James White in Portland, Oregon
Spaceman Design and AIGA Portland are pleased to announce a special event featuring the mighty James White of Signalnoise. You’ll hear about his unorthodox and inspiring methods as well as his latest project, Gum Cards (think limited edition trading cards featuring famous graphic designers and other goodies). He’s making them available at the event, so you NEED to be there… don’t miss it!
DATE: November 15
TIME: 6:00 to 8:30 pm
LOCATION: UNION/PINE - 525 SE Pine Street, Portland, OR 97214
COST: $15 general admission, $10 for AIGA members
Besides a killer presentation, there will be a Q&A, some time to mix and mingle, and chat with James yourself. There’ll be plenty of swag to go around!
Here’s the teaser for James’s presentation, Design Renegade…
In order to reach our goals in the upside-down world of graphic design, you need to be a rogue. A misfit. A renegade. James White from the Signalnoise Studio has based his career on doing things outside of the ordinary, turning his back on boardrooms and creative briefs in order to chase his design dreams with vengeance and rock n’ roll. He will be telling his story while discussing personal projects built from love and ambition in his small home office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. These led to him working with respected people all over the world, from his favourite metal band to film juggernaut Kevin Smith. James will talk about chasing your creative path, building your personal body of work, the value of supporting friends, and never forgetting the artist inside.
Being “different” isn’t enough anymore. You need to be a renegade!
The teaser poster you see here was designed by Dave Hardy (Spaceman Design) and features the likeness of James White in the style of Gum Cards, with his permission of course. It took quite a lot of time to get it just right, but it was rewarding and a lot of fun to delve into a new style! A huge “thank you” to my lovely wife who put up with several evenings of being unavailable, and to James White for the opportunity.