Designers Discuss their Careers
Last year, our studio’s creative captain Agnieszka Gasparska was interviewed by the multitalented Khoi Vinh for his self-published book. The book contains a collection of stories where successful designers share their career paths and discuss how they got to where they are today.
The book includes interviews with an array of designers, including Jill Nussbaum of The Barbarian Group, Justin Van Slembrouck of Digg and Cemre Güngör of Branch. All of whom, along with Agnieszka, were part of the AIGA/NY pages discussion titled Slow Motion Collisions held last April.
“How They Got There: Interviews With Digital Designers About Their Careers” will be released as a digital PDF this winter. Check out this article for more details and visit the website to sign up for updates.
WE’RE HOSTING A LOVE FEST.
Join us on February 4th at The Wooly for a special Valentine’s Day Extravaganza edition of the Mix hosted by yours truly!
Prepare for an unforgettable candle-lit evening of romance and love. To the tune of the sexiest jams, we will whisper sweet nothings in your ear, shower you with kisses and sweep you off your feet.
RSVP with AIGA/NY here, you don’t want to miss it!
AIGA Membership Campaign wins GOLD!
We have some serious celebrating to do around here! It is our pleasure to announce that as this incredibly fruitful year draws to a close, Santa has sent us a BIG award!
The AIGA Membership Toolkit we finally unveiled late this summer has received GOLD in the ”Membership Promotion Kit or Campaign” category of this year’s Association Trend’s All Media Competition!!! Serving the professional association landscape for over 36 years, the annual TRENDS competition celebrates “the brightest stars of the association community and their commitment to excellence.” We are beyond honored to receive this recognition! And what’s even sweeter, is that second place went to the American Bar Association, third to the Texas Medical Association. Take THAT doctor’s and lawyer’s! It’s a great day for graphic design. ;-)
Happy Holidays from AIGA/NY!!!
It’s that time again – the time for AIGA/NY’s festive holiday wrapping paper designed by the ragtag crew that is the New York board. ;-)
We’re happy to say that our contribution this time was even more fun than last year’s (and no those are not CD’s the mice are eating.) If you came to the NEW YEAR/NEW YORK holiday party last night then you probably brought a roll of these beauties home with you.
If you didn’t, you can contact aigany.org to see if any of the leftovers are for sale.
Here’s to a great 2015 and more amazing programming AIGA/NY!
Mapping an Outbreak
At the height of NYC’s ebola scare this past October, we were working on an outbreak-themed project of our own – an infographic tracing a recent plague of cyclosporiasis for the current issue of Modern Farmer magazine. We love Modern Farmer – an amazing resource for small scale farmers and those interested in knowing about what we eat and how it gets here – but… we may not be eating salad for a while.
If you’re intrigued, check out the REAL TALK section of Modern Farmer‘s Winter 2014-15 issue
Kiss Me I’m Polish is NOT a Beauty Salon
For our fellow Poles, or fans of Google Translate, check out a recent interview with our Creative Captain (and only fully Polish member), Agnieszka Gasparska, now up on Sezon, a Polish online magazine publishing an eclectic mix of fashion and business content for young creators. Agnieszka speaks about her Polish roots, the origins of Kiss Me I’m Polish, and how it’s developed into what it is today. Miłego czytania!
A Retreat to Deer Mountain Inn
We love what we do but we also love to get out of the chaos that is New York City and get some fresh air into our systems. Thanks to our work with the lovely people at Deer Mountain Inn we got to combine both of our loves into one amazing weekend.
For 3 days, the entire Kiss Me I’m Polish crew & partners migrated to Tannersville, NY to inspect our hard work, brainstorm new design ideas, and enjoy all of the decadent comforts of the amazing inn (which just opened last year), not the least of which is its incredible restaurant. Expect us back soon guys!
Perks That Work
As a magazine dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small business grow, Inc. Magazine has been a valuable source of information for over 30 years. Our latest infographic work is out in the November issue.
The infographic titled “Perks That Work” maps the effectiveness of flexibility and how it affects companies, both large and small. In the discussion of the work/personal life balance, this conversation has been increasing in importance for both the employer and employee. We have created a composition that provides a comprehensive look at the latest research on the subject.
TEDCity2.0 is live.
We’re so excited to announce the arrival of the newly re-designed TEDCity2.0 website !
Inspired by our branding work for the 2013 TEDCity2.0 conference here in New York, and encompassing presentations from over 35 different TED events world-wide, this new website offers urban planners and the rest of us regular folks a treasure trove of talks by the most inspiring city-influencing individuals examining our collective experiences of the urban environment, and visions of how it is being re-imagined for the future.
A few of our personal favorites from the TEDCity2.0 archive include: Crowdsourcing the quiet, The Walkable City and Mapping experiences and access to opportunities in cities.
The Story Behind The Numbers
For the past few months we’ve been hard at work developing a series of animations, titled The Story Behind the Numbers, for WWNorton’s The Family by Sociologist Phil Cohen.
These animations zoom in on the infographics we’ve designed within in the textbook. Over the next few months, WW Norton will be releasing the animations. We’re so pleased with the outcome and can’t wait to share the animations, so stay tuned!
Check out the first video released by WW Norton Sociology here.