AIGA KC’s Spring Keynote: Ashleigh Axios

Join AIGA KC as we welcome our spring keynote speaker Ashleigh Axios. Her funny and insightful talk, titled With the World on Fire, is on the big and small lessons of a designer who works to make positive social change during times when the world seems to be perpetually set on fire. Learn about the importance of resilience and a sense of humor in taking on the meaningful challenges facing all of us. She joins us from Washington D.C. to share her journey as designer, social advocate, AIGA President-Elect, and former White House Creative Director.

20% of proceeds from this event will go to supporting AIGA KC's collaborative conference Made in the Middle; built by artists, designers, and makers celebrating creatives throughout the Midwest. You can learn more about the conference at If you would like to become a sponsor please reach out at:

About Ashleigh Axios:

Ashleigh Axios is an international speaker, strategic creative, and an advocate for design's ability to break barriers and create positive social change. She is Chief Experience Officer and a Partner at &Partners, a DC-based digital consultancy and design studio working on wicked problems. She is a national board member and President Elect for AIGA, the professional association of design. Axios formed and led the in-house creative agency for marketing, communications, and brand identity solutions at Automattic, a technology company on a mission to democratize publishing and commerce. Prior to her role at Automattic, she served as the creative director and a digital strategist in the Obama White House. She is a past president of AIGA Washington D.C., where she formed DotGovDesign, an initiative connecting and empowering government designers.

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When & Where
Thu, Mar 5, 2020 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST
3101 Gillham Plaza
Kansas City, MO 64109