October 8 – Design Week Kick-Off Day

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Design Week 2022 is here, and we’re going big. Join us for keynote speaker and letterer extraordinaire Lauren Hom before diving into a few design thinking workshops lead by Edward Jones. Afterwards, sit back and relax with a special screening (shhh, it’s a surprise) before wrapping up the day with a good ol’ happy hour.

Follow us at https://stldesignweek.com/ for more details closer to the day. Can’t wait to see you there!

11:30-12:30: Doors open & registration

12:30-1: Welcome & opening remarks

1-2: Lauren Hom: I Don’t Name My Layers (and Other Confessions from a Graphic Designer)

Join lettering artist & designer Lauren Hom as she pulls back the curtain and shows you the ‘working file’ of charting an unconventional path in the creative industry. Best known for leveraging passion projects to market her work and expand her portfolio, Lauren will share honest stories about what really goes into sustaining a creative spark and career long-term.

2-3 & 3-4pm: Edward Jones design thinking workshops (*please select what time you’d like to do each workshop when ordering tickets*

The Power of Mapping

An overview of different mapping techniques and their practical application for designing experiences.The map is one of the earliest and most important human creations. Mapping allows you to simplify a complex space, create shared understanding, reveal hidden insights, and coordinate actions. Journey mapping allows you to use the power of maps to solve modern design challenges.

Design Thinking Workshops for Accelerated Creativity

Design Thinking exists to aid in the creative problem solving process. When given complex challenges, design thinking workshopping helps teams work through ideas quickly using a creative approach. In this course, you’ll learn how to run a design thinking workshop to meet every day opportunities, as well as solve really big, complex challenges.

4-6pm: Special screening

6pm: Happy Hour – cash bar

 

About Lauren Hom:

Lauren Hom is a designer, letterer, and educator. A self-proclaimed “artist with a business brain”, she picked up hand lettering as a hobby while studying advertising in college. That hobby grew into a passion and, over the next few years, she leveraged a few clever passion projects into a thriving design business thanks to the power of the internet.

Known for her bright color palettes, playful letterforms, and quirky copywriting, Lauren has created work for clients like Vans, Target, Google, and Adobe. She loves sharing her knowledge with others through her blog and online courses.

When she’s not furiously working to meet a deadline because she procrastinated as per usual, you can find her learning how to make her favorite foods from scratch or dreaming up her next passion project.

Lauren’s motto is, and will always be, “Work hard, snack often.” After almost a decade in the design industry, she realizes that working hard all the time isn’t sustainable, but she got it tattooed on her forearms when she was 23 so it will always be her motto and she’s fine with it. She just reminds herself and others to take more breaks now.

In 2023, Lauren plans to attend culinary school to expand her creative skill set and explore the intersection of graphic arts and culinary arts.