430 SW 10th Ave
Portland, Oregon

Patrick Coyne, editor & designer of Communication Arts magazine, will be joining us for this very special Designspeaks to give us a look behind curtain at one of the most prestigious design publications of our time. He will discuss the history and philosophy of the magazine, how CA’s competitions work and how creatives are chosen for profiles in the magazine. He will also present a selection of award-winning design and advertising projects produced on limited budgets and discuss the future of creativity in the post-information age.

So be sure to join us and have all your burning questions answered about the inner workings of this career-defining magazine. Seating is limited, so please reserve your spot now.

Members: $8 in advance/$10 at the door
Non-Members: $18 in advance/$20 at the door
Students: $5

A selection of beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. ID required for beer and wine.

About Communication Arts
Communication Arts is the leading professional journal for designers, art directors, design firms, agencies and corporate communications departments. Current circulation is 60,000 paid. Through editorials, feature articles and annual competitions it sponsors, CA provides new ideas and information, while promoting the highest professional standards for the field.

About Patrick Coyne
Patrick Coyne is editor and designer of Communication Arts. In addition to determining the layout and content of the magazine, Mr. Coyne writes feature stories and the editor’s column. He has also guest lectured at numerous creative clubs and universities. The recipient of numerous awards for his design and art direction (including a silver medal from the Society of Illustrators), Coyne received the 2004 Design Leadership Award from the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Prior to joining CA in 1986, Coyne studied at the California College of the Arts, worked for Michael Mabry Design and SBG Partners and established the multi-discipline, San Francisco-based design firm of Patrick Coyne Stephanie Steyer Design Office.

About Designspeaks
The Designspeaks series, developed by Portland AIGA, showcases the most intriguing designers in the Pacific Northwest. For this installment, we’ve stretched our regional boundaries to include a source who not only represents the work of our region, but design worldwide. Some of our guest speakers in this quarterly series will be stars and some will have managed to maintain a lower profile, but we can assure you; all will be amazing. We’re gearing this series as an intimate venue for the creative community to connect to others, to see what they are doing and how they’re doing it. There is no specific format for Designspeaks. Basically, it’s a small talks gathering intended to inform, inspire and engage, and see some work.

Laugh. Cry. Ask questions. But whatever you do, join us, won’t you?

Official Website: http://portland.aiga.org/events/2009/07/31432837

Added by aigaportland on July 14, 2009