Polishing User Interface Design: An evening with Andrew Maier

The mind behind UXBooth.com uses Photoshop to deconstruct some of the most common UI effects from scratch to add greater depth and realism to your work.

Tuesday, March 30th
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Room 249, FSU Fine Arts Building: 530 E. Call Street St.,Tallahassee, FL

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Andrew’s Bio:

Hailing from the great city of Atlanta, GA, Andrew Maier designs interactions and user experiences for a variety of clients at Hashrocket, a world-class web application consultancy. He writes, speaks, and teaches about design and its intersection with the internet. In addition he serves as the editor–in–chief of the user experience blog, UX Booth. When he’s not crazy busy, Andrew likes singing, practicing yoga and drinking coffee, like a good little hippie should.

About Refresh Tallahassee:

With an emphasis on design and code, placed within the context of business, Refresh Tallahassee is a community of professionals seeking to enrich the web development culture in our area.

This lecture is sponsored by the Florida State University School of Art & Design. For more information visit: http://www.fsu.edu/~art/


Emily Larned artist lecture

Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 7pm

Emily Larned is an artist, writer, designer, and letterpress printer who has been self-publishing for 17 years. Red Charming, established 1999, is her production label. The name is an imaginary bad translation possibly meaning that which is light and heavy at the same time.

Emily received her MFA in Graphic Design from Yale School of Art in 2008. Also in 2008, together with the excellent Bridget Elmer, she co-founded Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts (ILSSA), a membership organization for those who make experimental or conceptual work with obsolete technology.

From 2001-2009 Emily was an active board member of Booklyn, a not-for-profit artist alliance based in Brooklyn, NY. She served as Vice President for five years and President for one.

Emily’s work is held by over sixty public collections, including the Smithsonian, the Tate, & the Getty, and it has been exhibited around the world. She has taught and lectured widely, and in 2009 was appointed Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Bridgeport. Her studio is in the former American Fabrics factory in the east side of that city. She, her husband, and their cat are poised to move their home to magical Lordship, Connecticut in early 2010.

Random bits: Cory Arcangel, Continuous Partial Awareness, 2008-09

Cory Arcangel gave a lecture recently exposing all of his greatest and not so great ideas from the past years. The sound is not very good but its worth a look for fun or for brainstorming ;-)

Willie Cole visiting artist lecture

Willie Cole artist lecture
FAB 249
Thursday, November 5 at 7:00pm

Willie Cole is a noted contemporary African American sculptor, conceptual and visual artist. He has a BFA from The School of Visual Arts, New York and studied with The Art Students League, New York from 1976-79. Cole is best known for transforming ordinary domestic and used objects and other discarded appliances into imaginative and powerful works of art and installations.

Website: http://www.alexanderandbonin.com/artists/cole/cole.html