Pour Back: Thanksgiving Edition

Give thanks and give back at our fall fundraiser at WeWork in South Lake Union! 

Join us for a pre-Thanksgiving party, as we support design for good. All of the ticket sales will go to the Pour Back Fund, a grant given to designers with projects that benefit the Pacific Northwest Community. We'd be really thankful if you made it!

What to expect?

  • Silent Auction featuring Seattle artists and designers
  • Raffle with lots of great prizes
  • -Sip and Sketch hosted by FiftyThree
  • Woodland Creatures Photobooth
  • Cornhole
  • Hilliard's Beer station
  • Schilling Cider station
  • Pie Station with sweet & savory Thanksgiving pies
  • More to come!

Raffle prizes / Auction items

AIGA $10 ($15 at the door)
Non-Member $15 ($17 at the door)

You must be 21+ to attend.

Design for Good: A Dialogue on Creative Social Change


Design for good is an important movement in the global design community, but what exactly does it mean and how can you become a part of it? How does design thinking come into play when it comes to solving social problems?  How can you make an impact and still make a living? We are starting the conversation here in Seattle and want to invite you to become a part of it.

Join AIGA Seattle Wednesday October 15, 2014 at the Frye Art Museum, as we start to define what design for social change means in the Seattle design community. We are bringing together a multidisciplinary panel of graphic designers, strategists, business owners, and product designers to open up the conversation and share what it means for them in their professional lives.

Perspectives will be presented on funding self-initiated projects, working with non-profit clients, the importance of corporate social responsibility for large companies, running your own design firm focused on social change, leading an in-house creative department of a global non-profit, and product design that improves people's lives. We look forward to a lively Q&A following the panel.

Let’s start the conversation together.

Our panelists include:
Cornelius Brudi, PATH, Creative Director
Michael Ellsworth, CIVILIZATION, Founding Partner / Principal
Leslie Hale, Methodologie, Chief Strategy Officer
Masuma Henry, Artefact, Executive Director
Joel Meyers, Fuse IQ, Founding Partner and Director of Business Development

Gage Mitchell, Modern Species, Partner & Creative Director and AIGA Seattle President

Doors open at 6pm
Panel Begins at 6:30pm

Following the event, walk a couple blocks to the after party at Vito's for a chance to talk with the panelists further and make some new connections.

Get updates and invite your friends and colleagues on our Facebook event page!

Pour Back is just days away.


We're getting excited about out next picnic-themed fundraiser, which is sure to be a blast. With the help from our friends from Turnstyle and Duo we're throwing a party to celebrate our local businesses and raise some dough for our design for good initiative. Here are somethings to look forward to for Thursday's shindig...

Bid on artwork from great local artists such as David PhillipsJason Grube, Katy Harrison, Tamai, and Shogo Ota.

Play giant Jenga with Makerhaus.

Join us on the rooftop deck and take pics in our awkward family photo booth. Complete with matching vests and cats.

Be inspired! We have some design for good examples to show you from Turnstyle and Sarita Schaffer of Viva Farms.

Speaking of Viva Farms, they'll have all their berries out for us to eat! Yum!

Raffle prizes. Yes we have lots of good stuff to give away thanks to our gracious local sponsors.

Oh and did we mention hors d'oeuvres from Skillet and beer from Hilliard's?

We can't wait to see you all there! Get your tickets now online

Pour Back is on Thursday August 4, 2014 @ Turnstyle & Duo, 4743 Ballard Ave. NW Suite 200, Seattle

Order tickets here, otherwise they go up $2 at the door!