Breakfast Club Hometown Heroes Series: January 2018


Members Only: $10
9 a.m. sharp! - 11 a.m.
Coffee and Donuts

RSVP is required. No refunds. No tickets at door.

Open for Registration

January 20, 2018
Community-Centered Design/Urban Design/Graffiti Arts Park
Host: Bennett Peji
Location: Jacobs Center/WriterzBlok 404 Euclid Ave SD 92114

Please wear closed-toed shoes as we will be walking on gravel/dirt during the tour.

TEDxSan Diego 2017 speaker, Bennett Peji, will lead a discussion about Community-Centered Design and the urban design of the 60-acre Jacobs Center property which includes Writerz Blok, one of the nation’s first public graffiti art parks. Channeling youth expression into vibrant graffiti art as well as providing real-world skills and hands-on experience has made Writerz Blok a nationally recognized urban art program of the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation. All are welcome to experience this remarkable urban space.

Bennett Peji is Senior Director at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation. He directs the local economy initiative which features a new entrepreneurship program as well as the branding, marketing, community affairs and communications work. He is also an international brand consultant, designer and frequent speaker on community-centered design. Peji serves on the boards of California Humanities, the University of San Diego Center for Peace and Commerce, and the La Jolla Playhouse, where he chairs the Public Leadership Council. He served as an AIGA national board member, president of the AIGA San Diego chapter, co-founder of the AIGA Center for Cross-cultural Design, Commissioner of Arts & Culture for the City of San Diego 2003-2012, President of the Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Asian Business Association. Peji has received lifetime achievement awards from AIGA San Diego and SDX (formerly the San Diego Ad Club), and numerous business and community awards.

Upcoming Breakfast Club Hometown Heroes

February 2018
What gets in your way of being able to do great work?
Hosts: Laura Coe Wright, COE Design and Cheryl Dine, Design Perspective
Location: 740 13th Street, Suite 504, San Diego, CA 92101

Upcoming Breakfast Club Hometown Heroes

March 2018
Topic TBD

Hosts: Bobby Buchanan & Charlie Van Vechten
Location: 5230 Carroll Canyon Road, Suite 210, SD 92121

April 14, 2018
Using Design and Illustration to promote diversity.
Hosts: Candice and Rafael Lopez
Location: 843 Tenth Avenue. Studio C. San Diego, CA 92101

May 2018
This should still be fun! (ish)

Host: Esther Andriopulos Coit
Location: ATERA DESIGN | 10525 Vista Sorrento Pkwy, Suite 105 92121

Past Breakfast Club Hometown Heroes

August 12, 2017
Why are communication pros poor communicators?
Host: Dave Conover
Location: 3131 Reynard Way, San Diego, CA 92103

September 16, 2017
Professional Development: Exploring how designers limit ourselves unknowingly
Host: Ron Miriello
Location: 921 So 26th Street Barrio Logan 92113

October 21, 2017
Women Lead
Hosts: MaeLin & Amy Levine
Location: Visual Asylum 1045 14th Street SD CA 92101

November 4, 2017
Keep the fire burnin'
Host: Don Hollis
Location: 2479 Kettner Blvd, SD 92101

December 9, 2017
Communicating “Culture" through Design
Host: Tyler Blik
Location: 416 13th Street, SD 92101

When & Where
Tue, Nov 30, -0001