AIGA SSDX Series // JumpStart 2015


APRIL 17–25
AIGA 2015 SSDX: Seattle Student Design Exchange


The Seattle Student Design Exchange (SSDX) is AIGA Seattle’s first annual 360° experience for student and emerging designers. Experience a full week of panel discussions, workshops, studio talks, portfolio reviews, and an After Party!

SSDX is not exclusive to the Pacific Northwest and anyone from the student and emerging designer community who wishes to attend is welcome to do so.

When you buy your pass you get access to all events and will select from one of four studio talks and one of four workshop. Those who purchase the Backstage Pass will be able to extend their experience by adding an additional studio talk and workshop. Backstage pass holders will also benefit further enjoying dinner with our JumpStart panelist, VIP Seating at JumpStart, and a personalized portfolio review during Reality Check.

Want to be apart of SSDX history? Submit a poster design for AIGA's Design for Good on the topic of Food. Download the project brief for details. We will professionally print the top designs to be displayed at the closing After Party for everyone to vote on. The winning designer will win a year subscription to Skill Share, $1000 value. Click here to download the poster template.


JumpStart // Walker-Ames UW
4069 Spokane Ln Seattle, WA 98105


JumpStart is a panel discussion that marks the start of SSDX and serves as a means to help students and young professionals learn more about entering the design profession. Each year a diverse panel of design professionals for our community share valuable insights on the interview process, various career paths within the design industry, what design businesses look for in portfolios as well as future employees, and also offer useful tips for getting a job.


Reception // 6:00PM–7:00PM
Introductions/Welcome // 7:15PM–7:30PM
Panel Discussion // 7:30PM–8:45PM
Q&A // 8:45PM–9PM



Barbara Combs // Principal & Creative Director Gravity Creative.









Bill Wardlow // Design Director, REI





Joseph King // Founder, Shore





  Pete Wright // Owner, Principal, and Lead Strategist Urban Influence





  Erika Canfield // Creative Development Director Pacific Market International





  Melissa Scott // Lead Designer Substantal

When & Where
Fri, Apr 17, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
University of Washington, Kane Hall (KNE)
4069 Spokane Ln
Seattle, WA 98105