The Organization of Black Designers presents:
Bringing together some of the world's top design talent in:
Graphic Design | Web | Multimedia | Interior | Fashion | Industrial and Product Design | Advertising | Animation | Comics | Architecture
October 25th - 28th, 2012
Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
151 West 5th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
MEET the design leaders and decision makers from all segments of the global design industry marketing, and promotion in one place at one time.
DEVELOP new relationships and reinforce existing partnerships.
SEE hands-on demonstrations of new technologies, products and services that define today's competitive marketplace.
EXPLORE new technology, ideas, information and creative resources for a more profitable year ahead. DesigNation® offers great value in exhibition space, equipment and additional services.
Carbon-Fibre Media's founder, Grey Williamson is a featured speaker on the following panels at DesigNation 8:
- SUPER DESIGN POWER (COMICS, FANTASY, TOYS) [Specialty Panel 2: Saturday, October 27th, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM) :: Bam! Bop! Clunk! Splat! Spiderman, Harry Potter, Batman, Captain America, Thor and many more comic book superheroes and fantasy characters are blasting theater screens and home video centers with action-packed exploits. These characters of make-believe are reaping billions at the box office. Technology has given us the power to create our wildest fantasies on screen and beyond. The line between reality and fictional fantasy continues to fade. Some of the pioneers in the comic book and fantasy trade will discuss how design plays a crucial role in the crossover potential of comics into movies, movies into toys and games and how this whole mix is driving the $18.5 billion video game and accessories market.
- WHAT IS POWERING THE FUTURE OF DESIGN? WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? [Closing Panel: Saturday, October 27th, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM] :: Examing the effect and future of design with stalwart design visionaries. Where are we going from here? What is the future of design practice? How do you use power as a designer?
Download the DesigNation 8 conference schedule here.
About the Organization of Black Designers
The Organization of Black Designers (OBD) is a non-profit international professional association dedicated to promoting the visibility, empowerment and interaction of its membership and the understanding and value that diverse design perspectives contribute to world culture and commerce.