Anchorage Design Week Launch Party with AIGA Alaska

Anchorage Design Week Launch Party with AIGA Alaska

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$10 – $15

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Seed Lab

109 West 6th Avenue

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Anchorage, AK 99501

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Join the Anchorage creative community at this in-person kickoff event for Anchorage Design Week with happy hour and special guest speakers.

About this event

Join the Anchorage creative community at this in-person kickoff event for Anchorage Design Week. Make new friends and connect with old pals at the start of Alaska’s largest and longest-running design festival. The evening will start with a happy hour at 5:30p followed by featured speakers hosted by the Anchorage Museum and AIGA Alaska.

Advanced registration includes entry, a drink ticket, and your name submitted for drawings announced during the event. Event includes happy hour with appetizers and cash bar (beer/wine only). Capacity will be limited so don’t miss out.

Advanced Registration: $10 | Registration after August 15th: $15

Doors open at 5:30pm on Wednesday, August 24th, 2022

5:30p Happy Hour | 6:30p Special Guest Presentations

Seed Lab is located at 109 West 6th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska

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AIGA Alaska welcomes Christine Taylor, Creative Manager at Hallmark Cards where she oversees licensing and creative product development with major brands and studios. Christine is also the Creative Director for Hallmark’s pop culture pop-up shop experience called PopMinded, managing their presence at comic conventions, online and social media, including hosting a Youtube series of the same namesake. She’s a pop culture fanatic and brings her passion and geek lexicon for those brands to work every day.

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Ben Kellie is founder and CEO of The Launch Company, an aerospace hardware and services company based in Anchorage, Alaska that helps both emerging and established New Space companies get to orbit faster, cheaper, and more reliably. Launch Co. has bootstrapped hardware to orbit, worked launches on all three coasts, and was acquired by Voyager Space.

Previously, he worked for SpaceX in Recovery where he led the field development of "Just Read the Instructions" and "Of Course I Still Love You," the SpaceX Landing Barges for the east and west coasts. He served as "Deck Boss" during the first missions and was first on – and last off – the barge during landing ops.

Ben graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks cum laude with a BS in Mechanical Engineering where he was active in the Spacegrant program helping launch a suborbital rocket flight and doing cubesat research on the Vomit Comet.

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For more information about Anchorage Design Week please visit www.anchoragedesignweek.org

For more information about AIGA Alaska please visit www.alaska.AIGA.org

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