Workshops are designed with 2 tracks: creative inspiration and professional development. Guaranteed to open your mind, fuel your soul and power your career.
With over 18 years of experience in agency and studio settings, Amy thrives on variety, detail, and the satisfaction of a job well done. She’s produced interactive and print work for corporate and non-profit clients including Audi, Alaska Air, Chronicle Books, Microsoft, & T-Mobile. A confident leader, she works well under pressure with a positive attitude, able to direct a project from its planning stage to delivery.
Visit their website at amyredmond.com for more information.
Drawing has always come as a natural way of thinking and ideating for his design solutions, but it wasn’t until he put on a backpack and started exploring the world that he began to appreciate the true power of observational drawing. Stopping long enough to soak in a moment and capture it by putting pen to paper is a true mean of mediation. in 2010 he went on a 13-month hiatus from Hornall Anderson and traveled the world, filling 20 sketchbooks. He continued to fill his Moleskines while working in HA’s London office, and returned to Seattle three years ago and now works for himself.
Observational sketching is a means of capturing moments in a personal way—with the power to embed deep memories of place and time. Let go of the need to be perfect. Embrace the “mistakes” and let them be a part of the process. Drew’s workshop requires no drawing skills. He simply asks for your willingness to let go of your predisposition of “good” or “bad”.
Visit their website at andrewwicklunddesign.com for more information.
Workshop brought by Adobe.
With the advent of so many mobile devices, technology is offering more and more solutions to aid in our creative processes. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the creative process, then take a (short) walk in the woods to capture color, imagery, and more with your mobile device—that we’ll then incorporate directly into a design. Come take a walk outside, gain a new perspective for a design challenge, and learn a thing or two about using technology to aid your creative process.
Visit their website at brianwoodtraining.com for more information.
Chad Lundberg is a passionate communicator and lead designer at an eLearning company in charge of both the print and digital deliverables. With a heavy focus on interaction design concepts he balances the distillation and clear communication of complex content across all mediums to create engaging and impactful experiences. In parallel to design and development day jobs Chad brings to the table over 8 years of screen printing experience with both apparel and flatstock printing.
Visit their website at chadlundberg.com for more information.
Too often designers are relegated to the aesthetic considerations: How something appears. When in fact the empathy and inherent curiosity of designers needed, vitally, to create remarkable experiences. This workshop gives designers a practical, hands-on approach to decode the true identity of brands. We will then discuss, develop and exercise skills to advance design beyond visual manipulation — to create soulful, original, complete and meaningful experiences.
A co-founder of Stoke, David Miller has a diverse background in strategic marketing and concept development for firms within the healthcare, financial service, professional service, manufacturing, technology and consumer product industries. Through research and strategic planning, David guides clients to the organizational change and market positioning that creates winning brands. With offices located in Seattle’s “Old Ballard” commercial district, Miller has led global brand design assignments for GE, Bluetooth, Honeywell, Starbucks, Colliers International, LG and Medtronic.
Visit their website at https://www.linkedin.com/in/dave-miller-92b7594 for more information.
David Kendall specializes in the development and positioning of retail brands ranging from consumer goods and packaging to retail shopping centers. His expertise is in helping clients build strong retail brands and brand experiences that successfully position products, services and destinations to their core customers. David’s work focuses on helping clients demonstrate and understand the value of their brand in a way that is distinct, authentic and relevant to their customers.
He has directed numerous design projects, and his design expertise has played a key role in retail design programs for Bellevue Square, Victoria Gardens, Precept Brands and Tully’s Coffee. He also has extensive experience developing programs for Microsoft, Nintendo, PACCAR, Milliman, Kemper Developments and Japan Airlines.
David began his career as an Art Director in Tokyo specializing in editorial design for luxury hospitality and airline industries. Prior to establishing Kendall Ross, David worked in various design management capacities at Landor Associates.
Visit their website at https://twitter.com/dvidkndll for more information.
A graphic designer since 1997, my focus has moved, through serendipity and lifelong fascination, to type design by implementing the craft of hand lettering. I also create a diverse selection of illustrative work.
My love of letters began when I was nine years old. I learned italic printing in elementary school, I pursued it further, teaching myself different calligraphic styles from any book I could find on the subject. In college, a professor pointed me to pages in a design book’s lettering section, and I swooned. Such an artistic and spontaneous task, with pen or brush pen or steel nib pen in hand, yet so controlled, as each letter perfectly approaches or intertwines with the next, in a flowing precision. An ageless craft yet, in the right hands, as effective in identity or messaging as the most modern method, as it subliminally adds a strongly human, and thus personal, element. I knew to my core that I'd found my lifework.
In September of 2010, I transitioned from freelance graphic design to typeface design. The intent of my typefaces is to create something unique and well designed, filling a niche in the vast marketplace of fonts, and offering several design possibilities through the addition of alternates, swashes and ornaments. I love creating letters and I aim to demonstrate that passion through my designs. My hope is that my typefaces will assist you in your creative endeavors.
Visit their website at lauraworthingtontype.com for more information.
At the beginning of every project there is a unique moment to set the tone for the rest of the engagement and get everyone on the same page: the workshop. Knowing how to set up and run effective workshops is rarely taught in school and yet might be one of the highest-impact, lowest-effort skills you can learn to make you a better designer/manager/badass. In just a couple hours Leslie will teach a format and set of exercises to get disparate teams aligned, set expectations, build trust, and identify the foundational elements of whatever you’ll be building as a team.
Leslie is a senior user experience designer at Tectonic specializing in product strategy and envisioning. She has made a career of using her creative energy to influence and inspire teams through design. For balance, Leslie enjoys learning new things that don’t involve screens such as improv comedy, woodworking, abstract drawing and pottery.
Visit their website at https://www.linkedin.com/in/leferg for more information.
If you’re a designer, you've likely felt tempted to compromise when it comes to talking about the dollars and deadlines of a project. But you can learn to overcome this tendency under the guidance of Ted Leonhardt, creator of the Worth It skills learning program. With over four decades of experience at the negotiation table, Ted has identified the struggles shared by many designers, and has advice on how to avoid them.
Ted Leonhardt cofounded The Leonhardt Group (now FITCH), a brand design agency, in 1985. When it sold in 1999, the company had fifty employees and $10 million in annual fee sales. Since then, Ted has written for publications including Communication Arts, HOW Magazine and FastCompany.com. He has presented at the University of Washington, SVC Seattle, and Seattle Central Creative Academy. Today, he consults with small design firms on business strategy, but the work he enjoys most is empowering designers and illustrators to ask for and get the wages they deserve.
Visit their website at SaysTed.com for more information.