RE:DESIGN/Inspire 2013 will be held October 21–22, 2013 at the SmogShoppe in Los Angeles. This will be our second year for RE:DESIGN/Inspire, a yearly gathering with a focus on salon-style sessions and the chance to connect with fellow creatives. RE:DESIGN/Inspire takes on the ultimate goal of any creative type—to be consistently and innovatively inspired.
This year we’ll explore the idea of cross pollination: drawing from sources beyond traditional design to enhance, strengthen and inspire our work. Join Symposiarch Lawrence Azerrad of LADdesign and a group of inspiring speakers. We’re in the process of announcing speakers and will be adding to the list each day throughout June.
Learn about our 2012 event which took place in Chicago.
We’ll be announcing more details for this conference soon. If you’d like to be notified by email when that happens, send us a note at email@example.com.
Registration from now to June 30th is $550 and includes two days of sessions, lunch both days, and our cocktail events. Registration is limited to 125 people.
- Now to 6/30 – $550
- 7/1 to 8/30 – $625
- 9/1 to 10/15 – $695
- After – $745
Lawrence Azerrad founded the independent graphic design studio LADdesign in 2001. Creating graphic design and comprehensive visual identity systems for clients such as The Clinton Foundation, The Beach Boys, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Heal The Bay, and over a Sixteen-year client relationship, spanning seven album packages for award-winning American alternative rock band, Wilco. Prior to opening LADdesign, he worked as an art director at Warner Bros Records, creating packaging and artwork for artists such as Miles Davis, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. He has taught Graphic Design at Art Center College of Design, The Academy of Art University, San Francisco, He is the author of a personal project, a design history of the supersonic luxury airliner,
Bob Aufuldish is a partner in the San Francisco area-based graphic design firm Aufuldish & Warinner and a Professor at the California College of the Arts, where he has taught graphic design and typography since 1991. In recent years his professional practice has focused on work for cultural institutions. He has designed projects for the Center for Creative Photography, Denver Art Museum, the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, Aperture Foundation, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the deYoung Museum, and Chronicle Books, among others. He launched fontBoy (www.fontboy.com) a digital type foundry in 1995 as an outlet for his typefaces.
He has participated in a number of exhibitions, including, “DIY: Photographers & Books,” at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and has lectured in London, New York, Honolulu, and points between. His work has been selected for many competitions and publications, among them AIGA 50 Books of the Year, the Type Directors Club, Communication Arts design annual, and Print’s regional design annual. He was elected into the Alliance Graphique Internationale in 2011. He has a BFA and MFA in graphic design from Kent State University, Ohio.
Barbara Bestor, AIA is Principal of Bestor Architecture and the founding chair of the Graduate program at Woodbury University’s School of Architecture and is now the executive director of the University’s Julius Shulman Institute. Her work is dedicated to the idea that ‘everyone should experience strange beauty everyday’. She has developed a varied, creative and aesthetically progressive body of work over the last ten years propagating the concept that Architecture can and should be a part of all aspects of our creative community.
The studio is currently designing new headquarters for Los Angeles companies ‘Beats By Dre’ and Nasty Gal, an innovative small lot housing complex in Echo Park, a variety of custom residences and restaurants. The Floating Bungalow house in Venice, CA will be featured in MOCA’s spring survey of contemporary LA architecture.
Barbara Bestor is the author of ‘Bohemian Modern, Living in Silverlake’ (Harper Collins 2006), a book dedicated to the suppressed narrative of informal and eccentric modernism found in Silverlake’s rich domestic architectural history.
Cameron works closely with the brand and marketing teams of some of TEAGUE’s biggest clients, developing strategies that drive category growth, increase brand awareness and engage consumers worldwide. Prior to her arrival at Teague, she spent fifteen years developing brand and product strategies in the design community, working with notable clients such as Herman Miller, Apple, Nike, and BMW/MINI. Cameron takes a collaborative approach to her work; she knows that breakthrough ideas come from integrating multiple perspectives, and then discovering where contextual strategy, art and design, and collective thinking intersect. Adept at creating an integrated whole from many individual parts, Cameron is passionate about defining interdisciplinary teams, identifying user needs, and envisioning ideas for new behaviors, products, and services. Cameron’s interest in connection and intersection extends beyond the workplace to a general fascination with the way we live and interact within our various landscapes, from the urban environment to the comforts of our own homes. Cameron’s vision has been influenced by several years working in the art world and her love of travel, particularly in Northern Europe, where she has an innate affinity for the lifestyle and design.
