PechaKucha Presentation

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Christopher Rueda

Graphic Design, Self-Employed: Principal of Penny-Farthing Design in El Paso

ONE MAN BAND: My journey so far

PRESENTED ON OCT 21, 2017
IN EL PASO @ VOL 17

Christopher Rueda is the founder of Penny-Farthing Design and the designer of this event’s poster.  Christopher shares on how he started a design business and continue to grow it. He touches on both the pro's and con's of his particular journey, and what he does to keep himself going as a Sole-Proprietor. 

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PechaKucha, the Story so Far

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Astrid and Mark, PechaKucha founders take us through how it started, why it all started and how it has grown to be one of the biggest creative networks in the world. Check out their day job here www.klein-dytham.com

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On Latvia, Graphic Design, and Tokyo

BY NATALIE CERNECKA
@ VOL 109 ON DEC 04, 2013

Natalie Cernecka, from Latvia, was trying to find a graphic designer in Tokyo. While searching, she found a small Latvian shop in Nakameguro and went to talk to the owner. She was so enthralled by the story she heard that she wanted to share it with the world via PechaKucha. While at a PechaKucha event, she met another Latvian. Through her new Latvian friend, she found a graphic designer from Ecuador who was able to help her.

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Matatu Graphic Designer

BY ASILA ASILA
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2015

Asila Asila is a matatu graphic designer in Nairobi. Matatus (mini buses) provide transport for about seventy percent of Nairobi’s population and the sector is one of the largest in Kenya.
The matatu industry has been the source of livelihood for hundreds of Kenyans and in different fields. The lifting of the ban on graffiti  by his Excellency the President has brought out the best of local designers.

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My Journey with Itsybytes

BY IKMALINA YUNOS
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 30, 2015

Talking about her experience of being the first Bruneian female game developer, Ikmalina Yunos shares the story of how her company, Itsybytes, started and how it's given her opportunities to travel to amazing places, meet master game designers and be recognized by big game companies such as Capcom.

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Avant Garnish: Designing a Cookbook with my Sister

BY REBECCA GOESLING
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“Instead of taking inspiration from the cookbook layout we actually took inspiration from things like Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue”


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My Creative Process: eclectic influences and inspirations

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@ VOL 1 ON FEB 11, 2016

Speaker Vilakone (Kone) Phachanthavong is a Lao graphic designer who is known for his distinct contemporary style. In this presentation he shares his sources of inspiration and their influence on his design work.

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Journey from Social Worker to Interior Designer

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Mary Mansfield explores the path that led her from one seemingly different career path to another, yet identifies the similarities between the two.

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No Man Is An Island

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Super talented and awards winning graphic designer Oliver Siegenthaler claims his lack of drawing skills made him a better designer, by forcing him to work harder and learn to create successful teams.

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The Secret Life of a Graphic Designer

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Crisy Meschieri is a freelance graphic designer specializing in branding, advertising, and illustration. In her presentation “The Secret Life of a Graphic Designer,” she will reflect on the story that unfolds when your passion becomes your profession.