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Jim Sherraden Sketchnotes

Have I mentioned before how great it is being a member of my local AIGA Chapter? Oh I have? Let me just say it again, Nashville's chapter is fantastic. Less than a week out from Dana Tanamachi's talk and I get to enjoy (dare I say revel in) another talk by Design Hero, Jim Sherraden of Hatch Show Print. He spoke to the history of Hatch, and how he resurrected the dying business and has kept it going all these years. The presentation was full of stories, amazing visuals (duh, Hatch Posters), much thanks, and excitement for the future. It's so refreshing to hear someone with so much love and passion, for not just his occupation in the design industry, but also for the history of letterpress itself.

Last night's presentation was the kickoff in a new AIGA series (co-hosted/sponsored by Emma) and should be the first in many inspirational, informational and downright exciting talks by local designers in Nashville. If this first round was any indication, the Nashville creative community is in for treat.. after treat!

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Dana Tanamachi Sketchnotes

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.

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