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Graphic Artists Guild Workshop with Kevan Atteberry
EAFA Gallery at the Seattle Design Center Suite 292
Seattle, WA
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This is a crazy industry with wild fluctuations in what works and what doesn't, mostly at the whim of people you'll never meet. Pursue what brought you here, what you love about this business and make it work. I'll talk about:

How I faked my way from driving a forklift into a design position and made it work.

How I went (was forced) out on my own and started my own design studio and made it work.

How I moved into digital and made it work (after a mortifying start but teaching myself.)

How I worked on probably the most unsuccessful software team in Microsoft's history and how it never had a chance of working.

How that put me in a position to create a widely reviled but ultimately recognizable icon that annoyed hundreds of millions of people everyday.

How I eventually left a lucrative contract position to start a greeting card company and made it work.

How I got caught up in the hurricane and made it work. For about 5 minutes.

How I eventually found a foothold in children's book illustration and publishing and made it work..

How I make things work today.


Kevan Atteberry has been drawing since he was knee-high to a crayon. He parlayed his love of illustration into a career in graphic design; first with a Fortune 500 company and then with his own company for 18 years. Then with a few quick dalliances with employment that whole thing he was back on his own concentrating on illustration and exploring animation. Today he is an award-winning illustrator of children's books. He has also recently penned his first children's book, which he will illustrate, which will be out in January.

How to find us:

Free parking available in front of the Atrium Building and on the street.

There are two buildings in the Seattle Design Center, the Atrium Building to the south and the Plaza Building to the north.

Enter through the Plaza Building on S. Orcas between 5th S. & 6th S. Take the elevator to the first floor then the stairs or glass elevator to the second floor to Suite 292.

Or enter through the Atrium Building. Take the second floor sky bridge to the Plaza building. Take stairs or glass elevator to second floor suite 292.

Brown bag it or catch lunch at Molly's in the Atrium Building.
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EAFA Gallery at the Seattle Design Center Suite 292 (View)
5701 Sixth Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
United States


Arts > Visual
Education > Business
Education > Classes

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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