Join AIGA Cleveland for the third annual INtrospective: A One-Day Conference for In-House Creatives. It will be a day of education, insight and inspiration, featuring some of the most dynamic and influential in-house creative professionals, both locally and nationally.
After the success of 2018's conference, we are excited to bring you more speaker presentations and working sessions tailored to in-house professionals of all levels. Refuel your creativity and connect with your peers. You’ll return to work inspired and re-energized.
This year we're dividing the day into two parts where the morning is focused on inspiring creativity and the afternoon is focused on applying creativity.
Not an in-houser? No matter where you spend your day designing, there will be plenty of great information to take away.
UX Manager, Polaris Design System at Shopify
Hayley Hughes is the Design Manager for the Polaris Design System at Shopify. She formerly pioneered the Design Language at IBM, and lead the evolution of the Design System at Airbnb.
Hayley’s work has been featured in Women Who Design, Under Consideration, and “26 Innovations by 26 Women.” She is a certified IBM Enterprise Design Thinking Leader. Her work is grounded in an idea she describes as system stewardship, the integrative practice of building systems from a deep understanding of human behavior, community, and culture. She has shared her scaffolded model for a “Design System of Human Needs” around the world in 12 different countries and participated in webinars with Adobe, Invision, and Monotype. Outside of work, Hayley likes to throw tennis balls with a poodle, eat Japanese comfort food with her partner, and enjoy the outdoors in sunny Austin, Texas.
Building Culture, Collaboration and Trust through Design
Design systems can create better experiences for customers and employees alike. But to achieve this goal, you first need to build a culture of trust, openness and collaboration within your design team — and across your entire business. How do you cultivate a healthy community and become a good system steward? Inclusivity is a key ingredient, whether that means collaborating with product, engineering, legal and policy teams or designing with and for people with disabilities. Learn how to build care and compassion in your own backyard, so you can extend you practice outward to design a product that reflects diverse user experiences.
Inspiration Insights Speakers
brought to us by Cleveland State University
Emily Metzger is a Cleveland based commercial photographer & Jeff's Downie's wing woman! She specializes in lifestyle, people and fashion photography. .
In her 7 years at Down Photo, Emily has shot some amazing clients including BioEnterprise, Columbia Sportswear, Cleveland Magazine, Craftsman Lawn & Garden, CLE Clothing Co., Durango Boots, Moen, Theraband, Rocky Boots and Amerimark.Jordan Wong
Jordan Wong (WONGFACE) loves to delight, inspire, and share his quirky sense of humor through illustration and graphic design.
Since relocating to Cleveland in 2015, Jordan has started his own business, showcased artwork throughout the city, become AIGA Cleveland’s Community Outreach Director, worked on the CAC SfAPT (Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Support for Artists Planning Team), and assumed the role of design partner at the art organization SPACES. Jordan draws inspiration from his experiences as an Asian American as well as from his nostalgic adoration for narratives found in comic books and video games.David Shimotakahara
Founder & Executive Artistic Director, GroundWorks DanceTheater.www.groundworksdance.org
David Shimotakahara is Founder and Executive Artistic Director of GroundWorks DanceTheater. The company is dedicated to creating, producing and presenting new work in dance. Since 1998 it has shared with dance lovers and neophytes alike dance experiences that are unconventional, yet deeply human and resonating.
Mr. Shimotakahara has received numerous awards for his choreography and for the work of GroundWorks at the local, state and national level. These have included 8 Individual Artist Fellowships for Choreography from the Ohio Arts Council from 1996 to 2017. In 1998, he received a McKnight Foundation Fellowship from the Minnesota Dance Alliance. Mr. Shimotakahara was awarded the 2000 Cleveland Arts Prize for Dance. In 2002 his work with GroundWorks DanceTheater was voted “One of 25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine. In 2007, he received the OhioDance award for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of the Dance art form. In both 2010 and 2014 Shimotakahara was awarded a Creative Workforce Fellowship, a program of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture, funded by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.
Professional Insights Speakers
Director, Marketing at ERC
Nicki Artese is an award-winning marketing and PR leader and producer with a 30-year history of promoting emerging enterprises to billion-dollar businesses. She’s spent her career raising the visibility and authority of organizations and individuals to their clients and communities.
Nicki is currently the Director of Marketing at ERC. Prior to joining ERC’s leadership team, she operated her own marketing and PR practice for 15 years. Before becoming a solopreneur, Nicki spent 15 years in corporate communications, as Vice President of Marketing at Wonderlic and Vice President of Communications at The Reserves Network.
She holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri’s Columbia School of Journalism, with an emphasis in advertising and public relations. Nicki received her Employment Law Accreditation from the American Staffing Association. She also has experience with holistic behavioral psychology and is a firm believer in heart-centered leadership.
Graphic Designer for Exhibitions, Permanent Collection, and Wayfinding at Cleveland Art Museum
Saturday, October 19
10:00am – 5:00pm
Registration opens at 9:30am
Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106
Non Members $129
Member Student: $29
Non Member Student: $49
Interested in bringing your team? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for group discounts.