We are available to speak at design conferences, meetups, and universities. We also do panels, workshops, design live streams, 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.
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.