Join us in welcoming Richard Ting for an AIGA Pittsburgh speaking engagement.
Design Humanism—Optimizing design to benefit humanity
The role of design in shaping the future has never been more important. The institutions, systems, behaviors, and narratives that form the world we currently live in are in desperate need of a re-design. However, as designers we need to evolve and change as well.
Pre-registration is required for this event. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Limited to 50 guests. Registration will close Thursday, November 14 at 12:00 noon.
The event will be held at Two PNC Plaza (620 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222). Bring a photo ID and sign in at the security desk in the lobby. The space will open at 6:30 p.m. and the event will start promptly at 7:00 p.m.
EVP Global Chief Experience Officer + US Chief Creative Officer
As EVP, Global Chief Experience Officer + US Chief Creative Officer, Richard is a C-suite partner to R/GA’s global client roster. Richard has 20 years of experience in building, guiding, and directing world class digital design teams to envision, pilot, and commercialize innovative digital products, services, and customer experiences. Richard is also a co-Founder and Partner in R/GA Ventures and has worked with and advised more than 80 early-to-growth stage startups.
While overseeing and setting the vision for R/GA’s global team of multi-disciplinary designers, Richard ensures that his teams are highly skilled in design thinking, product innovation, service design, commerce, prototyping, and digital marketing. In recent years, Richard has worked with a wide range of companies including Nike, Samsung, Google, Verizon, and Equinox and has received nearly every major industry creative award, including the Cannes Titanium Lion, the D&AD Black Pencil, and the Grand CLIO.
Throughout his career, Richard has been a much sought-after industry leader and has served on a number of creative award show juries such as The One Show, The Art Director’s Club, the International CLIO Awards, and the London International Awards. Additionally, Richard has spoken at prominent conferences such as Cannes, RISE, SXSWi, and CES and written articles for Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, Huffington Post, and Advertising Age.
Richard currently serves on the AIGA National Board of Directors and is an executive member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Aside from his professional pursuits, Richard has deep subject matter expertise on sports, sneakers, and hip hop music. To learn more about Richard, follow @flytip on Twitter.
Additionally, Richard is the 2020 Conference Chair for the AIGA Design Conference which will be hosted in Pittsburgh on March 30-April 1. Our design conference is hosted by AIGA, the professional association for design, as a means of connecting the design community through rich conversation, inspiration, networking, and education. As conference chair, Richard works with AIGA to define a theme for the conference that reflects the current state of the design profession and frames the important, future-facing issues we’ll address.