DAY 1 KEYNOTES / FRIDAY, 13 OCTOBER

Experiment, fail, learn, repeat. 6 keynotes share their thoughts.

KELLI ANDERSON / Brooklyn Interaction Designer, Artist, Tinkerer

KELLI ANDERSON / Brooklyn
Interaction Designer, Artist, Tinkerer

KEYNOTE / KELLI ANDERSON

Bio: Kelli Anderson and the Magic of Lo-fi
Kelli Anderson is an interaction designer interested in exposing invisible forces at play in the world to make unexpected things happen. This Fall, she will publish This Book is a Planetarium—a collection of functional popup contraptions—which includes a tiny paper planetarium, and explains how humble structures can perform extraordinary feats. Kelli is known for her design, animation, and illustration work for NPR, The New Yorker, Wired, MoMA and The New York Times—as well as her redesign of brands such as Russ & Daughters, Munchery and momofuku. Popular projects have included a paper record player wedding invitation, a book that becomes a pinhole camera when opened (This Book is a Camera) and Tinybop’s acclaimed Human Body app.

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NICHOLAS MISANI / Milan/NYC Graphic Designer, Letterer // Photo by Ahmed Klink

NICHOLAS MISANI / Milan/NYC
Graphic Designer, Letterer // Photo by Ahmed Klink

KEYNOTE / NICHOLAS MISANI

An Interview with Nick Misani—Type, Style, and Freelancing

Formerly the senior designer at Louise Fili Ltd., Nick specializes in historically-inspired lettering and is fascinated by the convergence of traditional and contemporary forms. Born in Milan into a family of jewelry designers, he started his formal training studying architecture and industrial design. He was named an ADC Young Gun, and his design work has been featured in Print Magazine, Fast Company, The Dieline, The Type Director’s Club, Quipsologies/ UnderConsideration, Novum, and AIGA.  

His client work includes: Penguin Random House, Target, Hillary Clinton (at LFL), Abrams, BBDO, Salani Editore, Landor, the Pratt Institute, Pope Francis, and the Dalai Lama (both through Penguin Random House). 

Day 2 Workshop: Learn the ins and outs of historical lettering design with a focus on Art Deco typography. 

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ADAM J. KURTZ / Toronto/Brooklyn Designer, Artist, Author

ADAM J. KURTZ / Toronto/Brooklyn
Designer, Artist, Author

KEYNOTE / ADAM J. KURTZ

Adam J. Kurtz is a designer, artist and the author of “1 Page at a Time” and “Pick Me Up”, which have been translated into over a dozen languages. In addition to his “very personal” work, he’s collaborated with brands and cultural institutions like Urban Outfitters, the Brooklyn Public Library, Fishs Eddy and Strand Bookstore.

He also writes a Design*Sponge column, hosts a weird little Skillshare course, and speaks “candidly” to students and professionals about channeling emotion into original creative work. In 2016, he was named PRINT magazine 15 Under 30 new visual artists. Adam is originally from Toronto, but calls Brooklyn home.

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MANUJA WALDIA / India/Portland Illustrator, Graphic Designer

MANUJA WALDIA / India/Portland
Illustrator, Graphic Designer

KEYNOTE / MANUJA WALDIA

Manuja is a designer and artist who combines symbolism and storytelling through two unique styles of art. Her whimsical, painterly and playful work takes us on a magical journey of ethereal rituals, festivals and gatherings covering themes of feminism and friendships. In contrast to this is Manuja’s vector based illustrations—detailed and geometric, like her illustrations for the Penguin Classics Shakespeare series. Although aesthetically contrasting, there still remains a parallel between her two styles through narrative, composition and the symbolic nature of her work. She has been featured in Forbes, The Atlantic, PRINT, Fast Company, Creative Review, Wired, Illustration Age and more. She was also awarded a gold medal in the 2016 Society of Illustrators.

Manuja is from India, but will be transplanted to Portland this year. She lives with her cat Kitty Baby.

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CRAIG WINSLOW / Portland Experiential Designer

CRAIG WINSLOW / Portland
Experiential Designer

KEYNOTE / CRAIG WINSLOW

An Interview: The Strange and Wonderful Reality of Craig Winslow

Craig is an experiential designer and Adobe Creative Resident who loves blending the physical and digital. Through the medium of projection mapping, Craig has spent the past several years building his own studio and creating interactive work for clients. His Kickstarter project, Projecting West, inspired his latest idea of recreating ghost signs across the world creating “Light Capsules” with historical references. The goal of the project is to draw attention to the lettering artists of the past and create various ways for people to interact with these pieces of visual history, in person and online.

Craig’s work has been featured in FastCo Design, Gizmodo, The Great Discontent, and more.

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LUKE CHOICE / Australia/Los Angeles Graphic Design, 3D Illustration

LUKE CHOICE / Australia/Los Angeles
Graphic Design, 3D Illustration

KEYNOTE / LUKE CHOICE

Luke Choice better known as Velvet Spectrum is an Australian graphic artist based in Los Angeles, specializing in typography and 3D illustration. Starting out his career designing for the music industry Luke has formed the base of his portfolio with a strong focus on dynamic color and composition.

After a number of years as Lead Designer at Vault49 in New York City, he has now set up his own creative studio working with clients including, Nike, Adidas, Google, Snapchat, Ray- Ban, Adobe and Perrier. 

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