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Design Conversation: Noreen Morioka & Nicole Jacek, Co-Heads of Design at Wieden and Kennedy

  • Hill Auditorium 1280 Peachtree Street Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30309 United States (map)
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Join us on Thursday, August 23 at 7pm for a Design Conversation presented by Noreen Morioka & Nicole Jacek, Co-Head of Design at Wieden and Kennedy

This lecture will be held at the Hill Auditorium in the High Museum, directly across the street from MODA at 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.

$15 / $10 MODA Members and AIGA Members / $8 Students.

We're looking for a few amazing volunteers! If you're interested in attending this Design Conversation for free and getting a peek behind the scenes, email Jess Lewis at for more information.

This Design Conversation is co-hosted by MODA and Miami Ad School at Portfolio Center.

About Nicole Jacek:

Before starting W+K, NJ was Founder of NJ(L.A.) a transdisciplinary agency, a Designer and Art Director at The Designers Republic in Sheffield, UK, and Creative Director at karlssonwilker in New York. She is an award winning designer with honors from the Type Directors Club, ADC, Print Magazine, D&AD and Red Dot. NJ is one of Print’s New Visual Artists, as well as an ADC Young Guns winner.

Her work has appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers and books around the world. NJ has been a member of the design faculty at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, and visiting design critic at the School of Visual Arts, Parsons School of Design, Fashion Institute of Technology and The Cooper Union, New York. She served as the youngest Art Directors Club Board Member for five years and has been appointed to restructure the ADC Young Guns Program as chair of the ADC Young Guns committee—building a valuable platform and club for the most creative talent in fashion, music, design and technology, in partnership with NeueHouse. NJ holds a Diplom-Designer (FH) degree from Merz Akademie, University of Design, Art and Media, Stuttgart, Germany.

About Noreen Morioka:

Noreen Morioka is a creative leader for brand driven projects ranging from corporate, on-air, and digital. Her creative input has led to the success of multiple communications programs. Noreen believes that personal involvement with a client helps her crack the brand’s spirit. This allows her to interpret her clients’ sometimes vaguely articulated goals into actionable plans. 

In 2006, Noreen was named as a Fellow of the American Institute of Graphic Arts and served as President of Los Angeles Chapter of AIGA, chair of the AIGA National President’s Council, Fellow of the International Design Conference at Aspen, Chair of the James Beard Foundation Award for Design and Architecture, and currently serves as a board member of the ADC in New York. She is a frequent competition judge and lecturer. Highlights included the Cannes Lions, British D&AD, South Africa’s Design Indaba. In 2014, Noreen was awarded the AIGA Medal, one of the highest design honors recognized by her profession. Her most meaningful achievements, however, remain her contributions to the success of her clients and teams. Prior to joining W+K, Noreen was Chief Creative Officer at Tatcha, as well as Co-Founder and Partner of AdamsMorioka.