AIGA/LA Invites You to Spend An Inspired Evening With Design Great Clive Piercy

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AIGA/LA, the professional association for design, presents "Inspire" with Clive Piercy, the first in its Fellows Showcase Speaker Series, on Thursday March 19, 2009 at the Downtown Independent Theater. Clive Piercy is an award-winning designer and founder of Santa Monica based studio Air Conditioned. Clive will talk about his passion for design, share his stunning (and very effective) work, confess an annoyance or two, embarrass himself with hair-raising client stories, and enlighten us with his take on designing in a foreign land (L.A.) for over 25 years.

AIGA/LA, the professional association for design, presents "Inspire" with Clive Piercy, the first in its Fellows Showcase Speaker Series, on Thursday March 19, 2009 at the Downtown Independent Theater.

Clive Piercy is an award-winning designer and founder of Santa Monica based studio Air Conditioned. Clive will talk about his passion for design, share his stunning (and very effective) work, confess an annoyance or two, embarrass himself with hair-raising client stories, and enlighten us with his take on designing in a foreign land (L.A.) for over 25 years.

Stories overheard about Clive Piercy: He started his first design office in a Laundromat. He played football for Manchester. He holds the Guinness Record for the longest foldout design presentation in the world.

Clive will share the conversation with moderator John Sabel, Executive Vice President of Creative Print Advertising for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and a longtime collaborator.

The Fellows Showcase Speaker Series features speaking events that showcase AIGA Los Angeles' recognized Fellows and how they are influencing design in Los Angeles.
Clive Piercy is the founder and Principal of the Santa Monica-based design studio air-conditioned.

For the previous 20 years he was a partner and Creative Director of Ph.D, a studio recognized internationally for work that was characterized by its appropriateness, character, wit and style. His work for clients such as Nike, Peerless Lighting, Chronicle Books and Roxy/Quiksilver has won awards from most of the major national and international design competitions. He graduated from Brighton College of Art, in England, and began his career as a designer in the prestigious BBC Television Design Department, before moving to Los Angeles to be Creative Director of the Rod Dyer Group. He serves on the faculty of Art Center College of Design, California, is married to the illustrious illustrator Ann Field, and is a lifelong supporter of Tottenham Hotspur FC.

John Sabel is Executive Vice President of Creative Print Advertising for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. He has worked on numerous standout marketing campaigns such as Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, Narnia, Pirates of the Caribbean and most recently the Oscar-winning Wall-E to name a few.

About The Fellow Award
The Fellow Award is a national AIGA initiative founded in 1999. The program is a means of recognizing mature designers who have made a significant contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct within their local or regional design community as well as in their local AIGA chapter. The areas of education, writing, leadership and reputation, as well as the practice of design are given equal consideration in measuring significant contribution.

AIGA members attend for $20; student members attend for $10. Non-members attend for $30; student non-members attend for $15. Please register by March 18, 2009 9 p.m. at http://aigalosangelesfellowsclivepiercy.eventbrite.com. There will be a $10 additional fee for tickets purchased at the door.

The Downtown Independent Theater is located at 251 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
For event information please visit: http://aigalosangeles.org/events/2009/03/2009-fellows-clive.php

About AIGA/LA
AIGA Los Angeles is one of the first independent chapters of AIGA, the largest professional association for design in the country. AIGA/LA serves as a local hub for the design community and celebrates excellence in design through its conferences, competitions, exhibitions and publications. AIGA/LA is committed to helping all designers achieve their greatest potential as significant contributors to the economic and cultural vitality of our region.

When you join AIGA Los Angeles, you become part of a group committed to promoting design as a professional craft, strategic tool for business and global cultural force. http://www.aigalosangeles.org

Contact information:
Kim Flum, AIGA/LA PR Chair
310.945.7499
kflum @ prodigy.net

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