Nikki Villagomez: How Culture Affects Typography

Join AIGA Cleveland and local designer, blogger, and typofile, Nikki Villagomez, for a look into how culture affects the decision processes of every day life. For those who mix words with images, this is as crucial to the message we convey as it is fascinating to an observer of those processes. In her presentation, Villagomez will use pictures she has taken throughout her travels and talk about the comparisons (and contrasts) in type choices based on location.

We encourage local designers in the Cleveland community to really look at the typography throughout your city and take pictures that you feel represents the city of Cleveland. Pictures need to be submitted by Friday, August 17. You can submit your pictures 2 ways:

Email them

Tweet them to: @nikki_vz with the hashtag #ClevelandType
Picture Submission: resolution: 300 dpi, format: jpeg, size: 5 x 7 inches
File naming: Last name_First Name_description of image (Example: Villagomez_Nikki_ClevelandSign.jpeg)

These pictures will used as a crucial part of the September 13th presentation.

Member: $10
Nonmember: $20
Student member: $5
Student nonmember: $10

Bio:Nikki graduated from Louisiana State University with a BFA in Graphic Design. After working in New York City for Hearst Magazines and Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) she moved to her homestate of South Carolina where she became a full-time freelancer. She is founder of the South Carolina chapter of AIGA and served as president for 2 years. She taught Graphic Design and Typography at the University of South Carolina in Columbia for 5 years. Currently, she is a Senior Designer at Dixon Hughes Goodman in Hudson, Ohio. In her free time she maintains her blog about how culture affects typography at

When & Where
Thu, Sep 13, 2012 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
3910 Lorain Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44113