Join us September 19th for guest speaker Ashleigh Axios!
Hailing all the way from Washington DC, Ashleigh will share her experience working with a design-driven White House, her role at Automattic, and the ever-changing landscape of design.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at a presidency full of complete sentences, responsible tweets, and—you know, values. Ashleigh will bring back all of the feels as she shares how 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue led by design during the Obama administration and, as Design Exponent at Automattic, her insights on ethics in technology, the shifting roles of designers and their impact on business organizations, and design strategies for dealing with ambiguity.
About Ashleigh Axios
Ashleigh Axios is an international speaker, strategic creative, and an advocate for design's ability to break barriers and create positive social change.
Ashleigh Axios is a national board member—President Elect and Executive Committee Chair—for AIGA, the professional association of design. At Automattic, a technology company on a mission to democratize publishing and commerce, Ashleigh formed and led the in-house creative agency for marketing, communications, and brand identity solutions. Prior to her role at Automattic, Ashleigh served as the creative director and a digital strategist for the Obama White House, bridging two presidential terms in the Office of Digital Strategy. She is also the president emeritus of AIGA Washington D.C., where she formed DotGovDesign, an initiative connecting and empowering government designers with regular meetings, a yearly conference, and online course.
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Code of Conduct
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As the Northwest Arkansas chapter of AIGA, our vision is of an inclusive, design-driven Northwest Arkansas. This guest lecture helps us take a step towards that vision by continuing a dialogue of inclusive design and introduce new ideas around design-driven organizations from someone outside of our region.
The views and opinions expressed by invited speakers are those of the speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of AIGA Northwest Arkansas.