Will and I both serve on the AIGA Charlotte board of directors. One of the biggest initiatives we've been a part of since joining the board is quickly approaching. From April 12-16, AIGA Charlotte is hosting a Design Week! This is the first event of its kind in Charlotte and the week will be jam-packed with 7 events in 5 short days. The idea is to help spread awareness and the value of design to the rest of the Charlotte business community while also inspiring our own members.
If you can only make it out to one event, be sure to check out our Design Unplugged event on April 13th. It is a panel discussion about defining the design community in Charlotte. I will be on the panel along with four other distinguished Charlotte design leaders including Jennifer Appleby of Wray Ward, Jim Mountjoy of Loeffler Ketchum Mountjoy, Maggie Bean of Karro Bean Design House and Jamey Boiter of BOLTgroup.
Below is a description of the event from the AIGA Charlotte website:
AIGA Charlotte is proud to host our community's first Design Week in Charlotte, April 12-16, 2010. Charlotte Design Week has been developed to celebrate, recognize and inspire our diverse community of Queen City design professionals as well as local businesses, non-profits, entrepreneurs, students, the design-savvy public and more.
As part of Charlotte Design Week, AIGA Charlotte is hosting a full week of events highlighting the diversity and professionalism of our local design community, as well as, events that showcase the talents and trends throughout the greater design industry. Our goal is to raise public awareness of the impact that all design - graphic, product, interior, fashion, architecture, advertising, et cetera has on the greater Charlotte area and to inspire the broad spectrum of designers within our vibrant community.