Happy May ATL! check out our TDK job board for local gigs. Get inspired by local painter Rachel Evans: 'Amorphous: Cloudscape Paintings' exhibit at Brickworks Gallery. Our next #TDKtuesdays is this week, come out & join us at Georgia Beer Garden for this casual meet up to chat about design, brainstorm new events/workshops for TDK 2018. Details on our facebook page and TDK website.
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Get the low down on your fav Atlanta creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
We chat with Senior Designer at Jones Knowles Ritchie, Jonathan Lawrence about his passion projects through the ages (well, since 2011); how design is, and will always be, a collaborative effort; and he shares a great piece of advice for new students - 'Figure out your strengths and make those stronger'.
We chatted with artist Russell Shaw smack bang in the middle of his move from Atlanta to San Francisco to join the team at Slack. Here, we talk about his experience in Atlanta; his thoughts on real-world projects in your portfolio; how the industry is becoming more and more saturated; plus his Power Rangers dedicated website he put together at age 9.
Matchstic's Creative Director Blake tells us being a good human is important, you will learn a lot from travel and the world. He also elaborates in such a beautiful way of how everything needs to be balanced.
Mattiel Brown's first money-making venture started when she was in high school, designing MySpace layouts for musicians. These days Mattiel is a designer at MailChimp. She elaborates on how it’s OK to fail and the importances to voice your creative opinions, as they are valid and deserve to be shared.
Mackenzie Brookshire has been working at Altanta based agency Matchstic for the past four years, though has been in the process of a major passion project - where she has been working on turning her living space into a creative studio, which has also involved buying two risograph printers, a potter’s wheel, a old Dukane film strip projector from the 80’s and a sewing machine - the space is called goodtimesprintshop.com
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Sagmeister & Walsh
Sagmeister & Walsh is a NYC based full service design firm that creates identities, commercials, websites, apps, films, books and objects for clients, audiences and ourselves.
Friends of Type
Friends of Type features original typographic design and lettering – fresh visual content – practically every day, by the four primary contributors. Posts are meant to log ideas, express ourselves, and inspire each other and our readers. The last week of every month we feature a guest designer, someone we admire and think will elevate our work and the site through their contribution.
On The Grid Atlanta
On the Grid is a user-friendly guide curated by talented local designers who want to share exceptional places in their neighborhood with the rest of the world. On the Grid was created by Hyperakt, a design agency based in Brooklyn.
Founded in 1988. Jumbo. Big. Ninth largest in the nation. More than 600 members strong. Culls the talents of creative professionals across more than 5 counties, 4 major highways and something like 50 “Peachtree” Streets.
Creative Mornings / ATL
CreativeMornings is a free monthly breakfast series that features inspiring 20-minute lectures by local speakers in cities all over the world.
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