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TASTE: Design Observer Symposium Hits LA on 12 February


Coming up on February 12, leading international design blog Design Observer will host a symposium on the relationship between design and food. Held in the Los Angeles Theatre Center in downtown LA, TASTE will feature prominent speakers from around the world. Here is more of an introduction from the illustrious staff of Design Observer.

Agrarian economics. Dry farming. Engineered waste. Vaporized nutrition. Synthetic flavors. Moral food. How are any of these things a function of design? On the other hand: How could they be anything else? We’ll consider Read more

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Awwwards Conference Update: Amsterdam and New York City

Widely acknowledged as one of the world’s premier website competitions, Awwwards aims to recognize and promote the best of innovative web design and the talent and efforts of the best web designers, developers and agencies in the world.

At Awwwards Conferences held each year in the planet’s most iconic cities, digital architects, pixel visionaries and curators of dreams come together to share their best-kept secrets and unveil their keys to success. Read more

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Art Basel keeps bringing artwork to the global stage

Starting soon and running through 6 Dec., Art Basel returns to Miami Beach for its 14th edition, extending the renown for Switzerland’s Art Basel which over the past 41 years has become the world’s most prestigious art show. The Miami Beach event will once again unite top galleries in its very special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture and design spread throughout the Art Deco District. Altogether, it’s a thrilling, immersive experience allowing art lovers to discover new developments in contemporary art in the presence of rare, museum-calibre artworks.

Looking ahead to 2016, this premier international art show will land in Hong Kong 24-26 March, then return to Basel, Switzerland, 16-19 June. Details for all events are available at http://artbasel.com.

Also worth noting, Art Basel recently launched a crowdfunding initiative in partnership with Kickstarter. Read more

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December 2015 desktop calendar


Featured Image: “Snow Nightfall” Park City, Utah, by imagemaker Tommy Ewasko.

Tommy writes: “My favorite professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, Wes Kemp, answered a question with a question one day, and it affected me forever. On that day, a fellow student complained, ‘Aww, why give us an assignment that has been photographed a million times?’ Prof. Kemp replied, ‘Yes it has, but have YOU ever photographed it?!’ Park City has been a destination for me since 1980, and I had never really tried to visually explain the phenomenon of the large snowflakes that fly to earth in the night to provide the abundant beautiful powder. Read more

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November 2015 desktop calendar


Featured Image: “Mountain Rays” Angeles Crest, California, by imagemaker Tommy Ewasko.

Tommy writes: “This beautiful mountaintop view at campsite #23, with warm beaming rays of light, was waiting for me to compose its portrait. I am very grateful for the ability to bring you to this truly special place on earth. There is a lot to take in ā€” enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving!”

We hope you enjoy this November image selection from brothers Tommy, Bill and Tony Ewasko and their united businesses, Ewasko Studio and Aloma Printing. Please contact Tommy(at)ewasko.com to request your copy of their spectacular wall calendar.

Click the image above to download a high-res November 2015 calendar for your desktop.

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Join the fun at FITC FORM Fest, 2-3 Nov. in Chicago

FITC has a 14-year history of uniting leading design and technology professionals and students in Amsterdam, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Tokyo, Toronto and other major international cities, but its last event to hit Chicago was back in 2008. On Nov. 2-3, a brand new Chicago-centric event conceived and produced under the auspices of FITC and its founding director Shawn Pucknell will take place at the Chicago History Museum. Entitled FORM Fest, the conference is aiming to be a landmark gathering of digital creators and technologists who are passionate about creating innovative work.

The impressive line-up of speakers includes bona-fide design-industry stars from elsewhere ā€“ like Stefan Sagmeister, GMUNK, Jared Ficklin and Rama Allen ā€“ but also local heavyweights like Erin Sarofsky, Jason White (Leviathan), Kim Alpert, Chuck Anderson and Chicago Design Museum’s executive director Tanner Woodford, among many others. Other featured speakers include Anton + Irene, Nicholas Felton, Jason Peterson of Havas Worldwide, Carlos Segura of Segura, Inc., and Anthony Vitagliano of Digital Kitchen.

Alpert and White are both past FITC speakers, and with support from conceptual design company Leviathan, they worked closely with FITC to create FORM and custom-tailor it for Chicago’s booming creative community. Read more

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Interested in being a guest speaker? Start early!


If you have the goal of becoming a successful guest speaker in the business world, I have some tips to share about getting started. These are based on my experiences working with some very talented people who are currently on-the-rise as star presenters, including Sarofsky Corporation’s Erin Sarofsky – and Chad Hutson and Jason White, the principals of Leviathan. Here are the preliminary tips (two more follow below):

. Start early
. Focus on these efforts as a key business activity
. Set your sights strategically to target the right opportunities
. Have a very specific vision for your proposed presentation and communicate it with the correct person before the deadline while also providing a well-organized summary of your speaking history Read more

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Uniting entertainment and advertising at headline events in LA and Las Vegas

When I graduated from college, I wound up earning two B.A. communications degrees instead of one, without really having to take any extra classes. After studying the degree requirements, I saw that the ones for a Bachelor’s degree in Film were close enough to the ones for the same degree in TV/Radio that by taking the right classes and submitting the paperwork properly, I could earn them both. That experience taught me to look for overlaps between the various areas represented by my interests… in the hope of finding more advantages and synchronicities. This week, Iā€™m happy to share some tips with you that have grown from these types of confluences. Read more

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June 2015 desktop calendar


Featured Image: “Purple Majesty” Key West, Florida, by imagemaker Tommy Ewasko.
Tommy writes: “One of my favorite locations … Key West, Florida, is the exotic temptress of the American seascape, and a world-renowned travel destination. Read more

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Case Study: Changing Stares

Last Updated May 13, 2015: Scott Darnell Wins Top Mobility Industry Engineering Award, Brings Custom Mobility Solutions to Market

Creative and Communications Campaign Designed and Executed by The Darnell Works Agency Supports Growth For Ambitious Entrepreneur
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Through Changing Stares, Inc. (CSI), adaptive mobility expert Scott Darnell is a consultant and developer of innovative solutions for wheelchair users.

Executive Summary
In 2003, DWA began its role as the creative and communications agency of record for Changing Stares, Inc., a privately held start-up focused on creating important new mobility options for wheelchair users. With Scott Darnell (brother to DWA principal Roger Darnell) unveiling his first product at the 2006 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, DWA took responsibility for all facets of brand communications for the company’s successful launch. In 2009, Scott was invited to attend the annual conference for the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association, where Adaptive Driving Alliance leaders presented him with their New Technology Award for innovation in engineering and technology for the physically challenged. As the venture has progressed, it has tapped DWA’s expertise to cost-effectively advance essential facets of its business, including sales and customer service. Thanks to Scott’s perseverance and DWA’s ongoing support, CSI has earned vital media exposure and consistently expanded dialogues with industry experts and customers through adept communications that include dynamic use of social media. Read more

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