Virtual + Live Watch Party (TBD)
Recording Allowed: Yes
Join us for Marathon Clambake! This year, our four speaker line up has been curated in partnership with both Boston Design Week and Nashville Design Week! This inter-regional inter-disciplinary group of four speakers will blow you away. Each will present on their passion and practice and then will be part of a panel discussion with YOU! Come join us for an evening of design and community.
The event will take place virtually, with a potential in-person live watch party. Stay tuned for details! (If you’d like to host a watch party, reach out to Devin at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll pipe you into the feed!)
— For the uninitiated: Clambake is a monthly gathering for designers, creatives, and people who like design and want to know more. Two presenters from two different design disciplines present each month. Presentations are generally 15 minutes followed by Q&A. For Marathon Clambake at DESIGN WEEK RI, there will be four speakers with a 30 minute panel discussion to follow.
Lara Henderson is a book artist, printmaker and designer based in Providence, RI. She is a member of the faculty UMass Dartmouth and is the department head for Integrated Studio Arts. She has also been design faculty at Brown and RISD.
She prints out of AS220, a community printshop located in downtown Providence. She has her BFA in Graphic Design from UMass Dartmouth and her MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking at the University of the Arts. She managed the AS220 Printshop, a community printmaking studio from 2011 to 2014.
In 2015 she was an awarded a fellowship to attend Fab Academy, a six-month digital fabrication and creative coding intensive based on MIT’s popular rapid prototyping course How to Make (Almost) Anything. In 2018, she completed a three month intensive in web development.
Henderson has given many presentations of her work, most notably at PS1 as part of the New York Art Book Fair and at the Southern Graphics Council Conference. Her books are in multiple collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Free Library, the American Philosophical Society and RISD.
Max Pratt, Founder and CEO, Pratt Frameworks
Max Pratt is the founder and fabricator at bicycle company Pratt Frameworks. He co-manages a professional women, trans, & femme cycling team with a focus on equity and inclusion in the bicycle industry, and also teaches courses in the Industrial Design Department at RISD. His work focuses on high-end metal manufacturing and the bicycle as a tool for social change.
David Jon Walker
David Jon Walker is a Graphic Designer and Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. He is also principal of Rhealistic Design, a design consultancy that is active locally and nationally. As a sought-after creative, Mr. Walker works with national political candidates, PACs, non-profits, governmental entities, and varying businesses lending his talents to their marketing efforts to increase awareness and further campaigns. His award-winning works have been recognized by Graphic Design USA, Campaigns and Elections, the International Association of Business Communicators, AIGA and the College Media Association. Most recently, Mr. Walker has begun to participate in exhibitions featuring his hand-lettered and typographic works. Mr. Walker serves as a member of the CMYK Council of Poster House NYC, Commissioner on the Metro Arts Commission of Nashville, Member of the Nominating Committee for the College Art Association, Member of the AIGA Design For Democracy Taskforce, President Emeritus of AIGA Nashville, and Bordeaux-North Nashville Chamber of Commerce Co-Founder and Board Vice-Chair. He is a graduate of Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art (2004) and the University of Memphis with a Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design (2011). He is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design with an emphasis in Typography and Letterforms from the Yale School of Art.
Dina Zaccagnini Vincent
Dina Zaccagnini Vincent is a thinker, maker and educator who chooses to design for things that matter. Dina’s practice looks at design as being contemplative, relational, and socially transformative with a focus on various forms of inquiry in the documentation of humanity. Believing that such a practice can positively impact her ability to empathize, communicate and design in service of others, while revealing new methods and ways of knowing within teaching and learning.
In addition to her own professional practice, Dina is an Adjunct Professor at Roger Williams University in Graphic Design. Dina teaches a course titled Citizen Designer that provides project-based assistance to non-profit organizations and low to moderate income communities along with courses in typography and the history of graphic design. She also teaches at Rhode Island School of Design in the Graphic Design Certificate and Young Artist programs and is a recipient of the Teacher of Excellence Award.
Dina holds a Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design (MFA GD) from Vermont College of Fine Arts, VCFA; Master of Arts in Teaching in Art and Design Education (MAT), Bachelor of Graphic Design (BGD) and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design (BFA GD) from Rhode Island School of Design, RISD.