Community Meeting

Our monthly community meetings are a place to share your thoughts and ideas, let your voice be heard, meet like-minded creatives, and build meaningful relationships. We welcome anyone to join us, our meetings are open to everyone. We hope you’ll leave feeling inspired and more connected to the Cleveland design and creative community.

Schedule

  • Meet & Greet (6:15 - 6:30)
  • Introduction to AIGA & Community Meetings (6:30 - 6:45)
  • Community Discussion (6:45 - 8:00)
  • Community Announcements & Feedback (8:00 - 8:15)
  • Good Byes (8:15 - 8:30)

September Community Discussion Leader: Jacinda Walker

Topic: The Number One Design Goal

Come learn more about designExplorr's mission to increase diversity in the design profession through on the number one design goal tour. The number one design goal is to empower today’s youth with real-world skills, connections, and opportunities so that tomorrow’s design profession has all the best people leading the way. Log onto designExplorr.com to learn more about our work developing youth activities and establishing design education initiatives.

Jacinda is renowned for her work in design, diversity, research, and strategy. She is the founder of designExplorr, a social enterprise that addresses the diversity gap within the design profession. Walker obtained an AAB and BFA in graphic design from the University of Akron, and an MFA in Design Research & Development from The Ohio State University. Her research on the Design Diversity Index project and Design Journeys: Strategies for Increasing Diversity in Design Disciplines has been hailed as breakthrough work. Jacinda's solutions-based thesis explores diversity in design disciplines and investigates effective strategies to expose Black and Latino youth to design careers. Her future goals are to help scale diversity in design education initiatives in corporations, school systems, organizations, and museums for underrepresented youth.

About DesignExplorr

DesignExplorr is an organization that operates as a social enterprise to address the diversity gap within the design profession. Our mission aims to design a diverse future by expanding access to design education for youth and raise awareness for corporate organizations. We do this through collaborations that develop youth activities, coordinate diversity-building initiatives, and connect stakeholders to resources. The number one design goal is to empower today’s youth with real-world skills, connections, and opportunities so that tomorrow’s design profession has all the best people leading the way. Log onto designExplorr.com to learn more about our work developing youth activities and establishing design education initiatives.

Additional links about Jacinda and her work:

· DesignExplorr's academic research and 90-second explainer video

· Design Diversity Index Research project

· Fast Company article: 10 steps to increase diversity in design right now

· Local youth design activity is Spark216

· National youth design activity the Design Learning Challenge

EVENT DETAILS:

When

Thursday, September 26, 2019

6:15pm - 8:30pm

Where

2nd Floor

The Cleveland Hostel

2090 W 25th St, Cleveland, OH 4411

Cost: FREE

Upcoming Community Meeting Schedule

Thursday, October 24, 2019

6:15pm - 8:30pm

The Cleveland Hostel

Thursday, November 21, 2019

6:15pm - 8:30pm

The Cleveland Hostel

WANT TO GET MORE INVOLVED WITH AIGA?

The monthly community meetings are a great place to get started and you don't have to be a member to attend. There’s no better way to see what’s going on in the Cleveland creative community, get involved, and participate in shaping the chapter’s growth. Mingling starts at 6:15. See you there!

While this event is free, please register so we can notify you of any changes to this event. Thank you!

When & Where
Thu, Sep 26, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Cleveland Hostel
2090 West 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113