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November 15 After Hours: Pretty Much Everything with Aaron Draplin

November 15 After Hours: Pretty Much Everything with Aaron Draplin | AAF-Montgomery

​Tues, November 15, 6:30pm-8:30pm // The Upper Room at the AlleyBAR, 166 Commerce St
$5 members, $10 non-members, $5 students

Pretty Much Everything: The Whole Story Behind Our Book (as told by Aaron Draplin, Draplin Design Co.)

We got a book deal! The call-up to the big leagues!

Go behind the scenes with the DDC and the harrowing account of making our first book. From the contracts to the scheming, from the pagination to the design, from the tears to the nightmares…let us tell you what it’s like to cram your whole half-wit career into 256 pages, and live to tell the story about it. We’ll pack in stories from the run-up, release, and surreal fallout, as well as updates to other tricky ventures we’ve been up to. The entire presentation is dipped in Pantone Orange 021!

Draplin is a graphic designer that has clients like Nike, Esquire, Coal Headwear, Nixon Watches, Wired, Bernie Sanders, President Obama, Patagonia and invented Field Notes. He’s got a head full of knowledge and a heart full of love.

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April 21-22 Workshop: Student Conference

April 21-22 Workshop: Student Conference | AAF-Montgomery

April 21, 9:30am-5pm // Civil Rights Memorial Center, 400 Washington Ave
April 22, 9:00am-3:30pm // MAX Credit Union, 400 Eastdale Circle
$15 students

Formerly known as Portfolio Day, AAF Montgomery’s Student Conference is bigger and better than ever! The Student Conference is a two-day conference where students can learn about the field of advertising, discover what trends are developing in the industry and get a jumpstart on their career by networking with knowledgeable advertising professionals and recruiters.

Students will fuel their creativity and jumpstart their career by:
• Learning from inspiring keynote speakers and leaders
• Engaging with students who are just as passionate about advertising from across our local River Region colleges
• Increasing their hands on knowledge of the industry by competing in our Student Advertising Competition
• Meeting with professionals from top local agencies for a portfolio review


Day One: Thursday, April 21, 2016
9:30 a.m 10:00 a.m. — Check–in/Breakfast
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Casey Knox (Personal Branding and Resume Building)
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.AAF Lunch & Learn at Capital City Club with Sagi Haviv (Identity Design)
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. — Agency Tour // Stamp
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. — Agency Tour // Southern Poverty Law Center
4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. — Presentation of Competition
4:30 p.m. – 5:10 p.m. – Screening of Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. — Ampersand open for competition

Day Two: Friday, April 22, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Check-in/Breakfast
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Magazine Panel // Pam Washburn (Explore Media) and Kim Traff (RSVP Montgomery)
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Presentation of Campaigns
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Break/Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Portfolio Reviews
3:30 p.m. – Announcement of Competition Winner

Presenting Sponsors
Matrix, LLC

Venue Sponsors
Civil Rights Memorial Center
MAX Credit Union

In-Kind Sponsors
DIGroup Architecture

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October 27 Workshop: Print Matters w/ French Paper and Mama’s Sauce

October 27 Workshop: Print Matters w/ French Paper and Mama’s Sauce | AAF-Montgomery

Tuesday, October 27, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. // Capital City Club, 201 Monroe Street
FREE members, $5 guests and students

FREE limited edition screen printed poster to first 75 people
Cash bar will be available // Only 125 tickets available!

Come and take a peek behind the curtain of two unique journeys that bring so much old world paper-making and printing to the national design community, French Paper Company and Mama’s Sauce. The first 75 people to come out will leave with a free limited edition screen printed poster commemorating the event designed by local designer, Cody Eason. Attendees will also have the chance to letterpress their very own certificates of authenticity.

about print matters

Print Matters is a speaking event comprised of tales from Brian French, 6th Generation French Paper Company, and Nick Sambrato, Mama’s Sauce Founder, about their respective companies combined 150 years (143 of those from French alone) of producing paper and printing in an ever modernizing world. Both companies are not just manufacturers, each has become a part of the design community. By putting their product quality first, their brands have attracted and hence been built by the designers who use their services everyday.

Presenting Sponsor
Gumption Fund

Supporting Sponsor
Mac Papers

Venue Sponsor
Capital City Club

In-Kind Sponsor
Foomatic Makerspace

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