Marathon Clambake

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Clambake is a gathering for designers, creatives, and those who like design and want to know more. It’s a time to get together, network, and hear about some of the cool new design work that is happening in RI. Two presenters from two different design disciplines present each month. Presentations are generally 15 minutes followed by Q&A.

In September, we are hosting a special Clambake - Marathon Clambake as a part of the DESIGN WEEK RI 2018 Speaker series. Instead of the two regular presenters, we’ll have four RI designers: Carrie Chatterson of CC:S, Kyna Leski of 3six0 Architecture, Jason Pamental, and Nick Scappaticci of Tellart.

We will be in the courtyard of the Plant! Since we’ll be outdoors, feel free to bring your chair if you’d like. We’re psyched to have Riffraff as our bar.

Check out below to learn more about our speakers and register today! Thank you to our special sponsor and partner for Marathon Clambake: Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at CCRI.

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Carrie Chatterson

Principal and Creative Director, CC:S

Carrie’s two decades of design experience inform her creative leadership at CC:S, a boutique graphic design studio, which she founded in 2005. In 2014, she relocated from Brooklyn to North Kingstown, RI to grow the studio and reconnect with nature.

Her uncompromising aesthetic sensibilities have contributed to the success of innumerable marketing and branding initiatives—including the design of identity systems, digital and print campaigns, and exhibitions—for nonprofit organizations and innovative companies. Carrie works with clients along the east and west coasts, including ACLU, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, City University of New York, Claritas, Dorothea Dix Park, National Urban League, Newport Restoration Foundation, Samsung and Tenement Museum.

In addition to client work, Carrie and the designers at CC:S create print products, including wrapping paper, prints, calendars and handmade books. She also collaborates with her husband, painter Kris Chatterson, on personal projects such as apparel and prints inspired by surfing, nature, pattern and contemporary art.

Carrie holds a bachelor of science degree in Graphic Design from the College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning at the University of Cincinnati.

Jason Pamental

Designer, Strategist, Tinkerer, & Typographer

Jason spends much of his time leading design and development teams, running workshops, and working with clients establishing their typographic systems and digital strategy. He is a seasoned design and user experience strategy leader with over 20 years’ experience on the web in both creative and technical roles. Projects range from Ivy League and High Tech to the NFL and America’s Cup. He also researches and writes on typography for the web: he’s author of Responsive Typography from O’Reilly, articles for .Net Magazine, PRINT Magazine, HOW, Typecast Blog,, and frequent podcast guest. He’s an experienced speaker and workshop leader, having presented at over 50 national and international conferences. The real story: mainly he just follows Tristan and Tillie around Turner Reservoir, posting photos on Instagram.

Kyna Leski

Founding Principal, 3six0 Architecture

Kyna Leski is a designer, an artist, a teacher, and a writer who seeks creative discovery or, as she puts it, “realizing you do not know what you thought you knew, while expanding what you do.”

As a founding principal of 3six0 Architecture, Leski commits to creative discovery as an efficient and effective approach. Here Leski redefines problems that set in motion the strategy for solutions tailored to the specific needs, limits and situation of each project. The results have been recognized by Rhode Island and Boston AIA and the Boston Society of Architects numerous times. Architectural Record named 3SIXØ one of ten “vanguard” architecture firms emerging worldwide and subsequently recognized 3SIXØ for “Record Interiors.”

As the author of the first semester architecture curriculum at The Rhode Island School of Design, Professor Leski crafts problems which direct students back to their own inquiry as the source for generating ideas. Leski’s pedagogy is the basis of The Making of Design Principles, a book she authored in 2007. Leski served as the Head of the Department of Architecture, Graduate Director and Chief Critic of the RISD European Honors Program in Rome. She was a Visiting Professor, China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China.

Leski’s house of visual shadows, called Dream House, won first place out of 480 entries in the Shinkenchiku Residential Design Competition. Architect Shin Takamatsu called her design “outstanding” and said of it, “Light undergoes variations and dislocations and becomes architecture.” In 1997 the Architectural League of New York selected Leski as a winner of its annual Young Architects Competition; this past fall she year was inducted into the RI Design Hall of Fame and received its Lifetime Achievement Award.

In 2015, The MIT Press published, Leski’s book The Storm of Creativity. It has been translated into Russian, Turkish, Korean, and soon will be in Chinese. The illustrations made by Leski for this book are the basis for her animation, “Storm’s-eye View.” Leski has given over 30 talks on creativity across the country—from POP!Tech in Camden, Maine to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California.

Nick Scappaticci

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Tellart

As Chief Executive Officer, Nick leads Tellart in high-level operational and strategic decisions, while still being involved in details of project development and execution. He is responsible for leading a staff of strategists, designers and technologists, and for creating a cohesive cultural environment for Tellart that enables project and career success.

Nick studied Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). He is currently a member of the Adjunct Faculty at RISD where he teaches interface design and senior studio.

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