Ken Garland Lecture

Civilization's Design Lecture Series

Creative agency Civilization presents Design Lecture Series, featuring internationally acclaimed designers April Greiman, Stefan Sagmeister, David Carson, and Ken Garland. Civilization’s Design Lecture Series brings world-class designers to Seattle to engage with the creative community and enhance the current conversation on design application and innovation. 

The series concludes with noted British graphic designer Ken Garland. In 1963 he authored the First Things First manifesto which advocated “in favour of the more useful and more lasting forms of communication” over the increasing overuse of design talent in advertising. He has since designed award-winning games and books.

All Design Lecture Series events are free and open to the public. Events will be held at the Microsoft Auditorium at the Seattle Central Library (designed by Rem Koolhaas/OMA).  

Advanced ticket reservation can be made here at with 50 tickets available at the door the day of the event. Doors open at 6:30pm. Attendees can peruse exhibition spaces from Design Lecture Series sponsors before the lecture, which begins at 7:00pm. The lectures will be moderated by former Adobe Creative Cloud Product Manager Jody Rodgers, and the audience is encouraged to post questions for the lecturer via twitter by tagging #designlectures.