AIGA Philly Night Caps #2: Full-time to Freelance

AIGA Philly Night Caps #2: Full-time to Freelance
A seasonal podcast talk-show hosted by Mikey Ilagan

It's that time again. Join host Mikey Ilagan, Editor-In-Chief at Geekadelphia, and a new panel of regional creative leaders, as they navigate the ins-and-outs of the design industry from United by Blue coffeehouse in Old City. The topic for Episode #2 is "Full-time to Freelance", and our guests are ready to enlighten and entertain. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to get first-hand knowledge about your industry-related questions.

Night Caps is recorded in front of a live audience. Attendees are invited to participate. No prior experience or first-hand knowledge necessary. There are no dumb questions. Doors will open at 6:30pm, and taping runs from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Seating is limited, so register quick and arrive early.

Unable to attend the event? Be sure to check back here as a link to the podcast will posted within 7-10 days after the actual recording. Ask questions and suggest topics through Twitter by mentioning @aigaphilly #nightcaps or by emailing

Episode #2 "Full-Time to Freelance" featuring:
Saul Rosenbaum
@sauldraws |
Saul Rosenbaum is a designer and web developer, and the creative director at Visual Chutzpah. During his almost thirty year career as a visual designer and illustrator, Saul has designed almost everything imaginable from iPhone apps, to children's toys. Traditionally trained as a painter (portraits not houses), for the past 20+ years he's used technology as his canvas to bring clients creative goals to life.

Saul is an occasional contributor to various technology and gadget blogs and an avid collector of far too many things to list here. He currently resides in Bensalem with his wife, a number of rambunctious and over-nourished cats.

Steve Decusatis
@SteveDeCusatis |
Steve DeCusatis is an independent designer and a graphic design instructor. After working in both design and agency settings, DeCusatis started his own design practice (Steve DeCusatis Design, LLC) in 2011. He collaborates with clients large and small through a mix of identity, print, and web design. He is a design instructor at Rowan University and has also taught at Philadelphia University, in the UArts Illustration Program, and at Temple University, Tyler School of Art, where he graduated from in 2002.

His work has been recognized by AIGA Philadelphia Design Awards (2011, 2013), Print, HOW, Communication Arts, Graphis Branding USA 3, The Dieline, LogoLounge (Volumes 3, 4, 5, 7, 8), LogoLounge Master Library Series (Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4), LogoLounge Annual Logo Trends Reports (2007, 2008, 2013), Letterhead & Logo Design, CMYK, Under Consideration, LetterCult, Ambigrams Revealed, and more.

Jason Marziani
@lilwins | |
Jason Marziani is a game designer, developer, and writer. Under the brand Little Wins, he builds mobile titles on the Unity platform. A coworking pioneer, Jason spent 5 years at Indy Hall before moving to the Philadelphia Game Forge. Prior to Little Wins, Jason was Tech Lead at RTO+P. Jason’s recent work includes development on Domino! by Flyclops and ChemCrafter by BlueCadet, which reached #1 in the App Store, plus the game jam titles Soulfill, Crowd of Dumbs, and Ostrich Fight.

Jason holds a B.S. in Film and Television from Boston University and a Certificate in Marketing Management from Wharton.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

United By Blue Coffeehouse and Clothier
144 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Ticket Prices
Trustee — $0
Design Leader — $3.00
Sustaining Member — $6.00
Supporter — $9.00
Contributor — $12.00
Non-Member — $15.00
Student — $5.00

About Geekadelphia
Website | @geekadelphia | @mikeyil
Founded in 2007 by Eric Smith and Tim Quirino, Geekadelphia has established itself as Philly’s premier geek blog, primarily covering passionate topics such as film, comics, literature, video games and technology with a local focus. Proving to be much more than just a website, Geekadelphia drew from previous experience with hosting large, public events such as media giveaways, film premieres, video game releases, art shows, parties and live performances and established the Philadelphia Geek Awards in 2011. In association with its co-host and partner, The Academy of Natural Sciences, Geekadelphia celebrates the community they’ve formed in the city of Brotherly Love every single year.

About United By Blue
Website | @UBBphila
United By Blue was founded in 2010, driven by the idea of associating the sale of each product with a concrete environmental action. For every product sold, UBB removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways through company organized and hosted cleanups.

In September of 2013, United By Blue opened a flagship store and coffeehouse in Old City, Philadelphia at 144 N. 2nd Street in an early 1900s building. Using repurposed materials, UBB created a space that mixes our complete line of apparel and accessories with a full-fledged coffeehouse serving up some of the city's finest organic coffee and food.

About Night Caps
AIGA Philly Night Caps Night Caps is a seasonal podcast/talk-show series celebrating the creativity and diversity of Philadelphia and recorded live at United by Blue coffeehouse in Old City. Each episode, host Mikey Ilagan, Editor-In-Chief at Geekadelphia, moderates a casual Q&A on the ins-and-outs of the design industry with regional creative leaders in front of a live audience.

This is an AIGA 100 event.

When & Where
Wed, May 28, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
United By Blue Coffeehouse and Clothier
144 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106