EL PASO Search Results: “character design”

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TIME Project in El Paso

@ VOL 11 ON OCT 10, 2015

“We're really trying to change the way things are done in El Paso by letting people know that density is a good thing, letting people know that investing in local talent is something that can be really nice and really beneficial for… the people around you.”

In The TIME Project in El Paso from PechaKucha Night El Paso’s 11th Volume, presenter Rida Asfahani describes Root Architect's TIME project. An urban density, mixed use, this spectacular third space brings people together in west El Paso. Using locally sourced materials, commissioning local talent, and trying to overall draw from the local culture, the project successfully managed to create a space that was unique.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday February 10th, 2016. 

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Otra Vez (again)

@ VOL 12 ON FEB 25, 2016

Otra Vez is speaker Wayne Hilton's 28 piece exhibit currently being featured in the Midland County Centennial Library until April 20, 2016.  The exhibit is comprised of three different segments featuring narratives that draw from various aspects of Latino culture, including the works of Mexican illustrator Jose Guadalupe Posada, the sport of Lucha Libre and Piñatas.  The works are mixed-media sculptures made from primarily recycled materials and found objects.  Drawing from my background in theatre and costume design, the works in this collection feature meticulously crafted detailing and are intended to reflect the symbiotic relationship between artisan and artist.

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What is Painting?

@ VOL 12 ON FEB 25, 2016

El Paso based painter PACO IRIGOYEN discusses his exploration of painting in three dimensions.  Paco’s presentation guides the audience with topics every artist should consider when creating something — including ideas of Design, Materials and Structure. Referencing how being knowledgeable of the tools and having a degree of respect for them with bring forth a successful piece of Art.

Paco shows pieces from his research that show the evolution of a Painting, while engaging the viewer with imagery and brushwork. In such research, the mission is to successfully merge structure and concept to appeal to the audience and ignite a conversation with the Painting and those interacting with it.

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Bringing Designers together with AIGA

@ VOL 14 ON OCT 15, 2016

AIGA is an organization of professionals, students, and design enthusiasts with an interest in helping the design community grow. AIGA El Paso helps disseminate the national message of diversity and inclusion at the local level and works to make design accessible to everyone. AIGA wants to play a role in local government though improved design practices and providing resources that help elevate projects within the community. Alejandra South explains.

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From Thread to Cloth – From Stitch to Style

@ VOL 14 ON OCT 15, 2016

As a designer, Zayra Estrada gets inspired by everything that surrounds her. She like to challenge herself and create garments with the least thing you could ever imagine using.  She likes for her designs to have an extra meaning, to have a history behind them, and to help women love their second skin (clothing) and use them as a tool to conquer the world.

“Enhancing Women’s Inner Beauty “ 

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Achieving Sustainability by Adaptive Reuse

@ VOL 14 ON OCT 15, 2016

Projections show that 50% of architectural design in the next 20+ years and beyond will be for renovating and re-purposing existing buildings.  This represents an historic opportunity for the architecture and building community to reverse the most significant crisis of modern time:  energy depletion and environmental degradation.  Fred Dalbin demonstrate approaches and practices for conservation and adaptive re-use of the existing built environment through projects completed by this firm.

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Finding My Cultural Voice in Comics

@ VOL 16 ON JUN 29, 2017

By day Rudy Vasquez is the mild mannered Marketing and Communications Manager for El Paso’s Downtown Management District (DMD)…but by night Rudy pursues his amazing passion for comic animation artistry.

Rudy has worked for independent comic book publishers as a work-for-hire sequential artist for years, but has not published any creator owned work. Now, the artist is laying the foundation for a creator owned project that is an expression of his own voice. In this journey, he has discovered a culturally rich context that reflects life on the border more so, than life in a completely make believe world. 

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ONE MAN BAND: My journey so far

@ VOL 17 ON OCT 21, 2017

Christopher Rueda is the founder of Penny-Farthing Design and the designer of this event’s poster.  Christopher shares on how he started a design business and continue to grow it. He touches on both the pro's and con's of his particular journey, and what he does to keep himself going as a Sole-Proprietor. 

