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This inspiring panel event series invites key players in DC’s design community to offer a rare insider’s look at how they work and create. From branding to user experience to graphics, panelists will discuss how they approach projects from a design point of view, how design thinking methods help with problem-solving, and much more. Additionally, they’ll cover opportunities within their field and their vision for the future of the industry.
Design is one of the most powerful forces in our lives. It affects how we experience websites and apps, and how we communicate with each other. Gaining a better understanding of this universal force will help you see the world and your projects through a fascinating new lens.
Deputy Art Director,
Dian Holton is senior deputy art director at AARP where she oversees creative for TheGirlfriend.com, Sistersletter.com and The Ethel. She routinely contributes designs to AARP The Magazine and specifically cover stories and other features. Her background includes book design, branding, retail installation, styling and footwear design. She is former AIGA Washington DC chapter board member and is serving as a mentor for several mentorship programs. Fun facts: She launched SHINE, a peer-to-peer AIGA DC mentoring program that celebrated it's10th year and Black Girls Take World a book she designed just released this month. Her passions include education, philanthropy, fashion and pop culture. Dian is also the creator of Daily Digits, a personal project that has captivated the design community and resulted in collaborating with HP.
Freelance Illustrator and Editorial Designer,
Katty Huertas is a multidisciplinary artist born in Colombia and based in Washington DC. She holds an MFA in Graphic Design from MICA.
Her work explores identity, folklore, and double standards, among other subjects. She combines analog and digital mediums such as painting, sculpture, fiber work, book arts, digital drawing, and animation.
Katty's work has been shown in galleries in multiple locations including New York City, San Francisco, Baltimore, Washington DC, Austin, and Bogota, Colombia. Her client list includes The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Wired, Adobe, HBO Max, Nickelodeon, Red Bull Music Academy, BuzzFeed News, and the Women’s March.
Besides her independent practice, Katty currently works as an editorial designer and illustrator for TODAY.
MSNBC Digital + NBC News
Anjali Nair is an Indian graphic designer based in Baltimore. She is currently working as an editorial designer and illustrator at MSNBC Digital + NBC News. Her interests lie in creating flexible visual systems, typography and editorial design.
She graduated with an MFA in Graphic Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). She often employs satire in her work to fuel narratives inspired by her personal, political, and cultural experiences. Her work has been recognized by the Print Magazine, The One Club, Society of Typographic Arts, Graphis, AIGA Flux Blue Ridge, Adobe and GD USA.
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Participants who complete this workshop will not receive a certificate or any other designation of completion.
This workshop is not designed to prepare individuals to follow or pursue a trade, occupation or profession. It is not designed to improve, enhance, or add to the skills and abilities of an individual relative to occupational responsibilities or career opportunities.
This workshop is not approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools at the Illinois Board of Higher Education and participation in this workshop/event will not be counted towards an approved IBHE program/course of instruction.
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