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Michael Ellsworth

Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, Civilization

Seattle

Michael Ellsworth has honed his skills as a creative director, producer, curator, teacher and public programmer, over the last two decades. Ellsworth has led workshops on ideation at SXSW, taught courses at Western Washington University and the Frye Art Museum on the responsibility of designers, and has spoken to audiences at the AIGA, CreativeMornings, and Practivism (GDC) on how to use design as a means of social change. His commitment to public spaces and public access has led him to serve on the Board of Directors of HistoryLink and the Seattle Public Library Foundation.

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Made in Seattle Week: Seattle's Design Influence On the Rest of the World

Made in Seattle Week: Seattle's Design Influence On the Rest of the World

Good neighbors make good products. Celebrating local products — from tech and design to music, food, and beer.

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AIGA + GA Present: Introduction to the Seattle Design Community

AIGA + GA Present: Introduction to the Seattle Design Community

If you’re a design student, recent graduate, new to the city, or looking to make a transition, this free event will help you get acquainted with the world of design in Seattle.

The Idea Idea: How to build relationships through our ideas

The Idea Idea: How to build relationships through our ideas

Join us for the Idea Idea workshop, a social ideating experience where we explore and challenge the things that keep us from participating in a community of ideas.

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