EVENTS
Society of Design speakers series events have included five AIGA medalists, one AIA gold medalist, eight Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards winners, and more than ten individuals and/or firms with work included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

More importantly, the range of disciplines represented has covered advertising, animation, app design, architecture, art direction, branding, copywriting, design research, design theory, graphic design, illustration, industrial design, interaction design, lettering, letterpress printing, media design, photography, product development, and typography.

2015
October 15, 2015
Asbury, Atkins, Charles, Dykers, Ryan, Thorn, Wolfson, and Zieta

Harrison Auditorium - University of Pennsylvania
A one-day, multidisciplinary design conference featuring nine of the world's leading creatives - a signature event of the 11th annual DesignPhiladelphia festival.
2014
March 27, 2014
Pentagram - Bierut, Jen, and Oberman

Whitaker Center - Harrisburg, PA
Pentagram partners Michael Bierut, Natasha Jen, and Emily Oberman from the firm's NYC office will take the stage of the Sunoco Performance Theatre.
February 27, 2014
Tad Carpenter

Appalachian Brewing Company - Harrisburg, PA
Carpenter is a Kansas City, MO-based designer, illustrator, author, and teacher who has worked with clients like Target, Macy's, Land of Nod, Rayban, Nick Jr, MTV and Adobe.
February 19, 2014
KieranTimberlake - Jason Smith

Penn State Harrisburg - Middletown, PA
Smith is a senior associate at the Philadelphia-based architecture, research, and planning firm that received the 2010 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture.
2013
November 21, 2013
Metro - Michael Lejeune

Palmer Museum - Penn State - University Park, PA
Lejeune leads the in-house creative team of the Los Angeles Metro transit system. He has been profiled in Communication Arts magazine and is a former president of AIGA Los Angeles.
October 17, 2013
Brooke Shaden

The Barn at Overlook - Lancaster, PA
Shaden is a Lancaster County, PA native who now lives in Arizona and conducts photography workshops and speaks at creative events around the world.
March 14, 2013
Jessica Hische

Whitaker Center - Harrisburg, PA
Jessica Hische is a letterer and illustrator from Pennsylvania. She's been named to Forbes magazine's "30 Under 30: Art & Design" list, has been a Print magazine "New Visual Artist," and serves on the Type Directors Club's board of directors.
February 7, 2013
Stefan Sagmeister

Penn State Harrisburg - Middletown, PA
Stefan has received nearly every conceivable award for his work, including multiple Grammy Awards, and has had solo exhibits in cities around the world. He lectures extensively on all continents and has been a TED presenter on several occasions.
2012
November 15, 2012
Terry Heffernan & Ryan Heffernan

Penn State Harrisburg - Middletown, PA
Terry Heffernan has had his photography profiled in Graphis and Communication Arts and has work in the Museum of Modern Art. Ryan Heffernan (Terry's son) has quickly established himself as one of the world's top young commercial photographers.
November 8, 2012
Hatch Show Print - Jim Sherraden

Penn State Harrisburg - Middletown, PA
Jim Sherraden is manager, curator, and chief designer at Hatch Show Print, a Nashville, TN-based letterpress print shop that printed its first poster in 1879. Now part of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Hatch Show Print is an American treasure.
October 11, 2012
Kit Hinrichs

Appalachian Brewing Company - Harrisburg, PA
Kit is a recipient of the prestigious AIGA medal, is a past executive board member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale, and has been an Art Center College of Design trustee since 1996.
September 6, 2012
PechaKucha

Appalachian Brewing Company - Harrisburg, PA
An evening of "Words." Ten Pecha Kucha-style presentations from a range of creative professionals from around the region. In partnership with AIA Central PA.
May 10, 2012
Katsuhiro Yamazaki

Agricultural & Industrial Museum - York, PA
Hosted by AIA Central PA

Yamazaki is a founding partner of the Montreal-based, multidisciplinary architecture firm atelier TAG.
April 21, 2012 or April 28, 2012
Letterpress Workshops

Go Welsh Print Shop - Lancaster, PA
Choose one of two, six-hour workshops that provide a basic overview of the tools and equipment used in letterpress printing.
March 29, 2012
Pentagram - Paula Scher

Whitaker Center - Harrisburg, PA
Scher is in the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame, recipient of both the AIGA Medal and the Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design, and represented in numerous permanent collections worldwide.
March 22, 2012
BCJ Architecture - Peter Bohlin

Penn State Harrisburg - Middletown, PA
Bohlin is the founder of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, an architectural firm with five offices throughout the U.S. and an incredible list of clients and projects, including the iconic Fifth Avenue Apple store.
February 23, 2012
James Victore

Appalachian Brewing Company - Harrisburg, PA
James Victore is a self-taught, independent artist and designer with work in the permanent collection of MoMA - his mom has the letter to prove it. According to Co.Design, "...the man has a brash eloquence that few designers ever master."
2011
November 17, 2011
Jun Aizaki

Penn State Harrisburg - Middletown, PA
Jun Aizaki is owner of Créme Design in Brooklyn – a multi-disciplinary studio specializing in retail and restaurant design. They offer architectural, interior, graphic, and custom furniture services and have recently been featured in Metropolis magazine.
November 3, 2011
Winka Dubbeldam

Armstrong Corporate Campus - Lancaster, PA
Hosted by AIA Central PA.
October 26, 2011
Allan Chochinov

