Creative Citizenship Event To Be Held Wednesday

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
President Barack Obama thanks Chattanooga resident Daniel Ryan in November for his work as the Front-end Developer for the Obama For America digital fundraising campaign. Ryan will be joined in Chattanooga by the campaign's Design Director, Josh Higgins, on Wednesday, at the Public Library for "We Helped Obama Win," one of three special events happening as part of the Creative Citizenship program with the Chattanooga Chapter of AIGA, a professional association for design.
President Barack Obama thanks Chattanooga resident Daniel Ryan in November for his work as the Front-end Developer for the Obama For America digital fundraising campaign. Ryan will be joined in Chattanooga by the campaign's Design Director, Josh Higgins, on Wednesday, at the Public Library for "We Helped Obama Win," one of three special events happening as part of the Creative Citizenship program with the Chattanooga Chapter of AIGA, a professional association for design.

The Chattanooga Chapter of the AIGA, a professional association for design, in partnership with the Chattanooga Public Library, continues the newly-launched Creative Citizenship program with the keynote event, We Helped Obama Win, on Wednesday, at 5:30 p.m. at the Public Library’s Downtown branch on the 4th Floor.

The event will feature a presentation from the 2012 election campaign’s Design Director, Josh Higgins, and the Director of Front-end Development, Daniel Ryan.  The two will discuss what it was like to work with President Obama and what it took to launch and maintain a fully fluid and adaptive web design that was at the center of the campaign’s success.

Their talk will be followed by an audience question and answer session.

Organizers said, "The bi-partisan event will be instructive and inspirational for anyone interested in fundraising, web design, politics, start-ups and campaigns of all kinds. The event is not about who won or particular party loyalties. Rather it is about the power of the creative community to effect change and improve the vehicles of communication to influence voters on both sides of the aisle."

“Whether you voted for Obama or Romney...whether you voted at all...Barack Obama is president. Design played a crucial role in his campaign’s efforts to rally like-minded voters,” AIGA Chattanooga contributing blogger, Jonathan Mansfield, said.

Creative Citizenship is a citizen-led collective designing processes to creatively solve problems and build relationships in our civic community.

As part of the Creative Citizenship program, We Helped Obama Win organizers hope citizens from the design community and beyond will come to hear about ways to engage in the local political process and with their government leaders.

Registration is required along with a ticket purchase to attend We Helped Obama Win.

Full details and ticket information can be found on the AIGA Chattanooga website, http://chattanooga.aiga.org. For additional information, please email the AIGA Chattanooga office at DJ@chattanooga.aiga.org.

Interested individuals can also follow the Creative Citizenship program on Facebook or on Twitter via cc_chatt.  


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