The Machine Shop is home to the Colorado Springs
outpost of AIGA Colorado.
WHAT IS AIGA?
AIGA, the professional association for design, is committed to advancing design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together, enthusiasts, and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future. We define global standards and ethical practices, guide design education, enhance professional development, and make powerful tools and resources accessible to all.
Colorado is one of the few (awesome!) state chapters of AIGA, which means they are geared towards developing design communities all over the state. We get the best of both worlds — a growing local community with events in our backyard, as well as larger events and classes up in Denver.
SHOP TALK SPEAKER SERIES
Branding Passion – October 18, 2018
How can we use design to create positive social change? As creatives we have the ability to shift perspective and to create impact. But making this impact can’t only happen with passion – there needs to be a strategic and defined process to carry the concept to real successful outcomes while not overwhelming you.
Think & Drink Trivia
October 4, 2018
Calling all designers and trivia nerds! Join us for a fun evening of design and advertising themed trivia. Name that font! Study up on your jingles! Competition will be fierce and the stakes are high.
Coffee Talk: Client Relations11.13.18
How do you sell your ideas to your clients? How do you pick the clients that are the right fit for you? Design Rangers owner Chris Schell will lead the discussion on this often challenging area for designers and business owners.Full Event Details »
When:9:30 am - 10:30 am
Draw For a Cause 201811.13.18
Drink & Draw is back for ONE NIGHT ONLY! We’re teaming up with Project Angel Heart to decorate bags for meal delivery.Full Event Details »
Where:The Principal’s Office
When:7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Coffee Talk: Setting Creative Goals for 201912.29.18
Our last Coffee Talk for 2018 will be led by Lori Patton O’Hara and will tackle goals and resolutions for your creativity for 2019.Full Event Details »
Where:Wild Goose Meeting House
When:9:30 am - 11:00 am
Connect with Us
Join our Facebook group to talk directly to the creative community in Colorado Springs.
For questions about AIGA, a cool event, or just to say hey, contact our Field Director Troy DeRose at troy.derose [at] aigacolorado.org.
Come by and see us at the Machine Shop. Hang out, connect with our collaborative team, suggest an event and/or bring us a burrito. All design people welcome! Address and directions below.