In this episode of Design Bytes, we host a discussion with award-winning industrial designer and educator Matt Johnson about approaching creativity, handling clients, and bringing ideas to reality within a budget. Hosted by Megan Cary and Paige Garland.
About our guest:
Matt Johnson graduated from Pratt Institute with a Master of Industrial Design and has more than twenty years of industry experience working with clients including Target, Cynthia Rowley, Estee Lauder, General Motors, Unilever, and Pfizer. He is a former faculty and Program Coordinator of Industrial Design at the Michael Graves College of Architecture & Design, Kean University in Union, NJ. He’s currently based in Fairhope, Alabama where he co-owns, ALJ Interiors with his wife, interior designer Annie Johnson.
The Field Guide to Human-Centered Design – By IDEO.org
Sketching by Koos Eissen
Master’s of Scale by Reid Hoffman – Falling off a cliff and building a plane on the way down.
How I Built This with Guy Raz
Business Wars from Wondery
Twenty Thousand Hertz – Dallas Taylor
Love Hulten – Swedish, traditional craftsmanship with modern tech.
This episode of Design Bytes, our virtual webinar series, is all about design contracts and legal issues designers must deal with from time to time. As designers, we think creatively, but we often cringe at the legal side of our profession. Unsure about a certain contract or want to know more about building your own business? Check out this Q&A discussion with Matt Johnston, Small Business Lawyer, and ‘Master of Coin’ for AIGA Blue Ridge. Hosted by Megan Cary and Erica Estes.
In this time of social distancing, the creative community is facing a number of mental health stressors. How can we cope with the significant changes we have experienced in a short amount of time? Check out this recorded lunchtime Q&A discussion with Mary-Claire Marshall, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Hosted by Heath Vester and Erica Estes.
About Our Panelist
Mary-Claire Marshall is the Personal Counselor at the University of Mobile. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Alabama with ten years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in community mental health and higher education settings. Her passion is helping individuals become mentally, emotionally, and spiritually well.
Design Bytes, Episode 1 features an interview with designer & illustrator Nick Brito and lettering artist & food stylist Casey Ligon about how they got started, their success and failures, and how to grow your own following on social media. Hosted by Heath Vester and Megan Cary for AIGA Mobile.
About the Panelists
Nick Brito is an illustrator and designer for Siege Media in Austin, TX. After graduating in 2016, he started using Instagram as a platform to share his illustration side projects. Since then he has been able to grow his audience from 200 followers to over 25,000.
Casey Ligon is a lettering artist, photographer, food stylist, and chalk muralist who has worked with brands such as P.F. Chang's, Snickers, Publix, Shoe Carnival, LUNA Bars, Magnum, and Panera. She freelances full-time, has been featured on Good Type, and has a following of over 34,000.