Sustain-Able By Design

"Sustainability" remains a strong buzzword in the design industry, but what does it truly mean for professional creativity? How are companies and organizations maintaining environmentally-friendly strategy and production policies that square with the sustainable philosophy?

Get answers to these questions and more on April 12 from a leading sustainability-oriented printer, and then from a local panel of widely-respected experts, moderated by AIGA SB Sustainability Director David Cowan. The panel will focus on:

• Environmentally friendly specification, sourcing and printing techniques
• Sustainable creative strategy and design
• Social and environmental responsibility, philosophy and practices
• Designing for good: socially and environmentally focused organizations
• The AIGA Living Principles for Design and Design for Good

Ahead of the tour and panel, enjoy tasty nibbles, libations, and conversation!


Paul Hendricks
Environmental Responsibility Manager, Patagonia

Paul Hendricks is passionate about inspiring others to develop a love of nature and do what they can to protect it—whether it be taking people out climbing for the first time to gain a sense of awe for mountain landscapes or working with other businesses to brainstorm how Patagonia can radically change the way it does business. Paul's background in social work, international relations, and environmental policy led to a position with the University of Chicago sustainability office, then an international environmental organization in Boulder, and finally to Patagonia's environmental grants team in 2013. His current role focuses on reducing the impacts of Patagonia’s own footprint.

Joseph O'Connor
Senior Vice President & National Account Manager, Mohawk Paper

Joe O'Connor joined Mohawk in 1990 after having spent ten years in the paper distribution and printing industries in New York City. After holding various positions in sales, administration and business development Joe began in 2005 to significantly expand Mohawk’s presence outside North America, into over 60 countries. In 2016, Joe assumed responsibility for Mohawk's business development efforts in the West as SVP Business Development.

Steve Alkazian
Digital Services Manager, V3

For the past 40 years Steve Alkazian has worked for some of the leading companies in the printing industry. His career has been built on a solid foundation of traditional lithographic practices, which have transitioned into the modern forms of media communication. His experience in Pre-Press Technology, Systems and Color Management are part of the core of V3. Steve greatly enjoys working with clients and helping them resolve their challenges in order to produce that perfect project.

Event Sponsors:
V3 and Mohawk Paper Company

Wednesday, April 12 2017

V3 Corporation
200 North Elevar St.
Oxnard, CA 93030

Event Schedule:
6:00pm - 6:30pm: Mingling & cocktails
6:30pm - 7:15pm: Tour of V3 facility
7:15pm - 8:00 pm: Discussion panel

AIGA SB Members $8
Non-Member Guests $15

When & Where
Mon, Nov 30, -0001