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Louise Fili is director of Louise Fili Ltd, a New York City design firm specializing in brand development for restaurants and food packaging. Fili has co-authored over twenty books on design and typography with her husband, Steven Heller, and she has also written and designed books on Italian design and culture. She is a member of the Art Directors Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the Medal for Lifetime Achievement from both the AIGA and the Type Directors Club. A best-selling monograph of her work, Elegantissima, was published in 2012.
Visit their website at http://www.louisefili.com/.
James White from the Signalnoise Studio has based his career on doing things outside of the ordinary, turning his back on boardrooms and creative briefs in order to chase his design dreams with vengeance and rock n’ roll. He will be telling his story while discussing personal projects built from love and ambition in his small home office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. These led to him working with respected people all over the world, from his favorite metal band to film juggernaut Kevin Smith. James will talk about chasing your creative path, building your personal body of work, the value of supporting friends, and never forgetting the artist inside.
Visit their website at http://signalnoise.com/.
What is a Foley Artist you may ask? A Foley Artist creates one of a kind, custom sound effects to films, television shows, commercials and video games.
Alyson always knew that she wanted to work on a studio lot. After high school she started working for a sound editor and “fell” into Foley. Thirty years, one Emmy Award and countless MPSE awards and nominations later Alyson is living her dream and has been working at Warner Bros. Studios for the past 15 years where she is part of one of the top sound teams in Hollywood. She has worked on many films that have gone on to win Academy Awards for Best Sound Editing including “The Dark Knight” and “Inception”. Most recently she’s worked on “Frozen”, “Inside Out”, “Interstellar”, “Gone Girl” and various video games such as “Halo 5: Guardians” and the “Arkham” series.
Visit their website at http://www.wbsound.com/portfolio/alyson-moore/.
Andrio started his career as a poster designer for Seattle's vibrant music scene in the late 90's. Driven by his passion for music he crafted a distinct style comprised of integrated type and image. He's since moved on to become a distinguished illustrator and art director, working with some of the best agencies and talented creatives in the industry.
He is now an associate creative director at Instrument, an independent digital creative agency in Portland, Oregon. They are a multidisciplinary team of strategists, designers, producers, writers, code artists and filmmakers. They combine design thinking and technical craft to make experiences for every screen. Clients include Nike, Google, Black Diamond, Levi's, Patagonia, TEDx and Specialized.
When he's not at work he's probably out riding his bike. He is an accomplished cross-country mountain bike racer, specializing in marathon distances, with two sub nine hour Leadville Trail 100 belt buckles to prove it.
He love bikes, dogs and design in no particular order.
Visit their website at http://www.instrument.com/.
Rusty Smith is the Associate Chair of the Auburn University Program of Architecture and Rural Studio Associate Director. He is a nationally recognized teacher and scholar. Rusty’s honors related to teaching excellence include the receipt of the American Institute of Architects National Teaching Honor Award along with the American Institute of Architecture Students National Teaching Honor Award. Rusty was educated at both Auburn University and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Rusty is an artist whose work has been exhibited internationally and collected by private benefactors as well as public museums and galleries. He makes robots, none of which ever work.
Visit their website at http://www.ruralstudio.org/.