With Houston being such a diverse and interesting city, it is a challenge to reach out to and draw in all the different types of creatives AIGA would like to serve. Some people come to our events for the networking, others for that spark of inspiration and others just want to learn.
As the programming director, it is my job to bring the events that people want to life. With lots of help from the board, we work hard to bring the Houston community lectures, lunches, panel discussions, films, exhibits, studio tours, socials, competitions, workshops and so on. Yet still we challenge ourselves to put on better events than the last and reach out to more people than ever before.
2010 has been an incredible year for AIGA Houston; as we’ve been able to pull off more events and even introduce new events to the Houston community. Two of my personal favorite new events this year were the Texas Show and Ctrl+Art+Create Art Festival. Don’t worry, they’ll be making a comeback in the future!
This coming year of 2011 is very exciting. We’re doing something totally new to try and reach every creative mind in Houston. Starting January 2011 we are dedicating each month to a creative discipline. January will be Typography month and every event we do in January will be themed around typography. We have the entire year already mapped out:
February – Interactive
March – Business
April – Sustainability
May – Photography
June – Environmental/Architectural
July – Product/Industrial design
August – In-house
September – Motion/Film
October – Branding
November – Design For Good
December is a culmination of all the above in a member’s only appreciation party.
We are aiming for the next year to be our best yet and need your help in getting there.
Stay tuned to what AIGA Houston can offer you and challenge yourself to become more involved in 2011. Exciting things are happening!
Programming Director, AIGA Houston