AIGA Philly Night Caps
AIGA Philly Night Caps A new podcast talk-show hosted by Mikey Ilagan Enjoy a drink and some laughs while Mikey Ilagan, Editor-In-Chief at Geekadelphia, moderates a Q&A on the ins-and-outs of the design industry with regional creative leaders. This is a new podcast/talk-show series celebrating the creativity and diversity of Philadelphia and recorded live at United by Blue coffeehouse in Old City. With the help of AIGA National, AIGA Philadelphia, and Geekadelphia, Night Caps will be promoted both nationally and locally. Each episode will feature 2–3 guests for casual and intimate Q&A on a specific topic often pondered by creatives. Doors will open at 6:30pm, and taping will run from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. If you are unable to attend the event, be sure to check back here as a link will be posted and you can download the podcast. Files will be posted a week after the event. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to get first-hand knowledge about your industry-related questions. The topic for Episode #1 is "How I became a Creative Driector". Leave your pride at the door. No prior experience or first-hand knowledge necessary. There are no dumb questions. Would you like to appear on an upcoming episode? Have a suggestion for a new topic? Send them to Episode #1 "How I Became a Creative Director" featuring: Bill Starkey @starksstarksBill Starkey is a Creative Director at 1Trick Pony. He is a graduate of the Visual Communications Program at the University of Delaware, and continued his formal education in the crazy that is advertising at agencies like Baltimore’s Trahan Burden and Charles, North Carolina’s Long Haymes Carr and Mullen, and Philly’s own STICK and MOVE and Red Tettemer & Partners. Bill’s work has been featured in the Type Director’s Club, Archive, The One Show, CA, numerous Local and National Addy’s, British D&AD, and Cannes. He has worked with clients the likes of Sealy, Under Armour, Fox, Wachovia (now Wells Fargo), Hard Rock Hotels, HBO, Yakima, Dial for Men and Virgin. He lives in South Philly with Heidi, the most understanding wife on the planet, and Thruston Howell the Shih Tsu. Jason Brantly @BrantlyAllan “The consumer is not a moron. She is your wife.”- David Ogilvy
 Jason Brantly lives by such words. He’s an art director who believes that “people don’t read advertising, they read what interests them.” (That’s another Ogilvy quote.) Advertising should be engaging, endearing, informative and most of all, intelligent. Even if it’s humorous, off the wall or different. The work Jason has been associated with, or penned and art directed himself, is always simple and smart. No matter the client. No matter the agency. Before moving to Philadelphia, Jason had senior stints at J. Walter Thompson/Houston, Moroch-Leo Burnett/Dallas, The Richards Group/Dallas, and SicolaMartin-Y&R/Austin. Don’t let the Texas roots fool you. Jason’s work has received national and international attention. He’s had advertising published in Communication Arts, The One Show, The Art Directors Club, The Obie Awards, The Clio Awards, been awarded National Addy Awards and most recently garnered a silver award in the British D&AD Show. For the past 2 years, Jason served as Vice President, Creative Director for Masterminds in New Jersey and orchestrated the opening of a second office location in downtown Philadelphia. Check out the article on Jason and his career at: When Thursday, April 24, 2014 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Where United By Blue Coffeehouse and Clothier 144 N. 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 Ticket Prices Trustee — $0 Design Leader — $3.00Sustaining Member — $6.00Supporter — $9.00Contributor — $12.00Non-Member — $15.00Student — $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. This is an AIGA 100 event.
When & Where
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
United By Blue Coffeehouse and Clothier
144 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106