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Shutterstock’s Pixels of Fury: A Live Creative Inspiration Tournament


Shutterstock’s Pixels of Fury: A Live Creative Inspiration Tournament

With Shutterstock as AIGA’s Official Sponsor for Creative Inspiration, this live design competition event takes creative inspiration to a new level. Designers battle it out across three rounds in front of an audience cheering and jeering their every move. Local superstar judges determine a winner on breakneck speed and masterful stock skills used to answer one question alone: What will you inspire us to do?

Emcee, DJ and Beer and Wine. (please note, food will not be served at this event so bring a snack or eat before the battle begins!)


Eric HeimanEric Heiman

Eric Heiman is a designer, writer, educator, and occasional DJ when prodded out of retirement. He is a principal and creative director of Volume Inc. (, founded in 2002 with Adam Brodsley. Volume’s work has been featured, published, exhibited, and honored by the finest publications, museums and professional organizations the world ‘round. Eric’s writing has been featured in such publications as Eye, Emigré, AIGA’s Voice, and is a contributing writer for the SFMOMA’s culture blog, Open Space. He is also a Professor of Design at the California College of the Arts.

Max SpectorMax Spector

Named one of 2004’s new visual artists by Print magazine, Max Spector has since been honored by the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Art Directors Club, Type Directors Club, Communication Arts, dwell, Graphis, Metropolis, HOW, GraphicDesignUSA, and many more. As Design Director at Chen Design Associates, Max works closely with the junior team members while continuing to develop his own design skills. Max teaches at the Academy of Art University, both in the classroom and as a graduate thesis advisor.

Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor Adobe and Typography SponsorFontshop.

Music provided by: Josh D. Williams DJ 8Ball
Josh D. Williams is a product designer and strategist at Hot Studio plus local leader for by day, and by night (and the occasional happy hour) he’s DJ 8Ball from the Burning Man collective Space Cowboys.

If you need special assistance to participate in this program, please contact AIGA SF at or 415-626-6008. For reasonable assistance accommodations to be provided, please RSVP for the event and notify us at least 2 weeks in advance. If we do not receive timely notification of your reasonable request, we may not be able to make the necessary arrangements by the time of the event.
More information about accessibility, public transportation and parking.

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Thursday, 14 Jun 2012
7:00pm - 9:30pm

Adobe's Town Hall
601 Townsend Street
San Francisco, California 94103 Map


  • AIGA Members: 10.00
  • Non-Members: 10.00
  • Student Members: 5.00
  • Student Non-Members: 5.00

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