Upstate New York
Past Events
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 / Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Glens Falls, New Paltz, Rochester, Syracuse, Utica

Happy shamrock shake season! ☘️☘️☘️

Whether you're a designer yourself, work with them, or just want to get to know a few, this is a great opportunity to connect with your community. Grab a drink and let's chat!

AIGA members and non-members are welcome to attend. We ask that you register (free) so that we can better manage numbers. Cheers!

Some locations have been rescheduled and they are showing here:

BINGHAMTON

Rescheduled to Wednesday, March 22

The Garage taco bar
211 Washington Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
ph (607) 217-7464
facebook.com/binghamtongarage


NEW PALTZ

Rescheduled to Wednesday, March 22 (6:30pm start)

Roost Studios and Art Gallery
69 Main St
New Paltz, NY 12561
roostcoop.org


Tuesday, March 21, 2017 / Cohoes

AIGA EMERGE is a series tailored to help the emerging designer hone their skills, discover their talents, and grow their career.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from  6 - 8p.m.

Emerge Prepared
The Foundry for Art Design + Culture
119 Remsen St, Cohoes, NY 12047

Free for students and active AIGA members (with ID). $15 for non-members

Speaking at this event:

Ira Marcks
Creative Every Day

Jacques Bastien
Why I Fired My Best Designer
www.jacquesbastien.com/about

Sean Hovendick
SOS: Get Hired Faster
https://art.sage.edu

Melanie Axelrod
Present Yourself: Make People Love Your Work as Much as You Do

Leah Rico
Diversity & Inclusion
https://art.sage.edu

Amanda Magee
Get Out of Your Own Way
http://trampolinedesign.com



Did we mention Smith's of Cohoes after the event? It's an AIGA UPSTNY tradition!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 / Rochester

AIGA EMERGE is tailored to help the emerging designer hone their skills, discover their talents, and grow their career.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from  7 - 9p.m.

Emerge Prepared
RIT, Room 3330 in Booth (building 7A)

Free for students and active AIGA members. $15 for non-members


Speakers for the event:

Taira Perrault
Self Promotion

Melanie Rogala
Working In-house

TC Pellett
Using social media to connect and engage

Patrick Haney
Personal Brand/Web for resume and brand and promotion

Katelin Pellett
Getting involved / RAF / Networking

Thursday, February 16, 2017 / Troy, Rochester, Syracuse, Poughkeepsie, Binghamton, Utica, Glens Falls

Whether you're a designer yourself, work with them, or just want to get to know a few, this is a great opportunity to connect with your community. Grab a cup of coffee and let's chat!

This event is free, we just ask you register in advance so we can manage numbers. Thanks!

ITHACA - Starts at 8am!
Ithaca Coffee Company - Gateway Building
311 E Green St
Ithaca, NY 14850


TROY
Troy Innovation Garage
24 Fourth Street
Troy, New York 12180

Special talk/performance by Dylan Perrillo (from Dylan Perrillo Orchestra and Hot Club of Saratoga)


BINGHAMTON 
Strange Brew
137 Washington St
Binghamton, New York


ROCHESTER 
Glen Edith
23 Somerton Street
Rochester, NY 14620


SYRACUSE
The Sweet Praxis
203 East Water Street
Syracuse, NY


UTICA  
Thincubator 
326 Broad Street
Utica, New York


GLENS FALLS 
Rock Hill Bakehouse
19 Exchange Street
Glens Falls, New York
http://www.rockhillbakehouse.com/


NEW PALTZ- New co-working space!
One Epic Place
122 Main Street
New Paltz, New York
oneepicplace.com

Thursday, January 26, 2017 / Albany
Love Beta
The consciousness of chaos, the killing of curiosity...
Love, desire and other design stories.

In a world of seemingly infinite knowledge access, somehow true curiosity is being choked from our lives and processes.
Still the cumulus of our consciousness flows ever forward, a beautiful place where bold design is in permanent beta.
Can design do more?
Can designers change realities?
Can we help ourselves and others feel something?
Anything?
Or are we all part of some diabolic scheme?

Peace/Respect/Create




About Michael Jager: 
Co-Founder and Creative Director

For more than twenty- five years, Michael Jager has been creating and collaborating with brands, driven by the idea that design distinction matter most. His groundbreaking work with JDK Design (Burlington, VT) continues with Solidarity of Unbridled Labour, a studio that conceptualizes and realizes ideas that help guide and create culture and positive change within it. Guided by Ezra Pound’s simply but elegantly stated principle, “Make it new,” his collaborative output for a multitude of today’s most recognizable and relevant brands—including Burton Snowboards, Microsoft’s Xbox, Nike, Levi’s, Phish, MTV, Virgin, Lululemon, Yara, Seventh Generation, and Patagonia—is recognized worldwide. Through Solidarity’s own brand-design incubation platform, Michael has helped create unique home, sport, and lifestyle brands, such as Mamava and Maglianero. He is also the cofounder of the Karma Bird House, a creative-economy coworking space now home to more than 70 inspiring entrepreneurial entities.