Midwest Design Week | Opening Night Event

The 3 Ions of Design: PassION, VisION and MissION™

An ion is an atom that has a net electrical charge due to the loss or gain of one or more electrons. However, the ions Mike is talking about has nothing to do with science. It has all to do with giving design a sense of purpose. What are you passionate about? What makes you geek out and get lost in its beauty. Do you have a vision for making your passion tangible? Seemingly creating something out of thin air. What mission are you on as a designer? What is your goal and how will you get there?

During this incredible talk, Mike will talk about how you can take passion and vision, and give it something to do. We are all great designers with amazing talents and skillsets, but how can you give your talents a sense of purpose that’s authentically you? Mike will break it down for us and give attendees the inside scoop as to how he utilized his skills and passion when creating UMBER, the creative thinker’s graphic journal.

About the Speaker

Mike Nicholls is a creative director, brand strategist, publisher, visual designer, and illustrator. He translates ideas into visionary creative solutions utilizing over 20 years of design experience and natural talent. As UMBER’s creative director, he visually designs and illustrates the perspectives of each release’s contributors, from curation of content to final magazine design. As a founder, Mike is responsible for content creation, community engagement, and managing an amazingly talented team. He also enjoys flicking dust balls off of his turntable needles.

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MWDW Weekly Event Line-up

From speakers to workshops, we have a series of events celebrating design and creativity — highlighting our local communities and the diversity within them. View the full schedule here.

When & Where
Mon, Sep 21, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT