Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Our Design Muse: Debbie Millman comes to OC

Today's blog is just to pass on some valuable info we were sent from the lovely Tricia Cook, Director of Public Relations & Marketing at The Art Institute - OC. All you designers, entrepreneurs, business folk, and people looking to become branding/marketing savvy (yep, that basically includes everyone who is looking to be more successful in their work) perk your ears, because following are the details of a lecture you won't want to miss! Debbie Millman - President of AIGA (the largest professional association for design), contributing editor at Print Magazine, design writer at (one of our favorite mags here at The OC Gazette), and Chair of the Masters in Branding Program at The School of Visual Arts in NYC - will be sharing her wealth of information with the general public! This woman is a treasure trove of knowledge when it comes to design and branding. She is fast becoming the muse/inspiration to all us mademoiselles of The OC Gazette design team.  Read on for more!


[Design and branding guru, Debbie Millman.]

On Friday, January 29, Debbie Millman joins AIGA Orange County and The Art Institute of California, Orange County for a unique interactive presentation on “Why We Brand, Why We Buy.” The lecture runs from 6 – 8pm, is offered at no charge for students and educators and is open to the general public for $10. A mix and mingle cocktail reception with Debbie follows at Karl Strauss Brewery & Restaurant from 8 – 10pm where attendees will enjoy complimentary appetizers and a one on one networking experience with the design diva.

Debbie Millman boasts over 25 years of achievement in the design world. She currently spearheads the design division at Sterling Brands while acting as President of AIGA, the largest professional association for design. Her prior repertoire spans redesign for global mega-brands including Pepsi, Procter & Gamble, Campbell’s, Colgate, Nestle and Hasbro. Adding to her credentials Debbie is also a contributing editor at Print Magazine as well as a design writer at and BRANDNEW. She sits as Chair of the Masters in the Branding Program at School of Visual Arts in New York City and hosts her own online talk show on titled “Design Matters with Debbie Millman.” Her unprecedented career has produced three published books and a lifetime of lessons in design.

“Why We Brand, Why We Buy” will deep dive into the impact branding has on everyday life, consumerism and ourselves. Debbie will explore the five waves of modern branding linking human evolution, population trends, psychology and technology to branding throughout the ages. The two-hour presentation culminates with an interactive question and answer session followed by the cocktail mixer. Copies of Debbie’s books will be available for purchase and signing.

For more information and to register online please click HERE.

Date: Friday, January 29, 2010
Event: Debbie Millman Lecture - “Why We Brand, Why We Buy”
Location: The Art Institute of California – Orange County
Address: 3601 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92704, Building A, Rooms A102/104
Time: 6 – 8pm
Event Fee: No charge for students/educators, $10 general admission
Special Instructions: General admission must pre-register online


- Amy
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