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Design Debates, In-House

Thu, Apr 6, 2017 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
912 Fort Duquesne Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

After a successful Design Debates this past September, AIGA Pittsburgh has turned Design Debates into a panel series covering a different design topic each session. In partnership with 4moms, this Design Debates will cover the topic of In-House teams. The evening will cover the opportunities and struggles facing a large majority of the design community.

Thursday, April 6th


912 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Happy Hour:

6:00 - 7:00

Sharp Edge Bistro

922 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Design Debates:

7:15 - 9:00


912 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Andrew Twigg - Moderator

Andrew is Assistant Teaching Professor at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Design, where he has focused on web design and cross-media design systems, and is an independent designer focused on visual-verbal design strategy, branding and web design.

Prior to establishing Andrew Twigg Design Studio, LTD, he lived in Chicago where he worked at startups and in agencies on established and emerging consumer and business-to-business brand and content strategy, web strategy, and SEO. He is currently the Treasurer of AIGA National Board and serves on the Advisory Board of AIGA Pittsburgh.

Charlie Banachoski - Debater
Sr. Manager Graphic & Brand Design
PPG / Architectural Coatings

Charlie graduated from La Roche College in 1997 with a BS in Graphic Design. He went on to work at a few agencies in Pittsburgh for the first 10 years his career. During that time he had the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects for many clients across several different industries. His experience designing for healthcare, financial, food & beverage, education, and an array of consumer-packaged goods, helped him learn a lot and work with some really great people.

In 2009 he began working in-house at PPG for the Architectural Coatings business unit. At that time, he was one of three designers who supported a marketing team of thirty who managed a portfolio of seven paint and stain brands. As PPG grew the size of the marketing team grew into what is now one hundred marketers managing twenty-four paint, stain and specialty products brands in the US and Canada. Currently, he leads a team of thirteen extremely talented and agile graphic designers in the US and Canada that have a wide range of talents and capabilities. He continues to be an advocate for design in business and he is always looking for ways to grow and strengthen the team.

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