Mapping the Second Half of Your Career

If you've reached 25 years of experience in your design career and are feeling at a crossroads, this half-day workshop can help as you decide how to shape your next steps.

David C. Baker, the leading management consultant for the creative services industry, will share perspectives on what our seasoned designers, creative directors, and studio owners need to consider. Topics will include evaluating your own suitability for the options, deciding whether to move into related field, and tips for identifying and minimizing the effects of age discrimination, etc.

Some background: the single largest growth segment of the U.S. working population is the 50+ group. People are living and working longer, and designers often feel a drive to keep creating and contributing into their 70s. Your Atlanta chapter of AIGA is embarking on a year of programming that supports our seasoned members, giving them the tools they need during the next phase of their career.

To help attendees prepare for this valuable personal growth workshop, a short list of articles will be provided prior to the event.

Attendees will have opportunities in the months to come to reconnect about this topic and continue the conversation.

You can learn more about David by visiting Recourses at these locations:

AIGA Trustees and Design Leaders: free
AIGA Contributors, Supporters and Sustaining Members: $100
Non-members: $150

Georgia Tech Conference Center
800 Spring Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

Free parking is available in the GT Conference Center’s parking deck.

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012
8:30 a.m. — breakfast and networking
9:00 a.m. — session begins
11:30 a.m. — David talks with an invited guest on current trends and their success in preparing for the second half of their career
Noon -- attendees break out in groups to share their own rich experiences
12:30 p.m. -- session closes

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Questions? Contact the event manager Lynn Browder at

All ticket sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable or transferable.

When & Where
Sat, Oct 13, 2012 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
Georgia Tech Conference Center
800 Spring Street, NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30308