Lightning Talks

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April 14, 2016

icon-lt-120AIGA Maine’s Lightning Talks are a recurring series in which creatives of all kinds present brief, informal talks to their peers. Each event is centered around a single broad topic. Several experts from within Maine’s creative community are invited to speak for about 10-15 minutes about one aspect of that subject. Speakers share stories or case studies, talk about process, and provide helpful tips and ideas. Lightning Talks are a forum for learning from one another’s expertise and experiences, and a chance to meet and build connections with creative professionals outside of your own discipline.

Past Lightning Talks

April 12, 2017 · Maine Charitable Mechanic Association


  • Katherine Benedict, Puelle Design: Get Paid Faster: 10 Invoice Design Mistakes to Avoid
  • Jaime Steed, Key Bank: How to Sell Yourself and Your Ideas
  • Lauren Myers, Lauren Rachel Design: Essentials of Freelancing and Being a Successful Solopreneur
September 16, 2015 · Think Tank


  • Anchour: The Value of Branding
  • Arielle Walrath, Might & Main: Before Design: Research and Strategy for Better Brands
  • David Puelle, Puelle Design: Brand Archetypes: an Introduction, Benefits and Pitfalls
  • Kate Howe: Branding for Placemaking
May 15, 2015 · IDEXX Laboratories

UX: User Experience Design

  • Chris Laflamme: UX How to Begin Beginning
  • Ellen Kanner: UX Process: From Idea to Final Product
  • Ben Ho: The Human Side of Design
  • Eric Basford: Freedom Through Constraints: Embracing Mobile UI Guidelines
  • Kevin Silver: Interaction Design – Language of Behavior
May 2, 2014 · SPACE Gallery

Book Arts

  • Martha Kearsley, Strong Arm Bindery
  • Don Lindgren, Rabelais Books
  • Scott Vile, Ascensius Press
February 20, 2014 · SPACE Gallery


  • Jeff Badger
  • Christopher David Ryan
  • Mike Gorman
November 21, 2013 · Zero Station

Type Design

  • Neil Patel, Greyletter: Customize Me
  • David Wolfe, Wolfe Editions: Letterpress: A Historic Process
  • Mark Jamra, Type Culture: High-Performance Typefaces
August 15, 2013 · Zero Station


  • Nathan Eldridge
  • Brian Fitzgerald
  • Mark Rockwood
May 16, 2013 · Zero Station

Web Design

  • Kevin Brooks, Independent web developer
  • Travis Soule, Web developer at The Atom Group
  • Justen Peters, Principal at 50 Fish
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Pasadena · Thursday, April 4, 2019 - Saturday, April 6, 2019
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