You have been invited to listen in to our first Designers, Drinks & Social Change broadcasted presentation! Our small, intimate group meets monthly with 1-2 guest speakers joining us. The purpose is to communicate as designers on a collaborative level and work together to create change.
Tinychat.com will be broadcasted through our blogs (Eric Benson & E. Rachael Baird) and our twitter accounts. If you want to follow it, click here.
Have a drink at your seat to join along and participate with the fun! Eric Benson created our logo inspired by Zima to get the party started.
When: July 15th, 2010 at 12am GMT / 7pm EST / 6pm CST / 4pm PST
Topic: “The Obsolete Designer”
Folks for this Topic:
– Eric Benson (Kick Off)
– E. Rachael Baird (Moderator)
– Elaine Asal
– Unknown person
– Bernard Canniffe
– Eric Karjualoto
Bios for Guest Speakers
Eric Karjaluoto is a founding partner at the digital agency smashLAB. He is a strong advocate of strategy and pragmatism in design, and has directed projects for groups including CN, Tourism Vancouver, and Canadian Heritage. In 2007 he spearheaded Design Can Change: an effort to unite designers and address climate change. The team at smashLAB has also launched the online community MakeFive and a crowd-sourced design and marketing site called undrln. TIME, the Lotus Awards, and ICOGRADA have recognized his work; meanwhile, the agency has been featured in The Globe and Mail, BC Business, and Studio 4. Eric writes about design, brands, and experience at ideasonideas and has spoken at events for the AIGA, SEGD, and GDC.
Bernard Canniffe is originally from Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, and has lived in the U.S. since 1991. He is the former co-chair of Design at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where he collaborated with the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health on the MICA/JHU Design Coalition, which paired students with neighborhood groups to create meaningful, powerful messages on health and wellness topics. His work has been recognized in Graphic Design USA, HOW, and STEP Into Design, and through his own practice, Blue Collar Theory, he has made presentations at the Cumulus Design Conference in Lisbon, Portugal; the National Institute of Design Conference in Ahmedabad, India; at Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam, The Netherlands; at Lees-McRae College in North Carolina; and at the P&D Design Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil.