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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.
 

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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.

 

 

Virtual Lunch with Jan Lorenc

Virtual Lunch with Jan Lorenc

Grab your lunch and join SEGD Richmond, Charlotte, and Raleigh next Tuesday for a virtual presentation with Jan Lorenc, SEGD Fellow and founder of Lorenc + Yoo Design. Jan will present his insight after more than 42 years in the creative field, which is bound to be quite inspiring!
Jan Lorenc attended the Art Institute of Design at IIT where he received a BS in Industrial Design and MS in Visual Design. He worked for Peterson Associates, an offshoot of Unimark, where he designed the logo and signage guidelines for Target Stores, which are used to this day. He established Lorenc+Yoo  Design in 1978 in Chicago. The company initially undertook industrial design projects, and later began work on large scale signage. In the mid-1990s, the firm moved into exhibits, interiors, and architecture. The firm has worked in Korea, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, India, and Japan. Currently, half of their work is in China, where it creates the vision and design for brand new towns.

Please register in advance to receive the presentation link!
 

Date + Time
Tuesday, April 28th
12:00 - 1:00 PM (Presentation)
1:00 - 1:30 PM (Q&A)
Zoom Registration

Please register in advance for the presentation at the link below
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYodu2vqzovG9zdc987zyUkxdb-GxS22GXB

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


You don't have to be a member of SEGD to attend the event, it is open to the entire design community and those interested in Experiential Graphic Design. To learn more about SEGD visit https://segd.org/

SEGD is still here for you!

During these unprecedented times, SEGD and our local chapters are still here for you! We are moving all content online so that we can continue to keep our design community connected and inspired. Stay tuned for future virtual events!


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.

Registration Open

Please join SEGD Raleigh & Charlotte as Gray Lankford from GENLED Brands gives us an introduction (or re-introduction to some) to GENLED AgiLight. As the global leader of LED signage lighting, GENLED AgiLight® is the preferred partner of sign companies and global brands. Their LED experts offer innovative cost-effective solutions that lower the end-user's total system cost.

Virtual Event Information

Format: 
Zoom meeting

When: 
Apr 21, 2020 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Free Event!

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUucOyrpjstGdVRxPPlFl_I1cRvp-NCyNcC
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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.

 

Event Rescheduled - Check Back for New Date!

Event Rescheduled:  First & Lasting Impressions

To more effectively connect prospective students with William Peace University, EwingColedesigners re-imagined WPU Main’s lobby space as an art gallery using contemporary artistic elements to highlight the history and legacy of the institution, an overall aesthetic that is carried into the new Welcome Center. Join the project team to learn about client project goals, design explorations and solutions, and the final fabrication methodologies. 

William Peace University:Client
Joshua Bistromowitz, Director of Admissions

EwingCole:Design Team
Elizabeth Griswold, SEGD, Lead Experiential Graphic Designer
Kimberly Johnston IIDA NCIDQ EDAC, Project Manager

APCO Signs:ADA Signage Partner
Brenda Dunaway, Regional Sales Manager APCO Carolinas
Lucy Pereira, National Sales Manager

Point Concepts:Fabrication Partner
Dan Schwab, Owner and Creative Lead
 

Event Schedule

Event date will be rescheduled - Please check back in for updates

Location

William Peace University
Main Building (see campus map)
15 E Peace St
Raleigh, NC 27604

Event Rescheduled

Please check back in for updates

 

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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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