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Under the Radar

@ VOL 17 ON OCT 21, 2017

Based in New York City, Elaine Molinar has been an architect with Snøhetta for over 25 years. Snøhetta is an interdisciplinary design studio which takes an integrative approach to architecture, landscape, and interior architecture.  Originally from El Paso, Elaine began her career as a designer of the Alexandria Library in Egypt after participating in the initial conception for Snøhetta’s winning competition entry.  Throughout her time with Snøhetta, Elaine has held key positions in major cultural projects and competitions in the Middle East, Europe and the United States.  She currently leads general management, strategic planning and business development as a partner and managing director at Snøhetta.  Tonight Elaine presents, Under the Radar which shows works from or destined for the attic, or are unusual enough to actually happen one day.  Never published or never realized they represent the place where designers most like to be - under the radar.


SITEWIDE Search Results: “character design”

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Svensk Form Channel

Svensk Form (the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design) is a not-for-profit membership association mandated by the Swedish government to promote Swedish design at home and abroad.

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ArchiAid Channel

ArchiAid was formed soon after the devastating events of 3/11 in Japan. Many of Japan's leading architects joined forces with students of architecture to help design and rebuild some of the hardest hit coastal areas.

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Tokyo Design Week Channel

PechaKucha Nights at Tokyo Design Week are where audiences can catch presentations by some of the brightest and most interesting design talent in Japan (with a few welcome guests from abroad). Each year's event fills up the TDW venue where it is held, with upwards of 700 to 1000 in attendance.

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Exhibition "Design Ah!" Channel

PechaKucha teamed up with 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT as part of the "Design Ah!" exhibition to produce two special events on March 23rd. One for kids, where they made and presented their 20x20s in an open workshop. The other for 'grown-ups' was part of Roppongi Art Night, and featured an inspiring lineup of design talent.

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Architecture for Humanity Channel

Architecture for Humanity is a 501(c)3 non-profit, that has been building a better future through the power of design for the past 15 years. We provide architecture, planning and project management services including construction management and post-occupancy analysis, and facilitate community engagement throughout each project. At the core of our mission, we believe everyone deserves access to the benefits of good design.

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Autodesk Channel

Autodesk is changing the way the world is designed and made. Everyone—from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges. Autodesk's partnership with PechaKucha includes a presence at design weeks and festivals around the world through special PechaKucha Night events

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Jan 31, 2013


Tehran @ Farabi Hall - Tehran University of Art
Feb 26, 2013


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Tehran @ Farabi Hall - Tehran University of Art
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Yakima @ Antolin Cellars
Jul 09, 2015


Makassar @ Sushi Bizkid
Feb 27, 2015


Bilbao @ Azkuna Zentroa
Nov 24, 2015


Stockholm @ M/S Mariella, Stockholm-Helsinki
Sep 06, 2016

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Computer Graphic Character Design

@ VOL 11 ON DEC 20, 2011

A group of students from computer science and fine arts departments share with us the methodologies they apply to the creation of characters in computer graphics, and how they produced two short films. (in Italian)

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Green Boy (aka HARIKEN) is a creator of street-style character designs, and in this presentation he shares some of his recent work. (in Japanese, with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on July 17, 2013.

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Peko-chan In Vogue

@ VOL 111 ON FEB 20, 2014

Collector extraordinaire Shinobu Machida speaks on one of Japan's most recognizable characters: Fujiya Co.'s mascot, Peko-chan. Here he shows off 20 of the nearly 300 different variations of Peko-chan he has photographed. You'll see Peko-chan in her overalls, a kimono, even mermaid Peko-chan! 

