Design: WTF!? // 09 Still Hopey, Changey with Ashleigh Axios

AIGA VT's Design: WTF!? series is ending the season with a powerful design force! We are excited to bring Ashleigh Axios from Washington DC to Vermont. Ashleigh will takes us through a behind-the-scenes look at a presidency full of complete sentences, responsible tweets, and — you know, values. Ashleigh will bring back all of the feels as she shares how 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue led by design during the Obama administration. Come to partake in the Obama nostalgia and leave with the hope of a better tomorrow.

Join AIGA Vermont for a great design talk and light refreshments overlooking Lake Champlain. Spots limited. Thank you to our venue sponsor, ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

6-6:15 WELCOME

Ashleigh Axios is an international speaker, strategic creative, and an advocate for design's ability to break barriers and create positive social change. She leads The Studio, where she functions as an executive creative director for Automattic, a company with the mission to democratize publishing and commerce. She is guiding the formation of the inclusion portion of Automattic’s first design language, Muriel — establishing how inclusion can be a key ingredient for the success of digital products and communications. She is a board member and Executive Committee Chair for AIGA, the professional association of design. Ashleigh served as the creative director and a digital strategist for the Obama White House, bridging two presidential terms, in the first-ever Office of Digital Strategy. She is also the president emeritus of AIGA Washington D.C., where she formed DotGovDesign, an initiative and conference connecting and empowering government designers. She is a graduate from, and a current alumni advisor to, Rhode Island School of Design.

Today is arguably one of the most exciting times, and let's face it—overwhelming times—to be a designer. From problem-solving in health care to bringing about social change in society, design is exploding and constantly changing. AIGA Vermont is excited to bring a new series focused on these issues and discussions around emerging trends and the future of design. Please join us for monthly talks by local and national design champions to inspire and educate in the areas of social design, healthcare design, game design, exhibit design, government design, UX, AR/VR, and more! Sponsored by the Masters’ in Emergent Media at Champlain College and Maglianero Cafe/Karma Birdhouse.

$15 AIGA Members
$25 Non Members
$10 Students
FREE for Masters’ in Emergent Media at Champlain College students

When & Where
Wed, May 29, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
1 College Street
Burlington, VT 05401