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WMC Fest 2017

Weapons of Mass Creation Fest last month was incredible! Reuniting with old conference friends, meeting new ones, and becoming creatively recharged has made every one of these events an unforgettable experience.

If you're not involved in your local design community, begin now. Find a talk or a meet-up. If you can't find it near you, build it yourself. If you have the chance to go to a national conference like WMC or Creative South – do it!

As the Young Blood Community Leader of the United Design Guild, I have the honor of building up the local design community. We're just getting started, so stay tuned.

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1st Shadow of the City

Earlier this month I organized the first Shadow of the City Drink + Draw. We had about 35 people attend the event, which was hosted at Shannon Rose in Clifton, NJ.

The first hour of the event was spent socializing and free-drawing. The first activity sheet we played was an "8 Minute Draw". The objective was to choose something on your table, whether it was your beer or the ketchup bottle, and draw that object for 4 minutes, 2 minutes,  1 minute, 30 seconds, 15 seconds, and 5 seconds.

The second activity was a "Draw & Pass", where you drew on your sheet for a minute, then passed it to the next person to continue drawing upon. The sheets went around the room until they landed back with the original artist.

Watch the video below for a look at how the night went! For more information on upcoming events, please follow the ADCNJ. We have plenty of events lined up for the coming months, including a hand lettering workshop (March 13) and another Drink + Draw at Defiant Brewery (April 19).

Photos and video by Will Truran.

2016 in Review

2016 will go down as one of the strangest years in recent history. Despite the rollercoaster that 2016 was, I have plenty to fondly look back on. Here's a brief review of last year:

March: Iceland for Design March

In March I joined fellow AIGA members from all over the nation on a week excursion to Iceland. We stayed in the beautiful & trendy KEX Hostel in Reykjavik. The first half of the week was spent traveling around Iceland, soaking in the Blue Lagoon and Secret Lagoon, visiting Vik and the Black Sand Beach, seeing the Northern Lights, and eating incredible food. The second half of our stay was spent enjoying Design March. We attended inspiring talks from industry leaders and visited art exhibits throughout the city.

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April: Creative South in Columbus, GA

Creative South is a design conference held in Columbus, GA every year. It's become and annual trip for me and I've made some life-long friends at the conference. Building a strong national and international design community is just as important as a local one. I've obtained an immeasurable amount of knowledge from my peers at the creative conferences I attend.

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July: The Formation of Greene Design, LLC

On July 7, 2016 I officially formed Greene Design, LLC. After freelancing on and off for years, I decided to finally form my own company. I branded the company using my last name.

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July: Portrait Workshop with Tutes

The incredible portrait photography Tutes taught a workshop in Brooklyn in July. 

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August: WMC Fest in Cleveland

I attended Weapons of Mass Creation Festival in Cleveland again. Much like Creative South, WMC Fest is a creative conference with inspiring talks. The highlight of WMC is hanging out on the rooftop of the hostel with other creative friends I only see once or twice a year.

 

October: Escape to Acadia

In October I went on a solo adventure to Acadia National Park. I camped out in the Blackwoods Campground. I spent the 5 days hiking, cycling, shooting photos, and eating lobster.

 

December: Joined the board of ADCNJ

In December I was appointed a position on the board of the Art Directors Club of NJ as the Young Blood Community Leader. I will be hosting events aimed at recent graduates and young professionals.

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