Save the date for our November Schmoozeday. This time around, we’ll have three very special guests joining us—our AIGA 50 judges! Representing both east and west coasts, these design leaders will be in town ready to mix, mingle and judge (your work). So make sure to swing by, meet, greet, and show a bit of DC hospitality to our guests.
As always, our happy hours are free and open to members and non-members alike. It’s a great way to network, find out about upcoming events, and schmooze, schmooze, schmooze. No registration needed.
Interested in blogging, photographing, or welcoming guests for this event?
Event coordinator: Rica Rosario
Designer and tinkerer
Kelli Anderson is a designer and tinkerer who tries to find extraordinary possibilities for ordinary things. In 2008, she worked with the Yes Men to create and distribute a meticulously recreated copy of The New York Times—filled with articles from a progressive utopian future—for which they won the Ars Electronica Award of Distinction. In 2011, she created a paper record player that garnered major attention from numerous media outlets including NPR, Mashable, HOW Magazine, Computer Arts, Slashdot, Make, The Atlantic, Swiss Miss, Wired, the Toronto Star and Kottke. In 2012, she designed and art directed a newspaper that was on view as part of Martha Rosler’s Meta-Monumental Garage Sale at the Museum of Modern Art. Her work has been profiled, praised or featured by Wired UK, New York Magazine, Gestalten, Rockport Publishing, iDN, and Victionary and has been on view at apexart, Jen Bekman Gallery, the New York Public Library and the Museum of Modern Art. She has given talks at Webstock, Creative Mornings, TYPO and TEDx, and sometimes teaches art history at Pratt.
Chief Creative Officer, Huge
Conor Brady is Chief Creative Officer at Huge where he oversees the agency's creative teams throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America. He is a passionate advocate of the belief that the best work comes from the intersection of great design, user experience, and beautiful narrative.
Before joining Huge, Conor served as the Chief Creative Officer at Organic, where he was responsible for overseeing the creative discipline across all offices in the United States and Europe. He joined Organic from Razorfish, where he was a creative director in London and New York. He has worked with many of the world’s largest brands, including Pepsi, Nike, Audi, Intel, Hilton, VW, BBC, Bank of America, P&G and Condé Nast.
Although he spends most of his time working in digital, he loves design in all forms. He began his career by helping create the first 100 book covers for Vintage Paperbacks at Random House, then moved into the music industry as a creative director at Universal Music/Polygram, designing record covers. Conor is also an avid cyclist and spent time racing in Europe. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and runs Elcyclista, a journal about the intersection of design and cycling, in his spare time.
Partner + Creative Director, Gee + Chung Design
Earl Gee is Partner and Creative Director, with Fani Chung, of Gee + Chung Design, an award-winning multidisciplinary brand communications firm based in San Francisco. The firm develops successful branding, print, packaging, environmental and interactive programs for leading clients including Apple, Adobe, IBM, Lucasfilm, the Federal Reserve and Chronicle Books. Earl was named in Graphic Design USA’s 50th Anniversary Survey as one of the 50 “Most Influential Graphic Designers Working Today” and one of its “People to Watch in 2010”. He was also one of only 50 U.S. graphic designers selected for the international edition of “Who’s Who in Graphic Design”. He has served on the board of AIGA San Francisco and is a frequent juror for major design competitions including Communication Arts, Spark, Creativity, Critique, STEP, Exhibitor and Sappi. Earl began his career as a designer at Landor Associates in San Francisco, creating identity programs for Fortune 500 companies and senior designer at Mark Anderson Design in Palo Alto, designing branding programs for Herman Miller, PG&E and the Oakland Museum. He received his BFA in Graphic Design with Distinction from Art Center College of Design.