Join us for an upcoming event. Door prizes, posters, book signings, and surprises have helped to entertain and educate more than 1,500 people at the speaker series events. And we've had street-level connections with thousands more through the "Keys for the City" project. Featured guests in our speakers series have included three AIGA medalists and ten individuals with work included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

March 27, 2014

Pentagram - Bierut, Jen, and Oberman

 

Whitaker Center - Harrisburg, PA

Pentagram partners Michael Bierut, Natasha Jen, and Emily Oberman from the firm's NYC office will take the stage of the Sunoco Performance Theatre.

February 27, 2014

Tad Carpenter

 

Appalachian Brewing Company - Harrisburg, PA

Carpenter is a Kansas City, MO-based designer, illustrator, author, and teacher who has worked with clients like Target, Macy's, Land of Nod, Rayban, Nick Jr, MTV and Adobe.

February 19, 2014

KieranTimberlake - Jason Smith

 

Penn State Harrisburg

Smith is a senior associate at the Philadelphia-based architecture, research, and planning firm that received the 2010 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture.

November 21, 2013

Michael Lejeune

 

Palmer Museum - Penn State University

Lejeune leads the in-house creative team of the Los Angeles Metro transit system. He has been profiled in Communication Arts magazine and is a former president of AIGA Los Angeles.

October 17, 2013

Brooke Shaden

 

The Barn at Overlook, Lancaster, PA

Shaden is a Lancaster County, PA native who now lives in Los Angeles and conducts photography workshops and speaks at creative events around the world.

March 14, 2013

Jessica Hische

 

Whitaker Center, Harrisburg, PA

Jessica Hische is a letterer and illustrator from Pennsylvania. She's been named to Forbes magazine's "30 Under 30: Art & Design" list, has been a Print magazine "New Visual Artist," and serves on the Type Directors Club's board of directors.

February 7, 2013

Stefan Sagmeister

 

Penn State Harrisburg, Middletown, PA

Stefan has received nearly every conceivable award for his work, including multiple Grammy Awards, and has had solo exhibits in cities around the world. He lectures extensively on all continents and has been a TED presenter on several occasions.

November 15, 2012

Terry Heffernan & Ryan Heffernan

 

Penn State Harrisburg, Middletown, PA

Terry Heffernan has had his photography profiled in Graphis and Communication Arts and has work in the Museum of Modern Art. Ryan Heffernan (Terry's son) has quickly established himself as one of the world's top young commercial photographers.

November 8, 2012

Jim Sherraden - Hatch Show Print

 

Penn State Harrisburg, Middletown, PA

Jim Sherraden is manager, curator, and chief designer at Hatch Show Print, a Nashville, TN-based letterpress print shop that printed its first poster in 1879. Now part of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Hatch Show Print is an American treasure.

October 11, 2012

Kit Hinrichs

 

Appalachian Brewing Company, Harrisburg, PA

Kit is a recipient of the prestigious AIGA medal, is a past executive board member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale, and has been an Art Center College of Design trustee since 1996.

September 6, 2012

Pecha Kucha

 

Appalachian Brewing Company, Harrisburg, PA

An evening of "Words." Ten Pecha Kucha-style presentations from a range of creative professionals from around the region. In partnership with AIA Central PA.

May 10, 2012

Katsuhiro Yamazaki

 

Agricultural & Industrial Museum, York, PA

Hosted by AIA Central PA.

Yamazaki is a founding partner of the Montreal-based, multidisciplinary architecture firm atelier TAG.

April 21, 2012
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April 28, 2012

Letterpress Workshops

 

Lancaster, PA

Choose one of two, six-hour workshops that provide a basic overview of the tools and equipment used in letterpress printing.

March 29, 2012

Paula Scher

 

Whitaker Center, Harrisburg, PA

One of the most successful designers in history, Paula Scher is partner at Pentagram in NY. She is in the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame, recipient of both the AIGA Medal and the Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design, and represented in numerous permanent collections worldwide.

March 22, 2012

Peter Bohlin

 

Penn State Harrisburg, Middletown, PA

Bohlin is the founder of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, an architectural firm with five offices throughout the U.S. and an incredible list of clients and projects, including the iconic Fifth Avenue Apple store.

February 23, 2012

James Victore

 

Appalachian Brewing Company, Harrisburg, PA

James Victore is a self-taught, independent artist and designer with work in the permanent collection of MoMA - his mom has the letter to prove it. According to Co.Design, "...the man has a brash eloquence that few designers ever master."

November 17, 2011

Jun Aizaki

 

Penn State Harrisburg, Middletown, PA

Jun Aizaki is owner of Créme Design in Brooklyn – a multi-disciplinary studio specializing in retail and restaurant design. They offer architectural, interior, graphic, and custom furniture services and have recently been featured in Metropolis magazine.

