We are available to speak at design conferences, meetups, and universities. We also do panels, workshops, podcasts, contest judging, karaoke, and pretty much anything else that allows us to share some insight and make cringey jokes.
We place high value on design education and welcome the opportunity to share our philosophy and experience with design students and industry veterans alike.
University of California Berkeley
Salt Lake City Design Week
University of San Francisco (USF)
Seattle Central College
Western Washington University (WWU)
AIGA Colorado: Double Trouble
RYM Recycling Webinar
California College of the Arts (CCA)
Matchbox Design Festival
University of Colorado Boulder
AIGA Minnesota: Earthtones Conference
Minnesota State University, Mankato
AIGA Colorado Springs: Shop Talk
Caffeinated Mornings Boulder
AIGA St. Louis Student Conference
AIGA Colorado: Design Slam
Columbus Society of Communicating Arts (CSCA)
AIGA Boulder: Shop Talk
Design Collab Earth Day Event
AIGA Colorado: Going For It
AIGA Minnesota: Design Camp
Startup Week Boulder
Northern Arizona University
While we don’t cost an arm and a leg, we do ask for compensation for speaking engagements for two reasons:
We spend an embarrassingly large amount of time putting our talks together. (We run through roughly 300 slides in 45 minutes.)
We’ve learned that enabling the expectation of unpaid events has a disproportionately negative effect on underrepresented demographics such as women and BIPOC creatives.
We’re interested in ongoing educational opportunities including teaching and mentorships. Jonny and Richard have BFAs in Graphic Design from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Jonny also holds an MFA in Visual Communication (with a focus on sustainable design) from the University of Arizona. Jonny and Richard have taught and developed curriculum for design-related courses at the Denver Ad School, University of Arizona, and the University of Colorado Boulder.