August 6th, 2012
the original social network
Return guest Terry Marks brings us news about the impending 1st Annual Design Family Reunion and why we should be going. All this whilst fending off Ryan’s bad jokes with the grace of a ballerina.
Design Family Reunion is an informal gathering of friends whom we have come to know through years of professional practice and travel. Our paths no longer seem to cross enough. We promise to get together but the opportunities are few. This reunion changes the paradigm. We will reunite at Asilomar Beach and Conference Grounds from August 30 until September 2.
This gathering will be the first of future reunion events to make the interval between our separations shorter and fill our time together with greater meaning and depth than we experience at large conferences. Think family reunion, not professional conference, but assure your CPA that there will be professional instruction that can lead to intellectual, spiritual and professional growth opportunities.
AIGA FELLOW: NAMED BY AIGA SEATTLE, 2008
Terry Marks is principal of tmarks, a multidisciplinary creative firm in Seattle, Washington. The firm seeks to power and guide forces for good, championing great ideas with strategy, design, interactive, film and branding.
Marks’s work has been recognized nationally by Print, Communication Arts, Critique, HOW, Neenah Papers, Potlatch Papers and more. Mr.Crumbly Dreams a Tiger, a book which he wrote and illustrated, was selected as one of the ten “Perfect 10” projects in a national competition sponsored by HOW magazine.
He authored Color Harmony: Layout (Rockport Publishers) and contributed to Three Feasts, a collaboration with chef Erik Cannella, Rule29 design and O’Neill Printing. Additionally, he will author and design the forthcoming Good Design: Deconstructing Form, Function and What Makes Design Work (Rockport Publishers).
Tmarks serves nonprofit efforts including the LINK art outreach program in Seattle and ASTAR, an organization that provides diagnosis and treatment for the lives of people and families affected by autism spectrum disorders. He co-chaired the Oodles of Doodles for Your Noodle project, an award-winning activity book for hospitalized and seriously ill children for the Art With Heart foundation.
Marks regularly speaks on creativity, design and inspiration to dozens of organizations around the United States, including the HOW Conference, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the ICON Illustration Conference, The Ad Club, the Art Directors Club and numerous universities and schools.