[POSTPONED] Annie Atkins Graphic Design for Filmmaking Event

*** UPDATE ***

In light of growing concerns for public health and safety, we have postponed our Annie Atkins Graphic Design for Filmmaking event.

We're incredibly disappointed to have to do this — we are committed to creating the time and space for learning about design with our community — but we also need everyone to stay healthy.

We expect to reschedule this event and are working with Annie and her team to find a time and location. In the meantime, all tickets will be refunded in full. Current attendees will receive an email update when a new date has been set, and will have early access to registration.

Your health and safety is our priority. We thank you for your patience and understanding.


AIGA DC Board of Directors


Actors are important to telling the story in a movie, sure — but so are the pastry boxes a concierge can buy from his one true love or the secret messages hidden in a spy’s letters. Making sure these graphic props look and feel real takes as much skill as designing for the real world.

Join graphic designer Annie Atkins, whose work appears in movies from Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel and Stephen Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies. You'll learn how she designs props that portray story and setting by adapting real-world pieces to character, time, and place.

Though generally only seen in the background, her prop designs — like love letters, maps and newspapers — build the cinematic-environment for the actors and audience alike. In this talk, Atkins will walk through examples of her work, share creative advice, and encourage us to step away from the computer and design by hand.

Member tickets include a copy of Annie’s book Fake Love Letters, Forged Telegrams, and Prison Escape Maps. General admission tickets may be purchased with and without the book. Be sure to show up early to have Annie sign your book!

Registration opens at 4:15 pm

Book signing with Annie Atkins begins at 4:30 pm

Program begins at 6:00 pm


Venue Accessibility: The New York Avenue entrance is wheelchair accessible.

If you need any accommodations to fully access the event, please get in touch with the event organizer!

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Design Continuum Fund

10% of the proceeds from this and every event goes to the AIGA DC Design Continuum Fund (DCF) scholarship, fostering the next generation of designers through helping local design-minded and underrepresented students as they pursue their education.

When & Where
Fri, Mar 27, 2020 4:15 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at GW
500 17th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20006