Karen Niedzwiecki (Creative Director & Account Manager at The FaQtory) has recently joined the board of the Manitoba Chapter of the GDC as the Business Events Chair and is proud to present the first event...
The Manitoba Chapter of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC) is proud to present the first of a year-long series of Design for Business sessions. In an effort to build awareness of graphic design – and its essential role in business and society – GDC Manitoba is launching this series with a professional development lunch talk at the Millennium Library on Wednesday November 10, 2010.
Topic: How to Incorporate Design Thinking Into Your Business Model
Widen the gap between you and the competition in an ever-more design-savvy world. At this event, presenter ‘Segun Olude will touch on the following topics:
• Design as an asset: why you need design thinking
• How to buy design, when to buy design and where to buy design
• Is design buying a one-time deal or a recurrent expense?
‘Segun Olude is Principal and Design Director at Indigo Ink Studios, a dynamic Winnipeg-based design studio. He has over 20 years of graphic design experience, and a personal portfolio that includes corporate identities, local and international non-profit agency campaign materials, magazine identities, editorial design, local and international event branding, package design, web design, advertising design and more. While at Circle Design Incorporated, one of Canada’s better-known design firms, he had the privilege of working on award-winning postage stamps and philatelic products for Canada Post.
Today, ‘Segun is also an instructor at the University of Manitoba, teaching Graphic Design Studio and History of Visual Communication. A professional member of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, he serves on the boards of professional, community, non-profit and faith-based organizations. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Nigerians In Diaspora Organisation (NIDO), Canada, a group dedicated to matching Nigerian professionals with community organizations, to help revitalize his home country.
Design For Business: How To Incorporate Design Thinking Into Your Business Model
Date: November 10, 2010
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Buchwald Room (2nd floor, Winnipeg Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street)
Cost: $15.00 (lunch included)
To register, visit gdc.net/chapters/manitoba and click on “Design for Business”
GDC Manitoba is the provincial chapter of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC), a member-based organization of design professionals, educators, administrators, students and associates in communications, marketing, media and design-related fields. Since 1956 the GDC has been an advocate, voice and resource for Canada’s graphic design profession – and a national certified body of graphic designers promoting high standards of visual design and ethical business practices for the benefit of Canadian industry, commerce, public service and education.
The FaQtory is proud to be the creative force behind the 5th Annual Never Alone Luncheon that will take place on November 17, 2010 at Canad Inns at Polo Park.
With Lyle Bauer, Dave Black and Sam Bracken leading the charge, the Never Alone Luncheon promises to deliver hundreds of pounds of hope and inspiration. The proceeds from this year’s luncheon will go towards the refurbishment of rooms in the Riverview Health Centre Palliative Care Unit.
In addition to raising money to support the Riverview Health Centre Palliative Care Unit, everyone who attends will leave empowered by Sam’s inspiring story and his journey to radical change. Sam will also introduce his 7 Rules for the Road (Desire, Awareness, Meaning, Choice, Love, Change and Gratitude), which are road-tested strategies that can guide everyone on their own paths to change.
Sam Bracken will share his story of growing up in Las Vegas with mobsters and motorcycle gang members as his role models. Abused by his wannabe mobster stepfather and a sadistic older stepbrother, Sam started drinking and doing drugs by age nine. As a 13-year-old his love and passion for sports helped him to quit drugs and drinking.
His mom suffered a mental breakdown and abandoned Sam, then 15. Despite being essentially homeless throughout high school, Sam graduated with a 3.9 GPA as #11 out of a class of 720 and won a full ride football scholarship to the Georgia Institute of Technology. When Sam left Las Vegas, everything he owned in the world fit into an orange duffel bag.
After a standout year as a freshman Georgia Tech football player, Sam suffered seemingly career-ending shoulder injuries. Once again, Sam beat the odds, eventually re-earning his starting position on the team and graduating with honors.
Today Sam is an executive with FranklinCovey, and travels all over the world speaking about change, leadership and excellence. He is the co-author of the My Orange Duffel Bag book and founder of the My Orange Duffel Bag Foundation, which is dedicated to providing life skills education and support for youth living in or aging out of foster care, as well as homeless youth.
The Never Alone Foundation spearheads several fundraising events to raise funds for organizations such as the Health Sciences Centre Foundation, Camp Quality and the CancerCare Manitoba Foundations. To date, over $600,000 has been donated to service providers.
The luncheon will also feature the announcement of winners of the Community Difference Maker Award, the Corporate Difference Maker Award and the Individual Difference Maker Award. Also, someone will be awarded the Todd Davison Memorial Scholarship, which is given to a high school student who has overcome personal challenges, and the Robert Barrott Volunteer Award will be presented to the Never Alone volunteer of the year.
Tickets for the Never Alone Luncheon on November 17, 2010 are $99 each while corporate tables are available for $950. Other sponsorship opportunities, such as sponsoring youth groups to attend the luncheon, are also available.
Tickets can be ordered by calling (204) 779-2441 or by e-mailing a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. All attendees will receive a free copy of the My Orange Duffel Bag book.