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Holiday Social & Virtual Trivia Night

Join SEGD chapters for an evening of trivia and socializing to wrap up 2020!

 

About this Event

Charlotte, Cincinnati, Raleigh & Richmond have partnered to host a Holiday Social with Trivia. Once everyone joins, we'll break into groups and test our knowledge.

The more brains the better so anyone in your household is welcome - friends, spouses, kids & pets. Don't forget to grab some snacks and a drink before we get started.

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Please RSVP hereso we have an accurate headcount (we only need one RSVP per household).

Contact your chapter chairs, Emma, Allison and Elizabethwith any questions or ideas for a future event! 

SEGD Raleigh is committed to educating, connecting, and inspiring the Raleigh-Durham design community, one of the fastest growing in the nation!

 

SEGD RDU Announces its Craft Along Winners!


Congratulations to:

  • Mitch Wallace for Best in Show (bottom left)
  • Kalyn Huffman for Most Creative Use of Materials (middle left)
  • Liz Griswold for People's Choice Award (top right)
     

Thank you to everyone who voted and participated, and thank you to our guest judges Jemma Radick @ SEGD Kansas City, Zach Kotel @ SEGD Denver, Blake Kishler @ SEGD Cincinnati and a HUGE thank you to Dan Schwab and the Point Conceptsteam for providing the amazing material kits and guest judging as well!

SEGD Craft Along Masterpieces

We had so many great entries for our SEGD Raleigh Craft Along event. Head over to Instagram @SEGDRaleighto check out all the submissions! Each entry is posted to the SEGD Raleigh account and the post with the most likes wins the "People Choice Award."

Voting closes 7 pm on Sunday, November 15, 2020. Stay posted for a follow-up!

The material kits were supplied by Point Concepts,a design, exhibits and graphics company based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. Thank you Dan Schwab and team for pulling together such interesting materials pieces for our kits and for sponsoring our event!

SEGD Raleigh is committed to educating, connecting, and inspiring the Raleigh-Durham design community, one of the fastest growing in the nation!

SEGD Raleigh Craft Along

Join us for a fun craft activity!

Join us for a fun craft activity to make a unique art piece for yourself or to give as a holiday gift! We will supply a kit of materials, and you can supplement with whatever found objects and craft supplies you have laying around - paint, washi tape, glitter glue, faux fur, anything!

Click Here to Register*

  • Registration extended through 11:30 pm on Sunday, November 1
  • Free for current SEGD members and full-time design students*
  • $5 for non-members
     

Event Details

  • Thursday, November 5
  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm Zoom event (link will be sent to registrants prior to event)

After you sign up, one of the Raleigh co-chairs will deliver your material kit to your home or office. We will kick off the event Thursday at 6:00 with basic instructions and some inspiration photos. Zoom link will be sent to registrants, prior to the event. You will have until 6:00 pm on Sunday, November 8 to complete your craft. When you’ve finished, share a photo of your work with us to be entered to win some awesome prizes. Submissions will be deliberated and awarded by several guest SEGD co-chair judges from across the nation and possibly even a local, guest judge!
 

RSVP Limitations

Due to the hand-delivery of the material kits, the event is limited to 15 participants within the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area. For those of you outside the area, be sure to follow @SEGDRaleighon Instagram to vote for your favorite!

*Contact your chapter chairs, Emma, Allison and Elizabethto confirm how to register as an SEGD member or student.

Sponsorship

The material kits have been supplied by Point Concepts,a design, exhibits and graphics company based out of Raleigh, North Carolina.

“We concept. We design. We build. We solve. We concept with you from the very beginning with your brand in mind. We design graphics, trade show exhibits, corporate and retail displays, and environmental graphics. We fabricate with purpose and intent. We solve all day, every day. We are experts when it comes to custom displays, dimensional signage, corporate exhibits, environmental graphics and museum displays. Ask us anything.”

SEGD Raleigh is committed to educating, connecting, and inspiring the Raleigh-Durham design community, one of the fastest growing in the nation.

 

SEGD Raleigh Adobe XD Zoom

The crowd(ed rectangles in the Zoom call) at the latest Raleigh SEGD event...
 

included designers from all over America, which is one huge perk that I have noticed about online Chapter Events. I am currently living in Washington DC, but the email for the Raleigh chapterevent caught my eye because Adobe XD is a tool that I have only ever used for app mockups, but I know it can be used for much more. For example, I have noticed that the Adobe Creative Jam competitions this summer were pushing XD as the software of choice. It's clear that Adobe is improving XD to propel it to be as synonymous with user experience as Photoshop is with photo editing.

The presenter Matt Rae gave a terrific mid-level introduction to XD- no need for a walk through of many of the hot keys and buttons that match the rest of Adobe Suite. His presentation thesis seemed to be: you can use XD for all of your mock up needs. Recorded presentations, app design, floor plan maps, and easily drafting how elements can move in your project. But, and from the looks of the chat window I think I speak for everyone at the event, the part that blew us away was when he demoed how you can mockup MacOS voice controls for your project. By simply inputting the trigger words ("Siri, tell me about Cuba"), you can map and witness the Voice Control interactions in your mockup in real time! The future is here, people.

It was a very informative event, and people definitely made sure to stick around for the entire meeting since a year of FREE Adobe license was raffled off at the end. I am still outrageously disappointed I did not win the raffle, but maybe it's for the better if I will be even more motivated to attend the next Adobe tutorial that SEGD hosts.

By Colleen Connolly

SEGD Raleigh thanks Adobe XD for sponsoring our Adobe XD event with Adobe Design Advocate, Matt Rae.
 

Contact your chapter chairs, Emma, Allison and Elizabethwith any questions or to get on our mailing list.

SEGD Raleigh is committed to educating, connecting, and inspiring the Raleigh-Durham design community, one of the fastest growing in the nation.

Telling a more compelling story with Adobe XD


Join XD Designer Advocate Matt Rae

Join XD Designer Advocate Matt Rae to learn how to leverage the power of Adobe XD,Auto-Animate, and other rapid prototyping and design features to create compelling mockups to create amazing experiences.

We'll explore how to set up prototypes, design voice experiences with sound and audio playback, and create rich micro-interactions using components, auto-animate, and more.

As a special gift, all attendees will be entered into a raffle for a 12-month complimentary subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud, courtesy of our sponsor, Adobe XD.

Date + Time: 

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
4:30 - 5:30 PM EST
Zoom Registration

Please register herein advance for the event.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

About our Host:

Matt Rae  |  Designer Advocate @Adobe XD

Matt is a Designer Advocate, and XD Instructor for Adobe, based in Waterloo Canada. Coming from nearly a decade in product design, across travel, autonomous vehicles, EdTech and advertising technology, he’s now focused on equipping designers with resources to design the best experiences using Adobe XD. He has a passion for user experience, and developing the design community.

 

Contact your chapter chairs,Emma, Allison and Elizabeth with any questions or to get on our mailing list.

SEGD Raleigh is committed to educating, connecting, and inspiring the Raleigh-Durham design community, one of the fastest growing in the nation.

 

 

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