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Speaker Series: Nikki Villagomez – How Culture Affects Typography

Thu, Mar 31, 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Denver Art Museum
Sharp Auditorium
Denver, CO 80204

Join AIGA Colorado and Nikki Villagomez for a look into how culture affects typography and decision-making processes in everyday life. In her presentation, Nikki will use pictures taken throughout her travels to discuss the comparisons (and contrasts) in type choices based on location. 

This is where YOU come in! Help shape the event’s content by sending in photos of your favorite Colorado typography. Nikki will use the photos you send in to create her presentation. For the next few weeks, we challenge you to really look at the everyday typography that makes the Triad unique. 
The types of pictures we’d like to see submitted are graffiti, manhole covers, hand lettering, and local signs.

Submit your photos now! 

You can submit photos by: 
Twitter: @AIGAColorado @nikki_vz // #ColoradoType 
Instagram: @nikki_vz // #ColoradoType 
Email: nikkivillagomez [at] gmail . com 

Please submit all photos by Friday, March 4th to ensure your photo will be part of the presentation. 

About Our Speaker: 

Nikki Villagomez is a nationally recognized speaker on typography. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a BFA in Graphic Design. After working as a designer in New York City, she moved to her home state of South Carolina where she became a fulltime freelancer.

Nikki is the founder and former president of the South Carolina chapter of AIGA. She has been an educator teaching Graphic Design and Typography at the University of South Carolina and the University of Akron.

After working for the last four years in Ohio for Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, she has just relocated to the company headquarters in Charlotte to serve as the Creative Studio Manager.

In her free time, she maintains her blog about how culture affects typography. 

Get the Book- AIGA CO Discount

The coupon code CT20 is setup and ready to be used for Nikki’s Culture+Typography book.

The coupon is worth 20% the sale price and valid through 12/31/2017. 

Tickets & Venue Info

6:00pm Reception 
7:00pm Lecture


AIGA Member $15
AIGA Student Member $10
Non-Member $30
Student Non-Member $15
Design Council Member $15 (with discount code)

At the door Member $25 
At the door Non-Member $40 
At the door Student $15
At the door Student Non-Member $20

Members save 50% on ticket prices online. Join now.


Doors open at 6pm for the social hour. Cash-only bar and free food. Speaker presentation is at 7pm. Parking lot entrance is on 12th. Street parking is available and most meters are free after 6pm. Sales are final with no refunds unless AIGA CO cancels the event. Tickets are transferable, however. Tell a friend to come as you.

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