One of my favorite parts of being a board member of Nashville's AIGA chapter is getting to be a part of, and better, attending our events. Especially our speaker events! Every year AIGA Nashville hosts DISH, a weekend-long student conference featuring portfolio reviews and guest speakers. Tonight's kickoff featured Dana Tanamachi! Her work is incredible. Combine that with a humble and cheerful personality, down to Earth, conversational speaking presence along with stories and honest advice and you've got yourself an exceptional event. She even signed my sketchbook! Of course I was all sorts of awkward (nothing new there) but she was nothing but genuine and nice. 

Of course, I took some sketchnotes! As I'm in ever need of practice. Hope you enjoy! There's some great jewels in there. I'm sure I forgot a tidbit or two, but I think I got most of the highlights.