Heather Parlato runs Parlato Design Studio, specializing in brand design & market strategy for people and organizations that are turning great ideas into tomorrow’s marketplace.
Always looking for new ways to connect and recharge, she has organized mixers, retreats and design industry events. She speaks on branding to business owners and educators for the LA area chamber, LAUSD’s Pillar program, and AIGA Los Angeles.
Heather chose “the fun job” of graphic design as a career during her senior year of what is now described in link-baited blog posts as a “useless” French Literature degree. She regrets neither
Ashkahn Shahparnia is a wannabe artist, designer & all around bon vivant who lives and works in Los Angeles. Ashkahn was born and raised in Redondo Beach, California and loves bananas, coconuts, burritos, convertibles, gold, silver, fluorescents, pastels, silver lake, open bars, heather, wearing pajamas in public, robes, sunsets and avocados. Upon graduating from Otis College of Art in 2006, he got his start working under the artist and designer, Shepard Fairey. Just two years after he started his own studio, ASHKAHN in Silver Lake, CA. Ashkahn has worked for clients such as Capitol Records, Universal Records, Coca-Cola, Target, M83, Urban Outfitters, The Standard and Nike.
Ashkahn has been featured in Interview Magazine, Paper Magazine, The New York Times and Taschen to name a few. In 2011, Ashkahn launched a line of lux greeting cards that are now sold in over 120 select stores worldwide. Ashkahn was nominated by Print Magazine’s prestigious “Top 20 under 30″ and was selected to be Taschen’s Illustration Now! Vol.4.
Christopher Simmons is a designer, writer, educator, design advocate and principal of the noted San Francisco design office, MINE™. He is the author of four books, including the recently released Just Design, which focuses on designing for social good. Christopher’s work has been exhibited at museums ranging from the Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art (Japan), to the Smithsonian Institution. He is an adjunct professor of design at the California College of the Arts (CCA) and a past president of AIGA San Francisco. On completion of his tenure in that role, then Mayor Gavin Newsom issued an official proclamation declaring San Francisco to be a city “where design makes a difference.”
Petrula Vrontikis is a leading voice in graphic design. She lectures at conferences, universities, and to professional organizations worldwide about her work with Vrontikis Design Office (35k.com), about graphic design education, and on the subject of inspiration.
She has taught the senior graphic design studies course at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena since 1989.
In 2007, Petrula received an AIGA Fellows Award honoring her as an essential voice raising the understanding of design within the industry and among the business and cultural communities of Los Angeles.
Cinthia began her career in design after graduating from California College of the Arts in 1993. In 2001, she founded NOON, a design agency that focuses on visual communication through narratives, experiences and graphics.
Cinthia was named one of the “People to Watch” in 2004 and selected as one of the most influential designers to exhibit in the San Francisco Museum of Art + Crafts in 2008. Her work has been included in various curated shows including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Cinthia was appointed the Chair of Graphic Design at the renowned California College of the Arts after a rigorous international search. In 2013, after building the program’s community as well as redesigning, expanding and implementing the design curriculum, she returns to her practice full-time with a renewed vision and devotion for NOON.
Cinthia’s work is consistently recognized and awarded including The Addy Awards, The West Coast Art Director’s Club, The Type Director’s Club, Graphis, Communication Arts, Print, How Magazine, Step and other notable design titles.
Cinthia has the capabilities and facility to work with a broad range of industries and projects scopes—from arts and education to fashion and technology; and from a thoughtful invitation, event campaign to a comprehensive branding assignment. Projects under her leadership include branding, strategy and visual design for clients such as Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Ballet, The San Francisco International Film Festival, Nicole Miller, Seibu/Japan, Williams-Sonoma, Inc., Nokia, and Oracle, to name just a few.
She is a true believer that design matters and is passionately involved with the profession’s efforts to continually evolve. She is currently working on a personal piece to documents and express time and how it is spent . Additionally, she is working with her team to create GOODS, a sub-brand of NOON that creates and makes earth-friendly products.
Cinthia is fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese and un peu de Français. She is learning how to play the drums.
We’re announcing a speaker a day. Next speaker to be announced on Thursday, June 19th
The Conference Site
The conference headquarters will be at the SmogShoppe in Culver City/Los Angeles (we’ll also be using some of the surrounding galleries in this art-centric, incredibly interesting part of town).
The Conference Hotel
We have a block of rooms at the Culver Hotel (we’ll have transport between the hotel and venue). We also have a list of other possible hotels. Info will be sent upon registration.
All speakers, topics and times subject to change.