Shop Talk: Justin Ahrens / Branding Passion
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.
In this talk, you will be taken through our approach and project samples like our Wheels4Water project which has helped bring safe water to thousands of people in Africa. In the end you will see how doing these types of projects can change you, your company and how YOU see the world.
Meet Our Speaker
For over 18 years, Justin Ahrens has led his creative firm, Rule29, in its commitment to “Making Creative Matter®” through great design and by helping others think differently about the world around them. With a collaborative approach to both strategy and design, Rule29’s culture is just as important as the work it creates; the firm is involved in many social causes, including substantial work in Africa.
Rule29 has been recognized by major competitions and publications, including AIGA where he currently serves as a National Board Member, Fast Company, Communication Arts, Graphis, HOW, Print, The Webby Awards, and many more. Ahrens has been a consistent voice for the design and business community in areas around Design for Good and work/life balance, which he has spoken about at the AIGA Design Conference, Design Thinkers, Adobe Max, Brand New, HOW, as a LinkedIn Learning author, and has written about in his book, Life Kerning™: Creative Ways to Fine Tune Your Perspective on Career and Life.
6:00pm Doors Open, 7:00pm Talk