LITTLE ROCK, AR, August 12, 2014 – As Made by Few, the conference for makers of the web, draws near, the team at Few is excited to share some exciting news about their second design competition. An event where designers and enthusiasts will gather on Friday, August 22, 2014 to watch three selected graphic designers compete for a title and sweet prizes in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Designed by Few is a fast paced break-off event of the two day conference, Made by Few. According to Gabe Couch, brains behind the competition, “The three designers this year are incredible. It’s going to be a stiff competition. We can’t wait to see what they do for Our House.”
Designed by Few is a great event for artists, designers and creatives in Arkansas to network and talk shop while picking up a few tips from their peers. This year the designers will be working on a branding concept for the local non-profit, Our House. The designs will be used for a re-branding project for the non-profit’s major annual fundraiser called, Tie One On. Our House provides working homeless adults and children with housing, job training, and children’s programs in order to equip them with the skills to be successful in the workforce, in the community and in their own families.
Meet the Designed by Few designers
Li Zeng: Li was born and raised in China, where she got her BA in visual communication at Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing, China. She earned her MFA at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and found her interests in design thinking and social design. Currently, she is teaching Graphic Design at University of Central Arkansas. As a teacher, she aims to use design as a powerful tool to make social changes by collaborating with companies and connecting with individual needs. As a design professional, she believes that thinking about design and innovative methods in the design process can lead to significant final products/services/solutions, thus making a difference in the world.
Martin Hooper: Martin Hooper is an owner at Drift, a creative services agency in College Station, Texas. He also serves as creative director for Aggieland Outfitters, one of the largest team specific collegiate retailers in the country. Martin specializes in print and branding work, and loves cheap beer and good whiskey.
Vincent Griffin: Vince is an Artist – Curator – Illustrator – Designer living in Little Rock, Arkansas. By day, he is an Art Director for Exit Marketing and by night, he explores curating, book making, collage, and sound design under the umbrella of Land & Shape. His collages have been published in Day Job Magazine, Not Paper, The 22 Magazine, Keewee Zine, Idle Class Magazine, Mekanik Copulaire #6, and The Weird Show. He was invited to be a guest contributor for the website Doodlers Anonymous in March of 2013. He lives with his partner Mike and their dogs Oscar and Murphy.
Designed by Few tickets are included in the Made by Few registration. You can purchase your tickets at www.madebyfew.com. Tickets are going fast – we hear there are only about 25 seats left. For general inquires about the event, contact the Made by Few team at firstname.lastname@example.org.