 
 

November 3, 2011

Winka Dubbeldam

 

Armstrong Corporate Campus, Lancaster, PA

Hosted by AIA Central PA.

 
 

October 26, 2011

Allan Chochinov

 

Appalachian Brewing Company, Harrisburg, PA

Allan is the Chair and co-founder of the SVA MFA in Products of Design program. He is editor-in-chief of Core77.com, strategist for Coroflot.com, holds numerous design and utility patents and has received awards from The One Club, Communication Arts and many others.

 
 

April 21, 2011

Johnsen Schmaling Architects

 

HACC Campus, York, PA

Hosted by AIA Central PA.

March 24, 2011

Armin Vit

 

Penn State Harrisburg, Middletown, PA

Vit, based in Austin, TX, is the fuel behind some of the world’s

most noteworthy design blogs - UnderConsideration, FPO,

Brand New - and several recent graphic design books.

February 17, 2011

Steven Heller

 

Appalachian Brewing Company, Harrisburg, PA

Heller, author, critic, and educator, visits to share his views on

all things design. A former art director for the New York Times, Heller has been a mainstay of key programs at SVA

for decades.

January 9, 2011

Book Club

 

Midtown Scholar Books, Harrisburg, PA

"POP. How Graphic Design Shapes Popular Culture" by Steven

Heller. Buy your copy now and join the discussion.

December 3, 2010

Matteo Bologna

 

Type Directors Club, New York, NY

Day trip to NYC. Guest speaker Matteo Bologna at the Type Directors Club followed by an open schedule to visit museums, go holiday shopping, skate at Rockefeller Center, etc.

November 30, 2010

Pecha Kucha

 

Shangri-La Studio, Brooklyn, NY

An exploration of how sound, a seemingly visual abstraction (or distraction), can serve as the foundation to informing, visualizing, or connecting to architectural and graphic space.

November 18, 2010

2x4

 

Penn State Harrisburg, Middletown, PA

Michael Rock, founding partner and creative director of NYC-based 2x4, will continue the second year’s speaker series. 2x4 was the 2006 winner of the Communications Design category in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards.

November 14, 2010

Book Club

 

Midtown Scholar Books, Harrisburg, PA

“The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow.

Buy your copy now and join the discussion.

November 4, 2010

LTL Architects

 

Armstrong Corporate Campus, Lancaster, PA

Hosted by AIA Central PA.

Through October 24, 2010

Good 50x70 Exhibit

 

Marywood University, Scranton, PA

Society of Design presents more than 200 posters from designers in 36 countries. This international exhibit features selections from the 2009 Good 50x70 Social Communication Project.

October 21, 2010

Local Projects

 

The Ware Center, Lancaster, PA

Jake Barton, principal of NYC-based Local Projects, will kick off the second year’s speaker series. Local Projects is a 2010 interaction design finalist in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards.

October 11, 2010

Wieden+Kennedy

 

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Lu Chekowsky, associate creative director of W+K NYC, presents “Find Your Voice,” with work for Nike, Old Spice, Levi’s, Target, and Coca-Cola. Part of the 2010 DesignPhiladelphia celebration.

June 3, 2010

Snohetta

 

The Strand, York, PA

Hosted by AIA Central PA.

April 9, 2010

Fallingwater/Warhol Museum

 

Bear Run / Pittsburgh, PA

A day trip to America's most famous architect's most famous project and the Museum of one of the most influential American artists of the twentieth century.

May 21, 2010

Keys for the City

 

Downtown Lancaster, PA

A day trip to America's most famous architect's most famous project and the Museum of one of the most influential American artists of the twentieth century.

March 14, 2010

Book Club

 

Midtown Scholar Books, Harrisburg, PA

"Confessions of a Window Dresser" by Simon Doonan.

Buy your copy now and join the discussion.

March 9, 2010

Helvetica Screening

 

Allen Theatre, Annville, PA

Co-sponsored with Lebanon Valley College's Religion & Philosophy Department.

March 4, 2010

Modern Dog

 

PA Academy of Music, Lancaster, PA

Founded in 1987, Modern Dog Design Co. is an internationally acclaimed design company that creates imaginative, bold and playful design in interactive and print media.

January 22, 2010

Chip Kidd

 

Whitaker Center, Harrisburg, PA

Iconic graphic designer, best-selling novelist, and musician. His book jacket designs for Alfred A. Knopf have helped spawn a revolution in the art of American book packaging.

November 19, 2009

Design Army

 

Penn State Harrisburg, Middletown, PA

Strip: What really goes on at a design firm? Get the no-nonsense, bare-bones, straight-up story from Design Army founders Jake and Pum Lefebure.

October 15, 2009

WK / Lu Chekowsky

 

Penn State Harrisburg, Middletown, PA

Find Your Voice: A talk about confidence, awareness, experience, trust, insecurity, ego, reality, nonsense, playfulness, intention, improvisation, optimism, and risk.