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Los Angeles Designers, Get Ready for AIGA LA: Speakeasy!

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Every year, AIGA LA (the professional organization for design) bestows the highest honor of the organization upon individuals carefully selected for outstanding contributions to design in Los Angeles, the AIGA LA Fellow Award. But don’t be fooled—this is no stuffy awards show with long speeches from relatively inaccessible stars. This year, the Fellows celebration, AIGA LA: Speakeasy, is a party in a salon-style soirée at the Palihouse in West Hollywood on January 20, 2011, where you can chat up creative brilliance around every corner.

This year, AIGA LA has named John Coy and Jeri Heiden as Fellows for 2010. Jeri Heiden, of Smog Design, brings 17 years of experience and 3 Grammy nominations as executive and creative director at Warner Bros. Music and A&M Records. John Coy, of Coy LA, is one of the founders of the AIGA/LA chapter and its first president. His work has influenced Los Angeles through work for LACMA, The Getty Center and the Pacific Design Center.

While the Fellow Award is a great honor, the celebration is an all-inclusive, welcoming event, open to both AIGA members and non-members. AIGA LA’s goal is to engage the design community and invite everyone to meet, mix, mingle, and get to know the Fellows as well as AIGA LA Medalists past and present (they’ve all been invited). It’s a great opportunity to get face time with people from all walks of the Los Angeles creative community, share conversation over signature drinks and delicious appetizers, make new contacts and friends, and celebrate our beloved profession.

AIGA LA: Speakeasy takes place on January 20, 2011, 6:30-9:30pm at the Palihouse Holloway in West Hollywood. Register in advance to get the best prices, as they’ll go up on the day of the event.