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Talk About with Mike Wirth (general)
Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
Join AIGA Charlotte for a workshop-lecture that dives into the world of infographic design and data visualization with Mike Wirth, an award-winning information designer and director of the New Media Design major at Queens University of Charlotte.
Attendees will engage the history, techniques, and technology of this growing discipline of graphic design and computer science. Sketchbooks and imagination required.
About the speaker
Mike is a designer, educator and artist who specializes in information design and data visualization from an educational perspective. He even has his own video infographic tutorial channel on YouTube. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in design and technology from Parsons School of Design and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Long Island University in digital art and design. Currently, he is an assistant professor of art and director of the new media design major at Queens University of Charlotte, in North Carolina. Mike’s fine art has appeared locally, nationally and internationally.
In 2010, Mike was a featured artist at the inaugural TEDxCharlotte conference. Also in 2010, Mike and Dr. Suzanne Cooper-Guasco took home the $5,000 first prize in the Sunlight Foundation Design for America Competition. Their “How Our Laws Are Made” infographic recieved top honors and has since been featured on HuffingtonPost.com, WashingtonPost.com, TheAtlantic.com, and ComedyCentral.com.
Talk About is AIGA Charlotte’s marquee event series. Two or Three times a year we bring in a nationally know designer to share their work and discuss their inspiration, challenges and triumphs. These are opportunities you don’t want to miss! Past Talk About speakers include: Stefan Sagmeister, Sean Adams of Adams Morioka, Ken Carbone, Debbie Millman, Thomas Romer of Chopping Block, Bernard Caniff and many more.
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At AIGA Charlotte, we want to build a more dynamic and creative community where area designers can participate, network, and grow. To make that happen, we're dedicated to providing education and inspiration to the creative arts community by offering a diverse schedule of programs, events, and initiatives.
Founded in 2000, we're an affiliate of AIGA, the oldest and largest membership association for professionals engaged in the discipline, practice, and culture of designing. Nationally, AIGA now represents 22,000 designers through 64 national affiliates and 240 student groups.