Redefining Women Iconathon Presented by The Noun Project

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C.
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

Past Locations for this Event

Redefining Women Iconathon Presented by The Noun Project

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C.
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

Past Locations for this Event

About this event

Noun Project is hosting an Iconathon to create a new set of public domain icons that represent women in business and entrepreneurship.

Many visual representations of women are still outdated. Currently, if you search the web for images of “entrepreneur” or “boss” the majority of the results are images of men. Similarly, if you search for “caregiver,” “baby,” or “childcare” the majority of results are images of women. In this hands-on design workshop, we'll be working together to overthrow old stereotypes and create new icons that more accurately represent the women of today.

The event will kick off with a presentation from Jamie Myrold, VP of Design at Adobe.

Noun Project Design Director Geremy Mumenthaler will talk participants through semiotics, symbolism, and best practices for icon design, and we'll break into groups to sketch and design new icons together. Each participant group will include designers and subject matter experts, so everyone will be able to contribute. At the end of the workshop, we'll all review and vote for the final set of icons that will be vectorized and placed into the public domain, free for anyone to use.

No design or art skills are necessary, all are welcome to participate. Lunch and beverages will be provided.

Space is limited, please RSVP.


Agenda

  • 10:00am: Attendee Check In
  • 10:15am: Presentations from Jamie Myrold, VP of Design at Adobe, and Geremy Mumenthaler, Design Director at Noun Project
  • 11:30am: Design Charettes
  • 12:30pm: Working Lunch
  • 2:00pm: Group presentation of concepts for new icons
  • 3:00pm: Iconathon ends

*Please note, all attendees will need to check in with your name and email address at General Assembly at arrival.


About the Redefining Women Iconathon Series: Visual language has the power to shape, reinforce and change our perceptions about the world. Many visual representations of women are still outdated. If you search the web for images of “entrepreneur” or “boss,” the majority of results are images of men. As the leader in visual communication, Noun Project will be championing equal representation of women by hosting Iconathon design workshops to create new iconography that accurately reflects women of today. The Iconathon series will be hosted in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. At the end of the series, the entire icon collection will be released as a public domain set.

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