The AIGA South Dakota chapter invited me out to present our work to a group of local designers, ad people and students. I had never been to Sioux Falls before and I was excited for the opportunity to share our process, work and thoughts on the business of graphic design.
It was another whirlwind trip that had me flying in to present and then back home first thing the next day. But it is always nice to take a break from the day-to-day grind and get out, meet new people and talk about our common interest, design. The only regret is there never seems to be enough time.
It was a record fast flight. In fact, by the time we got in the air at a cruising altitude "safe for electronic devices" and my computer finally booted up, the captain came on and said that we had started the descent and it was time to put away all electronic devices. I actually laughed out loud as we were up and down in literally 30 minutes. . .needless to say there was no time for the beverage service.
The event was held at a cool historic building in downtown Sioux Falls. It reminds me a lot of our building in Mpls. It is called The Museum of Visual Materials. It's a very cool collection of historic art and architecture that is about as "green" of a space as any in the city. Might, in fact, be the greenest.
The atmosphere was very laid back and the AIGA SD chapter was a young and energetic group. I presented our work for just over an hour and took several great questions from the audience.
Afterward, the group took me out to an Irish pub for beers and appetizers that hit the spot. I would like to thank everyone who had a hand in bringing me out there. Thanks and stay in touch.