AIGA Pittsburgh invites designers and educators of all experience levels and disciplines to join us for an evening of inspiration and insight into Jenn and Ken Visocky O'Grady. Jenn and Ken will discuss their latest work, A Designer's Research Manual 2nd Edition. They'll share ways to quickly integrate practical research tools into your process, discuss how to scale research work for any project, timeline, or budget and share success stories that will help you better explain the value design services can bring to your clients.
You'll leave inspired and prepared with new ways that you can integrate research in your practice, and deliver more focused and informed solutions.
More about Jenn and Ken:
Jenn Visocky O’Grady
Cleveland State University
Jenn is an AIGA National Board Member and a Professor at Cleveland State University, where she specializes in extinguishing metaphorical fires and giving pep talks. She, along with her husband and creative partner Ken, is the author of Design Currency, The Information Design Handbook and A Designer’s Research Manual, and has had her work featured in dozens of publications. When she’s not guiding and collaborating with the next generation of professional creatives, she travels and lectures regularly, carrying the banner for the transformative value of good design. Jenn also collaborated with Ken on their daughter, who travels regularly throughout their home studio.
Ken Visocky O’Grady
Professor + Graduate Coordinator
Kent State University
Ken is a Professor at the School of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University, where also serves as the Associate Director, and Graduate Coordinator. Along with his wife and creative partner Jenn, he has authored three books (Design Currency, The Information Design Handbook and A Designer’s Research Manual) and one daughter. Ken knows that the visual aspect of any project is worth fighting for, and he’s dedicated himself to opening eyes to that fact both in the classroom and in appearances across the U.S. and Canada. He also shares a birthday with Cee Lo Green. So there’s that.