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Wednesday

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September 19, 2018


Location coming soon.

lunch provided*

Schedule

Work is life, but life is not your work. Be purposeful with your time. You have one life.

– drew wilson,
founder of Valiocon

08:00
am

Coffee

Registration & Coffee

08:30
am

Jo Skillman

Track I - 1.5 hrs

Jo Skillman

Art Director, The Black Sheep Agency


Dear Nonprofit, NOPE.

A discussion on how, when, and why to say no to good causes for good reasons: Art Director Jo Skillman of impact-driven agency Black Sheep talks about choosing (and charging) change-making clients..

Baltazar Pazos-Villarreal

Track II - 3 hrs

Baltazar Pazos-Villarreal

Chief Design & Technology Officer, Bethel


Creating from Within

Finding your creative identity, designing for stories, and gathering inspiration.

10:30
am

TBD

Track I - 1.5 hrs

TBD


Topic: Design Layout

We’ll cover several topics like the theory of grids/layout structure, pairing type, personality, readability, really, as much as we can cram in.

12:00
pm

Lunch

Lunch

01:30
pm

Alex Anderson

Track I - 1.5 hrs

Alex Anderson

Senior Creative Strategist, NUU Group


Do Good With What You Got

What do people care about? Honestly, is it really how “relatable” you are on social media, or how the latest Doritos commercial is side-splittingly funny? Whelp, guess I’m eating Doritos for the rest of my life. Loyal to the core.

We’re seeing people care more and more about their future and the futures of those around them. We have Millennials and Gen-Z players jumping into the game as powerhouse generations raised on tech that allows them to tailor their every online experience, and aggressive morals that shape their choices every day, religious or not. The brands and people who are doing good things will gain respect and attention. Just look at Tesla. Look at Patagonia. Look at our world. Now look at yourself, and ask what you’ve done to give back lately.

No matter your skill set, it’s time to set the standard to give back. Make life better for those who are less skilled or equipped or privileged than you. We set the tone for the world.

Tad Carpenter

Track II - 3 hrs

Tad Carpenter

Designer & Illustrator


Making a Mark

In this fast paced workshop each designer will concept, sketch and develop a logo based on various information Tad will supply.

The workshop will include several in-depth lectures sharing process and stories about developing brand identity systems for restaurants and the food and beverage industry. Designers will focus on writing, concept development, idea generation, color theory and how to improve executing a final idea.

Each designer is requited to bring: pencil, paper, laptop and super positive vibes. We gonna have fun!

3:30
pm

Matthew Paul

Track I - 1.5 hrs

Matthew Paul

Product Designer, IBM


Flex Your Leadership Attributes

How do you become an effective leader when there are many different ways to lead and each of your teammates respond in a unique way?

Learn how to be flexible to meet the needs of others by exploring certain attributes that can be useful in some situations, but detrimental in others. While leading product teams and design thinking workshops at IBM, I’ve found out first-hand how important these soft skills of leadership really are. As leaders, the responsibility and success of the team falls on us. It’s bend or break.

In this workshop, designers will break out into small groups to examine and share different leadership attributes that they struggle with, and then everyone will come together to discuss the top eight attributes of the afternoon in an everybody-stands activity. Come prepared to think introspectively, share with each other, and move around.

You’ll leave with new tips on how to manage specific types of people, and a concrete set of leadership qualities to study up on and bring back to your everyday work.

07:00
pm

Party

Parties

Opening Mixer


Details Coming Soon

Thursday

Day I

September 20, 2018


Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy St
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Schedule

Look for common patterns of design + immerse yourself in research.

– phil coffman,
design lead at PCPartPicker

08:00
am

Coffee

Registration & Coffee

09:00
am

Speaker Name

Kickoff Day I

09:15
am

Joseph Duffy

Session I

Joseph Duffy

Partner & Brand, Duffy


10:15
am

Amber Atkins

Session II

Amber Atkins

Thinking Leader + Strategist, IBM Design


10:55
am

Break

30 minute break

11:25
am

Shawn Petersen

Session III

Shawn Petersen

Chief Creative Officer + Partner, Nelson Cash


12:05
pm

Lunch

2 hour lunch

02:15
pm

Baltazar Pazos-Villarreal

Session IV

Baltazar Pazos-Villarreal

Chief Design & Technology Officer, Bethel


03:15
pm

Amy Schwartz

Session V

Amy Schwartz

Creative Director, Bright Bright Great


03:55
pm

Break

30 minute break

04:25
pm

Tad Carpenter

Session VI

Tad Carpenter

Designer & Illustrator


07:00
pm

Party

Parties

After Party


Details Coming Soon

Friday

Day II

September 21, 2018


Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy St
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Schedule

UX design is everyone's responsibility.

– casey baggz,
developer

08:00
am

coffee

Coffee

09:00
am

Speaker Name

Kickoff Day II

09:15
am

Aaron Poe

Session I

Aaron Poe

Creative Director of Brand, Ueno


10:15
am

Jo Skillman

Session II

Jo Skillman

Art Director, The Black Sheep Agency


10:55
am

Break

30 minute break

11:25
am

Jonden Jackson

Session III

Jonden Jackson

Co-Owner & Designer, Forefathers Group


12:05
pm

Lunch

2 hour lunch

02:15
pm

Lindsey Eryn Clark

Session IV

Lindsey Eryn Clark

entrepreneur, writer, designer


03:15
pm

Matt D. Smith

Session V

Matt D. Smith

Design Director, Studio MDS


03:55
pm

Break

30 minute break

04:25
pm

Sarah Mick

Session VI

Sarah Mick

Creator UI/UX + Shareholder, Bumble


07:30
pm

Party

Parties

After Party


Details Coming Soon

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