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Dumb Questions and Dinner

March 14, 2019

Join illustrator/ Art Director Jim Datz and illustrator Ariel Davis for an informal conversation over dinner at the Society of Illustrators. Open to students and emerging professionals (those within their first ten years of an illustration career), this is your chance to ask two top professionals anything about the business. This event will be private, so no question is too dumb!

Seating is limited to 7. Interested attendees must fill out a quick online application and include a brief statement on why you should be invited to a seat at the table.

Please note: Do NOT bring your art/portfolio to the dinner. Deadline to apply is Thursday, March 7th at noon. 


Admission: $20 (includes dinner)

About the Artists:

Jim Datz is the Op-Ed art director at The New York Times. He studied architecture and design theory at the University of Pennsylvania before embarking on a meandering career through the applied arts. As the art director for Urban Outfitters’ web and catalog division, he helped guide the brand through the launch of two media channels. His independent Brooklyn studio specializes in illustration, design and branding projects for clients like Alexa Chung, Ace Hotel and Sub Pop. His neighborhood prints and food maps are sold in small shops worldwide.  @jimdatz

Ariel Davis is an illustrator and animator working in NYC. Her clients include The New York Times, The New Yorker, NPR, Wired, Pitchfork, etc.

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Laurent Linn and Hyewon Yum


March 14, 2019
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Navigating the Industry with Jim Datz and Ariel Davis.
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