2015/16 Season

Alex Griendling

Thursday: May 19, 2016- 6:00 pm @Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery (330 N. Orchard St.)

Alex Griendling is a freelance designer and illustrator living and working in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Before freelancing, Alex worked with a couple ad agencies and was a part of the Google Art Department, helping to revitalize Google’s visual language. Alex enjoys working in a range of styles with a variety of people including: Google, YouTube, Dolby […]

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Ben Barry

Thursday: April 14, 2016- 6:00 pm @Goodman Center (149 Waubesa St.)

You may not have heard of Ben Barry, but most likely you interact with his design work every day. Previously, as one of the first communication designers on Facebook’s team in California, Ben now runs his own design studio in San Francisco. The Office of Ben Barry focuses on identity, environmental, digital, and print projects […]

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Tad Carpenter

Thursday: March 31, 2016- 6:00 pm @Goodman Center (149 Waubesa St.)

Midwest boy Tad Carpenter is an illustrator, designer, author, and teacher who lives in Kansas City, Missouri, and has been immersed in the creative arts his whole life. Growing up as the son of an illustrator/creative director for Hallmark and a talented fiber artist, Tad always knew he wanted to be an artist, but it […]

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Mig Reyes

Thursday: February 11, 2016- 6:00 pm @Goodman Center (149 Waubesa St.)

Mig Reyes spends his days leading brand and marketing efforts at Basecamp headquarters in his favorite city, Chicago. He is a traditionally-trained graphic designer who has previously worked on Threadless’ interactive design team, and for clients including AIGA, Google, Harley-Davidson, Rand McNally, Sears, Segura Inc, SC Johnson, and Valspar. At Basecamp, Mig is a designer […]

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Design Madison + Magnet Holiday Party: Night at the Cinema

Thursday: December 03, 2015- 7:00 am @Madison Children’s Museum (100 N Hamilton St)

“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear,” and by attending Design Madison’s annual holiday party on December 3rd. Get ready for a star-studded night downtown at the Madison Children’s Museum. Both Design Madison members and non-members can walk down the red carpet dressed as their favorite Christmas movie […]

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Lotta Nieminen

Thursday: November 19, 2015- 6:00 pm @Old Sugar Distillery (931 E Main St)

Members: Free  Professionals:$35 Students: $10 Hailing from Helsinki, Finland, Lotta Nieminen originally made the trek to the United States to attend the Rhode Island School of Design. She refined her illustration and design skills while working for fashion magazine Trendi, Pentagram Design and RoAndCo Studio. Lotta eventually landed in New York City where she currently […]

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Chris Pullman

Monday: October 05, 2015 @Villas Hall (821 University Avenue)

6PM social; 6:30PM speaker takes the stage. Complimentary light refreshments will be served (no alcohol is allowed in the venue). Space is limited to 60 people. Please RSVP to  rsvp@designmadison.com to guarantee your spot. About Chris After receiving his BA in History from Princeton University in 1963, Chris enrolled in a three-year graduate program in Graphic Design at Yale. He […]

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