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Spirited Figures

@ VOL 116 ON JUL 30, 2014

Graphic designer and character designer Cesc Grané speaks about his amazing creations inspired by Japanese aesthetics and myth. Cesc began by taking cues from yokai (old Japanese monsters and spirits) and putting his own unique spin on their appearance and how they are connected. He tells us how the ethos of Japan has inspired him daily, and recounts stories of his fantastical daydreams involving monsters, heroes, and mischievous creatures of all sorts.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 8, 2014. 

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حكاية وجوه

@ VOL 3 ON NOV 29, 2015

نورة كريم, فنانه مصممة شخصيات و مهتمة بالعلاج عن طريق الفن

تتحدث عن تجاربها حول الفن و مشاريع و أعمال ساهمت لما وصلت إليه الآن

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عوالم بداخلي

@ VOL 4 ON FEB 07, 2016

ضي العبدالكريم, مصممه وفنانه

تحدثت عن كيف بدأت بالرسم بمرحلة مبكرة وعن رحلتها بالفن

وأعمالها التي تعرضها لإبتكار الشخصيات وتطويرها لتكون جزء من نفسها

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Girl Power! 3D and CG Modeled Characters

@ VOL 139 ON SEP 28, 2016


Mika Sawae leads the creators’ unit, “Tsukurujo.” She will be presenting on the process of making various and numerous 3D and CG modelled characters, and the processes of assigning each with distinct motifs and unique voices to capture the attention and imagination of their audience.

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Animate the World

@ VOL 25 ON SEP 05, 2017

Jelle van Dun is al 11 jaar succesvol met zijn bedrijf Animate the World. Met zijn team maakt hij stop-motion animatie films. Dit doen ze zowel in de studio als op straat. Een tijdrovende klus die om veel geduld vraagt; hedendaags monnikenwerk.

Billy the Blob is het animatie maatje van Jelle. Billy maakt deel uit van zijn gezin en gaat zelfs mee op vakantie!

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The art of Mani Zamani

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 29, 2018

A short visual presentation of Mani Zamani’s artwork. Discover his explorations in character designs and their manifestaions in varied media from wood to 3D printing.

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PKN at Design Indaba Expo

For this year's edition of Design Indaba Expo -- taking place this weekend in Cape Town -- two nights of PechaKucha Night events have been added to the schedule. You can find out the lineups for each session (February 27 and 28, both from 17:00) here.

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360 Global Design

One of the presenters at last week's PechaKucha Night in Marseille Vol. 8 -- see our event report here -- was designer Patrick Jouffret, of Paris and Toulon-based studio 360 Global Design. His presentation covered a few projects, including the cycling work we highlight in this post.

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Heineken Open Design Explorations - The Designers

As we covered in recent months, the Heineken Open Design Explorations competition was held in four cities (Tokyo, New York, Milan, and Sao Paulo) to chose a team of designers through PechaKucha events, with the goal of producing a temporary club space at next year's Milano Salone. You'll find more details in this press release, but here are all of the designers who were chosen to participate. Congratulations to everyone, and here's looking forward to the resulting project! New York CityPhilip Sierzega (Motion design)Lee Gibson (Interior design)Michelle Wu (Fashion design)Sandra Garcia Pagola (Graphic design)Kirkland Summers (Graphic design)Adam Aleksander (Product design)TokyoAlistair Townsend (Interior design)Yukihiro Shoda (Motion design)Kazuhiko Hayakawa (Product design)Miku Sega (Interior design)MilanEmanuele Magini (Product design)Giuseppe Conca (Product design)Vicenzo Amendolagine (Interior design)Gianluca Macaluso (Motion design)Sao PauloFabricio Lima (Motion design)Daniela Colnaghi (Interior design)Patrick Kampff (Fashion design)André Coelho (Graphic design)Brunno Jahara (Product design)

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Computer Graphic Character Design

In "Computer Graphic Character Design," a group of students (Reibe Studios) from computer science and fine arts departments share with us the methodologies they apply to the creation of characters in computer graphic design, and how they produced two short films. The presentation was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Catania Vol. 11, and is in Italian.

