For The Love of Print

Columbia, SC discussions about the dramatic changes in the workplace, escalating client demands and ever-evolving
set of online tools and platforms. The focus on digital deliverables can seem to take up the majority of the marketplace, but these speakers prove the print design is alive and well. A panel of print experts are here to discuss how their knowledge of print can translate to some amazing results. It’s about a certain kind of talent, skill, and creativity being applied to solve a
spectrum of challenges.

Richland Library Design Team
Logan Hanes, RR Donnelley
Brynley Farr, By Farr Graphic Design
Sara Thomas, Half & Half

Steven Olexa

Art Director, Richland Library
Steven is an award-winning Art Director and Illustrator from Irmo, South Carolina. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee, Steven returned to South Carolina, freelancing and designing for broadcast and web at Mad Monkey. He started at the library in 2013, where he loves working with dedicated people on community-focused projects daily.

The Richland Library team was awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands.Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 13 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library offers a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike. Richland Library has garnered awards from IMLS, Library Journal, PRSA, MarCom, AAF, ALA, EBSCO, Palmetto Awards and AIGA.

Sara Thomas

Sara Thomas, the owner of The Half and Half.

After graduating from the University of South Carolina in 2007, Sara Thomas decided to follow her dreams of having a design studio with an emphasis on printmaking. The Half and Half was established that year and has grown to a team of 9 people. They have done work for a variety of clients including Dave Matthews Band, Columbia Museum of Art, Fujifilm, Barack Obama, Phish, and Live Nation


Brynley Farr

Brynley Farr, Owner of the ByFarr Design Studio

Brynley’s entrepreneurial spirit led her to create her own business, ByFarr Design Studio, where she is the owner and creative director. She works with a creative, 7 person team to produce incredible design, letterpress printing and marketing which includes Fig Columbia, South Carolina, an all-local magazine that encompasses her love for Columbia. Outside of work, Brynley loves to spend her days on the water with her husband and three boys—whether it’s sailing and kayaking around Lake Murray, or wake surfing.

Spencer Hanes

Spencer Hanes, an account executive with RR Donnelly,  has a 10 Year proven track record of helping designers bring their ideas to life for Print, and Packaging products. He brings knowledge of print substrates and technical expertise to help customers of all sizes realize their goals. Be prepared to learn how to account representatives collaborate with designers to produce the best possible print results. Special thanks to RR Donnelly for sponsoring AIGA SC in 2020.
When & Where
Tue, Feb 4, 2020 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
SOCO - For Creators (Vista Location)
808 Lady St.
Suite D
Columbia, SC 29203