On Tuesday July 28 at 12pm we will present the next talk in our Distinguished Instructor Series. Here’s an overview:
Exercise Your Design Brain
Has your creativity been sheltering in place for the last several months (or more)? Well there’s no time like the present to pull it out of the garage, dust it off, and take it for a spin. Join Pash as he takes you and thousands of other designers through a series of fun, interactive creative exercises designed to get those wheels turning and remind your brain what it means to think like a designer. OK so there won’t be thousands of people–but there will be enough for you to strut your stuff and impress them…and hopefully yourself too along the way. Make sure you bring a pad of paper and a favorite pen or pencil. And your brain—even if it feels a bit rusty.
Pash is a design strategist, author, and educator with 30 years of experience in the field of design. He has designed the official logo for Miles Davis, brand extensions for Playboy, products for John Varvatos, retail product strategy for Motown Records, and advertising for Perrier. For the last 10 years he has been focused in the entertainment industry.
Pash’s work has appeared in hundreds of magazines, journals, and books. It has sat on shelves on six continents, it resides in the Smithsonian Institution, it hangs on a wall in Oprah’s office. It has taught children, revitalized brands, secured funding, clothed celebrities, trained executives, developed platforms, modernized legacies, and of course, sold products.
From 2002 to 2004 Pash served as President of the Los Angeles chapter of AIGA. In addition to UCLA Extension (where he has taught since 2001) he frequently guest lectures at other art schools. He is also a popular speaker and is (used to be) on the road a few times each year to speak to creative professionals around the country.
Pash’s book, Inspirability, was published in 2005 and features personal interviews with 40 of the world’s most prominent and interesting graphic designers.
Pash lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Jessica and his daughters, Mirabelle and Juliette.
Enroll here for Tuesday’s free and informative talk!