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PechaKucha Night Istanbul Vol 16 Creating A Character

  We are ready for first PechaKucha Night Istanbul of 2013! PechaKucha Night Istanbul Vol. 16 "Creating a Character" PechaKucha Night İstanbul Vol. 16 will take place at Building Information Center (YEM) on January 31st, 2013. In this first event of the year, we would like to call creatives from all fields to present around 'Creating a Character'. Although it sounds as the subject of performing arts or writing in particular, almost in all creative fields from fashion to gaming, it all starts with a 'character'. It will be really exciting. On January 31st, we will be having creatives presenting their journeys for making 'a character' live. Come and join us, if you are in Istanbul!


What will presenters talk about at PechaKucha Night Istanbul Vol. 16 "Creating a Character?

Our presenters are ready. Coundown to PechaKucha Night Istanbul Vol. 16 " Creating A Character". Last 5 days! Who will be on stage and what will be talking about? You could read the headlines, here. Tunc Topcuoglu, designer from El Turco Digital will start the Night as his virtual pop star character named “Kurak But”. Following him, Director Emre Koyuncuoglu will analyze Hedda Gabler’s complicated soul, after staging the play at Istanbul City Theater. If you have a second life as a digital character what could happen to you?Burak Aydogan, founder of Tekjeton, will take the ground next to open up his character in World of Warcraft. Directors are the ones who revive the characters written in scripts on screen. Aylin Unsal, director of the movie, “The Wind”, will show us how. ‘Sir, could you make a character out of me?‘ You could be the lucky one. Baris Atiker, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, Beykent University might choose you as his next character. And what about characters in the ad world, faces of brands? Can Yucel Metin will bring “Atarli Taylan” down to the stage tonight. All fashion designers have their ‘man’ or ‘woman’ to design for. Elif Ece Er will tell us how hers become visible in her collection. Some characters are stronger, even if they not exist. Photographer Dilan Bozyel will make her character come true in her shootings. We all have our favorite characters in fiction, stories, novels, literature… Script advisor Mehtap Akdeniz will take us through making of a character by asking reasonable questions. Character Animator Aziz Kocanogullari will share the hints  of creating an animation character via human behaviour. We will be closing the night with  presentation by musician Hediye Guven. You can  join the discussion starting from 19.30, on Thursday, January 31st. For details and registration please  contact  


PechaKucha Night Istanbul Vol 16 Creating A Character was held

Last week, we finished PechaKucha Night Istanbul Vol. 16 "Creating a Character". It was very special night with 11 speakers 20* 20 ppt's, interactive stages and live performances. Videos and photos of night are coming soon! We will be sharing them with you, as soon as possible. Now we are working on new PKN Istanbul! See you at next PechaKucha Night Istanbul!  And many thanks speakers and guests for coming and sharing night with us!

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What better than an artist named Green Boy at a "green" themed event! Green Boy (aka HARIKEN) is a creator of street-style character designs, which he'll share with us on the big screen at next week's "Powered by PechaKucha" event at the Heineken Star Lounge in Harajuku.緑色が大好きで「Green Boy」として知られるキャラクターデザイナーの針生謙一(HARIKEN)さんが最新のプロジェクトについてプレゼンテーションをしてくださいます。

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Capturing Custom Car Show Character

"...As you can see, the people-watching at these shows is amazing." Photographer George Brainard was asked by The Kontinentals to shoot the the Lone Star Roundup a couple years back, and while he originally focused on the event itself, he was drawn to all the unique people who attended this annual hot rod and custom car show. In "Capturing Custom Car Show Character" from PKN Austin Vol. 18, George recalls here his photographs, experiences, and the subjects that inspired so many fascinating stories. 

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Custom Character Culture for Causes

“I’ve really become interested in doing custom toy shows and donating the money to good causes.” Figure and toy expert Don Kratzer speaks on Indie Toy Custom Culture. In “Custom Character Culture for Causes” from PKN Tokyo Vol. 117, Don discusses the discrepancies and crossovers between creators, characters, and figures, as well as goes into depth on the custom figure culture.