130 Sutter St., #600
San Francisco, California

The business of graphic design is not just about creativity. It takes real business know-how to survive in the competitive Bay Area environment. But where do you learn all the stuff they never taught you in design school? For that matter, how do you know if the successful practice you've been running all these years is as business-savvy as it could be?

Staying Legal: HR Essentials for Creative Firms

Your client work may be inventive and unexpected, but you don't want the same thing said of your HR practices! Please join us for this lively discussion of labor law basics for creative firms. Your staff will thank you! FREE for AIGA members.

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP is a leading international law firm that has anticipated clients' changing legal needs for more than fifty years. They have established long standing partnerships with many of the world's top financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies and other leading corporations. They help clients anticipate market evolutions in order to create market advantage. With 1,100 attorneys serving clients from 18 worldwide offices, Paul Hastings provides a full range of services to clients around the globe.

The panel will consist of three attorneys:
Kerri Harper | Laura Monfredini | Saidah Grayson

Talking: Business is a series of discussions with Shel Perkins and top-notch business consultants. An intimate forum for discussion, this series is for design business leaders, creative directors, senior managers or anyone interested in engaging a conversation about the complex issues of running a successful practice.

Shel Perkins is a graphic designer and educator with nineteen years of experience in managing the operations of leading design firms in the U.S. and the U.K. He writes the Professional Practice column for STEP magazine, the Design Business newsletter for AIGA, and the Design Firm Management column for Graphics.com. He has served on the national board of the Association of Professional Design Firms and has been honored as an AIGA Fellow. His book Talent Is Not Enough: Business Secrets For Designers has been published by New Riders.

Tickets: FREE for AIGA members | $15 for non-members
Limited to 100 tickets

To reserve your space, you can:

Register online at EventBrite

Call the AIGA SF office at 415.626.6008

Non-members may also send a check (made payable to AIGA SF) to:
AIGA SF, 130 Sutter St, #600, San Francisco, CA 94104

Official Website: http://www.aigasf.org/events/event_business.html

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