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Design Drinks + Talks // Wednesday February 28


Join us for a special edition of Design Drinks + Talks featuring three Localgroup coworkers: Kim Do, Ron Hemphill, and Sky Hester

Design Drinks + Talks takes place every other month at Localgroup Studio ( with short presentations by local designers, artists, architects, cartographers, programmers, writers, curators, and others engaged with and interested in design questions and problems. Presenters may share past work, explore design as a conceptual or practical concern, or pose a speculative question or idea. With each event, drinks and food will be served. This event is free and open to the public.


Kim Do is a content marketer who hails from the sleepy plains of Oklahoma. She used to teach English in Kyoto, Japan, while writing travel blogs and throwing salon parties in her tiny living room. Now she’s based in Berlin, Germany, where she gets to combine her love for stories and travel, all the while still struggling with when to use “der,” “die,” or “das”.

Ron Hemphill is a multi-disciplinary artist. Intuitively weaving digital and analog processes such as video editing, calligraphy, photography, animation and whittling. Ron often utilizes a “thing a day” process, enacting daily artistic procedures within a set framework for anywhere from 7 to 100 days. He creates emotionally layered images on themes of the pre-birth experience, refuse, longing, and the paranormal. Ron holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He has had solo and group exhibitions in New York, Michigan, Washington, and California.

Sky Hester is an applied mathematician and experimental thinker living in Bellingham with his partner Natasha Donovan and their dog Luna Dog Donovan-Hester. His time will focus on the painfully exciting world of correspondence forensics; in particular, reconstructing interaction networks from bodies of email.

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Earlier Event: November 28
Year-end Design Drinks (no talks)