2020 was a year of unprecedented change to the way we work. Many people struggled with the isolation of working from home while others thrived. Some people continued to go out into the world with a new set of rules about how to keep themselves safe while doing the jobs they love. Some people started new jobs without ever meeting their coworkers in person, while others lost their jobs entirely and had to redefine themselves and their livelihoods in the midst of a global pandemic.
Through a series of virtual speaking events, The Short Commute: Virtual Conversations about Working Virtually explores how designers, photographers, illustrators and other creatives have coped with these extraordinary times and offers compassion and inspiration to those who are still navigating their new work situations.
Join us for our first event in this series as Jay Roeder speaks about his experiences with becoming a new parent during a pandemic, dealing with work, a book release and more.
Jay is a hand-lettering artist, illustrator and author of three books, including Harry Potter Hand Lettering, released earlier this year. His illustrations and hand lettering have been featured by many notable brands that include Nike, TV Land, GAP, and Monster.com. Through the years his work has also been published in various magazines, newspapers and books.
This event is pay what you wish with 50% of the proceeds distributed to the AIGA Scholarship Fund. The AIGA Philadelphia Scholarship Fund is an annual scholarship program that will support local design students by awarding financial assistance to pursue their education. Learn more.
Graphics courtesy of Ryan Starr