Pitchers and Pints Graduation Celebration

AIGA Idaho is celebrating this semester’s graduating designers with a graduation celebration at Pitchers and Pints in downtown Boise.

More about the event:

An AIGA Event to show support for this semesters graduating designers. We think that the professional hour at the portfolio event dose not allow the student or professionals enough time to really get to know each other. So lets have some beers and rub elbows a little!

For more information or to RSVP, check out the event listing on Facebook.

LEARNCH: The Art of Relationships

AIGA Idaho is presenting their second LEARNCH event of the year.  This event, scheduled for Wednesday, April 27th at Ha’ Penny Bridge Pub in downtown Boise, features guest speakers Chad Biggs and Jessica Flynn from Red Sky Public Relations.

Chad and Jessica will be speaking about The Art of Relationships: Fostering Media and Community Relations.

The event is free to all attendees with no host food and drinks by Ha’ Penny.  You can RSVP through the Facebook event listing if you’re planning to attend.

AIGA Event: Student Portfolio Review

AIGA Idaho is putting on their first annual Student Portfolio Review.  This event, scheduled for Saturday, March 12th, will allow students to meet one-on-one with a number of professionals, and will give students an opportunity to receive immediate feedback on their work prior to building their final portfolios for graduate shows.

Students working toward any graphic design or illustration majors are invited to participate, and the event is open to students from all Idaho colleges and universities.

And for the professionals who are interested in participating or reviewing student work, contact John Francis at Boise State University for more information, either via email or by telephone at (208) 426-3995.

This event is taking place at The Lookout in the BSU Student Union Building, 1910 University Drive, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

AIGA/BAF Event: Three Courses + Cake w/ Debbie Millman, President, AIGA and the Design Group at Sterling Brands

AIGA Idaho and the Boise Advertising Federation are presenting Three Courses + Cake with Debbie Millman on Thursday, March 10th from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Debbie Millman is President of the Design Division of Sterling Brands, and President of AIGA, the professional association for design.  She has worked in the design business for over 25 years, including nearly 15 years at Sterling Brands.

Additionally, Millman is the author of three books:

She also has a fourth book, due out in October, titled Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits.

This event is being held at the Linen Building in downtown Boise.  Space is limited and RSVPs are strongly recommended.  Cost is $18 for AIGA and BAF members and $25 for non-members.

RSVPs can be sent to info@boiseadfed.org or through the event page on Facebook.

debbie millman baf aiga event

AIGA Event: LEMONADE Film Screening

AIGA Idaho will be screening LEMONADE in Boise on Wednesday, November 10th at the WaterCooler in downtown Boise.  A social hour will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the screening starting at 7:00 p.m.

The screening is free to those who would like to attend, but a suggested $5 donation is recommended.  Proceeds from the film screening will be given to the filmmakers, to help with with their latest project LEMONADE: Detroit.

For those long-time readers, you may remember that we’ve mentioned LEMONADE in the past, and you may have even had a chance to watch part or all of it online.  Regardless, it’s a film that is worth seeing again, and a great way to support the efforts of Erik Proulx and company.

The Savvy Designer’s Guide to Success

AIGA Idaho’s next event is coming up on Thursday, April 15th.  This event is titled The Savvy Designer’s Guide to Success and presented by Jeff Fisher.  From the event’s listing on the AIGA Idaho site:

The Savvy Designer

Jeff Fisher’s presentation will keep you moving toward the career track you want. You’ll learn to:

  • Market yourself and your business more effectively
  • Set pricing and master the all-important art of client communication
  • Choose a career path that will balance happiness and financial success
  • Improve your professional image and bounce back from mistakes
  • Putting yourself “out there” with books, articles and speaking engagements

“The Savvy Designer’s Guide to Success” is a practical — and sometimes daring — guide to turning your creative talent into a flourishing career in the competitive, ever-changing world of graphic design. Come prepared with your career questions for this 32-year design industry veteran.

The event will be held at The Watercooler in Boise, and is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.

Cost is $15 for AIGA members, $25 for non-members, and $10 for students.

More details and how to register can be found on the AIGA Idaho site.

AIGA Event – Drink for Design

AIGA Idaho is once again holding a Drink for Design event.  This one is scheduled for Tuesday, March 23rd (sorry for the short notice).

From the AIGA folks:

Please come and enjoy our next Drink for Design event at the Modern Hotel & Bar, Tuesday, March 23rd at 6:00 pm.

All designers need to be hydrated to keep up with all that creative genius out there, whatever your choice of liquid may be, i.e, vitamin induced pump you up water, cola, beer, mixed drinks…Come and enjoy liquid refreshment together and refuel your creative juices*

*please no spewing

The event is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. and will likely go until everyone leaves or they close the bar, whichever comes first.

AIGA Event: Typeface, The Movie

AIGA Idaho is presenting a screening of Typeface.

From the event’s description on their site:

Please join us on for this special screening of Typeface. Director Justine Nagan investigates how the value and purpose of older analog media have changed as our society has transitioned into a digital age in Typeface, Kartemquin Films’ (Hoop Dreams, Terra Incognita, At the Death House Door) latest documentary on art in society.

The screening will be held on Wednesday, January 20th, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Boise State University Special Events Center in the Student Union Building.  Cost is $8 for members and $10 for non-members.

An AIGA Boise State Mix/Mentor event will take place immediately following the screening, in the Jordan Ballroom.