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Thursday, April 23, 2015
6:00 -9:00pm

Denver Art Museum
100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, CO 80204

Presented By: SEGD and AIGA

Sponsored By: Tangram Design and Boyd Sign Systems

Design: An Entrepreneur's Loaded Dice

Start-ups are all the rage, but for every Warby Parker, GoPro or Uber success, there are thousands of “Friendster” gravestones out there. How does today’s entrepreneur balance risk and rewards? What defines a successful brand? Why is design the key to winning? 

At twenty-five, Ken Carbone chose to “roll the dice” and started a design business in New York City. Now almost forty years later that same entrepreneurial spirit drives the Carbone Smolan Agency, resulting in a world class clientele ranging from start-ups to legendary institutions. Ken’s highly visual presentation reveals the fundamentals: what it takes for designers and businesses to collaborate, sustain success, and have fun doing it every single day.

Tickets

SEGD / AIGA Member $15
SEGD / AIGA Student Member $10
Non-Member $30
Student Non-Member $20
Design Council Member $15

At the door Member $25
At the door Non-Member $50
At the door Student $20
At the door Student Non-Member $30

25th Anniversary Poster  $25

RSVP

http://colorado.aiga.org/event/speaker-series-ken-carbone/

On the AIGA site, select non-member. To receive the SEGD membership pricing, select the non-member ticket option, click “Enter promotional code" and type in SEGD2015

Doors open at 6pm for the social hour. Cash-only bar. Speaker presentation is at 7pm. Parking lot entrance is on 12th. Street parking is available and most meters are free after 6pm. If you purchase a poster, it will be available when you check in. Sales are final with no refunds unless AIGA CO cancels the event. Tickets are transferable, however….tell a friend to come as you.

Denver Art Museum
100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, CO 80204

Design: An Entrepreneur's Loaded Dice
Start-ups are all the rage, but for every Warby Parker, GoPro or Uber success, there are thousands of “Friendster” gravestones out there. How does today’s entrepreneur balance risk and rewards? What defines a successful brand? Why is design the key to winning? 

At twenty-five, Ken Carbone chose to “roll the dice” and started a design business in New York City. Now almost forty years later that same entrepreneurial spirit drives the Carbone Smolan Agency, resulting in a world class clientele ranging from start-ups to legendary institutions. Ken’s highly visual presentation reveals the fundamentals: what it takes for designers and businesses to collaborate, sustain success, and have fun doing it every single day.

SEGD/AIGA Member $15
SEGD/AIGA Student Member $10 
Non-Member $30
Student Non-Member $20 
Design Council Member $15

At the door Member $25 
At the door Non-Member $40 
At the door Student $20
At the door Student Non-Member $30 

25th Anniversary Poster  $25

RSVP
http://colorado.aiga.org/event/speaker-series-ken-carbone/

On the AIGA site, select non-member. To receive the SEGD membership pricing, select the non-member ticket option, click “Enter promotional code" and type in SEGD2015

Doors open at 6pm for the social hour. Cash-only bar. Speaker presentation is at 7pm. Parking lot entrance is on 12th. Street parking is available and most meters are free after 6pm. If you purchase a Poster, it will be available when you check in. Sales are final with no refunds unless event is officially canceled. Tickets are transferable, however...tell a friend to come as you.

Please join us for a special Meet and Greet after the Business of Design Summit. Appetizers and drinks will be provided. This event is free and open to everyone, even if you are not attending the summit.

Come meet the speakers, meet some new friends, or say hello to some old ones! This is a great opportunity to network with some of SEGD's leading designers who have influenced our industry as well as entrepreneurs who are setting new directions in our profession.

We hope to see you there!

Angela & George

Location: Aloft Denver Downtown at the WXYZ Bar, 800 15th Street, Denver, CO 80202

RSVP:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/segd-denver-meet-greet-tickets-15718982901

Thank you to all who joined us for the Sign Painter’s Movie Night with Mark Oatis last week! We had an incredible turn out of nearly 100 attendees. Mark Oatis opened the evening with an engaging and insightful talk that primed us all for the evening’s screening of the Sign Painters movie. We received comments from some of our guests via our online survey that I feel sum up the night perfectly:

"Mark Oatis' presentation was sterling. He's a warm, humorous and articulate spokesman for the sign and design industry. His down to earth experience coupled with his dynamic understanding of design are an inspiration. He set up the event perfectly and I don't think the film would have had quite the same impact without him putting things in proper context.” 

"I really appreciated the unique nature of this event. For me, the combination of Mark’s presentation, the film itself, and time to visit made for an evening well-spent.”

Thank you to our sponsor YESCO and to all your staff who helped to organize and hold this amazing event. Your shop provided a welcoming environment for our guests and the hot dogs and popcorn were delicious, making for a great movie experience.

Special thanks to Herm Medina of YESCO. As part of our local SEGD Planning Committee, Herm was the prime organizer for this event. We appreciate all the time and effort Herm provided to make this event so successful.

And last but certainly not least, thank you to Mark Oatis. Coupled with his amazing design, signage, and industry experience, Mark is just simply a wonderful person. Thank you Mark for sharing your life and experiences with us you created a wonderful night and experience for us all! 

 

SEGD Denver and YESCO welcome you to join us for Movie Night with Mark Oatis!

Mark Oatis, the Creative Director at YESCO in Las Vegas, and one of the stars in the Sign Painters movie has come to town to share with us his sign painting and industry experience.

Please join us for his engaging talk before the movie. Q&A time is scheduled after the movie. Popcorn and hot dogs will kindly be provided by YESCO.

Where
YESCO
11222 E. 53rd Avenue
Suite 300
Denver, CO 80239

Schedule
6:00-6:30pm Mix-n-Mingle
6:30-7:00pm Speaker Mark Oatis
7:00-8:20pm Movie
8:20-8:45pm Q&A

RSVP
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/movie-night-sign-painters-with-mark-oatis-t...

Movie Synopsis
There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. The resulting proliferation of computer-designed, die-cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers has ushered a creeping sameness into our landscape. Fortunately, there is a growing trend to seek out traditional sign painters and a renaissance in the trade.

 The documentary by filmmakers Faythe Levine and Sam Macon profiles sign painters young and old, from the new vanguard working solo to collaborative shops such as San Francisco’s New Bohemia Signs and New York’s Colossal Media’s Sky High Murals.

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