The importance of diversity in the design industry cannot be stressed enough. A diverse creative team allows for different perspectives that generate a broader variety of ideas. Along with diversifying our creative teams, the work we create needs to be more inclusive of the diversity seen in our target audiences.
While we have seen improvement over the years, there is still a lot of work to be done to fully embrace diversity of all kinds. We must continue to bring awareness and encourage conversations about diversity and inclusiveness, both in our schools and our workplaces.
Panelists & Speakers:
Limbert Fabian - Executive Creative Director at Flight School Studio
Claudia Aparicio-Gamundi - Designer at Sanders/Wingo Advertising; Sole proprietor of Bodega Visual Estudio; One-third of Puro Chingón Collective
Zipeng Zhu - Designer and Art Director
Corwin Stone - Global Creative Director at ACTIVE Network
Ping Zhu - Illustrator
Sadie Red Wing - Assistant Director of Native Student Programs at University of Redlands, Advocate for Visual Sovereignty in Indigenous Design
Reception at 6 pm. Panel at 7 pm.
Parking information: http://www.uta.edu/maps/?id=233
NOTE: The panel takes place after a Diversity Symposium hosted by UTA's Visual Communications Dept. All AIGA members are welcome to come early and also enjoy this multi-speaker event from 2pm to 6pm.