Speaking

Speaking

We place high value on design education and welcome the opportunity to share our philosophy and experience with design students and industry veterans alike.

Talks & Workshops

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.

Past Events

2021

Salt Lake City Design Week

 

University of San Francisco (USF)

 

Seattle Central College

2020

Western Washington University (WWU)

 

AIGA Colorado: Double Trouble

 

RYM Recycling Webinar

2019

California College of the Arts (CCA)

 

Matchbox Design Festival

 

University of Colorado Boulder

2017

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

2015

AIGA Minnesota: Design Camp

 

Refresh Denver

 

Startup Week Boulder

2014

Northern Arizona University

Fees

While we don’t cost an arm and a leg, we do ask for compensation for speaking engagements for two reasons:

  1. We spend an embarrassingly large amount of time putting our talks together. (We run through roughly 300 slides in 45 minutes.)

  2. We’ve learned that enabling the expectation of unpaid events has a disproportionately negative effect on underrepresented demographics such as women and BIPOC creatives.

Education

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.