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Spark Events

Tuesday: January 11, 2011 Michael Bierut on the Value of Great Client Relationships
Spark is honored to present renowned designer and critic, Michael Bierut. He’ll discuss the types of clients who make ideal partners in producing great graphic design.
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Tuesday: December 7, 2010 Sixth Annual Holiday Networking Party
Bring yourself, your business cards, and the vendors you love to our sixth annual festive holiday networking event!
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Saturday: November 13, 2010 Hand-made Typography Workshop
In this hands-on typography workshop we will investigate type, design, and form making through drawing, image, sculpture.
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Tuesday: October 5, 2010 Spark Roundtable - Intellectual Property Best Practices
Copyright law is fairly black and white, but what about the gray areas of intellectual property rights for design? Be a part of the debate at the Spark Roundtable.
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Thursday: September 16, 2010 Spark Studio – Hyperakt
Founding Principals and Creative Directors Julia Vakser and Deroy Peraza, will share their insights on running a small studio. Particular emphasis will be placed on maintaining a work/life balance, business strategies and successes.
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Tuesday: August 17, 2010 Spark Social - Annual Summer Networking Event
Enjoy the summer air, some light fare, a beer, and get to know Spark at this purely social event. This is a great opportunity to have some fun, and work on building your contact database.
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Tuesday: August 3, 2010 Spark Speak – Scott Belsky on Creative Productivity
Scott believes that the greatest breakthroughs across all industries are a result of creative people and teams that are especially productive. Join us for a discussion on his new book, making ideas happen.
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Thursday: July 8, 2010 Spark Book Club – Join us for a discussion with author Warren Berger on his book Glimmer: How Design Can Transform Your Life and Maybe Even the World
Join us for a round table discussion and interview with award-winning journalist and author Warren Berger.
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Friday: June 25, 2010 Spark Roundtable - Must Have Contracts and Agreements with Clients, Contractors and Vendors
A discussion on the terms and conditions of your contracts that could prevent you from “getting burned”.
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Friday: April 16, 2010 Spark Roundtable at Thinking Creatively Conference - Intellectual Property Best Practices
Copyright law is fairly black and white, but what about the gray areas of intellectual property rights for design? Be a part of the debate at theSpark Roundtable.
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Tuesday: April 6, 2010 AIGA/NY & Spark present: How to Lead Clients Towards Being Green
This lively panel will discuss strategies from principals of design firms on how they lead even the most unexpected of clients towards the benefits of going green right from the start.
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Thursday: March 4, 2010 Spark Speak – Designers Developing Additional Revenue Streams
Join us for an all-star panel of designers who have developed thriving business models outside of the consultancy sector.
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Friday: February 12, 2010 Spark Studio – Kiss Me I'm Polish
Agnieszka Gasparska, creative director and founder of Kiss Me I'm Polish (and native of Warsaw, Poland), will share her insights on running a small studio.
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Tuesday: January 19, 2010 Spark Speak - How do you Get Inspired?
Get inspired for the new year and listen to how our panel of talented designers harness their creativity and find inspiration for their work.
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Tuesday: June 16, 2009 Spark Book Club – How to Be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul
Join us for a book club round table discussion. We will discuss your favorite ideas and tips for applying them in the real world.
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Tuesday: May 5, 2009 Spark Roundtable – Self Promotion Review by Expert Clients
Hear from a panel of experts on what clients are looking for in promotional materials, and how to deliver the maximum impact when presenting your business to prospective clients.
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Wednesday: April 29, 2009 Spark Special Event – Blair Enns on Rethinking Selling
Win Without Pitching founder and business development advisor Blair Enns will tackle the 'S' word in this discussion on how clients move through the buying cycle and how you can help.
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Tuesday: April 7, 2009 Spark Speak – Andrew Berger on Trademarking and Copywriting Issues
In this seminar Andrew Berger offers practical advice about trademarks, copyrights, and how to register and protect them.
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Tuesday: March 3, 2009 Spark Studio—Buchanan Smith
Peter Buchanan-Smith, founder of Buchanan-Smith will discuss the ins and outs of running a small design studio.
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Saturday: February 21, 2009 Spark Boot Camp For Graphic Design Firms
Get a headstart on your 2009 resolutions with this amazing full-day workshop featuring: Emily Cohen on the recession, Ivan Drucker on Mac tech support, and Adam Urban on Accounting for Design Studios
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