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 cringe jokes.

Upcoming Events


University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)

Past Events


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


Refresh Denver


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:

  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.


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.

The Office of
Ordinary Things