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Designer Sobriety – The 12 Steps You Need to Know
Life Kerning™ – Creative Ways to Fine Tune Your Perspective on Career & Life
As founder and principal of Rule29, Justin Ahrens infuses his strategic creative firm’s credo of “making creative matter” into every project. With clients ranging from non-profit organizations to Fortune 500 corporations, Justin strives to continuously expand the boundaries of R29′s design, collaborative approach and creativity to deliver unequaled results. His passion for his profession is evidenced by Justin’s involvement in design community organizations. Having served several years on the HOW Conference Advisory Board and more recently on the Create Magazine Advisory Board, Justin is also a member of the STA and AIGA having held AIGA board positions in Arizona and Chicago. Other work being done is Justin’s and Rule29′s involvement with Life in Abundance and their work in the slums of Northeast Africa. To make creative matter in the world both in the US and in Africa is a core benefit to being a creative from the R29 perspective. Justin’s award-winning work resulted in being chosen by Graphic Design USA as one of the top designers to watch in 2004. His work can be seen in leading industry publications and books including Communication Arts, HOW, PRINT, Graphis, Create, Rockport Publishers and STEP.
Talk Specialties: Collaboration, Making Creative Matter, From School To Design Firm Owner, Designer Sobriety, Build A Community, Running Your Firm, Design for the Greater Good, What To Do When Things Aren’t Working Out, Life Kerning™
Bob’s prior experience in production and storytelling has proved crucial for most R29 projects. As one of our producers, Bob helps our clients not only understand their story, but the appropriate means of communicating it. This not only requires diverse knowledge in numerous (creative) matters, but an appropriate understanding of customer engagement and the way people think – all of which Bob is happy to obsess over.
Before working at Rule29, Bob co-founded both a local and virtual artist community called Project rednoW (which he still oversees in his spare time) – an experimental community committed to archiving, exploring, and experiencing the “art of wonder” via music, film, philosophy, design, and storytelling. Consequently, Bob provides various writings for R29 and oversees all of our digital film production.
Bob’s obsession with all things “wonder-FULL” goes beyond the studio… he watches 100+ films every year, frequents the concert circuit, wishes he was Ira Glass (NPR’s “This American Life”), and believes everyone should drive a little orange scooter (like his). Above all, Bob finds both life’s beauty and joy in his wife and three kids.