AIGA Charlotte Small Talks are designed to be intimately scaled events that offer attendees the opportunity to learn about business practices, discuss shared passions, and gain experiential knowledge first-hand.
In our first Small Talk, Nikki Villagomez will be moderating a conversation around being an in-house designer, navigating a career path and how to approach difficult conversations.
Whether you’re ‘the designer’ or part of a broader experienced creative team, this conversation will be beneficial to you. Being an in-house designer is full of unique challenges and opportunities. Join other in-house creatives as we share advice and gain perspective over dinner.
Nikki Villagomez has over 17 years experience as a graphic designer with more than 10 years experience as an in-house designer. She has worked at Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, one of the top 20 public accounting firms in the nation, for the last 7 years. Currently, she serves as the firm’s Creative Studio Director. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a BFA in Graphic Design.
After working as an in-house designer in New York City for 3 years, she moved to her home state of South Carolina where she became a full-time freelancer. Nikki is the founder and former president of the South Carolina chapter of AIGA and has been an educator teaching Graphic Design and Typography at the University of South Carolina and the University of Akron.
Nikki is a nationally recognized speaker and author on typography based off of her blog Culture+Typography: https://nikkivillagomez.wordpress.com
*This is a members-only event. Pizza will be provided.