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The 6th Annual Nation’s Triathlon To Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Chase Design team is excited to be working with the folks over at The Nation’s Triathlon.

The 6th Annual Nation’s Triathlon To Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will take place Sunday, September 11, 2011 in the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.  It features a course that winds through Washington, DC’s monument corridor in the shadow of the nation’s best known memorials and national treasures.  This International Distance triathlon, sanctioned by the USAT, includes a 1.5k swim in the Potomac River, 40k bike course through DC, and a 10k run through Washington, DC’s historical landmarks with a spectacular finish!

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) funds research to  help find better treatments and cures for blood cancer.  Over its 60 year  history, LLS has contributed to the discovery of innovative treatments for  blood cancers, many of which are used to treat a wide variety of other cancers  and diseases.  To learn more about LLS, or to donate, visit

The Nation’s Triathlon is more than just a race, it is a weekend full of events for athletes, spectators and volunteers. As race day approaches, additional information (like swim waves and the athlete guide) will be posted here.

Please note, athletes must be 18 or over to participate as required by Washington, DC.

Date: Sunday, September 11, 2011

Time: 6:30 AM

Venue: Washington, DC

Address: West Potomac Park

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Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Triathlon Presented by Herbalife

The Chase Design team is excited to be working with the folks over at Pacific Sports on the Los Angeles Triathlon.

Recognized as one of the top destination triathlons in the country, the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Triathlon Presented by Herbalife celebrates it’s 12th Anniversary.  The point-point course from Venice Beach to downtown Los Angeles at L.A. Live gives you the opportunity to explore the scenic and historic Los Angeles.

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Y 16

Be inspired by your surroundings. Everything you see. Everything you hear. Everything you experience. Soak in everything. Take it in and breathe out. Be passionate. Conspire with one another. Awaken the Spark inside you at Y16.

Spark new ideas.

The AIGA San Diego Y16 Conference brings together industry thinkers, innovators and change-makers for two days of creativity and collaboration. Keynote speakers like Chris Dooley, Co-founder and Creative Director, National Television, and Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Co. will share their insights to inspire and empower. And now for the first time, we’re offering hands-on Thinkshops during both days of the conference, so you have double the opportunity to engage and mix it up with your fellow attendees.

Join us for two days, Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26, 2011 at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice on the beautiful campus of the University of San Diego. Incredible speakers. New friends. Engaging insights. Sound like fun? Then join us and ignite the Spark within.

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Unite 2011

This looks like a fun event.

Join us! One of the biggest annual AIGA San Diego Student Group event, UNITE. The event is to bring together students, staff, and professionals. Come and get inspired by local professional panel speakers and a well known guest speaker, Jacobs who is a former associate at Pentagram and former President of AIGA San Francisco Chapter. This is the mini Y conference organized by the AIGA San Diego Student Group.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM > Reception with live DJ
6:00 PM - 6:10 PM > Welcoming
6:10 PM - 6:50 PM > Guest Speaker Presentation
7:00 PM - 7:40 PM > Panel Speakers, Q & A
7:40 PM - 7:50 PM > Raffle Prizes
7:50 PM - 8:00 PM > Closing

Guest Speaker
Brian Jacobs, Founder and Creative Director, Brick Design
Brian graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Design,
Art, Architecture and Planning in 1991. He began his career in New
York City freelancing and worked for a number of design firms
including Carla Hall Design Group. He then moved to San Francisco,
joined Pentagram Design and after two years was made Associate
Partner. In 1999, Brian directed a small group that concentrated
solely on interactive design. Brian started Brick Design in 2007.
Under his leadership, Brick has evolved and diversified into the areas
of identity, environmental graphics, packaging and user-interface
design. This multidisciplinary approach is reflected in a client list
that ranges from the technology industry of Apple, Microsoft, Sun
Microsystems and Nikon, to the educational field of The University of
Southern California, Stanford University and to the hospitality
division of One & Only Resorts. Among others are Cannon Design, Muzak,
United Airlines, Potlatch Paper, Café Mia Gelateria, and Home
Depot. Brian’s work has garnered numerous awards including AIGA
365, IDSA IDEA awards, ID Magazine, Graphis, and the CA Design Annual
among others. He recently served 3 years as president of AIGA San
Francisco and he spearheaded the 2003 Grown in California design

Show your support for AIGA student members and participate in the raffle to raise funds for future student events like the annual Portfolio Exhibition and UNITE.

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A Study of Trends in Mobile Design

This article is a part of our new eBook Mobile Design For iPhone And iPad1 (just $9.90). The eBook presents articles on professional design for the iPhone and iPad, including guidelines for the development of mobile web pages. Available in PDF, Mobipocket and ePUB formats.

The industry has evolved in many ways, but one particular area has affected how we build websites to a greater extent than any other. The surge in Web-enabled mobile devices has forged a subculture of visitors who require the adaptation of our websites to meet their needs. While mobile design is still in its infancy (and little primary research on mobile trends exist), we need to observe how this now-critical element of our industry is evolving, and the patterns which exist from current development efforts.

The aim of this article is to showcase the variety of methods in which some of today’s most popular websites provide an interactive and (hopefully) useful mobile experience for their end users. There are plenty of big names which were analyzed, such as Facebook and Amazon, and you’ll see plenty of useful graphs to draw some inspiration from. With statistics and some really interesting revelations on the diversity of modern design, you can be excited about the future of mobile Web design!

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