Democracy is a Design Problem
Just in time for the November election, AIGA Wichita invites you to join us for a presentation and conversation about the intersection of democracy and design.
Drew Davies is the national president emeritus of AIGA, the professional association for design. He also serves as the design director for AIGA’s Design for Democracy initiative. He was on the core design and research team that developed the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s national ballot design standards, and continues to be actively involved in implementing best practices for election and ballot design on a nationwide basis. Based on this work, Drew designed the “Field Guides to Ensuring Voter Intent”, which will be featured in a Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum exhibit in the fall of 2016.
Drew is also the founder and design director of Oxide Design Co., a branding and design firm established in 2001. During the past 15 years, Oxide’s work has been awarded by every major design competition, including One Show Design, the CLIO Awards, and six different times by Communication Arts Design Annual. Oxide’s clients range from one-person startups to Fortune 200 companies, across a multitude of industries.
Oxide believes very strongly in the power of design to create progressive change; over 50% of Oxide’s work is donated — in whole or in part — to a wide range of non-profit and charitable organizations.
Drew has the distinction of being the only Nebraskan ever to serve as a judge for the Communication Arts Design Annual — the most exclusive major design competition in the world — and he was recently named to Graphic Design: USA magazine’s highly regarded list of “People to Watch”.
Date: Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
Time: 6:00pm–6:30 social; 6:30pm talk
Venue: Wichita State University, Rhatigan Student Center, Pike Room (266)
Cost: $10 AIGA members, $15 Non-Members, $5 Student AIGA members, $10 Student non-members
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