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Chef Tiffany Poe

April 12, 2012
Tiffany Poe
Chef Poe will share ongoing work for The Food Network, (The Pioneer Woman, filmed by a British crew in Pawhuska) a national campaign for Dairy Farmers (she’s developed milk and cheese recipes for children, and she doesn’t eat dairy) as well as projects for corporate clients such as ConocoPhillips.  After the presentation, she’ll design a signature cocktail just for us. (Alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions available.) followed by tastings and a naming contest.

Tiffany Poe has been sharing her love for food, cooking and creativity for more than a decade. Marked by passion and enthusiasm, Chef Poe has brought to life the fascinating topics of the culinary arts to thousands of students, professionals and business teams throughout Oklahoma.  A Certified Executive Chef and graduate of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park New York, Chef Poe enjoys blending her experiences from the hospitality, education and corporate worlds into the style of teaching and coaching she now shares with her clients. She is the owner of Avant Garde Culinary Services (a consulting, food styling and corporate coaching company) and an adjunct professor for Tulsa Community College.  Tiffany and her husband Steven live in Tulsa, OK with their three small children.

Ian Spalter / R/GA

March 8, 2012

Ian Spalter
VP Product Design | VP Product Design | R/GA New York

So you think your work is innovative and you are really challenging the very definition of what it means to work in our field today? Think again. You don’t want to miss this unique opportunity to meet our guest speaker for March.  Ian Spalter is the VP of Product Design at R/GA. Working primarily on the Nike account, Ian focuses on creating digital products and services that influence behavior across desktop, mobile, social, and other emerging platforms. It is time to think beyond unidirectional communications, and trying to connect with an audience through single-minded, traditional means. Ian has been able to eliminate the boundaries between all media to maximize the power of thoughtfully designed experiences that can trully resonate with his client’s audiences. Think Walmart, Pepsi, AVAYA, Verizon, Lancome, and a long etcetera of some of the world’s leading brands. The game is changing and Ian Spalter (R/GA, New York) is one that is leading the field to new and exciting places for all of us.


Special thanks to our meeting sponsor OSUIT.

Michael Bierut

January 19, 2012

Michael Bierut
Partner, Pentagram New York

Michael Bierut studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. Prior to joining Pentagram’s New York office as a partner in 1990, he was vice president of graphic design at Vignelli Associates. His clients at Pentagram have included The Council of Fashion Designers of America, The New York Times, The Museum of Arts and Design, United Airlines, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Harley-Davidson, Princeton University, the Morgan Library and Museum, Saks Fifth Avenue and the New York Jets.

He has won hundreds of design awards and his work is represented in the permanent collections of museums around the world. He has served as president of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and as that organization’s national president. He is also a board member of the Architectural League of New York and New Yorkers for Parks. For the last ten years he has been a Senior Critic in the graphic design program at the Yale School of Art, and a senior faculty fellow at the Yale School of Management. In 2002, Michael Bierut co-founded Design Observer, a blog of design and cultural criticism: today, the site is the largest design publication in the world. In 2008, he was named winner in the Design Mind category of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards.

Special thanks to our meeting sponsor Neenah Paper.

Michael Bierut : How To
Co-presented by Philbrook Museum of Art
Thursday, January 19, 2012 | 6:00p Social | 7:00p Presentation
Members: Free | Students* & Non-members: $7.50
Philbrook Museum of Art | Patti Johnson Wilson Hall | 2727 S Rockford Rd |
*Free admission with a valid ID to students, faculty and employees from Philbrook member colleges.

– ADCT Half-price Membership in effect now
– Block Party, Block Pick-up available at both January events
– Chase the New T-shirts coming soon

Block Party

February 9 @ Living Arts Gallery.

ADCT needs you to for this year’s 3rd annual ADCT Block Party.

How it works: Get a 4×4 wooden block from us. Take that block and get artsy. Return that block to us. Join us for the Block Party February 9th at Living Arts Gallery where your block will be the star of the show. All blocks will be silently auctioned the night of the block party. The funds raised will be awarded to exceptional art students during our Graphex 43 awards presentation.


Artists donating a block to be auctioned will get in free. Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place blocks and also for the highest bidding block. Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar will be available.

To be a PARTICIPATING ARTIST in this year’s Block Party:

STEP ONE: Pick up your block:

1) Philbrook (January 19, 5 – 9p.m.) 2727 South Rockford Rd, Tulsa, OK 741142) Dwelling Spaces (During business hours) 119 South Detroit Ave. Tulsa, OK 74120

3) AcrobatAnt (During business Hourse) 1336 East 15th Street, Tulsa, OK 74120

Ask for Bryan.

STEP TWO: Design your block.

Feel free to do whatever you want to this block. Paint it. Sculpt it. Carve it. Photograph it. Whatever. Keep in mind we want to sell this block for big, big money:)

STEP THREE: Return your finished block.

Return to Living Arts Gallery (307 East Brady Street) on Feb. 2 from 3-6 pm If you can’t return the block at this location/date, please contact Bryan Cooper for delivery instructions.

STEP FOUR: Party at Living Arts Gallery

Join us for the Block Party Celebration at Living Arts, Feb. 9, 6 – 9 pm where your block will be part of the silent auction.


