Perspective: A Conversation about Diversity & Inclusion

The world changes when we change our perspective.

Join us for a casual evening of conversation at Free Range Brewing as we host a diverse panel of designers, thinkers, and creators from the Charlotte community.

With open minds and hearts we’ll be sharing stories of diversity in design and discussing the value of inclusion in the workplace, what it’s like working with members of different backgrounds, and how everyone can contribute to a broader community perspective.

Panelists include:

Headshot of Luis CostalesLuis Costales
Creative Director + Founder, Atypic
Headshot of Chris CuretonChris Cureton
Art Director, Birdsong Gregory
Headshot of Kimberly EasleyKimberly Easley
Product Manager, Wells Fargo
Headshot of Mikale KwiatkowskiMikale Kwiatkowski
Art Director of Brand Experience, Belk
Headshot of Marty McKinneyMarty McKinney
Senior Interaction Visual Designer, Ally Financial Inc.

Moderated by:

Headshot of Chris StaglChris Stagl
Associate Professor of Graphic Design, Chowan University

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Design Continuum Fund, a scholarship fund for local, underserved creative students who wish to pursue a design education. We aim to make our industry more accessible, inclusive, and progressive.

Attendees Pricing
Members $5
Non-Members $10

AIGA Charlotte is committed to creating an inclusive environment where diverse voices are active in all aspects of our organization. We aim to inspire a culture of inclusion in which all individuals feel respected and are treated fairly, and different viewpoints, opinions, thoughts, and ideas are encouraged and embraced.


“Research has shown that diverse groups are more effective at problem solving than homogeneous groups, and policies that promote diversity and inclusion will enhance our ability to draw from the broadest possible pool of talent, solve our toughest challenges, maximize employee engagement and innovation, and lead by example by setting a high standard for providing access to opportunity to all segments of our society.”

President Barack Obama | October 5, 2016


We consider diversity comprehensively, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability and disability, age, and other factors that shape creative perspective and professional experience.

When & Where
Wed, Feb 21, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Free Range Brewing
2320 N Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC 28205
Currently Registered
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