Aaron Draplin on Portland, Palin, Pizza, and…Design

The theme of last month’s San Diego AIGA Y Conference was “Spark.” But Aaron Draplin, the first speaker, had grander ambitions. Aaron had flown down the coast from Portland, Oregon, which he calls “a good place to get rained on,” …

You Don’t Know Y (the Conference), Part 1

This is the first of four reports. Here are parts two, three, and four. Sure, your boss will foot the bills for design conferences that tell you how to do this ‘n’ that. But the ones that probe the “whys,” …