Draplin Does Milwaukee

The man, the myth, the legend is coming to Milwaukee.

Aaron James Draplin of Draplin Design Co. is pulling his big orange van into town to talk some sense into AIGA Wisconsin's 2017 Portfolio Review class as the featured keynote speaker. Not only will he provide "advice" to the up-and-comers, but he'll have some big ideas to share with designers, creative directors, guidance counselors and anyone who gives a hoot about making damn good design. Buckle up, because this is gonna be fun.


FREE for Portfolio Review attendees (no registration required)
Note: Reviewers do not receive free admission.

AIGA Members: $10*
Non-members: $20*
Students: $10*

*plus Eventbrite service fees

Active AIGA members will receive a special code in their email that unlocks the member ticket rate of $10. Want to check your membership status? Contact our membership director at membership@wisconsin.aiga.org.

The (Tentative) Rundown

6pm – Happy hour feat. food, drinks and a special vinyl soundtrack
7pm – Mr. Aaron James Draplin
8pm – Happy hour part deux

Special thanks to our sponsors: Big Shoes Midwest, C2, Northern GroundHanson Dodge Creative & University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


If you've got free time that afternoon (or PTO days to burn), then sign up for Draplin's "Make a Logo the DDC Way" Workshop at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and learn the ins and outs of how Draplin approaches logo design. Yeah, it's kind of a big deal.

When & Where
Fri, May 5, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
Hanson Dodge
220 East Buffalo Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202