FEATURING THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

The Method & Madness conference is two days that feature two aspects of design. First up is Madness — a celebration of the crazy and inspiring beauty of the design process, followed by Method — a practical approach with insight and training that will empower you to pull off your inspirational ideas.

 

Workshops

Hands-on sessions devoted to learning new craft and design skills.

 Inspiration

Listen to stories and lessons that will help inform and inspire.

 Training

Practical lessons and techniques shared by industry experts.

 Connecting

Of course, we’ll have some fun networking events too.

M + M WORKSHOPS // FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18

Workshops
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

FRIDAY WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Ideation Insanity

Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 North 3rd Street

Led by Tamara Christensen

Kind of like that workout video series, Insanity, but instead of a body workout we will be exercising our creative muscles. This will be a high intensity bootcamp-style approach to learning multiple new ideation tools by doing them (fast and furious). It’s both method and madness. Bring a towel and water.

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Designers as Public Artists: Translating our Work to Street Stencils

Eleventh Monk3y
1022 Grand Avenue

Led by Lindsay Kinkade

Learn how to translate your designs to street stencils for small installations and larger tessellations. We think you’ll see more street painting in the next few years in the Valley and designers’ skills will translate well to large beautiful street graphics. We need to build our skills to be ready for the calls for entries when they come.

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Letterpress Workshop

Letterpress Central
6185 West Detroit Street, Chandler

Put your technology aside and get ink flowing. Join Letterpress Central in a freeform, creative and fun letterpress workshop where you’ll roll out lots of ink quickly to create textures, layers and then add a mix of wood type and images to get terrific unique posters/prints.

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Brainstorming Sucks: Delivering Real Client Value the POV Way

1:00 – 4:00 PM

Infusionsoft
1260 S Spectrum Blvd, Chandler

Led by Nick Contaldo

Ready to have a happier, more productive team that consistently delivers the best work of their lives? Infusionsoft will show you the process that recently won them #17 Best Medium Workplace in the US and a $54M investment from Goldman Sachs. Learn how to get your clients and partners together with your entire agency (non-creatives too!) in the design process to make your team feel like they’re part of a bigger cause and to push themselves to create work clients truly love.

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Workshop Presenters

TAMARA CHRISTENSEN

TAMARA CHRISTENSEN

NICK CONTALDO

NICK CONTALDO

LINDSAY KINKADE

LINDSAY KINKADE

LETTERPRESS CENTRAL

LETTERPRESS CENTRAL

PECHAKUCHA + KICK-OFF PARTY // FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18


Crescent Ballroom
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Our opening party at Crescent Ballroom features a PechaKucha event followed by some amazing local music acts.

DETAILS + REGISTRATION

MADNESS // SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

SATURDAY CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

MORNING

7:30 / Registration

9:00 / Mark Dudlik

Welcome

9:05 / Marc Oxborrow

Introductions

9:15 / Mikey Burton

Presentation

10:15 / Alicia Eggert

Presentation

11:15 / PJ McCormick

Presentation

12:15 PM / Lotta Nienimen

Presentation

AFTERNOON

1:15 / Lunch

2:30 / Marc Oxborrow

Welcome back

2:45 / James White

Presentation

3:45 / Kelly Stevens

Presentation

4:45 / Yomar Augusto

Presentation

5:45 / Danny Yount

Presentation

6:45 / Niki Blaker

Closing

Speakers

MARC OXBORROW

MARC OXBORROW

METHOD + MADNESS EMCEE Marc Oxborrow, has been obsessed with signs, symbols, letters and codes ever since he was an undersized choirboy growing up in Mexico City.

YOMAR AUGUSTO

YOMAR AUGUSTO

Yomar Augusto is a multi-disciplined graphic designer, typographer and artist from Brazil based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

MIKEY BURTON

MIKEY BURTON

Mikey Burton is a Philadelphia-based, freelance designer and illustrator who has worked for clients including Bloomberg Magazine, Fast Company and Newsweek.

ALICIA EGGERT

ALICIA EGGERT

Alicia Eggert is an interdisciplinary artist living in Portland, Maine, whose work takes the form of kinetic, electronic and interactive sculpture.

PJ MCCORMICK

PJ MCCORMICK

PJ McCormick is a UX Design Lead at Amazon, where he leads a nimble and powerful team of ultra-talented UX designers and web developers.

LOTTA NIEMINEN

LOTTA NIEMINEN

Lotta Nieminen is an illustrator, graphic designer and art director from Helsinki, Finland. She now works as a freelancer full time in New York City.

KELLY STEVENS

KELLY STEVENS

Since joining Whole Foods in 2002, Kelly Stevens has been an integral part of the company's transformation into a globally recognized brand.

JAMES WHITE

JAMES WHITE

James White is a visual artist, designer and speaker living in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. He makes posters and all kinds of cool stuff.

DANNY YOUNT

DANNY YOUNT

Danny Yount has been recognized internationally for his work in feature film and television main titles and show opens.

METHOD // SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20

Cronkite School of Journalism // 555 N. Central Avenue
9 AM – 4 PM

SUNDAY CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

10:00 AM

Modern Style Guides for a Better Tomorrow

Shay Howe

Design Like a MoPho: Tap Our Midcentury Modern Heritage for Fun & Profit

Alison King

Photoshop CC to Adobe Edge Reflow: Create a Responsive Design Visually

Brian Wood

Branding and Marketing Yourself: How to Get Better Projects and More of Them

Shaina Rozen

11:00 AM

“Do it Yourself” Niche

Jon Arvizu

The Design of Stories and The Story of Great Design

Ward Andrews

Jump into Adobe DPS Interactivity to Create an App

Brian Wood

The Future of UX

Cody Landefeld

12:00 PM LUNCH

1:15 PM

What’s Sex Got to Do with It? The Roles of Women in Design

Panel: Kathy Morgan, Susannah Fields, Lynn Fisher, Adele Mulford, and Lindsay Tingstrom

Deep Design: Getting Beyond Decoration

James Archer

Create a Killer Site in Adobe Muse

Brian Wood

Getting your Startup in an Incubator and Why Your Idea Doesn’t Matter

Jamie Martin

2:15 PM

If You’re Not Scared, You’re Not Doing It Right

Bob Case

Surviving ‘Design by Committee’: Lessons from the Arizona State Quarter Commission

James Bowie

Using Adobe Ideas, Illustrator, and Creative Cloud with Behance to Jump Start Your Creative Workflow

Brian Wood

Damn Good Digital Experiences: Designing for Delight

Rebekah Cancino

3:15 PM

The Most Important Thing You Should Know About You

Michael Duah

Stop Polishing Turds, Start Thinking Strategically

Cathleen Mitchell

Tips and Tricks: Work Smarter, Not Harder in Your Adobe Applications

Brian Wood

Interdisciplinary Collaboration – in Principle and Practice

Rudy Berk

Speakers

WARD ANDREWS

WARD ANDREWS

JAMES ARCHER

JAMES ARCHER

JON ARVIZU

JON ARVIZU

RUDY BERK

RUDY BERK

JAMES BOWIE

JAMES BOWIE

REBEKAH CANCINO

REBEKAH CANCINO

MICHAEL DUAH

MICHAEL DUAH

SUSANNAH FIELDS

SUSANNAH FIELDS

LYNN FISHER

LYNN FISHER

ALISON KING

ALISON KING

CODY LANDEFELD

CODY LANDEFELD

JAMIE MARTIN

JAMIE MARTIN

CATHLEEN MITCHELL

CATHLEEN MITCHELL

KATHY MORGAN

KATHY MORGAN

ADELE MULFORD

ADELE MULFORD

SHAINA ROZEN

SHAINA ROZEN

LINDSAY TINGSTROM

LINDSAY TINGSTROM

BRIAN WOOD

BRIAN WOOD

 

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