Appalachian Brewing Company - Harrisburg, PA
Allan is the Chair and co-founder of the SVA MFA in Products of Design program. He is editor-in-chief of Core77.com, strategist for Coroflot.com, and holds numerous design and utility patents.
April 21, 2011
Johnsen Schmaling Architects

HACC Campus - York, PA
Hosted by AIA Central PA.
March 24, 2011
Armin Vit

Penn State Harrisburg - Middletown, PA
Vit, based in Austin, TX, is the fuel behind some of the world's most noteworthy design blogs - UnderConsideration, FPO, Brand New - and several recent graphic design books.
February 17, 2011
Steven Heller

Appalachian Brewing Company - Harrisburg, PA
Author, critic, and educator. A former art director for the New York Times, Heller has been a mainstay of key programs at SVA for decades.
January 9, 2011
Book Club

Midtown Scholar Books - Harrisburg, PA
"POP. How Graphic Design Shapes Popular Culture" by Steven Heller. Buy your copy now and join the discussion.
2010
December 3, 2010
Mucca Design - Matteo Bologna

Type Directors Club - New York, NY
Day trip to NYC. Guest speaker Matteo Bologna at the Type Directors Club followed by an open schedule to visit museums, go holiday shopping, skate at Rockefeller Center, etc.
November 30, 2010
PechaKucha Brooklyn

Shangri-La Studio - Brooklyn, NY
An exploration of how sound, a seemingly visual abstraction (or distraction), can serve as the foundation to informing, visualizing, or connecting to architectural and graphic space.
November 18, 2010
2x4 - Michael Rock

Penn State Harrisburg - Middletown, PA
Michael Rock, founding partner and creative director of NYC-based 2x4, will continue the second year’s speaker series. 2x4 was the 2006 winner of the Communications Design category in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards.
November 14, 2010
Book Club

Midtown Scholar Books - Harrisburg, PA
"The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow. Buy your copy now and join the discussion.
November 4, 2010
LTL Architects

Armstrong Corporate Campus - Lancaster, PA
Hosted by AIA Central PA.
Through October 24, 2010
Good 50x70 Exhibit

Marywood University - Scranton, PA
Society of Design presents more than 200 posters from designers in 36 countries. This international exhibit features selections from the 2009 Good 50x70 Social Communication Project.
October 21, 2010
Local Projects - Jake Barton

The Ware Center - Lancaster, PA
Jake Barton, principal of NYC-based Local Projects, will kick off the second year’s speaker series. Local Projects is a 2010 interaction design finalist in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards.
October 11, 2010
Wieden+Kennedy

University of the Arts - Philadelphia, PA
Lu Chekowsky, associate creative director of W+K NYC, presents "Find Your Voice," with work for Nike, Old Spice, Levi's, Target, and Coca-Cola. Part of the 2010 DesignPhiladelphia celebration.
June 3, 2010
Snohetta - Craig Dykers

The Strand - York, PA
Hosted by AIA Central PA.
July 9, 2010
Fallingwater/Warhol Museum

Bear Run, PA / Pittsburgh, PA
A day trip to America's most famous architect's most famous project and the Museum of one of the most influential American artists of the twentieth century.
May 21, 2010
Keys for the City

Downtown Lancaster, PA
A day trip to America's most famous architect's most famous project and the Museum of one of the most influential American artists of the twentieth century.
March 14, 2010
Book Club

Midtown Scholar Books - Harrisburg, PA
"Confessions of a Window Dresser" by Simon Doonan. Buy your copy now and join the discussion.
March 9, 2010
Helvetica Screening

Allen Theatre - Annville, PA
Co-sponsored with Lebanon Valley College's Religion & Philosophy Department.
March 4, 2010
Modern Dog

PA Academy of Music - Lancaster, PA
Founded in 1987, Modern Dog Design Co. is an internationally acclaimed design company that creates imaginative, bold and playful design in interactive and print media.
February 4, 2010
Chip Kidd

Whitaker Center - Harrisburg, PA
Iconic graphic designer, best-selling novelist, and musician. His book jacket designs for Alfred A. Knopf have helped spawn a revolution in the art of American book packaging.
2009
November 19, 2009
Design Army

Penn State Harrisburg - Middletown, PA
Strip: What really goes on at a design firm? Get the no-nonsense, bare-bones, straight-up story from Design Army founders Jake and Pum Lefebure.
October 15, 2009
Lu Chekowsky

Penn State Harrisburg - Middletown, PA
Find Your Voice: A talk about confidence, awareness, experience, trust, insecurity, ego, reality, nonsense, playfulness, intention, improvisation, optimism, and risk.
CONFERENCE SPEAKERS:
Nick Asbury
Annie Atkins
Spencer Charles
Craig Dykers
John Ryan
Kelly Thorn
Alisa Wolfson
Oskar Zieta


SPEAKERS SERIES:
Jun Aizaki
Jake Barton
Michael Bierut
Peter Bohlin
Matteo Bologna
Tad Carpenter
Lu Chekowsky
Allan Chochinov
Ryan Heffernan
Terry Heffernan
Steven Heller
Kit Hinrichs
Jessica Hische
Jake Lefebure
Pum Lefebure
Natasha Jen
Chip Kidd
Michael Lejeune
Emily Oberman
Robynne Raye
Michael Rock
Stefan Sagmeister
Paula Scher
Brooke Shaden
Jim Sherraden
Jason Smith
Mike Strassburger
James Victore
Armin Vit

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