The Graphic Designer's Guide

Rios Clementi Hale Studios in Exposition Park

Rios Clementi Hale Studios in Exposition Park

An essential guide for graphic designers who want to experience the LA Design Festival.

There are myriad design events for practitioners and fans of graphic design. Read on for a day-by-day play-by-play of what not to miss over these four days of festivities.

Rios Clementi Hale Studios

Rios Clementi Hale Studios

Thursday: Rios Clementi Hale Studios

In his talk, “No Right to Make This,” Rios Clementi Hale Studios Creative Director Andy Lantz will explore the work of the studio through its transdisciplinary nature, which has led to method of problem solving with a myriad of objects — specialty coffee cups, collaboration tables, immersive environments, and sometimes even buildings — as the solution. RSVP here.

Iconathan x Noun Project

Iconathan x Noun Project

Friday - Icon Design with Noun Project, Silas Munro on Designing Public Action

Join fellow creatives for a 2-hour Iconathon design workshop all about designing for social good. From gender equality in iconography to environmental issues like conservation, what's an issue that's important to you that needs better, more accurate visual representation? How would you visually communicate that concept in a simple pictogram? Everyone is invited to participate, drawing skills are not a requirement. Or stop by the main stage to hear Silas Munro of poly-mode talk about how his collaboratively run studio practice helps organizations embrace cultural diversity and increase community involvement, a special conversation brought to the LA Design Festival by AIGA LA. RSVP here for the Iconathon or RSVP here for a talk with Silas Munro.


Saturday - Design Leadership

AIGA LA presents goes deep, exploring how purpose affects leadership. In this panel conversation, moderated by AIGA LA President Amanda Hovest, designers Simrit Brar, Sheharazad Fleming and Shannon Gabor share their paths of personal & professional growth, while building adaptive mindsets and disruptive intentions through purposeful creative leadership. RSVP here.


Sunday - The Brave New Work

LA's design scene has long celebrated more traditional forms of design like architecture, interiors and graphic design. But as technology pervades our culture, companies seek to provide unified, seamless experiences for their audience. Rarely do we hear how these experiences are crafted. Don’t miss this talk with designers who are crafting new user experiences for consumers. RSVP here.

Haily Zaki