PechaKucha Presentation

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Rob Plante

CEO , Art director, Designer, Illustrator, Balbina Studio Art & Design

Show Me Your Vision

PRESENTED ON JUN 07, 2016
IN NANAIMO @ VOL 4

"In any process, in whatever you do, in any discussion you have about development in the city, it all comes does to just one question - 'What will it look like?' - So sketch it for heaven's sake! Show me your vision!"

In Show Me Your Vision from PechaKucha Night Nanaimo Vol. 4, Designer and Art Director at Balbina Studio, Rob Plante ignites our imaginations with something as simple as a sketch. Trained in typography, graphic design, photography, and illustration at the Royal Academy for Visual Arts in The Hague, the Netherlands, sketching is the cornerstone of his work, having informed everything in his design process throughout a prolific career. Here Having branded thousand companies and organizations as an art director, creative director, graphic designer, filmmaker, copywriter, illustrator, and coach, Robert speaks a language of design that all can understand, especially here in this simple, compelling, and charming presentation about what his city can become through sketches.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, July 4th, 2016. 

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Sketchbook of Life

BY MARTIN WILLERS
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 20, 2010

An amazing presentation by Martin Willers of sketches that show how to use the inspiration of life to lift the possibilities of humanity to new heights!

"Presentation of the Day" on January 15, 2013.

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Vision and Work

BY OSKO+DEICHMANN
IN STOCKHOLM

A presentation by German design duo Osko+Deichmann, winners of last year's +1 award.
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The Vision of Developers and City Municipality

BY BOHDAN BLÁHOVEC
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2012

Bohdan Bláhovec's presentation is titled "The Vision of Developers and City Municipality," and as a representative of an unnamed developer, he covers the vision of future development in Plzen. In just 6 minutes and 666667 hundreds of seconds he undresses the city and thus exposes its pure beauty. (in Czech)

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Tokyo in Sketches

BY ADRIAN HOGAN
@ VOL 108 ON NOV 06, 2013

A few years ago, Adrian Hogan went to Aomori, Japan and taught English for one year. During that time, he developed a habit of drawing his students. Here he shows us his work and how it has evolved over the years. Now he works as a freelance illustrator in Tokyo.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 22, 2013.

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My Life in Drawing

BY JAKE LOCKETT
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 05, 2014

Talented illustrator Jake Lockett takes us through his life in drawing through a chronological romp through his stetch books, from year 2 to year 24. See some of the incredible sketches Jake has done throughout the years and how far he has come since his toddler days. 

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A Vision for an Improved LaGuardia

BY JIM VENTURI
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Jim Venturi's proposes to relocate prisoners from Riker's Island, bulldoze the island, and expand LaGuardia Airport to create a more "multi-borough" mindset, connect commuter rail to the entire city, and increase transit-based development in the Bronx and Queens. 

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Don't Quit Your Daydream

BY BETHANY ROBERTSON
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 20, 2015

Bethany Robertson is an amazing Brooklyn-based artist who gives her work away FOR FREE in a traveling suitcase to thousands of people whereever she goes. She tells the stories and impacts of her illustrations, Loveless Designs, through her many instagram followers. 

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The Importance of Drawing [on Your Child’s School Lunch Bag]

BY PETER EXLEY
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

“Research has illustrated that 90% of us will do almost all of the drawings we will make in our lifetime before the age of 10. That’s the threshold we pass when someone tells us that we aren't good at art or math or science.”

In The Importance of Drawing [on Your Child’s School Lunch Bag] from PechaKucha Night Batavia’s first volume, Speaker Peter Exley discusses the importance of thoughtful and deliberate sketches. We all spent time in our youth expressing ourselves through drawing. At some point, many of us turned our attentions to things less creative. Peter did not. Here’s why.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016. 

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This is Your Creative Wake Up Call!!!

BY NADIYA VIRANI
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 30, 2016

Fueled by pixels, pantones & peanut butter, Nadiya Virani is a creative, multidisciplinary Graphic Designer with an eye for innovation & passion for typography. She recalls her first Creative Wake Up Call and how it propelled her into a career that assists others in bringing their own creative visions to life.