130 Sutter St., #600
San Francisco, California

AIGA San Francisco to Host San Francisco Design Week

SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco Mayor, Gavin Newsom, has once again declared June 15–21, 2009, as “Design Makes a Difference Week” in San Francisco. SF Design Week reaches out to a diverse community of over 20,000 Bay Area design professionals as well as local businesses, non-profits, entrepreneurs, students, the design-savvy public, tourists, and more.

AIGA San Francisco will be sponsoring a full week of events highlighting the diversity and professionalism of the design community around the bay. Our goal is to raise public awareness of the impact that all design—graphic, product, interior, fashion, architecture, advertising, et cetera—has in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Special Exhibit – June 15-August 7, 2009: 50th Anniversary of Communication Arts
AIGA SF will mount an exhibit in our gallery space showcasing the 50th Anniversary of Communication Arts. Founded in 1959, Communication Arts is the premier source of inspiration for graphic designers, art directors, design firms, corporate design departments, advertising agencies, interactive designers, illustrators and photographers—everyone involved in visual communication.
Location: AIGASF - 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94104

Date Specific Events
June 15, 2009 - 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Design Week Opening Reception and Fellow Awards
This reception will kick-off Design Week and is free and open to the community. As part of the event, the AIGA SF board of directors will present the prestigious AIGA Fellow Awards to three San Francisco Chapter members:
• Doug Akagi, Alterpop
• Leslie Becker, California College of the Arts
• Michael Cronan, ::CRONAN::
Location: AIGASF - 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94104

June 16, 2009 - 12:00 to 1:30 PM
Lunch Seminar: What Can Design Do for You?
To bridge the gap between business and design, AIGA San Francisco will present a lunch-time seminar that will explore how “design thinking” can help your company reach its goals. Design thinking has been defined as a process for practical, creative resolution of problems or issues that looks for an improved future result. Unlike analytical thinking, design thinking is a creative process based around the “building up” of ideas.
Location: AIGASF - 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94104

June 16, 2009 - 7:00 PM
Design Week Film Night: Handmade Nation
AIGA SF will present Handmade Nation (USA, 2008), Faythe Levine’s documentary survey of the burgeoning movement that has emerged from the blending of historic technique, punk culture and the do-it-yourself ethos, and numerous local artists and advocates.
Location: California College of Arts, 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

June 18, 2009 - 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Design Lecture Series: Christian Helms
One of the oldest and most important lecture series dedicated to the convergence of technology, art and design. Christian is a co-founder and partner in The Decoder Ring, a quirky and spirited young studio located in the ever-evolving epicenter of Texan hipness: Austin.
Location: Adobe San Francisco - 601 Townsend Street, San Francisco, California 94103

June 20, 2009 - 6:30 to 9:30 PM
Closing Party: "Design Makes a Difference"
The closing party will bring together all disciplines of design. We will be showcasing award-winning design from the San Francisco chapters of AIGA, American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). Tickets available online @ www.sfdesignweek.org
Location: Autodesk Gallery - One Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Visit www.sfdesignweek.org for a full listing of events.

AIGA, the professional association for design, is the oldest and largest membership association for professionals engaged in the discipline, practice and culture of designing. AIGA represents more than 20,000 designers through national activities and local programs developed by more than 60 chapters and 240 student groups. The San Francisco Chapter of AIGA is one of the largest and most active in the country. The organization celebrates design and provides unparalleled opportunities for networking within the local design community and a variety of resources to advance professionalism and broaden knowledge.

Official Website: http://www.sfdesignweek.org

Added by AIGASF on June 9, 2009

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