In-House Roundtable: Designing Business from the Inside Out
7

Wednesday, 7 December

7 9 pm EST

GA Atlanta, Ponce City Market

675 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE, 2nd Floor
Atlanta , GA 30308
FREE!
Regular Ticket

In Partnership With:

AIGA Atlanta logo
The Creative Group logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

In-House Roundtable: Designing Business from the Inside Out

Brian Rice Photo


Senior Director, Design & Package Innovation, Georgia Pacific

Todd Dominey Photo


Director of Design, MailChimp

Ellen Powell Photo


Senior Director of Strategic Communications, Georgia State University

Tom Farrell Photo


Senior Design Director, The Coca Cola Company

Dallas Duncan Franklin Photo


The chair of the AIGA In-House Initiative and Art Director at Neenah Paper

7

Wednesday, 7 December

7 9 pm EST

GA Atlanta, Ponce City Market

675 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE, 2nd Floor
Atlanta , GA 30308
FREE!
Regular Ticket

In Partnership With:

AIGA Atlanta logo
The Creative Group logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

Four of Atlanta’s most experienced corporate design directors discuss the challenges and best practices for In-House creatives. This is an outstanding opportunity to hear from corporate design and interactive leaders. The format is a moderated panel discussion with audience Q & A. Audience will include professional designers from AIGA Atlanta.

AIGA Atlanta’s InHouse Professional Development programs are an extension of AIGA’s national INiative, which aims to promote and share best practices for design management & in-house design teams.

The panelists will compare and contrast their programs, touching on these key points:

  • How do designers stay fresh and motivated in the In-House environment?
  • How do successful designers present their work and navigate the approval process?
  • How do successful in-house design leaders interface with senior management?
  • What leadership skills are needed and how do you acquire them?
  • What hiring and evaluation processes are most successful?
  • This event is sponsored by The Creative Group

Takeaways

  • Greater understanding of the role of design and UX/UI in today's corporation.
  • Criteria for hiring and promotion
  • Discussion of non-technical (i.e. interpersonal and communications) skills needed for a successful In-House career.
  • Opportunity to ask questions
  • Opportunity to meet and mingle with design professionals at many career levels.

About the Experts

Brian Rice Photo

Senior Director, Design & Package Innovation,
Georgia Pacific

Brian Rice is Senior Director, Design & Package Innovation at Georgia Pacific. He manages a staff of diverse professionals in design, innovation and package engineering. He has a wealth of experience in corporate design, including Coca-Cola, Proctor and Gamble, and Bristol-Meyers Squibb. He is a graduate of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, with graduate study at Cornell.

Todd Dominey Photo

Director of Design,
MailChimp

Todd Dominey is Director of Design at MailChimp, leading their core products, integrations and moblie apps. Among his duties are goal setting, prototyping new products and design recruiting. Before joining MailChimp he founded and developed two software companies (Koken, SlideShowPro), was a creative director for SuperDeluxe.com, and was the lead designer for multiple Turner Sports web properties.

Ellen Powell Photo

Senior Director of Strategic Communications,
Georgia State University

Ellen Powell is the Senior Director of Strategic Communications at Georgia State University. As a member of the Public Relations and Marketing Communications management team, leads the implementation of the organization’s strategic plan, focusing on highest priority. She is active in GSU’s centennial celebration. Before GSU she worked as a freelance designer and as Art Director for Georgia Power Company.

Tom Farrell Photo

Senior Design Director,
The Coca Cola Company

Tom Farrell is Senior Design Director at The Coca Cola Company, where he also served as Design Director of the Global Brand Identity Group. He also worked as Creative Director at Sapient in New York and Design Director at Studio Archetype, New York, before that he was a graphic designer at BBC television in London. He is a graduate of Central St. Martins School of Design, London.

Dallas Duncan Franklin Photo

The chair of the AIGA In-House Initiative and Art Director at Neenah Paper

Dallas Duncan Franklin, is the chair of the AIGA In-House Initiative, and Art Director at Neenah Paper, where she oversees design strategy, mill promotions and strategic partnerships. She also served as Associate CD at PureRED, the Atlanta Opera and the Evenson Design Group in Culver City, CA. She also freelanced for EMI Capitol Records in Los Angeles, and served an internship under Michael Bierut at Pentagram in New York.

About Our Partners

AIGA Atlanta

Founded in 1914 as the American Institute of Graphic Arts, AIGA remains the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design. AIGA brings design to the world, and the world to designers. From content that defines the global practice to events that connect and catalyze, we work to enhance the value and deepen the impact of design on business, society and our collective future.

The Creative Group

Creative Staffing Solutions

With office locations around the US and Canada, our creative staffing experts can offer you immediate access to highly skilled, pre-evaluated creative professionals on a project or full-time basis to help you tackle any project – large or small.

Refund Policy

Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

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