Are you up for a creative challenge? Are you in need of a creative prompt to get you inspired? If this sounds like you, then we hope you join us on September 28th in Room 417, Taylor Hall, Kent State University for AIGA Cleveland's first-ever Design Jam! This is a casual two-hour design challenge in which attendees use the allotted time and materials to design creative works from scratch based upon a surprise topic. Think of the event as a jam session, except instead of improvising a song based on a standard, attendees make a creative work connected to the topic. These works could be any type of creative endeavor: an illustration, a mockup for a typeface, a wireframe for an app or website; it could be anything just so long as it is made within the hours of the event and is tangentially connected to the surprise topic.
The surprise topic will be announced at the event itself, so there is no preparation for the activity on the part of attendees besides bringing whatever materials they wish to use (beyond what is prepared by us in advance). We will be providing various materials (paper, pens, pencils, etc.) for use at the event, though attendees are encouraged to bring their own sketchbooks, laptops, tablets, and any other creative materials they wish to use or share. The creative task at hand can be accomplished either individually or collaboratively. At the end of the event, attendees can (but are not required to) take a minute to share with the group what they designed based upon the topic.
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. The fun starts at 6:00 pm. See you there!