AAGD April Newsletter
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What it is.

It's the beginning of the second quarter.         _           
email from your play-cousins at

, how much time are you spending on marketing these days?

Right? We know. Not enough.

This April, we're reflecting on marketing yourself!
To accomplish our goals, we have a few things in store this month:

As always, we'd love to see you at our events. We curate them for you and hope you take advantage of the value they provide.

Marketing: You can hate it; ignore it, or keep coming up with excuses to avoid it. However, in growing a business, marketing is one of the few ways you can use your creativity to make a statement about your work, refine your identity, and clarify your approach. Read More...
AAGD Wednesdays
AAGD Wednesday Live
Wednesday, April 6th, 7PM Central
Streaming Broadcast with Dave, Terrence, Terri & Special Guest: Dewon Hall!

Catch us live on FB or YouTube.

Peer Mentorship Hour
Wednesday, April 13th, 7 PM Central
AAGD Members | Airmeet

Y'all! Get to know the people in your creative community. We'll have representatives who are marketers and a copywriter to share their perspectives on marketing and producing content. It's the perfect place to build connections beyond designers and view the creative process from a different lens.
Design Chat with David Tann of Tantrum Agency
Wednesday, April 20th,  7PM Central
Free to AAGD Tribe | Membership site

Before you even ask...Take a look at this here reel from 2018; bob your head, hard, to some dope-ass design; then think when was the last time you felt design that hard.

I mean, he's always looking for talent and if you want to know what it takes to work for his agency, be there. Period.

Office Hours
Wednesday, April 27th, 7 PM Central
Free to AAGD Tribe | Membership site

If you want a portfolio or project review, direction, or you need someone to help you with your marketing strategy, Holla. We've assembled the perfect crew to help out. Check the membership site for details.


Design Justice: The Black Experience in Design Editors Roundtable
April 14 6 PM - 7:30 PM EST

Join MODA and friends for a virtual conversation with the editors of the groundbreaking new book, The Black Experience in Design: Identity, Reflection & Expression.

During this roundtable, editors Penina Acayo Laker, Lesley Ann-Noel, Kelly Walters, and Kareem Collie will talk about how and why they came to create the book, what they hope it will accomplish, and why the world needs it.

The roundtable will be followed by a Q&A moderated by designer, strategist, and podcaster Maurice Cherry, founder of the podcast Revision Path.

Type Directors Club
Adé Hogue Scholarship

Due April 14

Broderick “Adé” Hogue was a Chicago-based art director and letterer as passionate about the sport of cycling as he was about the intricacies of design — and with a drive to foster diversity in both worlds. Tragically, he was killed last October at the age of 32, after being struck by a van while cycling in Chicago’s Near North Side. What followed was an outpouring of grief from the communities that Adé touched, and a desire to help continue his creative legacy.

In cooperation with the newly established Broderick Adé Hogue Foundation, the Type Directors Club has rechristened its Superscript Scholarship in Adé’s honor. Sponsored by Monotype, the Adé Hogue Scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding US-based BIPOC student currently in their junior year of college or in their first year of graduate or postgraduate school. The recipient of this scholarship must demonstrate exceptional talent, sophistication, and promise in the creation and design of letterforms, be they typeface, lettering, or calligraphy. The scholarship, valued at $5,000 USD, will be applied to the recipient’s final year tuition, beginning in September 2022.

Apply Here

Alright! Let's get better at letting the world know about our brilliance!

Terrence Moline
Founder + Head Listener



Illustrations by
Chuck Scott and the AAGD House Band
Listening to Afro Harping by Dorthy Ashby, 1968 #ThatVintage
Check out AAGD Core member and owner of Studio DZO, Russell Toynes on Revision Path.
Check out the rebroadcast of the Black Made Awards on our new YouTube channel.