In his talk “Innovation to Match Your Own Creativity”, Nicholas van der Walle, Astute Graphics’ founder, will be looking at the vector designer’s current challenges, workflows developed by leading designers, and where new developments may benefit all creative professionals. Based on unique developments undertaken, discussions with industry leaders and interaction with a broad spectrum within the design industry, the talk will deliver some special insights and tips.
The AG Grand Tour
The Victorians did it throughout Europe, now Astute Graphics is due to pack its bags and trek across the United States in an exhaustive (and probably exhausting!) trip from West to East coast in October. We’ll just be doing it with fewer pack horses, assistants and less chivalry! Starting in Seattle and finishing in New York, stops will be made in San Francisco, 4 October and Los Angeles, 9 October to talk at two of the most active Illustrator User Groups in the world!
Bay Area Illustrator User Group, San Francisco
The Bay Area Ai UG was created to bring all levels and types of creatives together to share ideas and information. And on the 4 October, it will be special event, held at Adobe’s San Francisco offices with huge thanks to Adobe for the generosity and group organisers Teresa Roberts and Sharon Steuer! The agenda will be:
6:30 Schmoozing and Pizza
7:00 Innovation to Match Your Own Creativity
8:15 Huge Raffle: Adobe CS6 Design Standard and wonderful items from Astute Graphics!
RSVP – contact the user group via www.meetup.com/ILUGSF/events/81895852/
Adobe Illustrator Los Angeles
The AiLA mantra is to “Create. Explore. Share. Meet other pros in graphics design and computer technology.” A great starting point, then! Very kindly organised by Chana Messer, the meeting will be held between 7 and 9pm on 9 October at ING Direct Cafe, 11175 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Astute Graphics will be bring along some great prizes and give-aways.
RSVP via http://astuteaila.eventbrite.com/
Astute Graphics, based in Herefordshire, England, has been successfully helping to improve workflow for designers who use their plugin tools with Adobe Illustrator since 2006. Nicholas, who has a background in design engineering, was inspired to design a set of tools when he started using Illustrator himself in his graphic work 8 years ago. Realizing that creativity, accuracy and meeting deadlines are essential for designers to flourish in their work, Nicholas has now devoted his career to bringing solutions to market which enables users to push the boundaries with their creative flair and deliver refined results whilst saving time of up to 60% in the process.
These award winning plugins are used by designers worldwide within a variety of industries from fashion and animation to branding agencies and pre-press. His team is committed to the highest levels of service and quality and actively seeks feedback from customers to continually provide solutions for optimizing workflow. Development and research is of paramount importance and forms a major reason for touring the United States to visit existing clients and present at meetings.
We look forward to seeing you there!