Designing for Large Format
Thursday, July 21, 2016
7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The logo on a business card might be the same as the logo on a billboard, but how it’s presented is completely different. Learn the secrets and techniques of designing for large format at this special presentation by Dan Wilson, creative director at Roland DGA Corporation and held on the Roland campus in Irvine, California.
You will learn all about wide-format graphics, including best practices for viewing distances, locations, materials, finishing, composition, color management, and how to design for output and installation.
Following the presentation, Dan will lead a tour of the Roland gallery and production center to see first-hand, hundreds of creative possibilities—from movie sets and car wraps to unique signs and apparel—for you to consider in your own work.
About the Presenter
Dan Wilson is creative director at Roland DGA Corporation, a leading manufacturer of digital imaging technologies ranging from wide-format printers and cutters to 3D printing and milling machines. He is responsible for overseeing all of Roland’s online and offline marketing and communications. Dan works with an in-house team of designers and writers, as well as external freelancers and agencies to deliver a high quality and quantity of output. While the creative work is his passion, general business skills like strategy, management, and pricing/budgeting for creative services are critical to achieving successful results.
This special on-site presentation is a joint meeting of the Los Angeles InDesign User Group and Society for Experiential Graphic Design. SEGD LA is an association of people who create content-rich, emotionally compelling, experiential spaces for a wide range of environments, from hospitals and transit hubs to museums and educational campuses. Their work creates a sense of place, helps people find their way, communicates important information, and fuels a dialogue between users and the spaces they inhabit. They develop static and digital wayfinding systems, signage, environmental graphics, exhibition content, multimedia installations, public art, user interfaces, and branded/corporate environments. Members of SEGD LA research, plan, design, and build a diverse range of visual communications and information systems for the built environment. www.segd.org
Refreshments (and More)
In addition to providing the presenter, providing the meeting space, and providing a tour of the Roland Galley, Roland is also providing sandwiches and drinks, PLUS a special giveaway. How cool is that?
The person – from either LAIDUG or SEGD LA – who travels the farthest specifically to attend the meeting will receive her or his choice of any one deal at MightyDeals up to $50.00. You need to prove to us that you traveled farthest to attend this meeting. Having recently moved to the area from somewhere else won’t cut it. Be prepared to show us indication of your current residence—perhaps a driver’s license or a utility bill. Decision of the administrators of the Los Angeles InDesign User Group is final.
This meeting is free. It is event is supported by Roland and by raffles of donated prizes. No one is required to participate in the raffles. Raffle tickets are: $3 for 1, $5 for 2, $10 for 5, $20 for 13, $40 for 30. $50 for 45 and $100 for 100. All major credit cards are accepted for raffle tickets the night of the event.
eDocker CREATE! 6 month subscription. Value $774.00
Stock Layouts. Full access to Stock Layout template library. 3 month subscription. Value $299.00
AcademyX. Credit toward any class. Value $250.00
Markzware. Any single product. 12 month subscription. Value $199.00
Expo Creative Asset Manager for Mac from Insider Software. Value $149.00
Font Agent Pro 6 from Insider Software. Value $99.95
InMotion Hosting. Web hosting and free domain. Value $90.00
DTP Tools Cloud for InDesign. 6 month subscription. $77.40
TypeDNA. Font management software. Value $49.00
Adobe Stock. 15 image licenses. $44.00
InDesign Magazine. 6 month subscription. Value $30.00
Pluralsight. 1 month subscription. Value $29.00 (two raffles)
LA Web Professionals Group meeting tickets. Value $7.99 (four raffles)