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Thursday, April 20 • 8:00am - 9:00am
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Grits with Gurus is a chance for anyone to sign up to break bread with a design luminary. We’ll have five gurus and match up to five breakfast companions on both Thursday and Friday.

Thursday Grits with Gurus will include:
  1. Jen Simmons
  2. Mike Rohde
  3. Deb Withey
  4. Greg Manifold
  5. Tobias Frere-Jones
(Please note: Attendees are responsible for their own breakfast expense; everyone is responsible for witty conversation).

Pre-registration required; sign up through the SCHED listing

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Steve Dorsey

VP/Innovation, Austin American-Statesman
Vice President / Innovation & Planning, Austin American-@Statesman (Cox Media); relocated Detroiter; Syracuse grad; Tigers fan; designer, editor and convener. Husband and smitten father of the cutest 10-month-old ever. And @dorsey ≠ @jack | | Dorsey is a co-director of SND Charlotte. He was the 2011 president of SND, is a recipient of the SND Lifetime Achievement award, and the Ball State Anton Majeri Award for Innovation and Leadership in Visual Journalism. | | He is the former VP / R+D at Detroit Media Partnership, the former DME of Innovation and Design at the Detroit Free Press, and the former AME Design at the Lexington Herald-Leader (named among SND's World's Best-Designed in... Read More →
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Reed Reibstein

Product Design Manager, American City Business Journals
As Product Design Manager of American City Business Journals, I oversee digital product design for ACBJ's 43 local Business Journals. Our tight-knit product design team partners closely with product owners and developers, emphasizes constructive critique, and welcomes new ideas t... Read More →

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Tobias Frere-Jones

Founder & Design Director, Frere-Jones Type
Over 25 years, Tobias Frere-Jones has established himself as one of the world’s leading typeface designers, creating some of the most widely used typefaces, including Interstate, Poynter Oldstyle, Whitney, Gotham, Surveyor, Tungsten and Retina. | | Tobias received a BFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1992. He joined the faculty of the Yale University School of Art in 1996 and has lectured throughout the United States, Europe and Australia. His work is in the permanent collections of the Victoria... Read More →
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Greg Manifold

Design Director, The Washington Post
Manifold leads a team responsible for the presentation of The Washington Post’s most ambitious stories across the print newspaper, digital and social platforms. The team prides itself on seeking out bold visual presentation while collaborating with reporters, editors, photographers and graphic artists. The Post was an SND... Read More →
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Mike Rohde

Author, The Sketchnote Handbook, and The Sketchnote Workbook
Designer, sketchnoter, Milwaukeean. | | Mike Rohde is the author of two books: The Sketchnote Handbook (2012) and The Sketchnote Workbook (2014). He presents sketchnoting workshops around the world that encourage people to use visual thinking skills to generate, capture and share ideas more effectively. | | His popular first book, The Sketchnote Handbook, convinces people around the world to become sketchnoters every day. Translated into German, Russian, Chinese, and Czech, it guides readers in using their natural visual capabilities to create sketchnotes for better understanding, and to have fun taking notes. The video edition of The Sketchnote Handbook includes 70 minutes of documenraary-style instructional videos. | | Mike’s second book, The Sketchnote Workbook, expands the application of sketchnotes, showing readers how to use them to generate ideas, plan projects, document processes, and capture experiences. The Workbook is packed with challenges and worksheets that help readers accelerate their sketchnoting skills. All versions of The Sketchnote Workbook include 2 hours and 41 minutes of documentary-style instructional videos. | | He is the founder of... Read More →
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Jen Simmons

Designer Advocate, Mozilla
Dubbed “the Terry Gross of the tech industry,” Jen Simmons is the host and executive producer of The Web Ahead. Her in-depth interviews explain emerging technology and predict the future of the web — and won the 2015 Net Award for Podcast of the Year. | | Jen is a Designer and Developer Advocate at Mozilla, where she advocates for web standards and researches the coming revolution in graphic design on the web... Read More →
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Deb Withey

Owner, Cheese & Pickles Studio
Visual journalist; lecturer; designer; illustrator; art for well-being practitioner for all ages and learning differences. | | Creative director, North State Media, NC; creative director, cheese + pickles studio, Wales, UK. Former deputy managing editor, The Virginian-Pilot, des... Read More →

Thursday April 20, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Evoke (Le Meridien lobby restaurant) 555 S McDowell St, N Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204

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