Happy AIGA New Year!

Happy New Year

Welcome to the 2016. As we begin the year, we wish to thank our volunteers who make AIGA Colorado possible. Every event is planned, designed, and staffed by volunteers. Our board is volunteer-based as well. They work hard each week to bring us events and pull together emails, web pages, social media and more. Together with our members, we’ve made AIGA Colorado one of the largest chapters of the most prestigious design organization in the country.  That’s a pretty impressive use of spare time.

The result is that we’re putting Colorado’s design scene on the map and attracting some of the most highly-acclaimed leaders in our profession to speaker events and student functions. Just this past Fall, we hosted authors Jan Conradi and Louise Sandhaus and finished the season with AIGA national medalist Lucille Tenazas. We continued our professional Proven and Upskill series and expanded Craftworks, our Film Series and Welcome Wagon beyond Denver to our new Boulder group. Colorado Springs has continued to provide Shop Talk as well local events and student chapters are active across the state. We rounded out our offering with weekly Buzz and AIGA CO Drink and Draw to engage independent designers and non-members.

Our Winter/Spring season looks just as exciting. We’ll kick off the year with a huge paper packaging event January 27 sponsored by Neenah and Veritiv papers (think ultra-cool swag.)  Another highlight comes in February when we host former Google and Microsoft designer Dan Makoski to our speaker series. He was the design founder of some of the most radical equipment to come from these companies before he moved to CapitalOne. Surrounding these events will be more of the great regular programming you’ve come to expect.

Join us this year as we welcome new young designers and mix with longtime friends in our Colorado design community.  Come out and thank our volunteers for all their hard work by showing up so they feel the success of their efforts. Together we can do more great things. We look forward to seeing you!

Another year, another elliptical orbit around our favorite burning ball of space plasma. The 92.967 million mile trip takes 365.256 days to complete, which correlates well-enough to our Gregorian calendar with regular quadrennial adjustments.

AIGA Colorado has been similarly busy, bringing the centennial state’s graphic design professionals together for dozens of inspiring speaker events, social gatherings, and experiential opportunities in Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder, and Durango.

By AIGA Colorado
Published January 4, 2016
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