Friday, May 21, 2010


A great opportunity for illustrators and illustration-lovers (I'm talking to you, designers!). The Illustration Conference (ICON) is heading to Los Angeles this year. And you can still join for the Early Bird Special. Purchase before May 31st and save! And, to boot, the attendance is already larger than the last 3 conferences—so there's sure to be plenty of old friends and new faces.
Creative Quarterly will attending and we hope to see you there!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

AIGA Design Journeys

Last night we attended the opening of AIGA’s Design Journeys: You Are Here. It was a lively opening, with guests interacting with the exhibit. The Design Journey project celebrates “the achievements of 25 selected practitioners, but also encouraging aspiring designers from all backgrounds to consider design as a viable and rewarding career. The resulting show, an interactive exhibition open to the public,” will be on display through July 23.
One of the people included in this project is illustrator/design/artist Edel Rodriguez. Interviewed by CQ’s design director Charles Hively, Edel shared his design journey.
Presented by the AIGA

Image originally uploaded by aprilchild

Nuts & Bolts Conference: For Illustration Seniors and Recent Grads

Registration for the 1st Annual Nuts & Bolts Conference is open.
Learn what it’s like out in the real world from some of the world’s most respected illustrators. Join us in an intense two-day event that will explore the ins-and-outs of promotion, provide self-defense tips on how to protect your work, give you direction on building a stronger web presence and share with you the three things every successful illustrator knows as well as talking about the do’s and don’ts of being a young illustrator. Learn more
Presented by CQ’s sister publication 3x3 Magazine