Questions? please contact: Bryan Cooper



Block Party 2012

Thursday, February 9th 2012
6:30 pm Social | Silent Auction
Living Arts
307 East Brady

Paul Shaw

October 20, 2011  
Paul Shaw at Philbrook Museum of Art

Paul Shaw is a designer and a design historian. For three decades he has researched and written about the history of graphic design with a focus on typography, lettering and calligraphy. He was the co-curator, with Peter Bain, of the groundbreaking exhibition Blackletter: Type and National Identity. Recently, Shaw wrote the acclaimed Helvetica and the New York City Subway System (2009).

Shaw’s work has won awards from the Type Directors Club, AIGA, New York Art Directors Club, Print and Letter Arts Review. From 1992 to 2001, he was a partner with Garrett Boge in the digital typefoundry LetterPerfect. He has designed or co-designed 18 typefaces, among them Kolo, Donatello, Bermuda, Old Claude and Stockholm.

As a contributing editor for Print, Shaw co-writes the magazine’s Stereotypes column. In 2008 he established Blue Pencil, a blog dedicated to research and education about topics in graphic design history, typography and lettering. He has a BA in American Studies from Reed College and both an MA and an MPhil in American History from Columbia University.

Paul Shaw: Helvetica and the New York City Subway System
Thursday, October 20, 2011
6:00p Social | 7:00p Presentation
Philbrook Museum of Art | Patti Johnson Wilson Hall
2727 South Rockford Road

Special thanks to our meeting sponsor OSUIT.

Nick Butcher/ Nadine Nakanishi / Sonnenzimmer

November 10
Sonnenzimmer: Images and Concepts from Chicago

Sonnenzimmer is a Chicago-based art and screen printing studio run by Nadine Nakanishi and Nick Butcher. The couple merges backgrounds in typography, printmaking, graphic design and fine art to create hand-crafted posters, books, music packaging and illustration. Working closely with Chicago’s bustling free jazz community, Sonnenzimmer has found a place where experimentation and abstraction are both respected and demanded. This freedom has allowed them to work through countless ideas and styles, shaping their visual language, one that is simultaneously quiet and bold. Their work has been exhibited internationally and recently locally at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Some of their past projects have been published in books by Gestalten, Princeton Architectural Press, Juxtapoz, Pepin Press, and Rockport Publishers.

Sonnenzimmer: Images and Concepts from Chicago

Thursday, November 10 2011
6:30 pm Social | 7:30 pm Presentation
Living Arts
307 East Brady


Holiday Party

Date: December 15, 2011
Holiday Party at the MAX Bar Downtown. Come join us for a drink (or two) and get in the holiday spirit. We’ll be there from 7:45. Hope to see you there!

John Bielenberg

January 12, 2012

**Update as of 01/12/12**

Snow Blocked

So, sometimes these things happen. Due to snowy weather, John Bielenberg is currently stuck on the east coast and will not be speaking tonight. But don’t worry, we have a back-up plan. We still plan on having a meeting tonight. Same time, same place. Stop by Living Arts tonight to pick up your block for Block Party, sign up for half-price membership, or just talk some shop about the Tulsa Brand and hang out with your favorite ADCT pals. And although John can’t make it to talk this season, he’ll be gearing up to kick off the next ADCT season in September.

Shop Talk & Block Pick-up
Thursday, January 12, 2012
6:30p Social | 7:30p Presentation
Free Event For Everyone
Living Arts of Tulsa | 307 E Brady St

What John does best is help companies and their people, find the courage and the sense of humor to consider whole new, wrong ways of bringing their stories, ideas, and innovations out into the world.

John feels so strongly about the value of thinking wrong that he created a program called Project M that is designed to inspire and educate young designers, writers, photographers, and filmmakers by proving that their work—especially their wrongest thinking—can have a positive and significant impact on the world. Project M has developed projects to help a conservation area in Costa Rica, Micro-financing in Ghana, New Orleans after Katrina, the community of East Baltimore, connecting households to fresh water in Hale County Alabama and addressing the the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Alabama.

Most recently, John has partnered with Alex Bogusky and Rob Schuham to form COMMON, a new brand of capitalism that replaces competitive advantage with collaborative advantage. John, Alex and Rob believe that benefiting people, communities, society, the environment and future generations is the new advantage in business.

In his career, John has won more than 250 design awards, was nominated for 2 National Design Awards from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, served on the AIGA National Board of Directors, and teaches at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has acquired six of his projects and staged a solo exhibition in 2000. In addition, John was awarded the Skandalaris Award for Design Entrepreneurship from Washington University in St. Louis in 2009 and was granted an honorary doctorate degree from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011.

John Bielenberg : Saving the World
Thursday, January 12, 2012 | 6:30p Social | 7:30p Presentation
Members: Free | Students: $10 | Non-members: $25
Living Arts of Tulsa | 307 E Brady St

Relevant Links
Communication Arts on John
Project M
Alabamboo Make & Ride
PieLab in New York Times

– ADCT Half-price Membership in effect now
– Block Party, Block Pick-up available at both January events
– Chase the New T-shirts coming soon