Artonomics - New Tools for Artists and Designers

Artonomics: New Tools for Artists and Designers

Rhode Island School of Design, in partnership with the American Craft Council, will host "Artonomics: New Tools for Artists and Designers", an open symposium exploring opportunities emerging from new forms of communication, presentation, marketing and distribution. The symposium will feature RISD President John Maeda and entrepreneur Maria Thomas as keynote speakers, and panels of industry leaders will discuss new and emerging professional practice opportunities for artists and designers.

"It is important for students to understand the marketplace and range of opportunities available," said Rosanne Somerson professor, The Department of Furniture Design. "RISD is pleased to host a symposium that allows students, and a community of artists and designers, to engage in a dialogue with leaders who are at the forefront of the changing marketplace."

The Symposium Schedule

Thursday, April 29
Keynote: Artonomics: Building a Creative Business
John Maeda, designer and president Rhode Island School of Design
Maria Thomas, entrepreneur and lover of craft & most things digital
Open conversation: 6:30 - 8:00pm
RISD Auditorium, 17 Canal Street

Furniture Design Graduate Exhibition
Opening reception: April 29, 4:30 - 6:00pm
Sol Koffler Graduate Student Gallery, 169 Weybosset Street

Friday, April 30

Design to Marketplace Case Studies
Brendan McNally, director, Rhode Island Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Workshop: 9:30 - 11:30am
Tap Room, Memorial Hall, 266 Benefit Street

Making Ideas Happen
Scott Belsky, founder and CEO, Behance and author of Making Ideas Happen
Lecture: 1:00 - 2:00pm
Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center, 20 North Main Street

New Tools Panel
Moderated by Julie Lasky, editor, Change Observer
Lisa Baynes, CEO, The Guild and Artful Home
Scott Belsky. Founder and CEO, Behance
Murry Moss, founder, Moss
Discussion: 2:15 - 4:00 pm
Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center, 20 North Main Street

Principles of Nature
10:00am - 6:00pm
Chace Center lobby, 20 North Main Street

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