2009/10 Season

Season End Party [2010]

Thursday: April 22, 2010 @TBD

All good things must come to the end. All awesome things must go out with a strike. After a knockout season of some of the best speakers ever, Design Madison has come up with a way to wrap it all up that’s sure to be right down your alley.

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The DM Student Workshop [2010]

Tuesday: April 13, 2010 @TBD

As the clock winds down on your school career the question of “What’s Next?” is busting through the door and snapping you with a wet towel. The answer is simple. The Design Madison Student Workshop is designed to give you the tools to embark on a career in the design industry. Chock full of advice, insight, and useful information about how to present yourself and your work. They’ll also be guest speakers covering today’s hot industry topics.

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Design Army [Jake & Pum Lefebure]

Thursday: February 25, 2010 @TBD

Can you be married to your work? Jake and Pum Lefebure of Washinton D.C.’s Design Army and they say an emphatic yes. Not only are they married to the studio the started and run together, they are also are partners in life.

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2009/10 Season Kickoff Party

Thursday: October 01, 2009 @TBD

The wait is finally over. It’s time for Design Madison to announce our 2009/10 Season lineup!

We know you’ve been anxiously awaiting the big season announcement. What great lineup of speakers did we get this year? Is there anything new going on with DM? And hey, who won that survey we did a few months ago?

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Font Bureau [Cyrus Highsmith]

Thursday: January 14, 2010- 6:00 pm @The Brink

Hailing from Fort Atkinson, Cyrus Highsmith attended college at Rhode Island School of Design where he studied with famed typographer Franz Werner and first connected with Matthew Carter. Now he works at the same foundry as Carter, Font Bureau, where he is equally at home designing a calligraphic script for a wedding invitation as he is designing an industrial strength sans serif.

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Eric Natzke

Thursday: March 11, 2010- 6:00 pm @The Brink

The Skinny: Flash of Inspiration You’ve never seen Flash used the way Erik Natke uses it. At the same time he’s designing interactive for Adobe, Yahoo, Coca-Cola, and Virgin Atlantic, Natzke’s pulling a Walker Texas Ranger on design boundaries, using the usual tools to create artwork that explodes with texture and edge. Discover this Milwaukee […]

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The Holiday Party

Thursday: December 17, 2009- 6:30 pm @The Brink Lounge

The Skinny: Design Madison, MAGNET and AIGA team up to celebrate the holiday season. This year we will be having the party at the Brink Lounge. That’s right, we heard your feedback and have the entire lounge and stage rooms reserved for the party, plenty of room to stretch out and socialize. Cocktail attire is […]

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Frank Chimero

Thursday: November 19, 2009 @Goodman Center (149 Waubesa St) - Evjue Room D

Frank Chimero proves just what amazing work you can do as a solo designer and illustrator. He is a regular on Grain Edit, and a guy who can teach and write as well as he can design and illustrate. He has been featured in most of your favorite design magazines and several books.

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Funnel [Eric Kass]

Thursday: October 08, 2009 @The Brink Lounge

Eric Kass is the founder of Indiana’s Funnel: The Fine Commercial Art Practice of Eric Kass, a multi-disciplinary art and design studio in Carmel, Indiana. He has been featured in over 20 national magazines, like Communication Arts, Print, and HOW.

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