21 April 2021
Figuring it Out is a part AIGA’s Work in Progress event series. The events focus on the creative process, personal and professional development, illuminating that failure can be a valuable experience.
The April talk will focus on the conversation with Studio HMDV’s partners Heather-Mariah Violet Dixon and Abigail Kerns. They will be chatting about the process of starting their practice in 2018, starting projects and the highs and lows of studio life.
About the Speakers
Heather-Mariah Violet Dixon is an incessant maker of things, from typography to photography. In 2018 she opened Studio HMVD to soothe her need to make bigger, wilder and weirder work, beyond what she could create at her 9-5’s. Studio HMVD has since been featured in AIGA Eye on Design, Communication Arts and Working Not Working Magazine. They work with a range of clients, some you’ve met, and plenty more that have yet to launch.
Abigail Kerns is a dancer turned designer turned project manager, prop stylist, and partner at Studio HMVD. She joined the practice in 2019 after working in academia, fitness and the arts. She has since built out the strategic side of the practice and helped it grow with structure and whimsy. In 2021, Abigail and Heather launched Mock Reality, a line of premium mockups for the design industry.
Join AIGA on 21 April 2021 at 6:00pm EST