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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

Vice President / news performance & partnerships, GateHouse Media Center for News & Design
VP of News Performance and Partnerships for @GateHouse_Media’s @CNDaustin. Dad to Fiona; partner to @paprgrl76. Relocated Detroiter. Suffering Tigers fan. Designer. Editor. Convener. SU grad. @inmaorg board member. @SND: exec cmte, Lifetime Achievement honoree, past president, competition... 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 that... Read More →

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Tobias Frere-Jones

Founder, Frere-Jones
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... Read More →
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Greg Manifold

Design Director, The Washington Post
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... Read More →
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Mike Rohde

Author, Rohdesign
Mike Rohde is the author of two bestselling books: The Sketchnote Handbook (2012) and The Sketchnote Workbook (2014). He presents workshops around the world that encourage people to use visual thinking skills to generate, capture and share ideas more effectively.Mike is the illustrator... 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... Read More →
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Deborah Withey

creative + therapeutic arts practitioner, cheese + pickles design studio
Deb is a designer, illustrator, printmaker and educator inspired daily by what she sees and experiences. Deb is widely admired for the incredible storytelling sophistication she has brought to publications large and small, including several World’s Best-Designed Newspapers. She is... Read More →

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