested in design are welcome.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Let’s Talk Design

Friday November 14th, 2014
5:00pm

View Restaurant + Bar at the
Delta Hotel

All designers and those interested in design are welcome.

Join us at View to eat, drink and discuss design.